23.06.2022 Views

Daytripping Summer 2022

Daytripping is a Free Magazine filled from start to finish with all of the best Odd, Antique & Unique Shops, Events & Unexpected Stops

Daytripping is a Free Magazine filled from start to finish with all of the best Odd, Antique & Unique Shops, Events & Unexpected Stops

SHOW MORE
SHOW LESS

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

This issue has Sections

in Southwestern Ontario

1

Summer 2022 • Vol. 28, Issue 2

Cost: PRICELESS...

FREE , but you can never

throw it away... never!

The “Biggest Little Paper in Canada”

®

All the Best...

Odd, Antique &Uniqu

Unique Shops,

Events & Unexpected Stops

... All in One Paper!

DETROIT

WINDSOR

Lake

TORONTO

Huron Lake Ontario

NIAGARA FALLS

BUFFALO

U.S./Canada Borders

Daytripping in Elgin County

Photo: Ontario’s Southwest www.ontariossouthwest.com

2

FULL MAP

on PAGES

16-17

SARNIA

A

KINGSVILLE

IA

LONDON

PORT STANLEY

Lake Erie

3

Southwestern

Ontario

PARIS

Some areas can be found in all sections.

Use index to find all the shops in a region.

I

Shop Local

3

PORT DOVER

Over 7,745,000 copies

since March 1995

Read it online at...

www.daytripping ca


The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

Page 2

Bottom Borders: Sunny days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days

Summer 2022


DESTINATIONS TO EXPLORE

The Summer We All Deserve!

There’s always something folks!

Every year there’s something that gets

in the way of our tourism industry hitting

a home run. This year it’s inflation and the

price of gas, but it’s been known by many

names over the years... SARS, gas prices,

9/11, gas prices, border issues, gas prices,

a global pandemic, gas prices and so on.

All I can say at this point is “Don’t let it

stop you.” That ‘thing we don’t wanna talk

about’ cancelled or changed all our travel

plans for far too long (even though it was

actually good for many businesses) but

the worst of it is behind us and we need

to get back to enjoying our lives. (Yes... I

did knock on wood as I wrote that).

We’re thrilled, as I’m sure you are,

to have events back. After two years of

secretly meeting with only your closest

friends in your tarped in back porch

(not that I would do that) we finally have

concerts, parades, fireworks, craft/art/

antique shows, car shows, ribfests, yard

sales, our kids sports, live theatre — even

our local politicians can now argue with

each other face to face.

The pandemic was horrible by all

accounts, but I’ll say again that a few

good things have come out of this long

ordeal. People started supporting small

business in a big way and that seems to

be continuing... we’ve formed new and

good habits, and habits can be hard to

break. I believe people are determined to

get out on the road, use those trailers and

boats they purchased, and enjoy life. I had

friends pass away during the pandemic,

you probably did too, and neither of us

want to see a drive by funeral again.

Maybe the term “Life is Short” means a

bit more than it did not that long ago and

the price of gas, which is always too high,

shouldn’t get in our way, not this year.

So get out there and enjoy it everyone.

Ontario is much more welcoming than

it was only a few years ago, with far

more patios to enjoy and a lot of live

entertainment to keep it interesting. If I

can make one suggestion it would be to

Tell Us About Your

in Southwestern Ontario

stay the night, a few days or a whole week

somewhere in SW Ontario, ideally close

to water. It doesn’t matter if your ideal

vacation is good food on the barbeque, or

hours wasted on the beach, or shopping,

or finding history in local museums. If

you can find quality time to spend in any

area I believe you’ll find the best it can

offer, even if that’s a great meal with local

produce and a sunset.

For any Americans reading this,

I think you’ll quickly discover that your

dollar is worth about 30% more and goes

a lot further in Canada. Many items now

cost less here than they do in the USA

and are a great deal, even with our taxes

(which you can get back). And thanks for

visiting!

Take care of each other too please.

We Canadians went through a tough time

back in the winter that divided us. In

some cases, friends and family became

strangers for a while there. I can’t speak

for anyone but myself but I never lost

confidence that we’d make it through

that time and that our friendships would

persevere for the most part, and be

strengthened in many cases. If we look

around the world I think we can agree

on how fortunate we are. The price of

gas sucks, but that pales in comparison

to problems around the globe and is not

enough to stop us from living life to the

fullest.

So take care, make time for others,

don’t sweat the small stuff, tip the

musicians, forgive, shop locally, tell the

people you love that you love them, and

have the grace to smile when someone

wants to take your picture.

I love you! Thanks for reading.

Mark Moran

P.S. After 27 years, this 88 pager is the

biggest installment of the “Biggest Little

Paper in Canada.” We’ve been begging

you to tell our customers that you’re

Daytripping so they know their ads are

working — please keep right on doing

what you’ve been doing! Thank You!!

Daytrip!

Daytrip!

Tell our other readers about your trip

to the shops and stops in Daytripping!

Deadline e for entries es is

December er 31, 2022

22

SEND D

SUBMISSIONS SSIONSS

S

by

email to: info@daytripping.ca

i

ing.

or mail to: P.O. Box 430,

Brights Grove, ON N0N 1C0

Three entries will win $100 each.

All submitted articles may be printed in

Daytripping. Submissions may be used,

published, edited, distributed or stored by

Moran Advertising, in whole or in part, in

print or by any other means.

What were your favourite stops?

Where did you start? Who went with you?

Did you take in a show, or see a band?

Did you stop at a brewery or winery?

Did you hit a trail or a beach?

What did you see along the way?

We’d love to hear all about it, even if it’s

just one place you found in Daytripping,

and send us photos too!

Ideal length is 500-800 words, but go crazy if you want.

Summer 2022

Daytripping Features

Daytripper’s Directory Pullout Map..........15-18

“Where You Should Eat” List.............................6

Tourism Contact Information..........................17

2022 Photo Contest.........................................86

S.W. Ontario’s (Largest?) EVENTS List........ 56-59

SW Ontario Antique Tour........................... 73-76

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Farm Markets.......... 45-48

Recipes.............................................................48

Corkscrews & Craft Brews...........................87,88

1)

2)

3)

On The Covers

Daytripping in Elgin County - Ontario’s Southwest

Davie’s Antiques, Harriston

Station Arts Centre, Tillsonburg

Your Contributors

Jim Byers, Cathy Dobson, Ruth Sharon, Dot Sale, Shauna

Ward, Laurie Dunlop. Frank Prothero, Bea Hanson, Barb Day,

Vicki Hornick, Ruth Simpson, Glen Baillie, Joanne vanDam,

Jeanette Paddon, Gord Lane, Marion Urquhart Charkow,

Susan Iedema, #Local, Marion Powell, Amie Rankin, Lidia De

Carolis, Gayle Etherington, Kenneth Lapointe, Sandra Regele,

Randy Goudeseune, Andrea Stuart, Ontario’s Southwest,

Karen Sagwin-MacPhail and Catherine, Julie Hoeksema,

Norma Featherstone, Kathy Glover, Andrea Grimes, Denise

Myers and Jacon and Andrew, Roos White, Dave Steadman,

Jim Ryan, Debbie McCormick, Dave McClure, John & Nancy

Van Geel, Dorothy Debruin, Rick Wismer, Louis Vandermark,

Jim, Snyder, David Noel, Alan Hawkins, Gail Marie Code, Brad

Hamilton, Barbara Perrin, that persnickety, elusive unknown

author, numerous graphic designers and printing firms, and

the outstanding Daytripping office, sales and delivery staff

have been instrumental in helping us create this issue. Printed

with pride by the good people (Chris, Peter, Julli, Devin, Jerry

and so many more) at Huron Web, Wyoming, Ontario, Canada.

Your Tour Guides

Mark Moran ....................................... Publisher, Advertising Sales

Carrie Ann Timm ............................................ Associate Publisher

Laurie Dunlop ..................................................... Advertising Sales

Rhonda Long .............................. Advertising Sales & Social Media

Carla Mejia..............................................................Graphic Design

Angela Lyon............................................. Editing & Graphic Design

Ben & Dylan Moran ......................Design, Research & Distribution

P.O. BOX 430 • BRIGHTS GROVE, ON • NON 1C0

1-800-667-0337

info@daytripping.ca • www.daytripping.ca

Over 13,000

people

YOU Should

Too!

Subscriptions... To receive Daytripping at home for

$35/2 years (6 issues), give us a call to pay by credit card.

For a free digital subscription, click the link on our website.

Daytripping® is published three times annually by Moran Advertising, Brights Grove,

Ontario and has an annual circulation of 150,000 copies throughout Southern Ontario. The

publisher reserves the right to reject, discontinue or omit any advertisment without notice

or penalty to either party. No portion of this publication can be reproduced in whole or in

part without the permission of Moran Advertising. The content of this publication does

not necessarily represent the opinions of the publisher. The content of this publication

has not been deemed by the publisher to be correct and accurate. The advertiser agrees

that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising directly or indirectly from errors

occuring in this publication beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by

that portion of the advertisment in which the error occurred, whether such error is due

to the negligence of its servants or otherwise, and there shall be no liablity for non

insertion of any advertisment beyond the amount paid for such advertisment. Use of

Material: submitted articles, letters, and other works or materials may be used, published,

distributed stored by Moran Advertising, in whole or in part, in print or by any other means.

Daytripping® and Daytripper® are Registered Trademarks.

®

BF = See our Buy Fresh Pages

CC = Craft Brews & Corkscrews Pages

Aamjiwnaang FN 23

Aberfoyle 76

Ailsa Craig 53

Alvinston

30,BF,CC

Amherstburg

4,5,CC

Andy’s Corners 71

Arkona 32

Arva 53

Aylmer 68-71,80,81,BF

Auburn 41

Baden 49

Bayfield

BF,CC

Beachville 80

Belle River 12

Blenheim

13, BF

Blyth

41,BF

Bothwell

21,BF

Brantford

75,BF

Brights Grove 27

Brussels 41

Cainsville 75

Caledonia 85

Cambridge 74

Camlachie 34

Cayuga 72

Chatham 19,20,21,BF,CC

Clifford 44

Clinton 40,41

Copenhagen 71

Delaware 73

Delhi

74,BF

Dresden 22,73

Dutton

62,BF

Embro 83

Erieau 14

Essex 7,8

Exeter 39

Forest

32,34,35,BF,CC

Freelton 76

Goderich 42

Gorrie 33

Grand Bend 32,37,38,BF,CC

Harriston 44,75

Harrow 8

Hensall 39

Ilderton

54,BF

Ingersoll 74,80,83

Iona 73

Kent Bridge 21

Kettle & Stony Point FN 35

Kincardine 42

Kingsville

8-11,CC

Kintore 74

Komoka

BF

La Salette

CC

Lambton Shores 34-38,BF

Leamington

12,73,BF

Listowel 49

Londesborough 41

London 53,54,55,60,73,BF

Melbourne

BF

Millbank

50,BF

Minto 44

Mooretown 32

Mount Brydges 53

New Hamburg 51

New Sarum 65

Norwich 80,83

Oil Springs 31,32

Otterville 80

Paisley 43

Palmyra 19

Paris 84,85

Parkhill 53

Petrolia 28,29,30,BF,CC

Plympton-Wyoming 30,32,34,CC

Point Edward 24

Port Burwell 70,71,80,81

Port Dover 72

Port Franks 36

Port Rowan

71,74,BF

Port Stanley 55,56,57,70

Putnam

BF

Reeces Corners

BF

Rodney

62,BF

Ruthven 12

St. Jacobs 75

St. Marys 51,52

St. Thomas 61,64,65,70,

St. Thomas (cont.) 73,80,BF,CC

St. Williams

72,CC

Sarnia 24-27,73,88,CC

Seaforth 41

Shakespeare

51,BF

Simcoe

72,88,CC

Sombra 32

Sparta 66,67,80

Stratford

CC

Strathroy 53

Talbotville

BF

Tavistock 51

Thamesville

21,73,BF

Thedford

36,CC

Tillsonburg 74,79,80,BF

Tiverton 43

Union

70,BF

Vanessa 74

Vittoria

72,BF

Wainfleet 77

Wallacetown 62,80

Waterford 74,75,77

Waterloo 51,75

West Lorne

62,CC

Windham Centre 75

Windsor 2,4,88

Woodstock

82,83,BF

Wyoming 30,31,32,BF

Zurich

38,BF

Summer 2022 Read along the bottom borders for amusing warning labels from actual products.

Page 3


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

As usual, this magazine starts in WINDSOR-ESSEX & AMHERSTBURG...

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

Visit the Gallery & Artisan Shoppe:

~ OPEN 7 DAYS, 11am-5pm ~

140 Richmond St. • Amherstburg

For exhibit info. call 519-736-2826 or visit:

Presents an

end-of-summer tradition

AUGUST 27 & 28, 2022 • 10 to 5

Fort Malden NHSC • Amherstburg

www.gibsonartgallery.com

theGibsonGallery

New fabrics

arriving weekly!

Our fun classes

continue

throughout

the summer

months.

Stop by the store

or check us out

online at...

quiltingconfections.com

3393 County Rd. 42 • WINDSOR (Across from Windsor Airport)

519-250-8888 OPEN: Mon. to Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4

What Does Love Mean?

4 to 8 year old kids were asked

this important question -

Here are some of their responses

• "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day."

• "Love is when mommy sees daddy sitting on the toilet and she doesn't

think it's gross."

• "You shouldn't say 'I Love You' unless you mean it - but if you mean it,

say it lots, people forget."

• "I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only picks on me

because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister because I love her."

• "During my piano recital I was on stage and scared. I looked at all the

people and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one

doing that. I wasn't scared anymore."

Rose Cottage

Quilt Shoppe

As a not for profit charitable

organization, the Gibson Art Gallery in

beautiful Amherstburg does not charge

entrance to patrons for visits to our art

exhibitions or our caboose museum. We

rely on our annual fundraising event,

Art by the River, Essex County’s original

arts and crafts festival. This event runs

annually the weekend before Labour Day

weekend, rain or shine and has run every

year but 2020 since its inception in 1967.

This year it will be held on August 27th and

28th on the grounds of picturesque Fort

Malden Historical Site, along the banks of

the Detroit River. It had 50 vendors when

it started in 1967, but has grown to over

170 artists and artisans.

At the Gibson Art Gallery, you will see

exhibits by local artists, photographers,

stitchers or travelling art exhibits. These

exhibits change monthly, with our last

exhibit being a festive holiday market,

bringing Art by the River indoors, with

over 50 artisans selling items. We also

have an Artisan Gift Shoppe where

someone can find unique gifts made by

our members.

The gallery is owned and operated

by the Fort Malden Guild of Arts and

Crafts, a volunteer board promoting

an appreciation of the visual arts and

crafts in the local community. It is a

historical, Romanesque style building

located at 140 Richmond Street. This

building is a former Michigan Central

Railroad station, which started services

through to Michigan and Chicago in

1896 after its predecessor burnt down,

twice. The last train left the station in

1965. The building still has its it original

charming appearance, with dressed

stone windowsills with decorative

trim, bevelled glass panes set in fan

lights above the windows and original

hardwood flooring.

The former station was purchased by

Florence Gibson in 1969 and donated

to the group, which was started in

1945, incorporated as a charitable

organization in 1975 and still owns

the building today. Car 55, a boxcar

from Hiram Walker and converted to a

caboose by the Essex Terminal Railroad,

was refitted in 2002 to its original

1945 appearance and now serves as

a museum of local railroad artifacts

and memorabilia and can be accessed

through our gallery for tours.

Conveniently Located!

Great Sewing, Quilting

& Embroidery Products!

•Cl

Classes • Longarm Services

• Hundreds of fabrics

to choose from

Present this coupon

to receive 25% OFF

one cut of regular price fabric,

one metre minimum!

Offer valid until Sep 17, 2022.

In store shopping only. One coupon per customer.

Authorized dealer & service centre

Online shopping available at...

www.RoseCoageQuilt.com

1555 Talbot Rd., LaSalle (Windsor) • 519-730-1172

OPEN Monday to Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

Cheryl@RoseCoageQuilt.com

To Ambassador

Bridge

Windsor Crossing

Premium

Outlet Mall

WINDSOR

Cousineau Rd.

401

PLENTY OF PARKING!

3

N

Page 4

“Do not use while sleeping” (label on a hair dryer)

Summer 2022


...and then wanders town by town, to unique shops and stops in SW Ontario

The Really Big Carrots

By Vicki Hornick, Tilbury

Growing up in a large farm family,

planting the garden was an annual right

of spring.

Dad worked hard raising the hogs

as well as planting and harvesting

cash crops, like wheat and soy beans.

The thing is, despite being called cash

crops; they did not bring in

much cash. Thus, practical,

reliable, frugal dad rallied

his troops each spring to

plant the garden.

With the meat of one of

the hogs in a freezer and

the vegetables we had grown,

the family would be fed through the

winter.

Squash, rutabaga and other root

vegetables were kept in a cold room.

Most of the beets were pickled with

Gramma’s recipe. Corn, beans and peas

were blanched and frozen along with

some of the carrots. Parsnips were left

in the ground to freeze into wonderful

sweetness; we had to dig them out with

a pickaxe when we needed them.

The garden was large; it had to be

to grow enough for a family with ten

children. Many rows of corn ensured

there would be enough even after

raccoons took a share. Of course

raccoons were less of a problem while

we had Boots, our boarder collie. She

loved corn and would pick it, husk it and

eat every kernel from a cob before going

back for more. Boots knew we were

sharing the corn with her and she was

sharing it with us. She would not share

it with raccoons. When the corn began

to ripen Boots would spend her nights

patrolling the corn patch.

The garden was planted behind the

back barn, but we knew when the coons

had come. Laying in bed we would all

be started awake by Boots’ hysterical

barking and the trilling and snarling of

startled, angry raccoons that were being

denied access to one of their favourite

meals. Boots would fight epic battles

some nights to reclaim control of the

corn patch. In the morning she would

be praised and rewarded by us for her

vigilance before settling down for some

much needed sleep.

With the garden behind the back

barn it not only put it in easy reach of

raccoons from back the lane; it was also

beside the manure pile. Every day when

the pig pens were cleaned the bedding

straw and manure was carried in the

wheelbarrow and dumped out the back

door of the barn. It was spread on the

fields after the fall harvest, but by spring

there was already a large, growing pile

again. We kept the edge of the garden a

good ten feet from the manure pile and

planted the corn on that side. This way

we figured the corn was fertilized, but it

of course was growing on the stalks well

above the possibility of contamination.

After the corn came the bush beans,

tomatoes and the peas, which grew

up frames, also keeping them off the

ground. Then came squash, pumpkins,

cucumber and zucchini, which grew

on the ground. Finally root vegetables;

carrots, beets, radishes, turnips and

parsnips were planted on the far side of

the garden away from the manure pile.

