Bayfield is famously sunny but even here we get the occasional rain cloud. So, you can’t go to the beach today, what are the best things to do in and around Bayfield on a stormy day?
Get some friends together and get locked up. See if you can solve the puzzles and escape from the Smuggler’s Den, The Viking Curse, the Historic Gaol and more!
Or for just $2 per person take a seat in the board game cafe – bring some snacks, order a pizza and choose from hundreds of games to play.
Huron County has new craft breweries and local wineries popping up all the time. Of course, taking advantage of what they have to offer means you’ll need someone to give you a ride. That’s where Tour the Shore comes in – they’ll take you in their shuttle on a full or half-day tour.
Want to make your own tour schedule? Check out this list of local breweries, make your picks, and call our local taxi company – Shoreline Transfer 519-524-3459 – to arrange for one of their 7 person vans or their 15 person shuttle to take you to all the stops.
Try something different! Just 20 minutes from Bayfield you’ll find Iceculture in Hensall. They’ve been creating incredible ice sculptures for over 28 years, serving clients all over the world and you can visit their warehouse & showroom right here in Huron County.
With tours starting at just $20 (even less for kids 12 and under) it’s the perfect place to explore on a rainy day. Call 1-888-251-9967 ext. 208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tour!
4. Little Bowl
Everybody loves bowling! Little Bowl in Goderich has you covered and shoes are included. While away a dreary afternoon in the bright lights of the bowling alley.
5. Live Theatre
Take in some world class live theatre while you’re here. Visit the famous Stratford Festival – this year’s lineup includes The Tempest, Rocky Horror & To Kill a Mockingbird to name a few – definitely something for everyone!
Find something new at the Blyth Festival. They’ve been showcasing the work of Canadian playwrights since 1975.
Maybe you want to take some “me” time? This new spa on the square in Bayfield offers beauty treatments in a relaxing spa environment.
If you have a BMX, skateboard or scooter rider in the family you’ll want to check out this 35,000 square foot indoor facility. They’ve played host to competitions with some of the best riders from all over North America and they’re just 15 minutes from Bayfield.
Food & drink lovers – choose your own tasty adventure! Buy a $5 tour voucher for as many of the listed restaurants & retailers as you want and you can pop in to try a truly local treat. You can visit a berry farm, an apiary, a cheese maker, breweries, cafes, restaurants and more. A great (and delicious) way to get to know the area and to support local farmers and producers.
Can we interest you in something to do that’s slightly spooky, kid friendly, fun & educational? Look no further! Visit a piece of history at the Huron County Gaol – a National Historic Site – that was built in 1841. They also offer a limited run of evening interactive tours “Behind the Bars”.
Stop by the Huron County Museum for more local history. The museum hosts all kinds of fun events throughout the year that are especially great for kids. You can check their website to see what’s coming up!
10. Put Your Feet Up
Ok, so this one’s kind of cheating, but once you’re tired out from all the things to do is there anything better than sitting down with a book (and a glass of wine?) in a cozy cottage on a rainy day?
Summer holidays are coming – what are you planning?
Vacation Rentals, Cottage Rentals and Lakefront Cabins, where does one start to look?
Deer Park Lodge is perched on the bluffs overlooking shimmering turquoise waters of Lake Huron with a secluded sandy broad beach just for you.
Whether your speed is watching the sun go down or a stroll down our beach town paths, there are things to do in Bayfield that will satisfy everyone in your gang, two-legged and four-legged.
In a south-western direction from Toronto, Deer Park Lodge is a 2 ½ hour drive away. Right in the GTA’s backyard, Lake Huron is the third largest fresh water lake in the world. Lake Huron is fed by Lake Superior, which is the largest fresh water lake in the world. Lake Superior is a much deeper and northerly-situated lake, its character is intrinsic to the Canadian Shield granite. The lake and landscape is deep navy, dramatic and ancient.
Lake Huron’s personality feels gentle and almost tropical, evident in its’ many shades of turquoise, warm sunny climate – this part of Lake Huron is called The Sunshine Coast – resulting in lush vegetation and a relaxed pace of life. Many of the beach town cottages are painted in vibrant colours as well. There is a special quality to the light here. This is best pondered while sitting on the lip of this massive body of fresh water, on our natural beach a hundred miles from any significant patch of concrete or traffic with all the golden sunshine reflecting up into an azure sky and bouncing off giant trees with only the sound of the birds, breeze and waves.
Discover Ontario in our neck of the woods, the Great Lakes neck of the woods!
Book your cottage online or give us give us a call 519-565-4444.
At Deer Park Lodge we love hosting weddings. It’s so much fun to be part of such a special day – getting to know the couple, their family, their friends and of course seeing their style in the way they decorate for the wedding. We wanted to share this Wedclique feature on Kate & Shaman’s gorgeous celebration from September 2017. The beauty is all in the details – white linens with natural wood accents, greenery and elegant white and green florals made for a clean & modern yet rustic feel. These are a few of our favourite shots, click through any of the pictures to see more on Wedclique!
Planning your own wedding? Check our Weddings page and get in touch.