Beach-a-rita-ville

Looking for something to do besides relax ? The Town of Goderich is less than a 5 minute drive away and has everything you'd find in a "big city".

 

This link here to the official Town of Goderich website has all the information on the town and surrounding area's www.goderich.ca

  

Boating

Snug Harbour Municipal Marina
519-524-8813
Located at the Goderich Harbour. Restaurant, ice, beach, fishing, and fuel available nearby.Goderich offers 3 marinas to greet and service our visitors by water.


Maitland Valley Marina 

519-524-4409
Access from Lake Huron through deep water channel up the Maitland River 1/4 mile. Scenic, protected marina basin on the Maitland River. Full service marina including floating docks.
Maitland Inlet Marina
1-519-524-4409 or Fax: 519-524-2301 
Located on the north side at the mouth of the Maitland River, Maitland Inlet Marina front onto one mile of private beach. 

Summer Concerts

Piping Down the Sun Every Friday evening at sunset during July and August, join the Celtic Blue Highlanders as they "Pipe Down the Sun" at Rotary Cove Beach. Enjoy some great Celtic music while watching the beautiful sunset over Lake Huron. Sponsored by the Town of Goderich. 

Sunday Summer Concerts

Grab a lawn chair and your favourite book, and settle in to enjoy Sunday Summer Concerts during July and August in Lions Harbour Park. Organized by Goderich's own Laketown Band beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Summer Concerts
During July and August, enjoy a free summer concert in the Court House Park bandstand starting at 7 pm. 

Driving Tours


Shakespeare to the Shoreline
Explore the treasures of Huron & Perth Counties with themed, self-guided driving tours.
 Antiques & Collectibles
-Artisans & Art Galleries
-Farm Markets
-Gardens & Gardener's Dreams
-Historic Stops & Attractions
-Live Theater & Performances
-Nature Walks
Each and every tour is packed full of the best of Huron and Perth counties - try one, try them all!


Fishing

Anglers can either try their luck casting into Lake Huron for rainbow trout, chinook and coho salmon, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and walleye, or they can go further afield to one of the many streams, rivers and lakes in Huron County. Fishing equipment and latest fishing conditions available at Goderich Bait and Tackle Shop, 201 Huron Road, 519-524-7910.

Flyfitters. Located on Ontario’s west coast, Fly Fitters provides anglers with exceptional fly fishing and outdoor experiences. Fly Fitters offers fly fishing adventures on the Maitland and Bayfield Rivers. Our in-depth knowledge of the rivers and surrounding countryside allows us to take you to untouched fishing hot spots.

Golfing

Goderich boasts two excellent golf courses and one mini golf course.

Maitland Country Club 
519-524-9641
A challenging and scenic nine hole course located on the shores of the Maitland River. The club provides a fully stocked Pro-Shop, power carts, pull carts, and club rentals. 

Goderich Sunset Golf Course 
519-524-8047
A beautiful 18 hole course located 4 miles/6.5 km. north of Goderich on the Lake Huron shoreline. Fully stocked pro shop with clubs, golf bags and clothing. Driving range.

Mini Golf 
Point Farms Mini Golf 
519-524-6362
Located 5 km. north of Goderich on Highway #21 

 

Biking, Walking & Hiking

The Tiger Dunlop Heritage Trail starts right by the harbour, and takes the hiker high above the Maitland River on the Menesetung Bridge. There are superb views out over the harbour and Lake Huron to the West and the river valley to the East. For those with a more energetic frame of mind there are twelve bicycle trails, some on paved roads, some on gravel tracks, but all guaranteed to take the cyclist by quiet byways through Huron County.

For those wishing a more leisurely stroll, Goderich offers more than a mile of boardwalk fronting the beaches of Lake Huron. Take your time to enjoy the beautiful sunset from the shore or view it from one of several parks along the embankment.

Marine Heritage Tour - From the Boardwalk on the Waterfront and along the Bluffs.

"The Port of Goderich waterfront and harbour areas have a rich marine history dating back to the days before the first European Settlers arrived in the late 1820s.
An intriguing blend of maritime, manufacturing, and social history combines to create a special heritage chronicle. Walking the waterfront walkways will permit you to immerse yourself in the vivid memories from years ago in the very locations where these special actions took place."

Shopping

Goderich makes shopping a great experience and is the regional shopping centre for Huron County.

The three main shopping areas 
include:

The downtown "Square" is a most unique and historic outdoor shopping mall, featuring over 70 quaint specialty shops and restaurants overlooking Courthouse Park.

The Suncoast Mall is situated on Hwy. #21 at the south end of Goderich. This regional shopping centre features a number of your favourite retail stores including Food Basics. Phone 519-524-8300. 

The Zehrs/ Wal-Mart Plaza is located on Hwy. #8 at the east end of Goderich. Shoppers delight in the selection provided by Zehrs Food Plus, Wal-mart and Canadian Tire.

 

Swimming & Windsurfing

Victoria Park - Water Park and Playgournd 
Victoria and Nelson Street 
Daily 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Seasonal)

Goderich has three public beaches which are conveniently connected by an old fashioned boardwalk. These waterfront parks provide great swimming, windsurfing and sailing. The Rotary Cove beach has lifeguards during July and August and a sandy, shallow area that is ideal for small children. 

St. Christopher's Cove and Beach offers some great wind for keen windsurfers. 

Theatre

Goderich Little Theatre is one of Canada's longest running theatre groups and the governing body for The Livery Theatre. Yearly presenting theatre, music and film, The Livery is the only surviving livery stable of any size in the country designated as a heritage site and continuing to serve its community. For information call (519) 524-6262. 

Blyth Festival is only thirty minutes away and has six productions in repertory between June and September. Blyth specializes in plays that celebrate the county life and its ups and downs.

Forty minutes away, in Grand Bend, is the Huron Country Playhouse, with eight lively and popular productions as well as concerts during the summer season.

The exceptional, world famous Stratford Festival, which builds it's programmes around its Shakespearean roots, is only an hour away.

Circle City Cruizers Car Club

The Circle City Cruizers Car Club presents "Cruise Nights" at the Park House starting May 21 and continuing every other Wednesday throughout the summer at 6:00 p.m. Come out and view a great variety of classic cars, trucks, etc. 

 

Bowling

Goderich Little Bowl. Open year round. Call (519) 524-BOWL .
Computerized scoring, twelve lanes with air conditioning in the summer. Snack bar, liquor licence, pool table, arcade and videos. "Glow in the Dark" bowling.