This was a plan we rigidly stuck

with every year, confident it eliminated

possible contamination of our vegetables.

Accidents happen; especially if a plan

is being put in place with the help of a

bunch of boisterous children.

During the course of planting

we dug and weeded and

hoed and threw dirt and

water and chase each

other around with hoses

and buckets.

In the course of one

of these chases two

of my older brothers

Shawn and Robin made

the circuit of the garden;

Shawn with a bucket of

water and Robin holding

an open packet of carrot seeds, still about

a quarter full. As they rounded the end of

the corn patch Robin tripped. The seed

packet flew from his hand scattering

seeds across the edge of the manure pile.

The seeds were lost and we didn’t

think much more about them for a couple

of weeks; then something happened that

couldn’t be denied. There were carrot

sprouts coming up in the manure pile

and they were coming up much faster

and larger then the carrots planted in the

proper spot.

All summer we tended the garden;

weeding, harvesting and replanting

root vegetables as they were pulled

and processed or eaten. We tried not to

notice the carrots in the manure as the

tops grew taller and more verdant than

Queen Anne ’s lace.

We tried not to notice but we could

see, even with a quick glance at the

manure pile, carrots that while we were

harvesting carrots as big around as

quarters by mid summer they were as

big around as saucers. By fall they were

as big around as my father’s arms. They

were in short; really big carrots.

School started and through September

and October we harvested and processed

the last of the vegetables. Our freezer,

cupboards and cold room were quite

full. The cold room should have been

especially full of carrots; it was not.

We harvested all the carrots and other

root vegetables in the proper patch, the

corn stalks and other above ground crops

were striped and plowed under. We still

tried to ignore the really big carrots, until

curiosity could no longer be denied.

When the last of the non contaminated

vegetables had been processed, except

the parsnips, still in the ground waiting

to be frozen, we decided to find out just

how big the carrots were.

With work gloves in place, shovels and

hoes and the wheel barrel at the ready to

carry our findings we began to dig. The

carrots were indeed as large around as

Dad’s well-muscled arms, they were two

and a half to three feet long and looked

healthy and juicy.

We dumped almost two dozen carrots

on the ground and hosed them off, while

everyone gathered around to admire

them.

Mom said, “I’m not cooking those.”

Everyone else; even practical, reliable,

frugal Dad said, “I’m not eating those.”

Yes, we had grown the biggest,

healthiest and juiciest looking carrots of

our lives and no one would eat them; no

one human at least.

Dad couldn’t let that much food go to

waste, after washing them a few more

times he let the pigs have them. The

pigs thought the really big carrots were a

really big treat.

Amherstburg

Garden Tour • June 25 & 26

Woofa Roo Pet Festival • June 25 & 26

Canada Day Celebrations • July 1

Car Gone Crazy Show • July 24

Art By The River • August 27 & 28

~ www.visitamherstburg.ca for full details ~

www.visitamherstburg.ca

Follow Visit Amherstburg

Art By The River

Summer 2022 “Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands” (label on a Swedish chainsaw)

Page 5


The

Southwestern

SHOP

Daytripper

Restaurants,Tearooms,

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome Cafés

TOWN NAME

LOCAL

Ontario’s BEST...

two!)

counterortw

or Where You Should Eat

Every y restaurant on this list is here for a reason. The locaon locaon may y be scenic or historic, , the food may y be off the charts, , or just real darn good.

Some are fancy, some are far from it, but they are here because we’ve asked them to be here, because we think you should try them out.

ANDYS CORNERS

Andy’s Drive-In

3710 Hwy #59 (north of Langton) 519-875-2631

50’s inspired drive-in serving old fashioned flavours since the

1940’s. Eat-in or take-out. www.andysdrivein.com

AYLMER

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro

8122 Rogers Road South

519-773-3435

An Elgin County tradion for 75+ years. Pao. Lunch daily 11-3.

Reservaons recommended. Licensed under AGCO. www.pinecro.ca

BRANTFORD

The Olde School Restaurant

Paris Rd. West at 687 Powerline Rd. 888-448-3131

Lunch/dinner in historic seng. Her Majesty the Queen dined

here 1997 - you can too. www.theoldeschoolrestaurant.ca

BRIGHTS GROVE

Skeeter Barlows Grill & Bar

2713 Lakeshore Road 519-869-2794

Great food & fun overlooking Lake Huron. Famous Prime Rib

on weekends. www.skeeterbarlows.com

CHATHAM

Mamma Maria’s Ristorante

231 King Street West 519-360-1600

Outstanding menu, comfortable atmosphere, pao.

Opposite Capitol Theatre. www.mammamariasristorante.ca

INGERSOLL

The Olde Bakery Café

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757

Salads, sandwiches, loose leaf teas, specialty coffees, homemade

desserts, GLUTEN-FREE baking. Check Facebook for hours.

KINGSVILLE

Canadian Transportaon Museum & Heritage Village

6155 Arner Townline 519-776-6909

Beauful, retro 50’s themed Diner. Good food, great environment,

licensed, outdoor pao. Informaon at www.ctmhv.com

JACK’S Gastropub 519-733-6900

31 Division Street South www.jacksgastropub.com

Dine indoors or on the paos. Serving locally inspired Farm-to-Fork

seasonal menus with EPIC Wines & Ontario Cra Beers.

Meawas Staon Italian Mediterranean Grill

169 Lansdowne Avenue 519-733-2459

Casual fine dining in Kingsville’s historic train staon.

Pao alongside the Greenway Trail. www.meawasstaon.com

The Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600

24 Main St. W. www.themaingrillandalehouse.com

A purveyor of fine, locally sourced Canadian food, cra beers

& spirits. Casual dining & pao in Kingsville's dining district.

LEAMINGTON

Freddy's Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant 519-325-1257

655 Point Pelee Drive www.freddys.ca

A landmark for over 30 years. Signature meals, burgers, perch,

Lebanese speciales, ice cream counter & more. Open Daily.

LISTOWEL

The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox

105 Elizabeth Street West 519-291-4777

Known for their delicious sandwiches, panini & home made soup.

Free parking, indoor & outdoor seang. www.shopkci.com

MILLBANK

Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant

4060 Line 72 519-595-4407

One of Ontario’s most popular restaurants. Homecooked meals,

delicious baked goods and gis. www.annamaes.ca

NEW SARUM

New Sarum Diner

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101

Old Time Favourites in Elgin’s Oldest Diner - Since 1943!

Open Daily. www.newsarum.com

PARIS

Camp 31 - Real Southern Barbeque

22 Paris Road 519-442-3560

Mouth watering authenc Southern BBQ from an award winning

cookoff team. www.camp31.com

2 Rivers Restaurant

25 Grand River St. North 519-442-3233

Casual dining from the freshest local ingredients, breakfast,

lunch and dinner. Great views from our pao. Live music.

PETROLIA

Actor’s Casual Dining

4211 Petrolia Line 519-882-0400

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse, with entrees suitably named

for celebries. Open 7 days a week. www.actorscasualdining.ca

POINT EDWARD

Salvatore’s Traoria é Ristoranté 519-344-2855

105 Michigan Ave. www.salvatoresinpoint.com

‘Fresh’ pasta and a commitment to serving exceponal food.

Take out only for now. Mon.-Sat. 10-6. Closed Sundays & Holidays.

PORT BURWELL

Izzy’s Schooner Restaurant & Pao Lookout

35 Robinson St. 519-874-4363 www.schoonersgalley.com

Family menu. Famous for Lake Erie Perch. Local ingredients.

Open Daily. Pao. Take out. LLBO

Links to these establishments on our website...

PORT FRANKS

Grog’s

Hwy. 21 and 79 519-243-2770

Great pizza, wings, dra beer, fine wines, pao, kids menu.

www.grogs.ca

MacPherson’s

Hwy. 21 at Port Franks Road 519-243-2990

Full breakfast, lunch & dinner, licensed, fuel, variety store and

gi shop.

REECES CORNERS

Marcanda Gis, Tearoom, Fashion Bouque and B&B

4562 London Line (Hwy. #22) 519-845-3133

Aer a Unique Shopping experience enjoy a delicious Lunch & yummy

Dessert in The Hen House or Garden Paos. Open 11-3 Tues. to Fri.

SARNIA

Lola’s Lounge

110 Chrisna St. South 519-336-8088

A meless atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a marni.

Moments from Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.

SIMCOE

The Blue Elephant Cra Brewhouse

96 Norfolk Street South 519-428-2886

Featuring Norfolk products and beer brewed on site.

www.blueelephant.ca

ST. THOMAS

New Sarum Diner

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101

Old Time Favourites in Elgin’s Oldest Diner - Since 1943!

Open Daily. www.newsarum.com

STRATHROY

Clock Tower Inn, Bistro, Pub & Catering 519-205-1500

71 Frank Street www.clocktower-inn.com

Locally sourced meals from scratch in a Historic 1889 Post Office.

Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch & dinner with seasonal paos.

TAVISTOCK

Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering

33 Woodstock Street South 519-655-2835

Locally inspired comfort food in a historical seng since 1931.

Serving breakfast all day.

WATERDOWN

Dutch Mill Country Market

533 Millgrove Side Road 905-689-7253

Pao & Take Out. Hot lunches, soup & sandwiches, salad bar.

w.Daytripping.ca

Our families remain with us long after

they have passed on. It is surprising

when you look back on the memories

of them as you get older, how much

they influenced you and your interests.

My father’s older sister was a meek

person, but she left me with several

of her influences. She married and

lived in Charing Cross, a little hamlet

outside of Chatham. Her home was a

typical country home, with homemade

curtains, and old furniture she bought

at estate auctions. She seemed to fit

into the country woman role. She had

chickens and a big vegetable garden

which we benefited from whenever we

went out on a Sunday afternoon to visit

her and my uncle. She did preserves

and pickled. Her pickled shallots were

good, but lethal—burning all the way

down. It was the closest thing to being

in the country that I would experience

Page 6

Family Ties

growing up. There were fields across the

road from her home and fields behind

the house with cows that would come to

the fence and stare at you.

I was born and raised in the city and

as I grew up into adulthood I remained

in the city, until life took me to small

town Ontario, that being Ridgetown.

I liked being in a small town where

there was a sense of community. The

peacefulness and calmness were there,

as well as quietness. Unlike the city

with the traffic and sirens going and the

general hub bub. At that time I thought

it must be nice to live in the country.

My life did take me to living in the

By Ruth Simpson, Chatham

country on a gravel road. It felt like I

had come home. Eventually, I ended

up living on a farm with a pasture next

door with cattle that would come to

the fence and stare at me as I went for

a walk, and yes, would break through

the fence into our bean field. I found

my niche in life. There is nothing like

waking up with cattle lowing on a full

moon night or hearing the rooster at

the next farm crowing in the morning.

We had seven acres of bush at the back

of our fields and I would take the dogs

walking through its peacefulness, but I

digress.

It dawned on me one day of my times

“For external use only” (label on a curling iron)

at my aunt’s and how they influenced

me in my life. I like old furniture and

the decor of a country home. The wide

open spaces make you feel free and

uncluttered. Times have changed for

me and I am back living in the city with

all the noise and hustle and bustle. I

look back on my experience of country

living and my aunt, and I nod my head

in acknowledgment to my aunt and her

influence in my life.

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Now we’re in the town of ESSEX, but you can start wherever you like of course

OPENING REMARKS

“The Love Dress”

A woman stopped by unannounced, at her son's house. She

knocked on the door then immediately walked in. She was

shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, totally

naked. Soft music was playing, and the aroma of perfume filled

the room. "What are you doing?" she asked. "I'm waiting for

Justin to come home from work." The daughter-in-law

answered. "But you're naked!" the mother-in-law exclaimed.

"This is my love dress," the daughter-in-law explained.

"Love dress? But you're naked!"

"Justin loves me to wear this dress," she explained. "Every time

he sees me in this dress, he instantly becomes romantic and

ravages me for hours." The mother-in-law left. When she got

home she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume,

dimmed the lights, put on a romantic CD, and laid on the couch

waiting for her husband to arrive. Finally, her husband came

home. He walked in and saw her lying there so provocatively.

"What are you doing?" he asked.

"This is my love dress," she whispered, sensually.

"Needs ironing," he said, "What's for dinner?”

Fashions designed

for your curves

...Plus Purses, Scarves

AND... We now carry Sleepwear.

FEATURING...

Our entire selection

is Plus Sizes XL to 3X!

Open p

Mon. . 10-3 • Tues., u s , Wed. d & Fri. 10-5,

43 Talbot Street North, Essex

519-776-8555 • justplusofessex.ca

ESG

glass art

ESSEX STAINED GLASS

519-776-4577 www.essexstainedglass.com

!

Tues.-Fri. 9:30 - 5

Saturday til 3

Historic Essex Railway Station

87 Staon St

ESSEX

519-776-9800

Crafty Candles

Where quality never

goes out of style!

Free shipping Canada-wide

on website orders $35 or more.

Wholesale Orders Welcome.

Operated by

Heritage Essex Inc.

www.essexrailwaystation.com

54 Talbot St N., Essex • 519.776.8585

www.craftycandles.ca

19 Centre Street, Essex

With art & ideas as bright as we are!

glass fusing • mosaics • custom orders • supplies • classes • decor • jewellery

FOLLOW US ON

Blimeys.ca

• CLOTHES • JEWELLERY

• SWEATERS • TOYS

• LEATHER GOODS

• BRITISH FOODS

• HOUSEWARES

71 Talbot St. N., Essex

226

THE FINEST

BRITISH

FAVOURITES

FAV FROM ACROSS

THE UK

www.blimeys.ca 787-1244

BEST

CHEESE

DISPLAY

IN WINDSOR

ESSEX AREA

OVER 150

CHEESE VARIETIES!

• Fresh Meats • Frozen Foods • Deli

• Deli Sandwiches made while you wait • Hot Soups too!

• Microwavable Heat & Serve Meals made in store

Authorized TRAEGER DEALER - Wood Pellet Grills & Smokers

Bring a Cooler,

Authorized CHILLY MOOSE DEALER - Coolers & Drinkware

or Buy One Here!

24 TALBOT ST. N., ESSEX • 519-776-7541 • SCHINKELS.COM

Summer 2022 “Keep out of reach of children and teenagers” (label on a can of air freshener)

Page 7


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Now we’ve made our way to HARROW & KINGSVILLE

MI

ONTARIO SHOP

NY

LOCAL

WHERE EVERY PURCHASE

IS A GIFT TO

THE COMMUNITY.

You’ll

love our

50’s

Diner

too!

MON-WED 1-5

THURS-SAT 9-5

CLOSED

SUNDAYS

Harrow Full Circle Thrift Store

Sorry, no public

washrooms available.

71 KING STREET WEST, HARROW I 519-738-6202

Forestry Service Comments

The following are actual comments left on Forest Service registration sheets

and comment cards by backpackers completing wilderness camping trips.

Found smouldering cigarette left by horse.

A small deer came into my camp and stole by bag of pickles. Is there any way I

can get reimbursed? Please call.

Escalators would help on steep uphill sections.

Instead of a permit system or regulations, the Forest Service needs to reduce

worldwide population growth to limit the number of visitors to the wilderness.

Trails need to be wider so people can walk together while holding hands.

Ban walking sticks in the wilderness. Hikers that use walking sticks are more likely

to chase animals.

A McDonald’s would be nice at the trail head.

Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill.

Too many bugs and leeches and spiders and spider webs. Please spray the

wilderness to rid the area of these pests.

Please pave the trails so they can be plowed

of any snow in the winter.

Chair lifts need to be in some places so

we can get to wonderful views without

having to hike to them.

There are too many rocks in

the mountains.

It will take just moments to read this

and change your thinking.

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied

the same hospital room. One man was

allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour

each afternoon to help drain the fluid from

his lungs. His bed was next to the room's

only window. The other man had to spend

all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end. They

spoke of their wives and families, their

homes, their jobs, their involvement in the

military service, where they had been on

vacation.

Every afternoon, when the man in

the bed by the window could sit up, he

would pass the time by describing to

his roommate all the things he could

see outside the window. The man in the

other bed began to live for those one

hour periods where his world would be

enlivened by all the activity and colour of

the world outside. The window overlooked

a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans

played on the water while children sailed

their model boats. Young lovers walked

arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour

and a fine view of the city skyline could

be seen in the distance. As the man by

the window described all this in exquisite

details, the man on the other side of the

room would close his eyes and imagine

this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the

Thursday-Sunday 10-4 after May 1st

519-776-6909 www.ctmhv.com

E-Mail

The E-Mail

IN-BOX

Send the good stuff to info@daytripping.ca

The Present

window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man could not hear the

band - he could see it in his mind's eye as

the gentleman by the window portrayed it

with descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to

bring water for their baths only to find the

lifeless body of the man by the window,

who had died peacefully in his sleep. She

was saddened and called the hospital

attendants to take the body away. As soon

as it seemed appropriate, the other man

asked if he could be moved next to the

window. The nurse was happy to make

the switch, and after making sure he was

comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up

on one elbow to take his first look at the

world outside. He strained to slowly turn

to look out the window. It faced a blank

wall. The man asked the nurse what could

have compelled his deceased roommate

who had described such wonderful things

outside this window. The nurse responded

that the man was blind and could not even

see the wall. She said, 'Perhaps he just

wanted to encourage you.'

Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness

in making others happy, despite our own

situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow,

but happiness when shared, is doubled.

“Today is a gift, that is why it is called The

Present.'

A little

piece of

heaven!

• One-of-a-kind Giſts • Women’s Apparel & Accessories • Baby

• Home & Garden Decor • Bath & Body Products & More!

Outdoor

Seating

Available

Have a Milkshake

M

ke

or Ice Cream

at...

20

Harrow

13

50

Blue Lake

23

29

Kingsville

Lake Erie

Discover our Fabulous New

Location on the Winery Route!

Our nostalgic farm themed Ice Cream Parlour inside Priscilla’s.

Outdoor seating to relax & enjoy!

1195 Iler Road • HARROW • 519-738-0001 www.priscillas-presents.com

Page 8

“Not intended for use as a dental drill” (label on an electric rotary tool)

Summer 2022


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Visit our new shoppe

with the best of Attic Treasures

WINDBLOWNANDWEATHERED.COM

18 Main St. East, Kingsville, with Attic Treasures • 519-965-3647

Carnegie Arts

& Visitor Centre in Kingsville

TICKET INFO

FESTIVAL PASS AUG 12-14

$75 Entire Weekend • $40 Single Day

Rain or Shine Event

AUGUST 12-14, 2022

Summer 2022 “Caution - do not spray in eyes” (label on underarm deodorant)

Page 9


The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

Taproom, m i

l Retail, Takeout

& Patio Dining!

ing!

Serving

Greenway Jam

By

Madeline Mazak,

Kingsville Music

Society

Brewing Small

Batch Beers,

Locally Sourced

& Inspired

since 2013!

shareable small

plates from our

social dining menu.

