Situated between London and Goderich and Stratford and Grand Bend you will find the Historic Town of Exeter, the Southern Gateway to Ontario’s West Coast. Within the town limits you will find, what is widely accepted as, the largest population of white squirrels, giving the town the prestigious title of “Home of the White Squirrel.”
While visiting Exeter, we recommend that you start in our historic downtown core where you can take in the architecture that makes the area unique through a self guided heritage tour. While taking in the sites, visit some of our unique and charming shops including Bakelaar Jewellers, where you can treat yourself to stunning custom jewelry and watches from experts in the field. Just across the street you can step back in time with a candy store specializing in retro, unique an must have candies and treats called Uptown Sweets. Stroll further down the street and find the newest trends sourced by the owners of The European Addition, Designers for Him and Her, Sunday Morning and Thomas H Fine Mens Clothing and Brigittes Fashion. Finish off any outfit with a pair of Clark’s Reikers or Blundstones, to create an unforgettable look from Wuerth’s Shoes – which has been a staple of the community since 1938! Don’t forget to add a pair of earrings, a new scarf, accessory or a new purse from The Jewellery Box! No visit to downtown Exeter would be complete without finding the perfect sweet treat or beautiful gift from Sugar & Spice Chocolates – known for their decadent Mint Smoothies, chocolate bars and more. This store is truly an experience for all of the senses.
For experiential casual fine dining, known far and wide, stop in at Eddington’s of Exeter. Chef and owner James Eddington has traveled the world and integrated beautiful flavours to create locally sources culinary treats, that will leave you booking your next reservation before leaving the restaurant. For a wonderful, highly coveted international dining experience stop in to Exeter Thai Cuisine, for what many consider to be the best Thai cuisine in the county. Through out town you will find wonderful Chinese food from Golden City or Canton House or huge portions of fish and chips from William’s Fish and Chips! Huron Famuily Restaurant offers a menu represents the subtle combination of a traditional hearty cuisine inspired by the agriculturally rich roots of Huron County with a modern twist. Considering Pizza, Homestyle Cooking or Gourmet meals you can take home consider checking out all of our restaurants and business through Experience Exeter.
Bring your purchases and your take-out to the McNaughton Park Scenic Gardens or the McNaughton Park Pavillion and enjoy the well manicured parks. While there you can step on to the trail system with a short and long loop. The trail is easily walkable by most levels of ability. The kids will enjoy the Storytime Trail that takes the children through the pages of a story book, while taking in the beauty of nature.
If it’s home décor or a gift for your home that you have your sights set on, make Custom Covers for Home & Office, Inner Urban Home, Merchant 6, Earthen Elegance and Willow Valley on Main a part of your trip. With hand selected, often locally made items available for purchase, these shops are filled with that next piece that has everyone asking, “Where did you get that”. If you’re room or home needs more than a new accent piece, visit Innovative Flooring & Home Design for renovation inspiration and advice. The experts at our shops have the knowledge and the years of experience to help put together a unique gift by pulling together pieces that match or by creating a gift that tells a story. The experts at our shops have the knowledge and the years of experience to help put together a unique gift by pulling together pieces that match or by creating a gift that tells a story.
Quilters and sewers will want to drop by The Quilt Kitchen, the premier provider of top-quality products, services and education for modern quilters. Looking to pamper yourself and care about what you put on your body and our impact on the environment? LUVU Naturally carries a wide variety of affordable, natural brands and products for the whole family.
Camp overnight at Elliott Park in Exeter and wake up with the birds and meet the mist rising from the fairway at one of the three golf courses in the Exeter area: Ironwood Golf Course, Exeter Golf Club, or Oakwood Resort.
From outdoor recreation to incredible shopping in the Historic Downtown you will enjoy your time in the Gateway to Ontario’s West Coast and the Home of the White Squirrel, Exeter Ontario!
Courtesy of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority
Courtesy of Eddingtons of Exeter