Enjoy Dinner or a Wine Tasting in the Vineyard

Enjoy Dinner or a Wine Tasting in the Vineyard

Enjoy Dinner or a Wine Tasting in the Vineyard

Hessenland Inn and Schatz Winery is offering a unique al fresco dining experience this summer.  You can enjoy dinner or a wine tasting at a table set-up right in the vineyards.  Experience their newly launched menu as you sit among the grape vine enjoying a glass (or two) of their Schatz wines made from the grapes grown on the vines that you are sitting amongst. It doesn’t get more locavore than that. If eating local is important to you, Hessenland Inn is certified Feast On by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance. Feast On is a certification program that recognizes businesses committed to sourcing Ontario grown and made food and drink.

Before summer is over, make a reservation to enjoy a memorable dining experience with wine grown on the vines that surround your table.


Hessenland Inn Grapes
Hessenland Meal

Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery

72981 Bluewater Highway

Zurich, ON N0M 2T0


Phone: 519-236-7707

Toll free: 1-866-543-7736


Drive-In Dining

Drive-In Dining

Drive-In Dining

Before there were food trucks there was the drive-in restaurant and hamburger stand. Huron County is home to six of these independently-owned drive-in restaurants. Each of them has their own unique specialties but the one thing they have in common is that they continue to serve quality locally-sourced summer favourites straight from the grill to your car or one of the nearby picnic tables. Lake Huron, beaches and sunsets, a trip to Huron County has to also include some summertime grilled favourites. 

Courtesy of Jeff Oesch

Courtesy of Freeze King, Seaforth

Farmer’s Dell
6 London Road (Highway #4), Brucefield

Freeze King
42566 Huron Road (Highway #8), Seaforth

Courtesy of Frosty Queen, Wingham 

Courtesy of  Jodi Nurse

Frosty Queen
143 Josephine Street, Wingham

Sky Ranch Drive-In
81669 Bluewater Highway, Goderich

Courtesy of Christina Duizer Photography

Courtesy of Woodland Drive-in, Bayfield

Willy’s Burger Bar
267 Huron Street (Highway #8), Clinton

Woodland Drive-In    
17 Mill Road, Bayfield

Family-Friendly Activities

Family-Friendly Activities

Family-Friendly Activities

Whether spending the day building sandcastles on the beach, chasing tadpoles in the river, or catching a movie under the stars, Ontario’s West Coast has lots of fun family-friendly activities to get you out of the house and burning up some of that energy.

Shipka Drive In

Courtesy of Erika Moore

Pack up the car and get ready for this summertime tradition of yesteryear by taking in a blockbuster under the stars at the Starlite Drive-In Theatre outside of Grand Bend.

After a day enjoying the sand and surf at Point Farms Provincial Park head across the road to Point Farms Market for a round of miniature golf topped off with an ice cream cone, there are 30+ flavours to choose from!

Courtesy of Point Farms Market and Mini Golf

Courtesy of Point Farms Market and Mini Golf

 Huron County fairs have been celebrating agriculture and community spirit for over 160 years. From animals big and small to amusement rides, games, food, and more. The Bayfield Fair, August 14-16, 2020.

Courtesy of IceCulture Inc

Catch your own trout at the Fish-Out Pond at Hedley’s Trout Farm. Spring-fed pond is restocked many times each year with trout from their grow-out facility. Keep and pay for what you catch. Rental rods and equipment available. By appointment only.

For 30 years Iceculture has been a major player in the world of ice carving. Book a 90-minute guided tour to see the processes, hear the stories behind the projects, and learn how Iceculture earned its international reputation.

Must-Try Eats

Must-Try Eats

Must-Try Eats

Homemade treats, ethnic food, and simple staples made sublime using fresh locally grown ingredients are some of the must-try flavors to experiences in Ontario’s West Coast. Plan a picnic or enjoy a meal to go with one of our tasty suggestions below. Share your must-try food experiences with us using the hashtag: #OntariosWestCoast.

Culbert’s Bakery (Goderich) has been around since 1877. All of their products are made fresh on the premises the old fashioned way. The must-try is their world-famous cream puff doughnut, heaven!

You’ll be happy with anything you choose at Cait’s Café (Goderich), but we recommend the Blyth Veg sandwich on the in-house made croissant: avocado, tomato, Blyth Farm cumin goat cheese, local organic greens, pesto mayo, and house-made lime cumin dressing.

Blyth Veg at Cait's

Courtesy of Cait’s Cafe, Goderich 

Zehrs Country Market

There’s a lot of good pie to be had in Huron County. As a starting point on your pie adventure, we suggest heading to Zehr’s Country Market (Bayfield) and picking up one of the fresh-baked, still hot from the oven pies.

Craving something different? Exeter Thai Cuisine (Exeter) offers up an authentic Pad Thai along with a full menu of other Thai cuisine favourites.

Put together the ultimate cheese and charcuterie board for cocktails on the patio. Pair-up a couple of varieties of Blyth Farm Cheese (Blyth) with smoked and cured meats (be sure to include some pepperettes) from Metzger Meat Products (Hensall). Compliment with preserves and pickles from Bayfield Berry Farm (Bayfield).

Courtesy of Exeter Thai Cuisine, Exeter

Courtesy of Blyth Farm Cheese, Blyth

Courtesy of Coastal Coffee

If a good cup of coffee is important to you we have you covered.  Pick up some beans or a fresh brewed cup of one of their signature blends at Shopbike Coffee Roasters (Bayfield). Look for Huron’s other artisan coffee roaster, Coastal Coffee (north of Goderich). You’ll find both Shopbike and Coastal Coffee blends being served at a number of local restaurants and cafés.