15 MAIN ST. EAST, KINGSVILLE

519.733.9700

Order Online: bandedgoosebrewing.com

28 Main Street West • 226-202-0046

in Kingsville’s

Downtown Core

5 private rooms with queen beds, 4 bathroooms

Open kitchen/dining and living area

Surrounded by Kingsville’s finest restaurants

Book the entire space or just a room!

www.Airbnb.com/h/thegreenheartinn.ca

Take a Scenic Drive to find

FRESH HOME BAKED GOODS

No Preservatives or Food Colouring

• Pies made from Local Fruit

• Tarts • Jumbo Cookies

• Specialty Breads

• Coffee & Doughnuts

• Meat Pies - tourtiere/chicken/beef

970 Heritage Road

Kingsville • 519-733-0303

Open Tuesday-Saturday

28 Main Street West,

KINGSVILLE • 519-712-9329

Inspiring a healthy community,

one meal at a time.

Get ready for a unique, back-tonature

festival experience in Canada’s

southernmost town of Kingsville this

summer!

The Kingsville Music Society—

organizer of the popular Kingsville Folk

Music Festival—is presenting a three-day

festival with a new look and feel August

12-14. The Greenway Jam is taking music

beyond the former festival grounds of

Lakeside Park and bringing it across this

beautiful town. A 2 km expanse of the

Chrysler Canada Greenway trail links the

stages located at various venues along the

way. Festival goers are invited to cycle or

walk along the trail to watch their favourite

musicians perform on the four stages.

3 DAYS OF GREAT CANADIAN MUSIC

Offering a lineup of local and Canadian

performers with a diverse range of

musical styles, the Kingsville Music

Society promotes emerging artists from

the region as well as presenting some

of Canada’s most respected musical

ambassadors.

Don’t miss out on main stage

headliners Friday and Saturday evening

at Kingsville Brewery. The formidable

Kathleen Edwards headlines Friday

evening on the main stage following

The Slocan Ramblers, Garnet Rogers, Big

Little Lions and Durham County Poets.

Steven Page, formerly of the Barenaked

Ladies, takes to the main stage Saturday

night after performances from Ashley

MacIsaac, Elliot Brood, Julian Taylor and

Sarah Smith.

Enjoy the music and sunshine during

the day with a wide array of free concerts

and musical workshops. The tradition

of daytime workshops brings together

musicians, familiar and unfamiliar, for

unexpected collaborations that yield

vibrant, once-in-a-lifetime performances.

On Sunday, round off the weekend at

Pelee Island Winery for a wrap-up party.

BIKE AND CYCLE ALONG THE

CHRYSLER CANADA GREENWAY

Travel along the the historical Chrysler

Canada Greenway to make the most

of your Greenway Jam experience. The

Greenway is a 42 km natural trail system

located in the Essex region. The trail

connects the city of Windsor, running

through several municipalities all the way

to Leamington.

This trail comprises the southernmost

link of the Trans Canada Trail which

extends across the country from coast to

coast. It has a unique history dating back

to the late 1980s. Formerly the Canadian

branch of the Chesapeake and Ohio

Railway operated by CSX Transportation,

the line was donated to the Essex Region

Conservation Authority (ERCA) nearly a

century later. In the early 1990s Chrysler

Canada gave a considerable donation

which resulted in the former railway

line becoming the beautiful expanse of

natural trails that it is today.

The Greenway Jam takes the festival

outside of the former festival grounds

and into the Town of Kingsville, putting

an emphasis on the importance of live

music in the community and supporting

local businesses. All stages and venues

are handicap accessible and will have

available parking for vehicles and bikes.

Visit www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

to purchase tickets and learn more about

Eco-Conscious

o ciou

ous

100% 0% Plastic t

Free

r e

Locally Sourced

Fresh e h & Frozen o e

Meals

Retail i + Refill Shop

h p

Deli l Sandwich a + Bowl Bar

Artisanal Bread Baked Daily

Smoothies

Catering and more!

greenheartkitchen.ca

h

Store Hours:

Moni 10-8

Tues-Fri 10-6

Sat 10-5

Sun 11-4

Visit our website:

www.greenheartlunchclub.com

for more details about our healthy

lunch program for your school!

@greenheartlunchclub

@greenheartlunch

Page 10

“Do not drive with sun shield in place” (label on dashboard/windshield sun shield)

Summer 2022


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Three distinctive

properties boasting

rooms for every

taste & experience.

INN15, N15,

Brewery ery Loft Suites

(pictured) at Banded a Goose ose Brewing

i g

INN136, N136

Guest House Suites

INN31, N31, Pub Suites - Suite #1

at Jack’s Gastropub

Call Kingsville Concierge for

Tourism Information & assistance

making reservations.

519-733-5070 I distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com

Greenway Jam. Download a copy of the

lineup and festival map so you can start

planning your Kingsville experience today!

Publisher’s note: There’s more

entertainment throughout the summer

as well. OPEN STREETS is back this year

in Downtown Kingsville on Saturdays in

July & August, where streets are closed

from 6pm to 10pm, restaurants are open

with bustling patios, and live music is

being served up for free. Then there is the

Kingsvill

in Fashion!

Many fashion stores to browse

are one more reason to visit.

FASHIONS FOR MEN & WOMEN

8 Main St. W., Kingsville • 519-733-TOWN (8696)

Shop online or in-store! www.towneemporium.ca

TRAVELLING TROUBADOURS feature,

with free concerts on July & August

Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm at the

Mettawas Park Gazebo. These are also

presented by the Kingsville Music Society.

Kingsville really is a great town to discover

by bike, as most small towns are, so bring

the wheels if you can or look into renting

them. Some of the accommodations even

have them available for guests and this is

a perfect place to call home for a few days.

Ladies’ Fashions!

Open Monday-Saturday, Closed Sunday

19C Division St. South, Kingsville

Across the street from Jack’s Gastropub

Like Us on Facebook!

519.733.4672 1

I marykathryn@cogeco.net

Online Reservations & Take Out Orders

mettawasstation.com

Online Reservations & Take Out Orderss

jacksgastropub.com

The Main

Grill and Ale House

519-733-8600

themaingrillandalehouse.com

They say

good

things

come in

3 ’ s!

Join Us in

for...

• Great

TAKEOUT

• Patio Dining

• OPEN

STREETS

Every Saturday

Reservations

suggested

Summer 2022 “Do not use near fire, flame or sparks” (label on an ‘Aim-N-Flame’ fireplace lighter) Page 11


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Daytripping to LEAMINGTON, RUTHVEN, BELLE RIVER & BLENHEIM

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

Rthve Nursery

Garden Centre & Seasonal Gifts

Monday to Friday 9to5

Closed Sundays in July & August

RUTHVEN (Corner Hwy. 34 & County Rd. 45) 519-326-4019

Visit for the Lifestyle and

Stay for the Community

SWEET RETREAT

ICE CREAM AND MORE

July 14th to 17th

The Sweetest Spot in Leamington!

Visitors come from

near & far to our

175 year old

home to relax

in our backyard

garden retreat.

Scooping 32 Flavours of Premium Ice Cream Daily

Get Spiked!

Add a shot to any frozen treat -

Now Fully Licensed for Liquor, Wine & Beer Service.

OPEN Thursday to Sunday 2-9pm, through to Labour Day

7 NELSON STREET I LEAMINGTON, ON

519-398-8158 I www.sweetretreatleamington.ca

SIGNS FROM GOD

These were found on signs outside of churches.

GOD DIDN’T CREATE ANYTHING WITHOUT

A PURPOSE. BUT MOSQUITOES COME CLOSE.

www.PeleeWings.ca

Paddle Sports...

BelleRiverBIA.com 519.728.4624

A Waft of Summer

The gentleness of an early summer

morning on my back porch swing

floods over me. The smell of fresh cut

grass tickles my nostrils as I relish in

the wonderful joys of retirement. Oh

yes, the howling winds of winter, the

blowing snow, the dangling icicles all

have their beauty as we stay snuggly,

tucked inside, piecing a jigsaw puzzle,

but the best time of all the seasons is

when the sun shines, the birds dutifully

build their nests and tug on worms, the

tractors pass by in a caravan of busyness

and the daffodils sway in the ditch. This

is truly a touch of heaven.

And with it comes the

smells of summer. The

cherry blossoms send out

their delicate spray, lilacs

scent the air with their

distinctive perfume

as we drive past a

plethora of bushes in the

neighbouring ditches. I

always cut a few to put

in my bedroom so I can

fall asleep to that familiar

scent. As I rock in my

By Marion Urquhart Charkow, Flesherton

• With brands d like Clearwater Designs, Perception,

Aquafusion, Delta, NovaCraft, Wilderness Systems, Dagger, NDK, Valley, Oru,

Boardworks, Starboard & Kahuna, kayaks & paddle boards priced from $509 we are sure to have your new Kayak, Canoe or SUP!

• Has your Kayak, SUP or canoe seen better days? Bring it by for a free repair estimate!

• Whether you are looking to fine tune skills you already have or learn something new,

our paddle Canada Trained instructors are here to guide you!

• Are you looking for a great way to spend an afternoon? Come out for a rental in one of

our premium rental kayaks, paddleboards, or Canoes at either our main store location

or our Second location at the Marsh Boardwalk in Point Pelee National Park!

• Guided evening paddles every Friday and Saturday evening, weather permitting!

• Custom events make the perfect team building exercise or company event!

Sport Optics...

swing, the pungent odour of freshly

spread manure wafts on the breeze.

My mother, often remarked how this

reminded her of her childhood days

on her grandfather’s farm in the Back

Canishers of Guernsey. I don’t suppose

I ever realized as a child how much she

missed her island home. However, it did

leave her with a great love of nature,

the different seasons and how each one

has its own special joys. I believe I’ve

inherited that love. I could not imagine

ever again living in a big city although

that is certainly where the de

Beaucamp family settled

when they immigrated.

But I, many generations

later, enjoy the sweet

smells of the barnyard,

the sweetness of fresh

cut hay, the damp odour

after a summer rain, the

crispness as Lake Huron

splashes on the sandy

beach, the hungry smell

of french fries. Ah, the

smell of summer, I love it.

Enjoy!

• Massive sive selection of the best binoculars & scopes in any price range.

• Guaranteed best price in Canada.

• Expert advice ensures you leave with the right optics for your needs.

• Now booking guided bird trips for the fall Raptor migration.

2nd Location i Now Open!

At The Marsh Boardwalk inside of Point Pelee National Park.

Offering an Unique Gift Shop Experience, Binocular, Bicycle,

Kayak & Canoe Rentals, ice cream & beverages.

Gift Shop...

• Two locations to serve you better!

• Large unique gift shop with many locally made items.

• Nature themed gifts for everyone on your list

• Get an early jump on Christmas Shopping • Gift Cards available.

• Great selection of nature themed shirts, jewelry, decorations, gifts, clothing & toys.

636 Point Pelee Dr., LEAMINGTON • On Lake Erie, 2 km from the Point Pelee National al

Park gate • info@peleewings.ca ewin

• 519-326-5193

Page 12

“Do not eat toner” (label on printer toner cartridge)

Summer 2022


Welcome to

Blenheim

• Joseph Ribkoff • Neon Buddha

• Charlie B • Gilmour

• Rieker & Remonte Shoes

• Shapeez & More

~ FREE professional bra fitting ~

Largest selection of Bras &

Swimwear in Chatham-Kent

75 Talbot Street West

Blenheim 519-676-3384

serenasladieswear.ca

Treasures

onTalbot

Inspired gifts for treasured memories

Maison Berger • Baby Gifts

April Cornell Linens • Clocks

Beekman Products • Throws • Pillows

Beautiful Seasonal Décor

Cherryfest Savings Storewide

Regular Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4

57-B Talbot Street W.,

Blenheim, 519-676-0770

treasuresontalbot.com

GET READY FOR THE BEST EVER!

C herryfest 2022

and Sidewalk Days

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

JULY 14th, 15th & 16th

3 FUN FILLED DAYS OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT!

Amusement Rides • Games • Food Booths • Entertainment

PLUS... Sidewalk Sales and Shopping Savings!

EVERYTHING CHERRY! Baking, Tasting,

Competitions (National Cherry Pit Spitting)

Questions or Comments? Email us at

blenheimcherryfest@gmail.com

@blenheimcherryfest

Blenheim is 10 minutes

from Rondeau Provincial Park

& Erieau, nearby golf courses,

fishing, swimming, boating,

nature walks & much more!

Join us all summer through

Sept 15 for Concerts in the Park,

7 pm every Thursday night

In the centre of town

just 1 block from Downtown

townofblenheim.com

Where Perfect ec

Grilling ling

Begins!

i !

• Pellet Grills & Pizza Ovens

• Bradley Smokers

• Grilling Accessories

• Pitmasters Pellets

• Over 400 Rubs & Sauces

CROSSROADS PELLETS

& GRILLING SUPPLIES

16 Talbot Street West

Blenheim • 226-291-0110

www.crossroadspellets.ca

Tues-Thurs e 10-5, 0 5 Fri 10-6, Sat 12-4

#BIGCITYSTYLE | #SMALLTOWNCHARM

Th anks for shopping small!

DOWNTOWN BLENHEIM

519-676-2371 • antiquatedjoys.com

Summer in Style...

Featuring Your Favourite Fashions:

• Oi Orientique • FDJ French Dressing

• Tribal • Fresh FX • Renuar

56 Talbot

Street

West

Blenheim

519-676-8733

Shop With Us -

thelittlechangeroom.ca (Canada & US Shipping)

“Not intended for highway use” (label on a 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow)

Summer 2022 Page 13


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

You’ll discover the unique village of ERIEAU off the beaten path

MI

ONTARIO SHOP

NY

LOCAL

Join us on our

patio this summer!

JULY 1 ~ Canada Day Beach Fireworks

JULY 16 ~ Erieau Yacht Club Pied Piper Parade 11:30

Costume Prizes, Followed by 1 Mile Swim Competition 676-1962

JULY 26 ~ Live Music by Southwind Buoys, Yacht Club

For Info & date

confirmation:

Erieau Marina 519-676-4511

ERIE-O MOTEL & MARINA

on Rondeau Bay

OPEN YEAR ROUND • 7 motel m t

units u i

t

• 3 waterfront w t

cabins

• beach • 15 1 slip marina & boat launch h

• fish cleaning ng hut

u

• bonfire i e pit • BBQs Q

• outdoor d or

pool table & other h r games

• fishing f in

g • swimming i

ming

• kayaking akin

• boating • much, much more!

Live Music 6-10 pm - July 2, 16, 29, 30 • Aug 6, 13, 20 • Sept 2, 3, 9, 10

840 Ross Lane, ERIEAU

A unique penninsula

dividing Rondeau Bay and

Lake Erie... Home to an historic

fishing village boasting of long

beaches with boardwalk access,

iconic lighthouse pier, fine harbours,

hiking trails & Conservation area.

Great shopping, a local brewery,

multiple accommodations, restaurants

& events to make your summer outstanding!

Art

SAT JULY 30

9am-4pm

on theBoulevard

100+ Artists • Music • Food

ArtOnTheBoulevard.ca

519-676-2101 • www.erieomotel.com

South Side Landing Marina & RV Park

Cabins &

Trailer Sites

820 Ross Lane, Erieau

519-365-4293

mitchabot@gmail.com

DISCOVER THE TREASURES

GIFT CABIN

- Home, Garden d

& Nautical a Decor

- Jewellery w l ery - Purses - Clothing - Scarves

- Beach a h Dresses ses - Cover-ups & more!

519.676.8888

970 Ross Lane, Erieau

www.baysidebrewing.com

Joan a

Pickering

joaniepic@gmail.com a p g

ai

l com • 519-401-7756

56

1540 Robert Road, Erieau

830 Ross Lane, Erieau

519-355-5051

Open MAY TO OCTOBER

Erieau

…a Time Well Spent

By Ruth Simpson, Chatham

On the north shore of Lake Erie

in Chatham-Kent sits the village of

Erieau. Situated on a sand spit, Erieau

is bordered between Rondeau Bay to

the north and Lake Erie to the south.

The village of Erieau was settled

in the late nineteenth century and

was originally called “The Pier.” The

economy was commercial fishing,

coal and tourism. The fishing industry

started in the late nineteenth century

when transportation and markets

became more developed. The markets

for fish were in Detroit, Michigan and

Sandusky, Ohio. The success of the

fishing industry took hold when the

Post Fishing Co. of Sandusky became

involved in the Erieau fishing industry.

The north shore of Lake Erie had an

abundant amount of fish, unlike the

American side where the fish stock

was depleted due to over fishing.

Erieau became a branch plant of the

Post Fishing Company. The City of

Dresden, a wooden freighter collected

the fish in pound nets from Erieau

to Sandwich and then delivered to

Sandusky.

Eventually, the federal government

of Canada took control of the fisheries

in 1903. Many individuals fished the

lake to Port Dover. The coming of the

railroad in 1894 opened opportunities

for the Erieau fishermen. Prices were

fairer as the packing plant processed

and marketed the fish.

I remember many a drive in the

summer to Erieau to buy fish. It tastes

better when it is cooked fresh.

Coal played a big part for 70 years in

the “Eau,” as the railroad ran through

the village. The first steam locomotives

arrived in Erieau in 1894. The village

grew and with this growth came hotels,

a dance hall and baths. Soon residents

from Blenheim and Chatham started

building cottages. Unfortunately, the

coal industry dried up in 1964.

Erieau has many assets… long

sandy beaches, fishing and boating. I

remember afternoons sunbathing on

these beaches and walking along its

shores. The relaxation it brings is a

balm to my soul.

When in Erieau, have a beer at

the Bayside Brewery and restaurant.

Sit at their outside patio and take

in Rondeau Bay as you dine on

delicious food—don’t forget their

beer! They have a nice selection of

their own brews. Another good eating

establishment is Molly & OJ’s. This

eating establishment has been in the

village for years and is known far and

wide.

Be sure to stop into a gift shop called

The Gift Cabin which carries, jewellery,

clothing, purses, nautical accents and

more.

The Saturday of the Civic Holiday

weekend, July 30th this year, is a good

time to come for “Art on the Boulevard.”

This annual event attracts crowds to

view and purchase from many vendors.

Another to-do is the McGeachy Pond

Trail. This trail runs along the lake.

You can see many birds and it is very

peaceful. Climb up the observation

tower; the view is worth it.

I hope you will come to Erieau,

enjoy the beaches, the trails and

the restaurants. Enjoy an afternoon

of fishing or bring a book to spend

time relaxing on the beach or on the

boulevard. You will find the people

friendly and the experience worth your

while.

Don’t educate your children to be rich.

1

educate them to be happy so when

they grow up, they will know the value

of things, not the price.

