Trip Inspiration | Beer & Cider

Highway 402, the 102-km stretch of multi-lane highway that runs between London and Sarnia, is a popular route for travelers looking for a faster way to get to and from the U.S. border. Increasingly, travelers along this route have begun to listen to their stomachs instead of looking at their watches, thanks to a passionate collection of food and beverage producers located just a delicious little detour off the main route.

Fall Drives

Friday, January 5, 2018 9:00 AM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

These breezy driving routes make for amazing fall road trips

Crisp air. Falling leaves. Hot apple cider in hand. Nothing says fall like a weekend road trip touring through small town Ontario. This year, slow down and celebrate harvest season in Ontario’s Southwest on one of these great routes.

Hard Core

Monday, September 25, 2017 4:00 PM by Ashley and Rachel

Sip cider straight from the source.

The hard cider market is burning up and the orchards of Ontario’s Southwest are throwing some delicious fuel on the fire. Get a taste for how local fruit sparkles in crisp apple and pear ciders.

As Mother Nature sends out her spring wakeup call after a long, grey winter, there’s no better place to treat your taste buds to the fresh flavours of the new season than Ontario’s Southwest. Home to some of the country’s most fertile farmland, you’ll find delicious spring produce and products around every corner at local farm markets and roadside stands and in the delectable dishes of our region’s many talented chefs. If you’re wondering where to begin, here are few favourite stops for feeding your spring flavour cravings

KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO – Henry Noestheden and Cor Boon had hoped to start things slow. Maybe ease into their chocolate-making business a little, as a pair of guys aged 68 and 75, respectively, might want to do. But on their second day of business at ODG Chocolates (it stands for Old Dutch Guys) they sold one of their bird-shaped chocolates to a journalist who was heading to nearby Pelee Island and wanted to give a gift to a bird-loving author who spends her summers there. Yeah, a certain Canadian writer named Margaret Atwood.