Tourism Experience - Haldimand County

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Caledonia, Ontario Reservations Required Open May 22 to September 30 Family owned and operated since 1978

Mayor’s Welcome Welcome to scenic Haldimand County, located in Ontario’s Southwest, where the waters of the southern Grand River meet Lake Erie. Explore the beautiful Grand River by kayak or canoe, or try your luck at catching “The Big One” with a fishing charter on Lake Erie. Enjoy waterside camping and explore the shoreline for fossils or take your bike out on our paved rural roads. Visit our cultural and historic sites and gain a better understanding of the area, stay at a Bed and Breakfast and get to know the locals. Dine on Haldimand fare and visit our small towns and villages for one-of-a-kind finds. Discover the hidden gem that is Haldimand County. Our friendly small town charm will keep you coming back. Sincerely,

Mayor Ken Hewitt

Contents Grand Experiences Festivals & Events

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Tourism Information Centres




Museums & Heritage

14 - 16

Recreation & Adventure

17 - 33

Where to Stay

34 - 42

Where to Eat

43 - 53


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Paddle along the edge of the large cattails in the Dunnville marsh and stir up mudcats and other large fish in the shallows or enjoy a guided moonlight kayak tour. Grand River Kayak (page 18). From Farm to Fork, visit one of our farmers markets in Caledonia, Hagersville or Dunnville or make it a day and go straight to the farm (page 66).


Making Family Memories Boundless fun for kids of all ages to create memories that last a lifetime.

Connect with nature and experience quality family camping time: unroll your sleeping bag and enjoy the peaceful lapping of Lake Erie or explore exposed fossils dating back to over 350 million years (page 33).

Noteworthy Food & Drink Fresh angles on flavours, and the taste-makers behind them! The must-try foodie experience you’ll want to savour and share. Savour flavours you can only find in Haldimand County! ‘Not your classic Caesar’ at Debb’s Cuisine (page 47). Top selling Air Raid Pale Ale named for Haldimand’s historic pilot training schools - Concession Road Brewing (page 74). Wild Pear Cider - Bains Road Cider (page 68). 5

These on farm workshops, tours and events will bring you closer to the food you eat. Shared Harvest Community Farm & Education Centre (page 69). Everything is fresh at this farm. Watch the horses and enjoy local fare - The Hen House (page 53). Vintage 50’s diner serves the best shakes Hewitt’s Diary (page 50).

Bragworthy Outdoors Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we think Haldimand County is made up of million dollar views.


Off the Beaten Track From quirky to quaint these unique stops turn a trip into an adventure.

Sit at the waters edge and enjoy the expansive views of Lake Erie while enjoying some of the best perch & chips around. Hippo’s Restaurant (page 53). The Port Maitland Pier, where the mouth of the Grand River meets Lake Erie Our tip: get some great pictures of the historic Lighthouse. Swap the city streets for rural roads – Dunnville Grand Tour (page 33).

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