Eat your food as medicine, otherwise

2 you’ll have to eat medicine as food.

The one who loves you will never

3

leave you because even if there are 100

reasons to give up, they will fine a single

one to hold on.

There is a big difference between a human

4

being and being human. Only a few really

understand it.

You are loved when you are born, you’ll be loved

5 when you die. In between, you have to manage.

5

Brain Teaser

Eye Test

Count every " F "

in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE

SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI

FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH

THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.

HOW MANY 'F's?

...Count them again.

(WRONG, THERE ARE 6!)

Page 14

“This product is not to be used in bathrooms” (label on a bathroom heater)

Summer 2022


- Southwestern Ontario Map -

Unique Shops,

Stops and Websites

This pullout map appears in each issue of

Daytripping

Most, but not all, of our regular adversers are listed here.

Many more unique shops that rarely or never run larger adversements

in Daytripping can be found within these four pages.

When travelling

to a town,

be sure to check

these lisngs!

Find more great stops on our FEATURE PAGES:

“Where You Should Eat” (See PAGE 3

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

Index)

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

#1

DAYTRIPPER

THE

Map & Wed Listing

DI R EC T O R Y

Visit us at...

Four Page

Pullout

Secon!

Remember, that all of our customers, events,

links & more can be found on our website!

www.daytripping.ca

ABERFOYLE S-8

Aberfoyle Antique Market 519-763-1077

www.aberfoyle-antiques.com

AILSA CRAIG M-11

ALVINSTON I-13

Munro Apiaries 519-847-5333

www.munrohoney.com

AMHERSTBURG A-19

Amherstburg Tourism 519-730-1309

www.visitamherstburg.ca

Gibson Gallery 519-736-2826

www.gibsonartgallery.com

Wolfhead Distillery 519-726-1111

www.drinkwolfhead.com

ARKONA I-11

AYLMER N-14

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Aylmer Sales Arena & Farmers Market 519-765-2211

www.aylmersalesarena.com

Aylmer Thrift Store 226-544-0379

www.mcson.org

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481

www.elginfeeds.com

Mennonite Furniture Gallery 519-765-4386

www.mfgi.ca

Pinecroft Pottery & Gift Shop 519-773-3435

www.pinecroft.ca

Spare Moments Craft Supplies 519-765-3550

The Wood Connection (Copenhagen) 519-773-9049

The Woodpecker Solid Wood Furniture 519-765-4771

BADEN P-9

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 519-634-8444

www.castlekilbride.ca

BAYFIELD J-7

Bayfield Berry Farm 519-482-1666

www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca

BEACHVILLE O-11

BELLE RIVER - ON THE LAKE D-17

Belle River - On the Lake Events & Info. 519-728-4624

www.belleriverbia.com

BENMILLER K-6

BIRR L-11

BLENHEIM H-17

Delhaven Orchards 519-676-4475

www.delhaven.com

Town of Blenheim

www.townofblenheim.com

BLYTH L-6

BOTHWELL I-15

Joyce Farm Market (April thru Oct.) 519-494-6561

Parks Blueberries (March thru Dec.) 519-692-5373

www.parksblueberries.com

BRANTFORD S-10

Bell Homestead National Historic Site 519-756-6220

www.bellhomestead.ca

Crossroads Trading Post 519-759-8960

Find us on Facebook

Old World Marketplace 905-407-6566

Find us on Facebook

Serenity Country Candles 519-753-6374

www.serenitycountrycandles.com

BRIGHT P-10

BRIGHTS GROVE G-11

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

BROCKTON N-2

BROWNSVILLE O-13

BURLINGTON U-9

BUXTON G-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

CAINSVILLE S-11

CALEDONIA T-11

Grand River Cruises 519-765-4107

www.grandrivercruises.ca

CAMBRIDGE R-9

Southworks Antique Mall 519-740-0110

www.southworksantiques.com

CAMLACHIE

Lake Life 519-328-2217

www.lakelifestudio.com

CAMPBELLVILLE T-8

Antique Stained Glass Windows 905-854-2152

www.thestonehouse.ca

CAYUGA U-12

Ruthven Park National Historic Site 905-772-0560

www.ruthvenpark.ca

CHATHAM G-17

Chatham-Kent Tourism 800-561-6125

www.VisitCK.ca

Loads of Love Thrift Shop 519-352-0911

www.loadsoflove.ca

R. B. Fabrics 519-351-7693

www.rbfabrics.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

Sons of Kent Brewing Company 519-354-2337

www.sonsofkent.com

The Glasshouse Nursery/Garden Centre 519-352-1127

www.glasshousenursery.ca

Van Zelst’s Market (Collectibles/Decor) 519-350-1745

CLIFFORD O-4

Rooster’s Perch Antiques 519-327-4550

COLCHESTER B-20

CLINTON K-7

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364

www.centralhuron.com

Cinnamon Cabin Mennonite Furniture 226-457-0575

www.cinnamoncabinco.ca

Kildonan House B&B 519-482-1163

www.kildonanhouse.com

COPENHAGEN N-15

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049

COTTAM D-19

COURTLAND P-13

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023

DASHWOOD K-9

DELAWARE L-13

Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Museum 519-264-2420

www.ltvca.ca/conservation-lands/ska-nah-doht-longwoods

DELHI Q-13

Courtland Treasures Antiques 519-582-2929

Find us on Facebook

Fernlea lVlX Used Books 519-582-1794

Wholesome Pickins Market & Bakery 519-582-1114

www.wholesomepickins.ca

DORCHESTER N-12

Ziggy’s Feathered Friends 519-268-0888

www.ziggysfeatheredfriends.com

DRESDEN G-15

Dresden BIA/Info & Events 519-683-4368

dresden.ca

Babcock Jewellers 519-683-2463

Dresden Plate Quilt Shoppe 519-683-2300

Gary’s Gallery Antiques 519-401-7322

Kentwood Gardens 519-683-4956

Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind 519-437-8064

McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts 519-683-4368

Union Block Bakery Cafe 519-683-3000

DUBLIN M-8

DUNDAS T-10

The Keeping Room 905-627-5880

Find out...

Where You

Should at

on page 6

EMBRO O-11

Workshop Supply 519-475-4947

www.workshopsupply.com

ERIEAU H-18

Information 519-676-4511

ESSEX C-19

Town of Essex

www.essex.ca

Blimey’s British Store 226-787-1244

www.blimeys.ca

Crafty Candles 519-776-8585

www.craftycandles.ca

Essex Stained Glass 519-776-4577

www.essexstainedglass.com

Heritage Essex Railway Station 519-776-9800

www.essexrailwaystation.com

Schinkels’ Meat Market 519-776-7541

www.schinkels.com

EXETER L-9

FOREST H-11

Alton Farms Winery 519-899-2479

www.altonfarmsestatewinery.com

Forest BIA 519-786-4062

www.shopforest.ca

Forest Florist 519-786-2339

www.forestflorist.com

Williamson Farms Country Store 226-520-0144

www.williamsonfarms.ca

FREELTON T-9

Freelton Antique Mall 905-659-0948

www.freeltonantiquemall.com

GLENCOE J-14

GORRIE N-5

Top Notch Furniture 519-335-3213

www.topnotchfurniture.com

GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)

Culinary Poet 519-619-1919

www.theculinarypoet.ca

River Line Nature Co. 519-524-4272

www.feedthebirds.ca

Downtown Goderich BIA 519-440-4871

www.goderichbia.ca

GRAND BEND J-9

Pinedale Motor Inn 888-838-7463

www.pinedale.on.ca

Green Bucks Seasonal Store

Find us on Facebook

Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

The Garden Gate & Florals 519-238-1701

www.thegardengate.ca

Westland Greenhouses 519-238-1321

www.westlandgreenhouses.com

HAGERSVILLE T-12

HAMILTON U-10

HARRISTON O-4

Acheson Pharmacy 519-338-3230

www.achesonpharmacy.com

Alpaca Time 519-327-4566

www.alpacatime.ca

Beyond The Rock 519-338-5008

www.shopbeyondtherock.ca

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449

Find us on Facebook

Escape the Old Post 519-510-2222

www.escapetheoldpost.ca

Unique Fashions Boutique ‘n Treasures 519-901-0220

Find us on Facebook

HARROW B-20

Full Circle Thrift Shoppe 519-738-6202

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001

www.priscillas-presents.com

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084

HENSALL L-8

Ferguson Apiaries 519-236-4979

www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

If you are in DOUBT, change this TEXT.

ILDERTON L-11

Bloomers Family Farm 519-666-1255

www.bloomersfarm.com

Campfire Ninja --

www.campfireninja.com

INGERSOLL O-12

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

K & A Quilt Studio 519-425-4141

www.kaquiltstudio.com

Modern Hipster Antiques 519-859-7387

www.modernhipster.com

Patina’s Gifts of Art & Craft 519-485-6466

www.patinas.ca

IPPERWASH H-10

KENT BRIDGE H-16

Kent Bridge Country Market 519-352-5226

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

KETTLE & STONY POINT FIRST NATIONS H-10

Thunderbird Crafts Trading Post 519-786-4775

www.thunderbirdcrafts.com

KINCARDINE K-2

Lakeside Downtown Kincardine Tourism 519-955-0547

www.visitkincardine.ca

Harbour Rose Boutique 519-396-6861

www.harbourroseboutique.ca

KINGSVILLE C-20

Kingsville BIA 519-733-6250

www.kingsvillebia.com

www.MyKingsville.ca

Anna’s Garden, Home & Wellness 519-965-3647

www.annasflowers.ca

Attic Treasures/Windblown & Weathered 519-326-3409

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Banded Goose Brewery & Taproom 519-733-9700

www.bandedgoosebrewing.com

Canadian Transportation Museum 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Distinctive Inns of Kingsville 519-733-5070

www.distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com

Fehr’s Heritage Bakery 519-733-0303

Jack’s Gastropub Restaurant 519-733-6900

www.jacksgastropub.com

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary 519-733-4034

www.jackminer.ca

Kingsville Music Society --

www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

Paisley Dreamer 519-712-8780

Find us on Facebook

Pelee Island Winery 519-733-6551

www.peleeisland.com

Mary Kathryn Ladies Shop 519-733-4672

www.marykathryn.ca

Mettawas Station Mediterranean Grill 519-733-2459

www.mettawasstation.com

The Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600

www.themaingrillandalehouse.com

Towne Emporium 519-733-8696

www.towneemporium.ca

KINTORE N-11

McRatterson’s Antiques & Oddities 519-283-9876

www.facebook.com/mcratterson

KITCHENER R-8

LAMBTON SHORES J-10

www.LambtonShores.ca 519-243-1400

LANGTON Q-14

LASALLETTE Q-13


Big

Cr.

8

9

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N

hg

Douglas Pt.

hg 40

hg 10

33

INVERHURON dc 21

Paisley

Unique Shops,

Underwood

hg

hg 11

Inverhuron

hg hg 1

23 20

Chesle

Tiverton

hg 15

hg 3

Pinkerton

Glammis

hg hg 15

19

Cargill

Kincardine

Stops

hg 1

Millarton

Chepstow

and Websites

Bervie

Pine River

dc hg 9

Point Clark

dc 2

hg hg 20 Walker

9

6 Kinloss

C

Point Clark

Greenock

Ripley

Riversdale

hg 7 Kinlough

Formosa

Amberley

hg 1

hg

hg 12

M

Holyrood

4

hg hg hg 6

28

86

Teeswater

• ANTIQUE SHOPS • UNIQUE GIFT SHOPS • ARTISANS • MUSEUMS

Kintail

Lucknow

Belmore

Kingsbridge

R.

• QUILT & SEWING SHOPS • GALLERIES • LIVE THEATRE

hg

dc 20 hg

21 1 Whitechurch

hg 7

Port Albert

• GARDEN CENTRES • SCRAPBOOKING • FLEA & FARMERS’ MARKETS

hg 22 hg hg 12 2

Wingham

Gorrie

Bluevale

Dungannon

• CRAFT BREWERIES & WINERIES • BOOK SHOPS & MORE!

hg 20

Wroxeter

Nile

POINT FARMS

hg hg hg 4

R.

hg 22

hg 28

Belgrave

86

25 Carlow Auburn

Saltford

Pick up your

Free Copy

hg hg 1 hg

hg hg 12 31 16

Goderich

25

Brussels

hg hg 15

Blyth

19

Ethel

Benmiller

dc hg 8 8 Londesborough

of Daytripping...

hg hg 31 15

hg 4

Walton

at over 1,000 locaons

hg hg16

18 Holmesville

Clinton

hg 15

Kinburn Winthrop

including the shops

hg hg 13

17

Vanastra

in this directory.

Bayfield

dc dc 4 Harpurhey

Brodhagen

Seaforth

23

Egmondville

hg

hg 14

hg 44

Varna 3

St. Columban

Bornholm

Brucefield

Daytripping is also

dc 21

hg hg 31

hg 12 Dublin

Kippen

available at many

32

hg 24 Mitchell

War

Staffa

libraries & tourist

St. Joseph

hg dc 84

Hensall

8

Zurich

informaon centres.

ji hg 180 24

hg 2 hg 20 Fullarton

Dashwood

hg hg 83

83

Exeter

Contact us

hg

hg 11 hg 20

6

PINERY

hg

hg ji Grand Bend

163 2 hg hg

dc ji St.

Kirkton

Crediton

Shipka

130

10 23 Woodham

Huron Park

5

Kettle Pt. hg 81 Mount

Centralia

Port

Carmel

dc ji 5 4 151 St. Marys

Franks

Whalen

Ipperwash

Corbett

Corners

Beach

1-800-667-0337

hg

ji ji

hg 139 123

Northville

24 24 hg 47 Granton

Ravenswood

hg hg Visit our website

79 18

hg

hg hg 59

dc hg 7

27

7 21 Clandeboye Lucan

Thedford

Medina

hg hg hg hg hg 6 Sylvan Parkhill

25

7

7

20

hg hg6 Ailsa Craig

hg hg 7 Elginfield

Lambton Shores

hg dc hg hg 9

4 23 16

hg hg 12

17

Denfield

hg hg 27 31

Forest

6

Fanshawe

dc 20 Birr Bryanston

Nairn

hg 7 hg 30 21

Arkona

hg 19 Ilderton

Thorndale

daytripping.ca

Middlesex

Brights

L.

hg hg 12

Grove Camlachie

rq OO 6

Ohg 11

Centre

Ballymote

hg hg hg hg hg 7 79

16 28

27

3 9

O 9 Keyser

Port

hg 20 Arva

Tha

Huron

69 15 O 1

O

hg hg30 34

Warwick

22 Hickory

hg

rq dc402 25

O dc 44 402

O 22 Adelaide

Coldstream

Corner

LONDON

OO hg 22

hg 56

65 69

32

hg 22 Lobo Melrose

Sarnia

hg 22

94

Mandaumin Reece's

Poplar

Cors.

Hill

Find many more great stops

hg hg hg 16

17 Lucasville

39 Strathroy

hg

hg O 199

dc

hg 40

9

hg

hg hg hg hg

hg 38

Marysville

14 Wyoming

Komoka

Watford

8 hg hg 14

31 20 26

Kerwood

on our Feature Pages...

82

hg 3

P P 6

hg 81 186 195

86

P P194

4 100 189

nm hg

hg 10

Petrolia

Corunna

hg 79

77 Cairngorm Mt. Brydges

Delaware

Tha

dc 402 O 183

rq 29

hg 4

Harri

“Where You Should Eat”

98

P 94

8

hg hg hg

hg 74

Mooretown

hg 9 14

hg hg 21

15

180

hg hg 8

11 Belm

St. Clair

hg 10

35

dc 177

Courtright

hg 80

Oil City Inwood Alvinston

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

hg 30

80

Muncey

Brigden

Melbourne

hg 4

48 Ma

hg hg

hg 2

hg 36

hg 80

Appin

9

Southwold

Oil Springs

P 14

164

Talbotville St. Thomas

“Corkscrews & Cra Cra Brews” ”

hg

dc 74

Middlemiss

Marine City

3

nm hg hg hg hg 8 45 16

29

2

hg 2 P

hg hg 18 Lynhurst

Sombra

Wilkesport

Edys Mills

Glencoe

14 hg 20 New

M I C H I G A N

hg

dc 157

nm 59 nm 28 hg hg hg hg 28hg56 Sarum

(See PAGE 3 Index)

Oakdale

Shedden

Cairo

9

53

401

3

31 26 Strathburn

hg hg hg 45

nm hg hg hg 21

4

Port

Shetland

Fingal

36

8 Newbury

Lambton

hg P hg hg 59

1 79

Iona

Union

Rutherford

hg 149 13 Iona

hg 20

Florence

hg

hg 14 22hg27

14 1 Sta.

hg

PORT

BRUCE

rq

hg 75

P

hg hg 24

hg hg 26

hg 22

hg hg hg

hg hg 76 5 Sparta

Algonac

Dutton

Troy Mount Clemens

33 44

24 16 Bothwell Wardsville

8 16

Port

Walpole

STERLING

78

15

Croton

hg 23

hg 137

JOHN E. PEARCE

Walpole I.

Phg hg29 hg

ji 25

hg ji 7 hg 103 Wallacetown

Stanley

Island Wallaceburg

Tupperville Dresden

HEIGHTS

6 9

Wabash

hg 121 129

dc 18 hg 21

2 West Lorne

hg 76

40

hg15

WARREN

42 Rodney

hg hg29 29 15 Thamesville

Duttona

Kent

hg 2

hg hg

hg P ji 20 117

104 Eagle Beach

Queen’

St. Clair

ji 103

Eberts

Bridge

Shores

Mitchell's hg 42 P 109

hg 3

Bay

hg 18 18

Muirkirk

Repr

New Glasgow

Mitchell's Bay Dover

hg 30hg28

Duart

hg 9

Port Glasgow

hg 29

Louisville

Centre

39

14

Highgate

LAKE ST. CLAIR hg hg

nm 35

McKay's

hg 19

hg ji 20

121

10

Grande

Pointe

rq hg hg 38

Corners

CHATHAM-KENT

P 75

hg 43

hg

dc 101 rq 37 34

18 Pinehurst

Ridgetown

Chatham

40 Ohg dc 96 DETROIT

90 14 401

Ohg hg

hg 17 Palmyra

Pain Court

hg hg 10 38 hg 81

hg 2 hg

hg hg 19 hg 35 34 hg 36 15 Morpeth

Talbotville 2

11 Eatonville

St. Thomas

WINDSOR

hg

hg

hg 7 hg 17

36 Prairie

Charing

hg 8 Blenheim

Siding

RONDEAU

O 13 hg O 2 hg 14 19 hg hg 22 hg 2 Jeannettes

56 1

O 63

Cr.

