Trip Inspiration | Off the Beaten Track

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. 

Rondeau Rarities

Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

Discover the birds of Rondeau Provincial Park.

Rondeau Provincial Park boasts 335 bird species including the endangered Prothonotary Warbler and rarities like Townsend’s Solitaire, Yellow-throated Warbler and Painted Bunting. It’s a perfect choice for a relaxing birding escape with some delightful diversions on the side.

A 4-day cycle along Lake Erie shorelines.

This four-day journey, which begins and ends in St. Thomas, takes you along quiet rural roads and a waterfront trail, down Lake Erie’s northern shoreline and through communities with rich maritime heritage and vast agricultural lands.

Trails suitable for all skill sets.

Located on the east side of Woodstock, The Pines has 14 kilometres of trails suitable for all skill sets ranging from a 1-km kid-friendly loop and pump track to the more difficult (and aptly named) black diamond trails like Bloody Lung.

Flavour Crusaders

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:00 PM by Lisa Jackson

Try truly unique craft brews featuring locally grown goodness.

From homegrown hops to creative additions like strawberries, apples and sweet potatoes, the craft brewers of Ontario’s Southwest are thinking out-of-the-bottle to create some truly unique flavours in their brews.