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Elgin County Bucket List

Friday, July 21, 2017 11:00 AM by Katherine Thompson

Adventure beckons as the summer of 2017 stretches out before you like a sea of endless possibilities. There is adventure to be found down every windswept country road, on every sandy beach, and on the main streets of each charming Elgin County town and village.

I had visited Norfolk County a couple of times in the past, using the area as a springboard to a great ride, following the Waterfront Trail, Port Dover to Fort Erie, or as part of a rail trail tour weekend on an Ontario By Bike Ride, from Dundas to Port Dover. I felt I knew something about the bike scene in the area. But it wasn’t until I recently spent a weekend dedicated to exploration and cycling adventures that I experienced a true appreciation for all things Norfolk. 

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. 

Canada's Best Kept Secret

Friday, June 2, 2017 5:00 PM by Eric Zwaniga

Exploring Pelee Island.

I consider myself to be someone with a passion for travel and adventure so when I heard I was getting the opportunity to tour Pelee Island, the southern-most inhabited point of Canada, I was thrilled. 

Snap selfies and stop for a snack at these unique roadside attractions.

Itinerary highlights: fabulous food and unique roadside attractions.

You’ll feel the love from Facebook friends and Instagram followers when they see the one-of-a-kind pictures you’ll take on this road trip.