Pte. aux Pins

Fighting hg Odc 25 42 hg

hg 14 Cross

3

Guilds

27

hg hg 35 hg39 Fletcher North

hg hg hg 10

11

St. Joachim

Creek

Buxton 27

21 401

O 31

42

Shrewsbury

Cedar Springs

Lakeshore

28

I.

O OO hg hg 3

hg hg hg 3

34

40 48

8 6

12

hg 7 Tilbury

La

Erie

Contact these

hg 8 Maidstone

FORT

MALDEN

hg

hg 5

7

hg

hg hg hg 34 23 46 Merlin

Erieau

Comber

Woodslee Ruscom

hg hg

hg 37 1 Dealtown Beach

Salle

9

8 dc

hg hg hg Organizaons

14

20 Paquette

hg hg 11 Cors.

4

10 Essex

hg hg 12 3 27 Staples 8

McGregor

hg hg 37

Port Alma

for

Amherstburg

Gesto

hg hg 14 hg 14

hg 18

hg hg 27 Cottam

WHEATLEY

dc hg 3

Malden 9 hg

hg 15 Blytheswood

hg 23

hg hg 31 77

1

Tourism Inquiries Tourism

Centre

11 18

hg 34

Wheatley

Pelee

29

hg dc

hg Information

&

Informaon

Advice!

MICH

18

Passage

Ruthven

hg

hg 34 3 34

Scudder

50 Harrow

Leamington

hg hg 13

20

hg 50

33hg20

Pelee

Detroit

Colchester

Pelee Island

POINT PELEE

Island

NATIONAL PARK

Windsor

ST.

W

rq 696 rq 696

rq 94 nm 25

nm 25

nm 39

nm 85

nm 1 po 102

nm 53

rq 94 rq 75

Bois Blanc I.

(île aux

Bois Blanc)

DETROIT

(RIVIÈRE

N

S

Canard

7

E

RIVER

DÉTROIT)

R.

10

17

7

E S

Tecumseh

S

Puce

6

22

Cedar Beach

TOLL FERRY

For schedule and rates

1-800-661-2220

Crossing time, 1.5 hrs.

Belle

R.

Kingsville

Belle River

6

Ruscom

Pigeon Bay

R.

E X

7

#1

22

DAYTRIPPER

THE

(RIVIÈRE

SAINTE-

ST.

CLAIRE)

9

RIVER

CLAIR

Deerbrook

Stoney /

Pointe-aux-Roches

DI R EC TOR Y

7

Point Pelee

28

Lighthouse

Cove

14

North

Point Edward

11

SydenhamR.

MICHIGAN U.S.A.

ONTARIO CANADA

Sydenham

27

14

Black

18

8

11

9

River

Creek

Hickory

9

Bear

L A M B T

L A K E H U R O N

12

13

9

7

Cr.

Creek

10

10

O N

THAMES

Rondeau

8

Bay

Brown

11

15

RIVER

13

Parkhill

12

M

21 35

16

9

Cr.

South

Sydenham

8

Pine

Bayfield

Ausable

I

11

17

4

R.

(RIVIÈRE

Nine

Mile

Sharpes Cr.

River

THAMES)

Maitland

River

South

Blyth

Oxbow

River

Mill

Maitl a nd

Cr.

River

Te eswater

Cr

Willow

L A K E E R I E

ONTARIO CANADA

OHIO U.S.A.

20

12

13

D D

9

21

L

27

4

14

27

7

24

12

B

River

Brook

14

13

28

Medway Cr.

6

7

10

Cr.

R

Little

18

River

Flat

13

U

11

Maitland

Mid dle

Cr.

5

North

Saugeen

H U R O N

E

S

E L

E X

Thames

24

R.

River

6

G

Cr.

hg

hg 3

hg dc

6

hg

hg 12 hg hg

hg

25 19

hg 55

hg 8

Black

24

Whirl

21

M

Avon

P E

dc

ji 180

hg hg 28hg ji

81

Links to all of these organizaons can be found at...

daytripping.ca

hg

hg 25 hg 52 hg

Route Al

Hw

1

C

L

ESSEX


River

Grand

Willow

R.

8

9

6

28

R.

9

10

River

Duntroon

SIBBALD

hg O dc 12

POINT

Eugenia

dc 31 hg hg hg hg 42

10

28 96

23

Berkeley

hg hg 10

hg 95

40

30

Singhampton

Glen Huron New Lowell

Sandy Cove

Duclos Port

L.

hg 9

94

Point Bolster

Cannington

hg hg

hg

hg hg 46

Mooresburg

32 13

Feversham

Creemore

90 27

Franklin Jacksons

hg O 25 hg 90

dc dc 25

Markdale

Brentwood

Island Beach Point

hg 12

Dornoch

Angus

48

7

y Scone

Eugenia

hg

dc hg hg

O hg 2

6

hg hg 12

4

Avening

Holly

Grove

Stroud

Alcona

Pefferlaw

Maxwell

Dunedin

Ivy

hg 9

85 21 78 Sutton

Virginia

hg 23

hg 2

hg hg 88

Manilla

Glencairn

Irish

Lake

hg hg

hg

hg 79

hg 39

hg

hg 18 12

81

Elmwood

Flesherton

Lisle

Thornton

Bell Ewart Georgina

Badjeros Maple Valley

Roches Point

82

Ceylon

Innisfil

79

hg

hg

hg hg hg 78

18

10 21

Cook's

Bay

O

hg 4

13

21

Lefroy

West Grey

Churchill

Baldwin

4

hg hg hg hg hg 10 Sunderland

Brown 32 Udora

Keswick

Baxter

Gilford

hg 75

3

8 3

hg dc dc 7 12

hg

dc dc 89

10 dc

hg hg Blackwater Son

Priceville

Redickville

hg 56

Hill

Honeywood

hg hg hg hg hg hg 22 hg 4 15 10

89

39 13 13

hg 3 hg 14

Proton

hg hg 9

hg ji 32

28

21 124

Terra Nova

Fennell

Station

5

Cookstown

Ravenshoe

6 Se

Zephyr Leaskdale

Durham

Dundalk

Horning's

Allan Park

Mansfield

Everett

Bradford- East

400

1

4

hg

EARL ROWE

hg

hg hg

hg hg 2

hg dc

O hg hg

23

hg 9

hg hg17 13

hg 27

hg 39 Saintfield

Swinton Park

Mills

Hanover

Varney

Nicolston

West Gwillimbury

hg 12

67

ton

Corbetton

48

11 23 18 Alliston

Gwillimbury

30 Greenbank

19 Newtonhg

hg 3

hg hg 77

arlsruhe

hg 10 8

10

Bradford

hg hg 64 hg 47

9 Violet Hill

Rosemont

Robinson

Holland

Queensville

Mount Sandford

Por

Riverview

New

1

88 Landing

Holt Albert

Uxbridge

Per

O 53

MONO

hg hg

CLIFFS

O 8 8

Neustadt

hg

hg hg hg hg

hg

hg 17 Shelburne

Sharon

Primrose

hg 50 Beeton

Ayton

Holstein

Bond

hg 8

19 13

9

1 51

9

O58

South

hg dc

hg O O 89

8 hg hg 31

55

49

dc hg 47 Manchester

ildmay

Head

74 30 Prin

ji hg hg 109 14

Keldon

11

Loretto

Coppin's

Tecumseth

1

hg hg hg 3

hg 21

14 31 Pleasantville

hg hg

hg 10 Dunkerron

404 O 45

hg

dc dc 52

89 10

Luther

dc O 1

hg hg

hg 15 Ballantrae

Cors.

Utica

12 Mono

Hockley Colgan

Schomberg Newmarket 34 Whitchurch- Goodwood

Clifford

38

hg

hg 6 Camilla Centre

Tottenham

Kettleby

hg hg hg 16

9

hg

hg hg hg 30 2

15 16

Wesley Cors. Musselman's

Conn

6 41

5

7

hg 40

Ashburn

Aurora Vandorf

Lake

Myrtle

Mount Forest

7 69 hg

L.

dc 25 Lloydtown

hg hg hg 23

9

dc hg 18 hg 56 hg 55 53

6 14

hg hg O

O 37

dc 407

8

hg

hg 27

31 8

hg 10 Pottageville Snowball Stouffville Stouffville

Laurel

Wilcox Preston Lake

16

hg hg hg 10 12 hg hg 11

Palgrave

Claremont Brooklin

Lakelet

16

Mono Mills

Oak Ridges

Lake 14 Ringwood

Harriston

43

dc

hg 1

O dc

hg 30

404

33

48

hg

hg

hg

hg dc 12 hg

hg hg 26

87

hg hg hg 7 22 50

King

Gormley

Orangeville

67

11

25

Brougham

6 Kenilworth

Damascus Grand

City

hg

ji 7

O hg hg 31

hg dc

dc 5 ji hg hg 38

Greenwood

hg 109

Valley Waldemar

23

24

Nobleton

RICHMOND

Green

1 31

109

MARKHAM

hg 4

412

23 37 3

FORKS OF

hg hg 3

Caledon

River

Fordwich

ji

hg hg 109 Village Caledon

Bolton

Elgin HILL

po 407

ji

THE CREDIT

hg O O 4 5 24 hg 9

hg 35

27 30

hg 30 hg 123 Teviotdale

ji ji

hg O P 34

93

109 109

Mono

Mills

Buttonville

Alton

East

ji 136

Road

Kleinburg

Caledon

ji ji hg 178 8

25

22

404 410

hg hg 399

Lake

hg O dc 397

hg hg hg 50

6

8hg7 hg

hg 24 hg 49

Maple

Palmerston

Marsville

Unionville

hg 11

hg 27

178 Kurtzville

88

91 Rothsay

Arthur

Sandhill

po 407

WH

3

24

hg 12

Molesworth

hg hg 29 Belwood

R.

O P 9

12 16 Belwood

Hillsburgh

Wildfield

Inglewood

VAUGHAN

Thornhill

AJAX

Gowanstown

ji 23 ji 140

10

383

394

O dc dc 19hg18

124

hg hg Ohg hg 404

401

1 4 14

17

Moorefield

Orton

Belfountain Victoria

Woodbridge

Pickering

Erin

hg 392

hg 18

27

P 369

PPP dc 21 7

O 367

375 379

6

13

Conestogo

hg

hg 10

Drayton

Erin

25

Listowel

hg hg 22

Pdc 11

26

Brisbane

po 407

400

371

8hg7

Alma

Cheltenham

hg hg 24

dc 359

409

365

L.

hg 42 hg O

P P 362 hg 27 hg 19

50 hg 10 355

hg hg hg

hg

ji 17

124 Snelgrove

North Perth

22

Terra Cotta

ji 107

Fergus

hg 12

Salem

29 Ospringe

BRAMPTON

72 Atwood

Ballinafad

hg 86

hg

ji 11

6

O 5

P 344 352

45

hg 18 107

ji147

Elora

ji 131

Glen Williams

Newry

Glen Allan

Dorking

Donegal

Floradale

hg 4

Pdc hg 21 hg

hg

hg 22 Brucedale

ji 125

Georgetown

7 346

Toronto Islands

dc

hg 427

19

22

Limehouse

Huttonville

Yatton

21

Rockwood

Macton

Eramosa

7 Stewarttown

Norval

hg 3

hg 1

TORONTO

Newton

(îles de Toronto)

hg hg P P P 19

330 336 342

139 142 145

R.

P P

51 29

136

333 QEW

hg

hg

ji 121

Elmira

Acton

po 407

Monkton

Wallenstein

West Montrose

Halton

hg hg

hg

hg hg ji 72 85

124 Ashgrove

Marden

Milverton

Millbank

Linwood

10 hg86 23 86

P

P 324

P dc

dc

55

hg 11

Hawkesville

Ariss

Speyside Hills

5

hg hg hg 86

hg 1 25

403

hg

hg 17 Winterbourne

Eden Mills

Hornby

Poole

Conestogo

Crosshill

37

328 P132 15 St. Jacobs

hg 130 P 320

dc

P

dc

hg

hg hg 6hg

7

hg 22 hg hg hg 30

Brunner

17 26 Maryhill

Brookville

Port Credit

ji hg 135 312

126

85 7 8

3

5

hg hg 31

Arkell

St. Clements

Bloomingdale

GUELPH

po 407 MISSISSAUGA

Heidelberg

32 dc

hg hg 34

Moffat

12 14

hg

ji hg ji hg16

124 119 7 Bamberg

Clarkson

Rostock

P dc 6

46 MILTON

hg 56 36 123

44

ji hg hg 299 401

hg

hg

hg 22 25

PP 5

P P 118 119 hg hg

hg 35

107 hg 31 Aberfoyle

tburg

Wellesley

hg 17 Gads Hill

St.

WATERLOO

43 58 24

32 Campbellville

Amulree

Agatha

KITCHENER

286

P hg 278 282

295 Morriston

7 Lowville

Sebringville

P P 6hg9

Petersburg

Puslinch

113 OAKVILLE

Phillipsburg Baden

P 284

P 111 HALTON

hg hg

hg 275

109

BRONTE

dc 7 dc 1

hg 28

Crieff Freelton Kilbride

hg hg hg 32 Stratford New Hamburg

1 5

8 4

hg 12 Mannheim

hg 8

hg 58 27 Clyde

CREEK

hg hg

hg 97

Carlisle

Bronte

Shakespeare

33 70 Strabane

ji hg hg dc 6

P P 102 5 3

P dc 100 7 hg hg

ji 112 ji 107 101

New

CAMBRIDGE

Flamboro

Pauls

Haysville

46hg12

hg 26 24

hg hg hg 97

Centre

Dundee

Westover

Roseville

hg 22 8

268

24 43

Millgrove

dc 8 O 97 FORT GEORGE

hg hg hg hg 47 Sheffield

Waterdown

BURLINGTON

ji 113 Tavistock

hg 3

dc 58 hg 75

Clappison's Cors.

Plattsville

hg hg 28

401

49

Branchton

Rockton

hg

hg dc 5

O

P O nm 8 28

13

Greensville

Aldershot

59

Ayr

hg 18

hg 36 Peters Cors.

HAMILTON

Niagara-On-

Bright

Glen Morris Troy

hg hg 5

Dundas

hg 93 hg 19

90 28

250

14

99

dc

hg 29 West Flamborough

The-Lake

Harrington Hickson

St. George

hg 403 hg 8 88 89

O 6 hg hg hg 83 hg 78

hg O hg 35

Harrisburg

87

8

29

Drumbo 15 Copetown

Youngstown

Uniondale

Innerkip

74 71

O

O 68 O nm 3

5

64

O 55 51 O

P O dc dc

18

36 O57

49

O

O 44

O 238

27

6

QEW

hg

hg 99

Lynden Ancaster

Grimsby

ST. CATHARINES

Lakeside

hg hg 4

hg

hg 20

hg hg hg hg 48

hg

hg 36

55 119

hg 33 Paris

Jerseyville

Lincoln

Virgil

Huntingford

Osborne Cors.

hg 22

po 2

11 17

Stoney

ji 16 Gobles Princeton

Creek

Winona

Falkland

hg 86 100

33 Woodstock

Alberton

Eastwood

dc 30 33

O dc 104

hg 25

Elfrida

Embro

403 38

16

ji

38 41

2/53

406

O O hg

hg hg 73 hg hg 17

52

hg 81

Jordan

Queenston

Kintore

Creditville

hg

hg hg hg 26

dc

hg 405

6 16 8 hg 56

hg 18

Lewiston

Cainsville

Mount Hope

Grassie Beamsville

Sta.

hg hg hg 21 16 53

65

73 81 89

O 37

235

34

P hg hg hg 6

Carluke

Fulton

hg hg hg O 30

230 232

O 14

P Odc rq

9 53

20 14

190 hg hg hg 12 Campden Jordan

Brantford Onondaga

Woodburn

Vineland

Niagara

54 24

hg ts 2 7

hg hg

hg 55

Burford

Beachville

Oxford

Mt. Vernon

hg

ji 18

Binbrook

Middleport

69

202

420

7 hg4 hg

hg Falls

40

Centre

Cathcart

St.

mesford

54

hg 69 27

222 17

Grand

P

O po 62

6

hg hg 65

ji 384

hg

hg 14 73

hg

hg

hg 22 Bishopsgate

Smithville

hg 129 Mount

Sweaburg

Harley

14

66 9

216

P hg hg hg 45

hg hg hg

ji hg 59 31

21 9

4

9

hg 218

hg

hg 12 20 O O 23 21

O16

Island

Cr.

PPdc 3 hg 65 hg 47

hg hg 59

hg

hg hg Pleasant

Caistor

Anns

Caledonia

Ingersoll

Brant

Thorold

119 202 16 24 Ohsweken

Centre

Burtch

Caistorville

North Pelham

Foldens

New Durham

Bismarck

Fonthill

Niagara Chippawa

Holbrook

25 Scotland

Oakland

hg 20

Willow Grove

Empire Corners

Dorchester Putnam

401 dc hg

hg 5

hg 27 hg 46 Burgessville

56

63

hg 29 19 4

Wilsonville

hg

ji

dc 19

dc 54 hg hg 36

hg

hg

hg 2

Fenwick

Falls

hg 116

Salford

Norwich

18 New Credit

York

Wellandport

Pelham

Kelvin

Bealton

208

6 Canborough

hg 24

27 hg O 203 10

18 Vanessa

Haldimand County

24

27

98

dc

12

58A

hg hg hg 24

Boston

hg 9 hg 27

hg QEW

dc dc dc Orq 13 19 25 1

hg hg hg

hg

hg

hg 29

Springvale

Mount Elgin

4

Welland

Mossley

Milldale

Hagersville

Canfield

Verschoyle

Round

Villa Nova

hg hg hg 32

Chambers

hg 30

Otterville

hg

hg 19 Teeterville Plains

7

9 55

hg 20 hg 58 140

hg 5

dc

dc 23

27

9 Decewsville Cayuga

Corners

mes Centre

Stevensville

etsville

19

Waterford

5 17 3

21

Ostrander

hg dc 2

hg

hg 84

hg

hg hg

hg hg 74 Garnet

Winger

Avon

Springford

59 La Salette

Nelles Corners

Wainfleet

Windham

Balmoral

98 Fort Erie

47

hg hg 4 3

hg hg37 ont 73

Culloden

37 Centre

20 3

O 1

11 hg hg 20

37 25 24 Townsend

Kohler

Ostryhon

Tillsonburg

Byng

hg

hg 20

Dunnville

Corners

hg 50

hg hg hg 3

Ridgeway

1

Lyons 48

Brownsville

Delhi

Jarvis

Simcoe

dc

hg 49

3

hg Renton

Grant Pt.

Mohawk Pt.

