There has never been a better summer to get outside to explore the broad streets and to enjoy the collection of well-preserved Victorian-era buildings found in Huron County’s towns and villages. To help guide your explorations, give one of these heritage walking tours a try!
Wander through Bayfield’s heritage district, along tree-lined streets, and past harbour views with the Self-Guided Walking Tour booklet ($5) from the Bayfield Heritage Centre & Archives or Village Bookshop.
After officially becoming a village in 1855, Brussels grew into a prosperous community with its own railway station, many local industries, several churches and community groups, and a main street of fine brick blocks.
A leisurely stroll down Exeter’s Main Street will tell the stories of the historic family businesses built by Exeter’s first settlers.
The Goderich Municipal and Marine Heritage Committee has put together a series of four enjoyable scenic walks that explore Goderich’s rich history. www.goderich.ca
Seaforth is a quintessential small Ontario town, with a story stretching back to the early 1850s.
Visit the small community built on the historic site of a top secret Royal Canadian Air Force training base, once used to train over 7,000 radar technicians and staff for American, British and Canadian forces during World War II.
Download one of the Huron County Historic Walking Tours walking audio tours from Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Choose from 12 walking tours in Bayfield, Blyth and Goderich. Full list of audio tours and download links available at ontarioswestcoast.ca/things-to-do/arts-culture-heritage/heritage-audio-tours/
SUMMER IN YOUR BACKYARD
For more opportunities to explore all Huron County as a local this summer, check out the 2020 Spend This Summer in Your Backyard visitors guide. https://www.ontarioswestcoast.ca/plan-your-trip/guides/