Found in the heart of Huron County, Clinton is not only a short drive from all the best sights of the county, but it also has a lot to boast for itself.
History buffs will find lots to love in this little town, known as Canada’s Home of Radar. In the center of town, see the radar antenna that stands as a monument to the Clinton RCAF station, a top-secret school that trained airmen in radar technology in WWII. While you’re here, don’t miss the School on Wheels Museum, found in a railcar-turned-traveling-school that the Sloman family lived in and taught out of for nearly forty years.
In the summer, families can make a day of it at the splash pad and multiple playgrounds found off of Park Lane. One street over, you can wander Artist Alley, a seasonal outdoor gallery with over 150 colourful paintings made by residents. If you’re coming after dark, check out the light tunnel, open year-round next to the historic town hall.
Clinton’s newly reconstructed main street is home to unique shops like The Dutch Store, Huron Christmas Store, Made in Huron Artisan Market, and Anger Management Destruction Therapy. You can’t come by without stopping at Bartliffs, a classic bakery and restaurant that has been around nearly as long as the town itself.
Just outside of town, there are many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The expansive Hullett Marsh is rich with places to hike, hunt, canoe, bird watch, and even ski in the winter. Minutes away, the unique Balls Bridge stretches over the Maitland River and is a great spot for a day of fishing, biking, and canoeing.
Courtesy of Angela Smith Photography