Point Abino

dc hg 53

Fisherville

Lowbanks

Gasline

hg 12

South

pleton

hg 3 5

ROCK POINT

hg hg hg hg hg 52

Springfield Corinth

Courtland

hg hg 16 hg 1

hg 70hg55 Cheapside

Cayuga

Long Burnaby Port

Crystal

Rainham

Port

Beach Colborne

Beach

32 40 46 30

35

38 59

21

hg hg 10

24

SELKIRK

hg dc 44

6

Peacock Pt.

hg 3

Selkirk Centre

Maitland

Norfolk

Eden

South

Aylmer

Richmond Mabee's

Middleton County Greens Corner

hg 6 Nanticoke

Orwell

Summers

hg 38 Corners

hg hg 21 Andy's

Vittoria

Port Dover

Silver Hill

hg hg 45 Corners

23

Corners

1

3 Walsh

Mount

hg hg hg hg

45 16 24 hg 10

73

hg 43 hg Straffordville Langton

Port Ryerse

Salem

19 Glen Meyer

40hg45

Calton

TURKEY POINT

hg hg 45 hg 42 Vienna

Frogmore

Normandale

59 Forestville

Copenhagen

Port Bruce

PORT

hg 55 Walsingham

St. Williams

Turkey Point

Fairground

Port

Turkey Pt.

BURWELL hg hg 60 42

Burwell

Inner

Bay

hg

hg 28 hg 42 Cultus

23

Port

Rowan

SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 2022

s Printer for Ontario, 2018

hg hg 42 59

Clear

Long

Long Point

oduced with permission.

Creek

Point

~ See page 1 for details!

LONG POINT

aitland

36

7

atfish

R.

Cr.

Maitl and

Cr.

North

25

R T

Creek

16

6

Beatty

H

I N

ong

10

27

Styx

Saugeen

River

14

O X

Big

River

Saugeen

10

Smith

Cr.

12

y. #3 ...

IGAN

Lake

St.Clair

Aylmer

eamington

O P Q R

Lake

Huron

Sarnia

Chatham

KENT

3

Rocky

4

LAMBTON

Petrolia

2

G R E

25

Otter Cr.

32

10

Saugeen

24

17

W

F O

3

4

Conestogo

Nith

33

R.

River

A T

4

Mallet

5

R.

Saugeen

R.

E

24

10

R D

Tillsongburg

ELGIN

HURON

6

Horner

Courtland

Stratford

4

5

London

MIDDLESEX

St. Thomas

Lake Erie

Creek

Big

Beav

32

18

Cr.

17

River

W E L L I

Grand

3

19

10

18

G ra nd

River

Riv er

15

R.

Speed

Nanticoke

Br.

23

GRAND

Boston

Boyne

Er amosa

12 8

10

OXFORD

R L

Woodstock

Y

O

12

Delhi

WATERLOO RM

7

3

13

Kitchener-Waterloo

BRANT

O

8

19

N

8

4

21

G

8

4

19

12

T O N

13

12

25

17

5

4

14

20

25

Cr.

12

29

McKenzie

23

Cr.

Mad

Sheldon

D U F F E R I N

HAMILTON

Burlington

WENTWORTH

Hamilton

12

Brantford

NORFOLK

8

Port Dover

11

Townsend

Simcoe

9

14

10

Caledonia

HALDIMAND

S T U V W X Y Z

Credit

9

12

23

Cr.

Pine

River

13

19

8

Cr.

27

16

18

RIVER

3

R.

River

River

4

6

Bailey

L A K E E R I E

Niagara

Y

NIAGARA RM Falls

Lake Erie

W

N

S

Lake

Ontario

E

3

Jarvis

Fort Eri

1)

2)

3)

4)

awasaga

P

7

Creek

8

E

8

8

River

H umber

E

11

12

18

Welland

16

L

Oswego

In Summer

13

6

12

2

11

Innisfil

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

www.visitwindsoressex.com

1-800-265-3633

Chatham-Kent Tourism

www.visitck.ca

1-800-561-6125

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton

www.ontbluecoast.com

1-800-265-0316

Tourism London

www.londontourism.ca

1-800-265-2602

60

17

R.

19

2

2

4

10

River

20

Cr.

7

11

10

Kempenf

8

Twenty

(rivière

12

8

7

Holland

7

21

R.

Y O

7

10

16

Mile

R

Cr.

Welland)

15

Black

Don

R.

N I A G A R

ONTARIO CANADA

6

NEW YORK U.S.A.

19

4

19

K

7

22

A

Pefferlaw

4

12

11

7

9

R..

Rouge

po 407 3

Wainfleet

Dunnville

Port Colborne

5) Middlesex Tourism

10)

www.visitmiddlesex.ca

519-434-7321

O 90

6)

Elgin County Tourism

www.elgintourist.com

O 88 89

11)

QEW

1-877-GO-ELGIN

dc O 83

7) Tourism Oxford

12)

2022...

Cayuga

Represenng Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton,

Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Norfolk & Haldimand County.

www.ontariossouthwest.com

8)

9)

ST E

E

ST E

FLETCHER RD

AVE N

KENILWORTH

KING

PARKDALE

AVE N

ST

GRE E N HILL

MUD ST W

HIGHLAND RD W

Elfrida

hg 56

A V E

E

PKWY

GRAYS RD

QUEENSTON RD

UPPER CENTENNIAL

hg 20

MILLEN RD

TAPLEYTOWN RD

DEWITT RD

11

FRUITLAND

7

RIDGE RD

MUD ST E

RD

GREEN MOUNTAIN RD E

HIGHLAND RD E

R.

27

27

6

20

Beaver

15

9

10

D U

L A K E O N T A R I O

www.tourismoxford.ca

519-539-9800 ext. 3355

Norfolk County Tourism

www.norfolktourism.ca

1-800-699-9038

Tourism Haldimand

www.haldimandcounty.ca

1-800-863-9607

13)

14)

GLOVER

RD

MCNEILLY RD

NIAGARA

10

15

18

R

RIVER

Ridgeway

3

Cruise Along Hwy #3 during the Southcoast Dream Drive!

Tourism Hamilton

www.tourismhamilton.com

1-800-263-8590

Tourism Branord

www.discoverbranord.ca

1-800-265-6299

County of Brant Tourism

www.brant.ca

1-888-250-2296

Stoney

Creek

hg 8

Straord Tourism Alliance

www.visitstraord.ca

1-800-561-7926

Tourism Burlington

www.tourismburlington.com

1-877-499-9989

7

14

Maripos

H

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

D

is p

org


#1

DAYTRIPPER

THE

Map & Wed Listing

DI R EC TO R Y

TOWN Unique SW NAME, Ontario TOWN NAME Map!

Shops,

and another awesome TOWN NAME

FOUR PAGE

Find more great stops on our:

Stops and Websites

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

(See PAGE 3 I Index) d PULLOUT SECTION!

LEAMINGTON D-20

A Stitch In Time 519-322-4690

Find us on Facebook • www.astitchintime.ca

Aziz Fruit Stand & Wooden Spoon 519-890-3322

www.azizfruitstand.com

Leamington Arts Centre 519-326-2711

www.leamingtonartscentre.com

Pelee Wings Nature Store 519-326-5193

www.peleewings.ca

Sweet Retreat Ice Cream & More 519-398-8158

www.sweetretreatleamington.ca

There’s No Place Like Home Antiques 519-325-1455

Find us on Facebook

LISTOWEL O-6

Knapp Shoes 519-291-4750

www.knappshoes.ca

Sprinrite Yarn Factory Outlet 519-291-3951

www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

The Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box 519-291-4777

www.shopkci.com

LONDESBOROUGH L-6

Greyhaven Gardens 519-523-9781

www.greyhavengardens.com

Nature’s Nest 519-523-4399

www.naturesnest.ca

LONDON M-12 (INC. LAMBETH & HYDE PARK)

London Tourism 1-800-265-2602

www.londontourism.ca

Visit Middlesex 519-434-7321

www.visitmiddlesex.ca

A & M Garden Centre 519-652-3539

www.amgardencentre.ca

Attic Books 519-432-7277

www.atticbooks.ca

East Park Golf Gardens 519-451-2950

www.eastparkgolf.com

Fanshawe Pioneer Village 519-457-1296

www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca

Memory Lane Antiques 519-471-2835

Find us on Facebook

Pickin’ Through the Past 226-927-3878

Find us on Facebook

The Bloomin’ Bog (near Ilderton) 519-666-0132

www.bloominbog.com

The Market at Western Fair District --

www.TheMarketWFD.com

Thomas Bros. Farm Market 519-652-5551

www.thomasbrothersfarms.ca

LUCAN L-10

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)

MELBOURNE K-13

MILDMAY N-3

MILLBANK O-7

Anna Mae’s Restaurant & Bakery 519-595-4407

www.annamaes.ca

Millbank Cheese & Butter 519-595-8787

www.millbankcheese.com

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

Zehr’s Country Market 519-595-4403

www.zehrscountrymarket.com

MILVERTON O-7

MINTO O-5

Town of Minto Tourism 519-338-2511

www.town.minto.on.ca

MITCHELL M-8

MOORETOWN E-13

Moore Museum 519-867-2020

www.mooremuseum.ca

MORPETH I-17

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

MOUNT BRYDGES K-13

Brickyard Antiques & Repurposed Things

www.brickyardantiques.com

Sew Creative 519-264-2177

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

MOUNT PLEASANT R-11

NAIRN K-11

NEUSTADT N-3

NEW HAMBURG P-9

Esther’s Heart n Home Quilt Shop 519-662-4962

www.heartnhomecreations.com

Oak Grove Cheese Factory 519-662-1212

www.oakgrovecheese.ca

NEW SARUM N-14

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

&

FARM MARKETS

45, 46 6&

47

NEWTON O-7

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Y-10

NIXON R-13

NORTH BUXTON C-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

NORWICH Q-12

Our Gift Shoppe 519-863-2380

Find us on Facebook

OIL SPRINGS H-14

Oil Museum of Canada 519-834-2840

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

PAISLEY M-1

PALMYRA J-16

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

PARIS R-10

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616

www.chocolatesensations.ca

John M. Hall House of Linens 519-442-4242

www.johnmhall.ca

The Paris Wincey Mills Co. 226-934-4688

www.winceymills.ca

PARKHILL J-10

PELEE ISLAND E-20

PETERSBURG Q-9

Brian Greer Tin Ceilings 519-743-9710

www.tinceiling.com

PETROLIA H-13

www.VisitPetrolia.ca

Country Yarns 519-882-8740

www.country-yarns.com

Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840

Find us on Facebook

Olde Post Office Shoppe 519-882-0747

www.petroliaenterprises.ca

Petrolia Mercantile & Tea 519-882-0238

www.facebook.com/petrolia.mercantile

The Stitcharie 519-882-3454

www.stitcharie.com

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 800-717-7694

www.thevpp.ca

Willow & Oak

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

POINT EDWARD F-12 (ALSO SEE SARNIA)

Buttons & Bows 519-491-1412

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

Kind Decor 519-381-5165

www.kinddecor.ca

Village of Point Edward 519-337-3021

www.villageofpointedward.com

PORT BRUCE N-14

PORT BURWELL O-15

HMSC OJIBWA Museum of Naval History 519-633-7641

www.projectojibwa.ca

PORT DOVER S-14

Port Dover Board of Trade 519-583-1314

www.portdover.ca

PORT FRANKS I-10

Lambton Shores --

www.lambtonshores.ca

PORT ROWAN Q-15

Frannie’s Attic Antiques 519-410-4861

Find us on Facebook

Jonny K’s Fresh Produce --

Find us on Facebook

Twin’s Ice Cream (May-Oct) 519-586-7994

PORT STANLEY M-15

DeBackere Farm Market (Union) 519-631-1370

www.debackerefarmmarket.ca

Inn on the Harbour 519-782-7623

www.innontheharbour.net

James Street Home Decor 226-658-6000

www.jamesstreethomedecor.com

Mackie’s On The Beach 519-782-4390

Find us on Facebook

Pepper Tree Spice Co. 519-782-7800

www.peppertreespice.com

Port Stanley Festival Theatre 519-782-4353

www.portstanleytheatre.ca

PRINCETON Q-11

REECES CORNERS H-12

RIDGETOWN I-16

Ridge House Museum 519-360-1998

www.chatham-kent.ca/ridgehousemuseum

RIPLEY K-3

Shoreline Chic 519-395-2236

Find us on Facebook

RODNEY K-15

RUTHVEN D-20

Ruthven Nursery & Garden Centre 519-326-4019

Find us on Facebook

ST. CLEMENTS P-8

In Season Home & Garden 519-218-2188

www.in-season.ca

ST. GEORGE S-10

ST. JACOBS Q-7

Market Road Antiques 519-746-1999

www.stjacobs.com

Bottom ST. MARYS Borders: N-10 Sunny days / Oh, Elly sunny, Boersema Natural sunny, Health Foods sunny 519-245-0556 days

Snapping Turtle Coffee Roasters 226-661-8000

www.snappingturtlecoffee.com

ST. THOMAS M-14 (ALSO SEE TALBOTVILLE)

Elgin County Tourism 877-463-5446 (ex168)

www.elgintourist.com

Antiques on the Side 519-633-8190

Find us on Facebook

Berry Hill Limited 519-631-0480

www.berryhilllimited.com

Briwood Farm Market 519-633-9691

www.briwoodfarmmarket.com

Canadale Nurseries Ltd. 519-631-7264

www.canadale.com

Elgin County Heritage Centre 519-631-1460

www.elgin-county.ca

Elgin Military Museum 519-633-7641

www.theelginmilitarymuseum.ca

EverWoods 519-207-3837

www.everwoods.ca

Harvest Table Rustic Design

Find us on Facebook

Katnap Antiques/Lumley & Co. B&B 519-764-2384

Find us on Facebook

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

Purely Wicked Gift Store 226-224-8559

www.purelywicked.ca

Revival Studio --

Find us on Facebook

Shaw’s Ice Cream 519-631-2510

www.shawsicecream.com

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre 519-631-4040

www.stepac.ca

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

ST. WILLIAMS R-15

Burning Kiln Winery 519-586-9858

www.burningkilnwinery.ca

SALFORD O-12

Village Cheese Mill 519-485-0600

www.villagecheesemill.com

SARNIA F-12 (ALSO SEE POINT EDWARD & BRIGHT’S GROVE)

Sarnia Tourism Information 1-800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.com

Downtown Market 519-328-2217

downtownmarketsarnia.ca

Duc D’Orleans II Cruise Ship 519-337-5152

www.ducdorleans.com

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

Imperial City Brew House 519-491-5191

www.imperialcitybrew.com

Imperial Theatre 877-344-7469

www.imperialtheatre.net

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 519-337-0507

www.lawrencehouse.ca

Local Motif & Just-A-Nuff Antiques 519-336-3838

Find us on Facebook

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100

www.stonesnbones.ca

The Book Keeper 519-337-3171

www.sarniabookkeeper.com

SEAFORTH L-7

Cotton Harvest Quilt Shop 519-600-1646

www.thecottonharvest.com

SELKIRK U-14

SHAKESPEARE O-9

Best Little Pork Shoppe 519-625-8194

www.porkshoppe.com

The Quilt Place 519-625-8435

www.thequiltplace.ca

SHEDDEN L-14

SIMCOE R-13

Capitol Arts Market 519-900-9355

www.capitolartsmarket.com

The Cider Keg Farm Market 519-428-0882

www.ckfarmmarket.com

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

SPARTA N-14

SPARTA COUNTRY

CANDLES

46361 Sparta Line

SPARTA, ON

1-800-463-1447

www.spartacandles.com

SPRINGFIELD N-13

STRATFORD N-9

Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe 519-273-5773

www.yeoldefabricshoppe.com

STRATHROY K-12

ABQ Sewing 519-205-0523

www.amongbrendasquilts.com

Doug & Marion’s Bike Sales & Repairs 519-245-9923

www.dougandmarionsbikes.com

Hamilton’s Bakery 519-245-0741

www.hamiltonsbakery.ca

TALBOTVILLE M-13 (ALSO SEE ST.THOMAS)

The Turkey Shoppe 519-633-0527

www.turkeyshoppe.com

TAVISTOCK O-9

TECUMSEH C-17

THAMESVILLE H-15

Laurie Clark Floral Designs & Artisans 519-692-5519

www.laurieclarkdesignsflowers.com

Sunshine Farms 519-692-4416

www.picklesplease.ca

THEDFORD I-10

Twin Pines Orchards 519-296-5556

www.twinpinesorchards.com

Widder Station Golf, Grill & Tap House 519-296-4653

www.widderstation.com

THORNDALE N-

TILBURY E-18

TILLSONBURG P-13

Annandale National Historic Site 519-842-2294

www.tillsonburg.ca

Coyles Country Store 800-559-7350

www.coylescountrystore.com

Station Arts Centre 519-842-6151

www.stationarts.ca

The Rustic Garage 519-983-2251

Facebook • www.therusticgarage.com

Tillsonburg Antiques Plus 519-688-7770

www.antiquesincanada.com

TIVERTON L-1

Bruce Power Visitor’s Centre 519-361-7777

www.brucepower.com

TROY S-10

UNION M-15

DeBackere Farm Market 519-631-1370

www.debackerefarmmarket.ca

VANESSA R-12

VITTORIA R-14

Kernal Peanuts 519-426-9222

www.kernalpeanuts.com

The Cider Keg Farm Market 519-428-0882

www.ckfarmmarket.com

The Good Bread Company 519-428-1300

www.goodbreadcompany.ca

WALKERTON N-2

WALLACEBURG F-15

Wallaceburg Museum 519-627-8962

www.wallaceburgmuseum.ca

WALLACETOWN L-15

Backus-Page House Museum 519-762-3072

www.backuspagehouse.ca

WATERFORD R-13

Alice Street Antique Market 519-410-8821

Find us on Facebook

C.J.’s Antiques 519-443-4197

www.cjsantiques.com

Waterford Antique Market 519-443-4064

www.waterfordantiquemarket.com

WATERLOO Q-8 (SEE ALSO KITCHENER)

WATFORD I-12

WELLESLEY P-8

WEST LORNE K-15

Natterjack Brewing Company 226-289-1472

natterjackbrewing.ca

WHEATLEY E-19

Briar Patch Studio 519-916-2407

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

WINDHAM CENTRE Q-13

Caresa Antiques 519-443-5856

WINDSOR B-17

Quilting Confections 519-250-8888

www.quiltingconfections.com

Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe 519-730-1172

www.RoseCottageQuilt.com

Tourism Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island 1-800-265-3633

www.visitwindsoressex.com

WINGHAM M-5

WOODSTOCK P-11

Downtown Woodstock BIA 519-537-5721

www.downtownwoodstock.ca

Floral Buds 519-537-5700

www.floralbudsanddesign.com

Reel Treats

www.theoxforddrivein.com

Tourism Oxford 866-801-7368

www.tourismoxford.ca

WYOMING H-12

Copper Flats Bison Co. 519-726-1111

www.copperflatsbisonco.com

Lambton County Archives 519-845-5426

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/archives

&

on

page 87


T RRY

Shop Locally, enjoy dinner and stay the night exploring SW ONTARIO!

