Hidden Gems Ontario Road Trips

Vacation Inspiriation – Norfolk County, Ontairo


Ramblin Road Brewery

If local wine, craft beer, sandy beaches and rural charm sounds like your flavour for the weekend, you’ll want to give Norfolk County a try. Here’s a few musts for your visit:


At Long Point Eco Adventures you’ll sleep in a canvas tent under the stars, but even better, you’ll be sleeping in a luxurious bed with your own outdoor shower with hot running water in the next room – glamping is not your usual camping experience! The mix of outdoor adventure and the comforts of home means you’ll leave Long Point Eco Adventures refreshed and fully rejuvenated. Take advantage of their great onsite activities, including Zip Lining, Canoe and Kayaking, Mountian Biking and boat tours. Bonus: A delicious breakfast of your choice of eggs, omlette, french toast and more is included!

Long Point Eco AdventuresLong Point Eco Adventures Observatory

Long Point Eco Adventures

Long Point Eco Adventures

Inside the Wilderness Suite at Long Point Eco Adventures


Norfolk’s wineries and breweries are blossoming – in the past few years a number of local wine and beer experts have opened fantastic new venues to try a little of Norfolk’s flavour. Burning Kiln Winery is located just across the road from Long Point Eco Adventures, and has repurposed an original tobacco pack barn to pay homage to Norfolk’s history of agriculture.

Down the road in La Salette you’ll find Ramblin’ Road Brewery,  Ontario’s first and only Brewery Farm. At Ramblin’ Road you can follow the journey from hops to beer, as you’ll find an actual working farm with crops growing, including the hop garden just outside the brewery.

Burning Kiln Winery

Burning Kiln Winery

Ramblin Road

Hops growing at Ramblin Road Brewery Farm

Norfolk County is beach country, with three of Ontario’s most famous beaches all within a short drive of one another. Beach hop from Port Dover to Turkey Point to world biosphere reserve Long Point. Half the fun is in the journey – follow waterfront roads from one beach to another and enjoy beautiful vistas of Long Point Bay on route.

Port Dover, OntarioPort Dover
Long Point Bay

Long Point Bay
Long Point Long Point Beach


Like many of Ontario’s rural communities, Norfolk County rolls out the welcome mat for guests. This summer they are the only Canadian stop on English band Mumford and Sons Gentleman of the Road tour, and the host town of Simcoe showing concert guests a warm welcome. Over the next two weeks, visit Simcoe to check out the banners, pop up shops and more which celebrate the concert and shows off just how friendly this town is. Come back in September for the The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show which is celebrating it’s 172nd year and is the 5th largest in Ontario!


What are your favourite places to visit in Norfolk County? Let us know your tips in the comments.

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