Places to Go
Located along the shores of Lake Huron, Huron County is the most agriculturally productive county in Ontario. The scenic agricultural landscape connects its five towns (Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Seaforth, and Wingham) with charming historic villages dotted in-between (Bayfield, Blyth, Brussels, Hensall, Wroxeter, and Zurich). Soak up the heritage charm of our vibrant Main Streets with boutique shopping, homegrown agricultural products, and abundant cultural and dining experiences!
Known for its boutique accommodations, charming coastal style, and artistic vibe, everything in Bayfield is only steps away. After visiting the sandy beach, take a stroll down Main Street, a Heritage Conservation District, to enjoy the many shops, artists’ studios, and award-winning restaurants.
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The community of Blyth was founded in 1877 and the historic village exudes Victorian charm. Stroll down Queen Street to feel the history and make your way to the world-famous Blyth Festival Theatre, the heart of the village. The southeast corner of the village is where you’ll find the distinctive barn-inspired architecture of Cowbell Brewing Co.
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Visit the idyllic Village of Brussels and stay at one of its quaint accommodations located in some of the beautiful heritage homes and buildings located throughout its historic downtown. While there, stop by the Four Winds Barn, a 160-year-old masterpiece that has lovingly been recreated to host a variety of special events.
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In the heart of Huron County lies the town of Clinton. Known as Canada’s Home of RADAR due to its association with the RCAF Station in Clinton during World War II, Clinton offers a broad range of recreational opportunities that include the School Car on Wheels museum, Clinton Raceway, Gateway Casino and the Clinton Conservation Area.
At the southern end of Huron County lies the town of Exeter, home to a wonderful selection of restaurants and shops. History buffs will enjoy strolling Main Street, lined with beautiful 19th-century buildings, while nature lovers can spend the day on the South Huron Trail in search of a local curiosity – the white squirrel!
Located in the heart of Huron County, only 15 minutes from the shores of Lake Huron and 40 minutes from London and Stratford, the Village of Hensall is the White Bean Capital of Canada and home to Canada’s largest inland granary. Did you know that over 50% of the Baked Beans eaten throughout Great Britain are actually shipped from Hensall Co-op in Hensall, Ontario?
The town of Wingham is located along the scenic banks of the Maitland River. This small town has played a large role in Canadian arts and culture. It is the birthplace of Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, Alice Munro, and serves as a backdrop to some of her famous stories. It is also the home of CKNX Radio (founded in 1926) the station’s Saturday Night Barn Dance was one of the most popular and influential radio programs in Ontario.
Nicknamed the “Prettiest Town in Canada,” Goderich is the largest centre in Huron County. The town sits atop the bluffs overlooking Lake Huron and is renowned for its beautiful heritage architecture, breathtaking sunsets, and unique downtown Square that’s actually an octagon. The largest salt mine in the world extends under Lake Huron from Goderich harbor.
Just six kilometres from the shores of majestic Lake Huron, and less than an hour’s drive from London, you’ll find the Village of Zurich, home to the famous Zurich Bean Festival. This lovely town on Ontario’s West Coast was founded in 1856, and is known for its Swiss heritage, which is reflected in the attractive local architecture.
Seaforth’s bustling Main Street stands as a testament to the town’s cultural inheritance and features a modern mix of locally-owned small businesses. While shopping, take some time to admire its beautiful heritage buildings and 19th-century façades. This year will launch the makeover of Seaforth’s Downtown back-alleys with their beautiful art displays and wall murals.