CONTRADICTORY CCOONNTRRAAA RA

DICCTOO PROVERBS

RR PRROOVV

O ERRBSS

1. Look before you leap.

He who hesitates is lost.

2. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Don't beat your head against a stone wall.

3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Out of sight, out of mind.

4. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Don't cross the bridge until you come to it.

5. Two heads are better than one.

Paddle your own canoe.

6. Haste makes waste.

Time waits for no man.

7. You're never too old to learn.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

8. A word to the wise is sufficient.

Talk is cheap.

9. It's better to be safe than sorry.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

10. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

Nice guys finish last.

11. Hitch your wagon to a star.

Don't bite off more that you can chew.

12. Don't judge a book by its cover.

Clothes make the man.

13. The squeaking wheel gets the grease.

Silence is golden.

14. Birds of a feather flock together.

Opposites attract.

15. Winners never quit.

Quit while you're ahead.

16. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to

speak out and remove all doubt.

The squeeky wheel gets the grease.

17. Actions speak louder than words.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

18. Look before you leap.

He who hesitates is lost.

Where friends and families meet to enjoy

gardens, gifts and goodies!

Summer Hours:

Wed to Sat 10-4

Sunday 12-4

GARDENS

Filled with perennials

& unique native trees

GIFTS

Home &

Garden Decor,

Puzzles, Books

& lots more

Join Susanne in

our Nature Words

community

WWW.CRAZY8BARN.COM

GOODIES

Fudge, Butter Tarts,

Canadian Snacks,

Shaw’s Ice Cream,

Scones, & More

CRAZY 8 BARN & GARDEN

14226 TALBOT TRAIL, PALMYRA N0L 1X0

519-674-2888

Summer 2022 “This product can burn eyes” (label on a curling iron)

Page 19


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

• Enjoy Our Own Farm Raised Pork

and Free Run Chickens (drug/additive free)

• Fresh Eggs from our free run laying hens

• Ontario Dry Aged Carcass Beef (aged minimum 21 days)

• Frozen Entrées • Frozen Meat or Fruit Pies

• Patties: beef, pork, 1/2 & 1/2, sirloin, smoked brisket

• and So Much More! Custom Orders Welcome

While Daytripping, these maps will tell you where we are (roughly).

Come To The Country—Where It All Begins!

plus

Deli Meats

made on-site:

Gluten,

Sugar &

Lactose Free

selections

ROESCH MEATS

Thornloe

Specialty Cheese

Filipino meats:

Tocino

Adobo Capicola Steaks

Pork Belly Lechon

Kabobs & More

Smoked Meats • Wild Game Processing

www.rmeats.com

Come spend the day,

shop fashions & gifts.

Enjoy cocktails and

unique food offerings

at Small Plates,

Chatham’s newest patio!

GENTRY MANOR

9 Park St. CHATHAM • 519-352-9420

www.gentrymanor.com

ALL PROCESSING DONE ON-SITE!

Open Tues-Fri 9-5 • Sat 9-3 • Closed Sun/Mon

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR COOLER!

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Rd.

Just East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711

Over 13,000

people...

should ...You

too!

Mrs. D’s Products

Classic Recipes

with a Twist

Jams, Jellies,

Sauces, Salsa & Pickles

• Locally Sourced

• Hand Packed

CHATHAM

Hwy. #40

Hwy. #2/Longwoods Rd.

River Line

Mull Rd.

Mull Rd.

Hwy. #401

Northwood

Fairview

Kent Bridge Rd.

519-350-1745

• Antiques • Collectibles • Nostalgia

• Memorabilia • Refurbished Furniture

• Glass • China • DVDs • Vinyl

Also Home Baking

~ 15 King Street East • Chatham ~

Tues. Wed. Thurs. 11-3, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 9-5

The 2 nd

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

6)

7)

8)

9)

10)

2 nd

thrift store

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

• Furniture • Housewares • Clothing • Toys

Your purchases enable us to donate in

Chatham and around the world.

Tuesday to Friday 9-4 • Saturday 9 to 2

127 Colburne St., Chatham, N7M 3L8

(Just down from Rona) • 519-352-0911

Ten Commandments

Thou shall not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of

all human activities.

Thou shall not be fearful, for most of the things we fear

never come to pass.

Thou shall not cross bridges before you come to them, for

no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.

Thou shall face each problem as it comes. You can only

handle one at a time anyway.

Thou shall not take problems to bed with you, for they

make very poor bedfellows.

Thou shall not borrow other people’s problems. They can

better care for them than you can.

Thou shall not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, it is

forever gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your

life and be happy now!

Thou shall be a good listener, for only when you listen do

you hear ideas different from your own. It is hard to learn

something new when you are talking, and some people do

know more than you do.

Thou shall not become “bogged down” by frustration, for

90% of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with

positive action.

Thou shall count thy blessings, never overlooking the small

ones, for a lot of small blessings add up to big ones.

MI

ONTARIO

Page 20

“Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth” (label on novelty rock garden set)

Summer 2022


CHATHAM, KENT BRIDGE, BOTHWELL, THAMESVILLE & PALMYRA

PARKS

Blueberry Farm · Café · Bakery · Country Store

The easy drive through Southwestern

Ontario’s farm country to get to Parks

Blueberries is nearly as pleasant as the

sweet smell of warm turnovers greeting

visitors when they arrive.

I say nearly because there is nothing

quite as wonderful as the aroma of

delicious treats coming out of the oven

under the careful supervision of head

baker and general manager Tina Alderdice.

Tina has worked at the U-Pick blueberry

farm for 27 years and perfected Parks’

recipes for everything from blueberry pie

and turnovers to blueberry cream cheese

squares, blueberry white chocolate

scones and more.

They are all available in Parks’ store

for customers to take home or to enjoy in

the spacious café that also serves up deli

sandwiches, soups, salads, and quiche.

The Parks’ family started their

blueberry farm 43 years ago along

Highway 2 between Bothwell and

Thamesville in Chatham-Kent’s

northeast end.

It’s grown into more than 45 acres of

blueberry bushes carefully maintained

under netting and some of the oldest

bushes in Ontario. The blossoms are

pollinated every spring with hundreds

of beehives brought in to help the

naturally-occurring bee population get

the job done.

In 2013, Bruce and Hope Parks took

over the operation from his parents, Bill

and Diane, and together they operate

a busy U-Pick, wholesale blueberry

business, café and country store.

It’s a popular destination visited by

more than 10,000 customers every

summer who can easily spend a couple

of hours or an entire day, says Hope.

“The heart of it all is the blueberries

Story and photo by

Cathy Dobson, Sarnia

and people tell us all the time what a

great day trip it is,” she said. Parks offers

free wagon rides into the blueberry

fields and 10 different varieties of fresh

berries. The most popular tend to be

Blue Crops, Dukes and Northlands.

“Our customers love putting in the

effort to get their own berries,” Hope

said. “If you are a kid, it teaches you

the richness of nature and something

about farming. I think it’s a very good

experience for children no matter how

old they are.”

Pickers who are eight years and older

pay $5 per person to pick their own

berries. It’s not meant as an entrance

fee but to encourage picking, explained

Hope. The $5 charge is deducted from

the cost of what you pick.

During the busy summer months,

the café and country store are also

busy. Nearly 60 employees are hired to

keep all aspects of the business running

smoothly.

“We’re really proud of our home

baking and I love talking to the customers

who come in to have something to

eat,” said Hope. She also selects the

housewares, clothing, jewellery, toys

and novelty items available in the

country store.

Blueberry season generally spans July

and August. Visitors are encouraged to

check out Parks’ website to see varieties

that are ready for picking. The Parks’

freezers are also packed with boxes

of frozen blueberries for sale. New in

recent years are greenhouses growing

strawberries in the shoulder seasons.

Throughout the summer, Parks

Blueberries is open seven days a week

(8 a.m. – 6 p.m) including holidays. Find

out more at www.parksblueberries.com.

New Summer Play Zone!

14933 Longwoods Rd., Bothwell • 519-697-4691

(Hwy #2, between Bothwell & Thamesville)

R.B. F

abrics

• Fabrics for... Fashion,

Upholstery, Draperies, Outdoors,

Quilting - extra wide backing

• Quilting & Sewing Notions

• Breakfast & Lunch: Take Out,

Dine In or Picnic Tables

• Artisan & Home Style Baking

New: Take & Bake Pies

• Cheese & Deli Counter

• Shaw's Ice Cream

• Acvies include: peddle cars, train rides,

ziplines, goats, bunnies, campfires, & more!

• Great for Birthday Pares & Reunions

Opening July 1st: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 10am-5pm

Yes!

1 sloansvillage.ca

745 St. Clair • CHATHAM • N7L 0E9 www.rbfabrics.com

Mon-Fri 9:30-5

Saturday 9:30-4

(HWY 40, NORTH EDGE OF CITY) 519-351-7693

11652 LONGWOODS ROAD, KENT BRIDGE • 519-352-5226

Order Online: kentbridgecountrymarket.com

RETIREMENT SALE

is now ON

After 40 years we are retiring.

Thank you for your support -

enjoy the storewide savings.

PARKS

Blueberry e

Farm

· Caf · · Country Store

www.parksblueberries.com

w b Fresh Blueberries u b e esin sinSeas

n Season

a

(Mid July through September) embe

Details on website.

e.

MON-FRI 8-6

SATURDAY 8-5

Frozen r

enBl Blueberries i es Always asin y

Store

t

o r

e

F

rom

Our

Customers

I just wanted to let you know that this entire past week we had an

influx of new people to our area! At least 8 different couples mentioned

to us that they found us through your Day Tripping publication and 3

people had mentioned how they were saddened with Covid there

wasn't a NEW edition - but I made their day and set them straight -

giving them their own copies!! Two couples mentioned how traveling

to these stores would be what they do for fun with the remainder of

August! YAY!!! So what I am trying to say is, THANK YOU!! And Yes, YOU

are making a difference!! We certainly appreciate the help! Please fwd

this email along to the rest of your team!! 5 Golden Stars, folks!! :)

Amie Rankin ~ Troyer’s Spices in St. Marys

OUR CAFÉ

• Fresh Creative Recipes

• Blueberry Accents

OUR BAKERY

FAMOUS for Pies,Muffins, Scones

• Gluten Smart Scratch-Baked ch B

ak d

Goods

• ‘No Sugar Added’ Selections

Summer

Fashions

Blueberries

are our focus:

Preserves & Sauces

Single jars or

Gift boxes

Perfect

Accents

Cookware

from Emile Henry...

Located 7 km East of Thamesville on Hwy. #2

OUR

STORE

• Kitchen Gadgets,

Tools, Accessories

& Cookbooks

• Women’s ns Apparel

pa

& Accessories

sori

• Lang Calendars

• Gift Baskets &

Certificates

i

t

es

• One-of-a-Kind -a-K

-Kin

Accents

ce • Children’s Toys • Prints

• Homemade ma

Preserves

rves

• Wall Art • Cards

• Wedding i Favours

• Christmas Corner

Open Daily 8 to 6 • 519-692-5373 • 1-866-901-5373

Summer 2022 “May irritate eyes” (label on a can of self-defense pepper spray)

Page 21


The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

FOR MORE INFORMATION

call 519-683-4368

or visit www.dresden.ca

ANUSCHKA Handpainted

Handbags, Wallets & Accessories

Luxury with a conscience. Enriching

the community through Fair Trade.

Artful, Empowing, Bold

"Floral Passion"

Three Fold Wallet

$160

"Floral Passion"

Crossbody Purse

$280

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

www.babcockjewellers.ca 519-683-2463

Thursdays: Rotary Summer Concerts in the

Park, 6-8 68

pm

Sundays: Christian Concerts 6:30 pm thru Labour Day (across from arena)

JULY 2: Bootleg Creedence (CCR Cover Band) at Olde Czech Hall

JULY 29/30/31: Dresden Exhibition - dresdenex.ca

AUG 13: Kinsmen Rock the Lot - a parking lot party, 4 pm

SEPT 3: McCartney Years Rock Show at Olde Czech Hall

DRESDEN RACEWAY

dresdenraceway.ca

SUMMER

SUNDAYS

AT 1PM

@Dresden Shines

@Explore Dresden Ontario

@Downtown Dresden Night Market

UNCLE TOM’S

CABIN

uncletomscabin.org

Saturday, July 23rd 4-8 pm

• Downtown Shops & Restaurants Open

• Local Artisan & Crafters Market

• Live Music • Demonstrations

• Food & Beverage Trucks

• Strolling Entertainers

• Pop-Up Bar & Much More!

Quality Antiques, Collectibles,

and Pre-Owned Furniture

Gary’s Gallery

29569 St. George Street N., Dresden

(Hwy 21, north edge of town near Hwy 78)

519-401-7322

Mon. to Sat.10:30-5

Sundays 11-4

Outdoor Vendor Market

Last Weekend Monthly

Call to be a vendor!

“Are You Paying Shipping &

Handling Fees for Bradford?”

DON’T—We’re Your Authorized Dealer

Bradford

Exchange

presents

A Love

So Dear by

Thomas Kinkade

$69.99

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

Unl We Meet Again

by Thomas Kinkade

$119.99

View Bradford’s new products:

www.gallerymarketinggroup.ca

& order from us.

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

www.babcockjewellers.ca 519-683-2463

Dresden Plate

Quilt Shoppe

p

• 100% Cotton Fabrics

• Glide Thread

• Extra Wide Quilt Backing

• Custom Quilts • Quilting Classes

• Supplies & Patterns

• Long Arm Quilting

• Custom Embroidery y • Classes

New Fabrics

Arrive Weekly!

Co-ordinated colours,

designs & panels.

20% OFF for Guild Members

Any one of our Custom Quilts

on display throughout the store

make a special family occasion gift.

Quilting is

BEAUTY

WI TH

BLOCKS

Tues-Fri 10-4, Thurs 10-8, Sat 10-3

462 St. George Street, South

519-683-4244

Updates, Details & Photos on

or:

www.dresdenplatequiltshoppe.net

Upcycled Furniture

Home Décor • Vintage Finds

DIY Corner - unfinished pieces,

décor hardware & vintage accents

TM

FUSION

Mineral Paint, Brushes

Stains & Waxes, Stencils

PLUS: Milk Paint by Fusion

SHOP ONLINE: www.kimberlys.ca

w

.ca

Tuesday-Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 10 to 3

Downtown DRESDEN... 444 St. George Street • 519-437-8064

Designing Your Memories

& Decorating Your Home!

• Floral & Garden Inspired Accents

• Inspirational Garden Stones

• Framed Prints & Canvas Art

• Decor Touches • Wall Signs

• Wide Selection of Angels

• Custom Created Weddings

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Saturdays 10am-1pm

www.mckellarsflowers.ca

Christal Wills ls

- Owner & Designer

445 St. George St., DRESDEN • 519-683-4368 • 1-877-228-3440

• Daily Lunch Specials

• Seasonally Inspired

Baked in-house daily...

•bread b •cookies okie

•squares

• scones s • pies • cakes

• macarons c ar • muffins

f

• Specialty Items

Order by phone or email:

unionblockbakery@bellnet.ca

nb

l bake

kery

@ elln

ln

et.c

Open Wed. 9-5, Thurs. 9-8, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3

Updates on our Facebook & Website.

www.unionblockbakery.com

413 St. George Street, t,

Dresden

s en

519-683-3000

Page 22

“Caution! Contents hot” (label on Domino’s pizza box)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Daytripping to DRESDEN and to AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION

Indigenous Artisans, Crafters,

Vendors & Food Vendors!

2 nd SATURDAY

nd

OF THE MONTH

from MAY to

DECEMBER

am- m

9am-1pm

1972 Virgil Ave.

Aamjiwnaang aa a ng First i

Nation

t

i

n

(South of Sarnia)

St. Clair River

St.

Clair r Parkwa

Parkway

way

Sarnia

Gwetaandaawe

awe

Lasalle a a

e

Line

Churchill C

u c i

Line

For more information contact Barb Urlacher at: burlacher@aamjiwnaang.ca

Corunna

u

n

Petrolia Line

Greenhill Gardens

If you happen to be find yourself near

Wilkesport Ontario, about 30 minutes

south of Sarnia, you might notice that

there’s not much to do. There are a few

homes, a post office

and the library, a

community centre,

a baseball field and

that’s about it. But

venture one side

road to the west on

Wilkesport Line and

as you approach the

intersection of Indian

Creek Road you’ll

notice Canadian

and American flags

rising out of the wheat field. Welcome

to Greenhill Gardens, an oasis in the

middle of nowhere.

I first stumbled upon this years ago

while taking a shortcut on these back

roads and came to an

intersection where

there was a neatly

placed wall of armor

stone in a field for

no apparent reason.

I thought to myself

that it didn’t get

there by itself, but

why would anyone

want it there? That

would have been

around 2008, when Joy and Bill Robson

decided to build a six acre garden to

“give back” to the community. The

original plan was to donate the land to

a conservation group, but after failing to

Story and photos by Mark Moran

Céad mile fáilte

(One Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

find a partner they slowly transformed

the swamp into a magnificent park,

complete with three ponds, walkways,

bridges, waterfalls and benches for

people to picnic,

enjoy and seek

serenity. My last

trip there was at

8 o’clock in the

morning. There was

a chill in the air

along with the sound

of countless birds,

and frogs leaping

into the ponds.

There’s also a

small welcome cabin

and it’s nice to relax in there for a few

moments, to leaf through the guestbook,

look at family photos of the Robsons and

see all the notices of weddings that will

be taking place here. I gather there is no

cost, but don’t know

how people make

reservations for the

many wedding and

graduation photos

that are taken there.

Among a number of

beautiful vistas at

Green Hill Gardens

the most popular

would be a long

covered bridge,

perfect for a processional, and a great

photo from any angle. Portions of it

are covered in wisteria and must be

absolutely stunning when in bloom.

There are even numerous toys to

keep kids and grandkids amused while

parents stroll the grounds. Rumour has

it that Dolly Parton made a special stop

here and signed the guestbook.

Greenhill Gardens is a hidden gem

that is yours to discover. There is no

admission, not even a donation box

that I could find. It’s a wonderful place

to walk around and, if accessibility is

an issue, the paths and bridges are

wide enough for wheelchairs or you

can drive through with your window

down to take in the sounds in the fresh,

country air.

Joy and Bill Robson were married for

56 years and both have passed away

in recent years, but this labour of love

that they worked at tirelessly will live

on and awaits your visit. It truly is an

“Oasis in the middle of nowhere.”

Greenhill Gardens just west of Wilkesport

Bill and Joy Robson

Mooretown

Sombra

Greenhill

Gardens

Summer 2022 “Warning - may contain small parts” (label on a frisbee)

Page 23


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

TIP! Bring a cooler on these trips to buy local foods - It’s bound to come in handy!

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

Page 24

“Do not use orally” (label on a toilet bowl cleaning brush)

Summer 2022


Further north now to SARNIA, POINT EDWARD & BRIGHTS GROVE

Welcome to The Village of

National a

French h Fry

y

Day!

13th

13

th

th

Bluewater Bridges join Point Edward,

Canada to Port Huron, USA.

Shop at the award winning

International Duty Free Shop!

• World Famous French Fries Under The Bridges s•Excellent Hotels/Motels •Fine Dining

• Gift Shops •L Large

Marina

• Downtown Shopping g

Area • Scuba Diving •Sports • Fishing •Two • Golf Courses • Walkway along St. Clair River & through Village

Celebrate Canada Day Early!

Free b eMovie at

C

anad

a Day Earl

Night y

June 24th under the Bridges

Weather Permitting ting - Check Facebook

POINT EDWARD

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Thursday Evenings

4pm-8pm

p

Check village l

website and

Facebook ok page for

event ent confirmation weekly.

www.villageofpointedward.com • 519-337-3021

loo washroom, bathroom

vest sleeveless undershirt

lounge suit business suit

Trilby hat fedora

anorak hoodie

MacIntosh raincoat

windcheater windbreaker

knickers underwear

tights pantyhose

ices cupcakes

sweets candies

iron monger hardware store

nick police station

chemist pharmacist

high street main street

motorway limited access highway

petrol gasoline

lorrie truck

motorbike motorcycle

tellie TV

form criminal record

caravan recreational trailer

Wellingtons high rubber boots

public school private school

wireless radio

windscreen windshield

lift elevator

tram streetcar

tube subway

landlord pub owner

Sent in by John Thompson, Hamilton

The French Fry Capital of Canada!

The American dollar goes a lot further in Canada, and the Canadian dollar

doesn’t go nearly as far in the United States.

It’s a great time to explore Canada!

Exchange rate as of June 11th, 2022

Casual

Elegance

at its

finest!

Your Dollar is Worth

28% More

in Canada

BUTTONS

&

Bows

The American dollar goes a lot further in Canada and the Canadian dollar doesn’t get too far

in the United States

Ladies

Clothing

& Accessories

Monday ondaytoFriday

10 to 5,

Saturday 10 to 3

131 Michigan Ave.,

Point Edward • 519-491-14121412

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

b

Summer 2022 “Please keep out of children” (label on a butcher knife)

Page 25


The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

The Best of Yesterday & Today

GIFTWARE & UNIQUE

HOME DÉCOR

Showcasing the talents of

many local artisans.

Home of

Just-A-Nuff

Antiques

Tues-Fri 10-5

Sat 10-2

Check Facebook

for Updates

850 Colborne Street @ Exmouth Street (Northgate Plaza), Sarnia • 519-336-3838

A Year Round Garden Centre, Gi Shop & Bouque!

Extraordinary selecon

of Plants & Unique

Decoraons & Poery

for enhancing your indoor

& outdoor living spaces.

Take Exit 15 off Hwy 402

USA

OPEN Monday to Saturday

Lake Huron

Sarnia

22

Bright’s

Grove

From

26

London

401

From

Wallaceburg

N

SIPKENS

NURSERIES

3261 London Line (Rd. R . 22)

East of SARNIA

519-542-8353

NEWLY EXPANDED 28,000 sq

GIFT & GARDEN STORE and

63,000 sq of GREENHOUSE

Proud Member of...

ALFRED E. SMITH'S RULE

No matter how thin you slice it,

it's still bologna.

BOOB TUBE TRUISM

Turn the dial to see what's on another

channel - you'll hit a commercial.

THE SURGEON'S QUANDARY

Oops - I cut it off again

and it's still too short.

CHEOP'S LAW

Nothing ever gets built on schedule

or within budget.

MILLER'S LAW

You cannot tell how deep a puddle is

until you step in i t.

A JASON RAINBOW THOUGHT

Many of us believe that wrongs

aren't wrong if it's done

by nice people like ourselves.

PONEMON'S PROVOCATION

If you don't know who's to blame,

you are!

laws • axioms • principles

truisms • homilies • corollaries

quotes and ruminations

to live your life by

CANNON'S COGENT COMMENT

The leak in the roof is never in the

same location as the drip.

THE CYNIC'S REFLECTION

I'd be a pessimist, but it wouldn't

work anyway.

CREAMER'S CONCLUSION

When a man's wife learns to

understand him, she usually stops

listening to him.

DR. SLOVE'S THEORUM

The qualities that most attract

a woman to a man are usually

the same ones she can't stand

years later.

NOLAN'S OBSERVATION

There is nothing so asinine that

governments will not proclaim it

as official doctrine.

POPE'S RULE

Blessed is he who expects

nothing, for he shall never be

disappointed.

SHOP

LOCAL

SHOP

FUN

SHOP

TJ's

519-541-2323 tjfurniture.ca

Wed.-Sat d S

12-6 • Sun 12-5

1644 London Rd on Sarnia’s “Golden Mile” (Across from John’s Restaurant)

Page 26

“Not suitable for children aged 36 months or less” (label on 1 yr old birthday card)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Duc D’Orleans II

Cruise Ship

Cruise The Beautiful

St. Clair River Aboard Our Ship

• Sunday afternoon cruises

• Ask about lunch cruises

• Seniors Groups

More great shops and stops in POINT EDWARD, SARNIA & BRIGHTS GROVE

RESERVATIONS

REQUIRED

• Ideal for company picnics,

weddings, reunions,

or corporate affairs

CALL TO PLAN YOUR GROUP’S OUTING

519-337-5152 • 1-888-493-9941 • www.ducdorleans.com

Having a Selective Memory

When you get to a

certain age like I have, it’s

acceptable but not really

comforting to know that

you’re not the only one

who has a problem with

remembering names—

including your own

relatives and friends. It’s

particularly frustrating

too, when as a newspaper

correspondent, I can’t

remember the name of

the person whose picture I’ve just taken

when I should. I wish I could say that

the problem started only recently, but

it didn’t. I know for a fact that mine

started back in high school (1959-61)

when I couldn’t remember the name of

a schoolmate during summer vacation

when my mother asked me who she

was.

As an avid player of the board and

now online word game Scrabble, I’ve

become a regular user of the dictionary

to confirm my spelling. I thought my

decent into spelling mania was a recent

problem, but I found out recently that it

just isn’t so. These days of computers,

though, the problem of correct spelling

is being solved somewhat by the spell

check programming—unless, of course,

there are two spellings for a word like

neighbor and neighbour.

This year, as a longtime poet and short

story writer since my early schooldays,

I made a resolution to go through my

old school files to look for ideas for new

short stories, etc. To be honest, English

By Dot Sale, Belmont

composition was my

best subject, though not

the grammar part. I had

happily saved my English

literature books, but

didn’t realize how much

of my composition work

I had also saved until I

started looking through

the old files. I’ve always

remembered getting

an A on a descriptive

paragraph, and

enjoying participating

in spelling bees. (Don’t get me started

on history class, as curiously it was my

worst subject, with thankfully no notes

left now to prove it.)

Imagine my surprise and delight

when I started going through my files

and found more than one composition

marked with an A. Along the way I’d

noticed that my spelling then was not

as perfect as I remembered it being.

Imagine my surprise too to find a note

from my English teacher confirming it.

Her note read:

Dorothy, (as I was known then and

still am, but only when necessary) I

think your poems and stories are quite

good and show much imagination and

invention. You should continue to do

much reading and writing.

Try to watch these spelling errors!

E. Lounsbury.

With proofreading a seemingly

lost art now, even with the advent of

computers, at least I’m not alone in

this too.

Local Artisan, Vintage & Foodie Finds

PLUS Ice Cream & more!

Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10am-6pm

Fri. 10am-8pm & Sat. 10am-4pm

DowntownMarketSarnia.ca

140 Christina Street North, SARNIA

223 North Christina Street • Sarnia

519-336-2100 • www.stonesnbones.ca

PRIME RIB

WEEKENDS

TUESDAY

WING NIGHT

2713 Old Lakeshore Road, Brights Grove

519-869-2794 • skeeterbarlows.com

www.tinceiling.com

Hall of Fame AWARD

RECIPIENT

DINOSAURS

GALORE

So Much More!

& So Much More!

TWO FLOORS to EXPLORE!

Fluorescent ent Mineral Display, Fossils, si

s

Minerals,

Gemstones, e

s,

Artifacts, ts, Shells, ls, Butterflies,

e

Insects, s,

Canadian adia

Animals, Safari ari Room,

om

Huge Shark Jaws and “Dinosaurs Galore!”

Adults $7 • 12 & under $3 • Family Pass $30/Year

OPEN YEAR ROUND

10-5 Thurs. thru Sun.

Closed Jan. 1, July 1 & Dec. 25

Join us by the Lake!

• Authentic Hickory Smoked Ribs

• Genuine Broasted Chicken

• Seafood, Sandwiches, Wraps

Reserve for panoramic views

of Lake Huron from our patio!

• Take Out • Lakeside parks & benches nearby

NIGHTLY

SPECIALS

Summer 2022 “Do not recharge, put in backwards or use” (label on a battery)

Page 27


The

Daytripper

For more information, go to www.town.petrolia.on.ca

SHOP

LOCAL

396 Fletcher Street, behind the Library

411 Greenfield Street, Petrolia I 519-882-2350

396 Fletcher Street, behind the Library

FREE

ADMISSION

2022

VICTORIA PARK, PETROLIA

Legion Breakfast • Kids Fishing Derby • Flag Raising • Food Booths

Wild Goose Chase • Live Music • Parade @ 2 • Fireworks @10

For more information, go to www.town.petrolia.on.ca

or visit us on Facebook

Friday, July 8 - 11am to 7pm

Saturday, July 9 - 9am to 5pm

Over 55 artists and artisans!

Live Music in the Bandshell!

Youth Idol Contest • Food Vendors • Kids Area

www.artintheparkpetrolia.com

BARN

DANCE

Featuring

Scott Manery & the Barnburners

Opening Band: TBA

Saturday, July 9

Gates (& Beer Garden)

open 5:30 to 11pm

Farmers’ Market Pavilion

Free Community Event • Optimist BBQ • Bring a lawnchair!

4th Annual

farm to table

Sept. 17th at 6 pm

Tickets on Sale Now!

Dancing Under the Stars

Entertainment by the

Victoria Playhouse Band

Cash Bar

Local Beer & Wine

Local Chefs will prepare the meal with local food items purchased from Petrolia Farmers’ Market vendors, and area farmers.

For more information, go to www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Page 28

“Warning: do not use on eyes” (note in manual for heated seat cushion)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Be sure to enjoy live theatre at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

Check Facebook for Specials & Hours

4211 Petrolia Line

PETROLIA • 519-882-0400

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

Open for Tours!

Oil Field History... in Action.

July & August: Thursday-Sunday

10am to 4pm (other days by appt.)

To Book a Tour ~ call, email or Facebook us!

Photo by

Carol

Graham

www.PetroliaDiscovery.comww.PetroliaDiscovery.com

com

petroliadiscovery@outlook.com

t s over

ery@

ou tloo

ook.

com

Hogie & Rog & Victoria

By Mark Moran,

Daytripping

Country Yarns

Everything for your Knitting,

Crocheting, Cross Stitch

& Needlepoint Needs!

- Mention this ad for a 15% discount! -

2776 LaSalle Line, Petrolia

Between Mandaumin & Waterworks Rd.

(Enter St. Clair, Ontario in your GPS)

519-882-8740

Wed. 10-5 / Thurs. 10-6 / Fri. 10-5 / Sat. 10-3

www.country-yarns.com

• handmade signs • kitchen + table

• pillows + linens •faux greenery

• rugs + baskets • wall art/decor

4215 Petrolia Line, Petrolia

willowandoakpetrolia.com

Home decor

to help make

your house

a home.

TUE 11-4 & 6-9

WED-FRI 11-4,

SAT 10-2

WRITERS WANTED!

(well, readers are wanted too!)

Send in your articles & recipes!

P.O. Box 430,

Bright’s Grove, ON

N0N 1C0

info@daytripping.ca

In Petrolia's

Restored, Historic

Post Office

Moments before the

curtain rose for the debut

performance of Dynamic

Duos at Victoria Playhouse

Petrolia, David Hogan

welcomed the sold out

crowd and happened to

ask the audience if anyone

didn’t know him. Not a

single hand went up…

everyone that’s been to a

VPP production in recent

years knows David Hogan.

He’s one half of the Artistic Director

team with partner David Rogers who

ironically was expected to welcome the

crowd. Hogan, or Hogie to his friends

(so everyone) was supposed to be in

Cambridge bringing their home grown

production of Fiddler on the Loose

to a new audience but had a day off.

Personally, I was looking forward to

hearing David Rogers, or Rog, welcome

the crowd because his dry humour

apparently equals Hogie’s always

gregarious nature. It seems that the two

couldn’t be more different but wow, do

they ever work well together.

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia has been

welcoming crowds for decades now,

with capable staff and strong community

support over the years, but something

changed when David and David came

to town in 2012, and it’s been full steam

ahead since then. Even Covid couldn’t

dampen the enthusiasm for what they

dub the “Season Worth Waiting For.” It’s

been slow cooking for three years.

For starters, David Hogan is an

unstoppable ball of energy and you

can’t not like him. And while they’ve

both performed in countless roles

and theatres, David Rogers was “The

Phantom” in “The Phantom of The

Opera,” and that type of instant

credibility meant a whole lot when

they came to a small town that’s full of

character and torn between its love for

hockey and theatre and country music

and its legendary oil history.

Credibility is exactly what they brought

to the table. Stellar actors, musicians and

vocalists from the stages of Stratford and

New York and Hollywood have been

calling Petrolia home, and even the most

famous of them such as Michael Learned

and Ralph Waite (Ma and Pa Walton

from The Waltons) lined up to meet the

theatre’s guests after each performance.

Learned had been waiting two years to

play the lead role in “On Golden Pond”

David Rogers, left, and David Hogan

Photo courtesy of Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

this year but suffered an injury. So the

incredibly suitable replacement they

found is Karen Grassle. I have no idea how

two guys working in Petrolia, as talented

and wonderful as they are, managed to

get Mrs. Ingalls from Little House on the

Prairie to replace Ma Walton when the

chips were down and they had to come

up with a quick solution.

Many of the shows at VPP are musicals

and the Davids have also nurtured an

amazing cast of young performers (and

supporting staff) bringing them back

in different and sometimes recurring

roles. Many of these performers are

now household names to this theatre’s

many fans. Musical Director Mark

Payne certainly deserves a shout out

for what his talent has meant to the

many productions. After many years of

fabulous, sold out shows they must now

relish the opportunity to create new

productions to suit the talent they’ve

played a part in honing.

There’s also a dedicated team

managing the operations, and great

support from the town to enable the

artistic directors to do their best work.

That hasn’t always been the case, and

many small town theatres still struggle

to stay afloat year after year, but this is

a great example of how well it can work.

In hindsight, it’s hard to fathom that

many residents didn’t want to invest

the money to rebuild Victoria Hall after

a massive fire burned it to the ground

in 1989. Thirty-three years later it

is unquestionably the heart of this

community, and that heart is beating

stronger than ever. And VPP, the theatre

within this National Historic Site is

a well oiled machine, in a town that

knows well oiled machines.

Be sure to meet David and David

when you come to Victoria Playhouse

Petrolia. It’s pretty easy… Hogie will

probably walk you across the street and

might even take you to your car.

Treat

Yourself

at the

Olde Post

Parlour!

• Painted dFolk Art & Pine Furniture • Scented Candles

• Repurposed Furniture • Birdhouses, Signs & Much, Much More!

4189 Petrolia Line, PETROLIA • 519-882-0747

HOGAN

P•H•A•R•M•A•C•Y

Don’t Miss

One of Petrolia’s

Best Gift Shops!

Senior’s

Discount

Every

Wednesday

• Wedding • Birthday

• Baby • Home Decor

Full Service Pharmacy

Full Service Cosmetic Department

Full Service Home Health Care Dept.

4177 Petrolia Line, Petrolia • 519-882-1840 Mon-Fri 9-6 • Sat 9-6 • Sun 10-5

“Do not look into laser with remaining eye” (label on a laser pointer)

Summer 2022 Page 29


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Now we’re off to ALVINSTON, WYOMING & OIL SPRINGS

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

Overnight Farm Stays • Farm Tours

Farm & Forest Adventures

Pre-registration Required • All Ages Welcome

www.JirehHills.com

3355 Lobelia Drive

Alvinston • 519-381-8906

3115 River Street

ALVINSTON

519-847-5333

9 -5 Check online ne for hours

• Honey • Mead

• Gift Baskets

• Natural a

Hive

Products

& Gifts

Visit i

www.munrohoney.com

oney.

Page 30

“Do not use for drying pets” (note in a manual for microwave oven)

Summer 2022


This is the end of the first section, but there are two more sections.

Continuing an Era

By Shauna Ward, Petrolia • Photos from Oil Museum of Canada Facebook page

Tucked away on Kelly Road, in the

quaint village of Oil Springs, Ontario,

a historic entity exists. For over 60

years The Oil Museum of Canada has

captured our hearts and intrigued our

minds by taking us on an expedition

back in time, to learn the story of

Canada’s oil pioneers. The idea to create

a museum from the first commercial

oil well in North America came about

at the 1958 Centennial Ceremony. The

residents wanted to create a place that

recognised the innovation, hard work

and contributions themselves and

their ancestors devoted to the global

development of the oil industry. With

great support from many big-name

commercial sponsors, the municipalities

of Sarnia, the Village of Oil Springs and

Lambton County, the vision became a

reality. With the continued support of

the residents, schools, businesses and

all the surrounding communities the

museum continues to thrive.

In the last 60 years, the museum

has welcomed hundreds of thousands

of people from all over the globe, all of

whom have come to perceive a great

era of the past.

I still remember taking a trip as a child

to the museum with my school, before I

called this area home. I will never forget

the strange but sweet smell of crude oil

and getting to experience the history

that was the heart of our community.

It was incredible. Now, some years

later, my son was able to explore and

appreciate the same trip with his school,

one that he will never forget. And when

I took my younger boys on one of the

various PA Day events, their reaction

was pure gold. The wonder and awe on

their little faces when they heard what

everything was, or had been, how the

pumps worked and seeing all the “cool

stuff” as they put it, that had been well

taken care of and exhibited to make you

feel like you’d taken a step back in time.

Truly a remarkable memory, for kids

and adults alike.

The museum is showcased on a vast

10 acres, on which you will encounter

many historic buildings including the

original train station that was used

during the black gold era. All these

buildings, some of which endured

significant improvements recently,

are filled with information and

artifacts that take you right back

to the dawn of the petroleum

industry, including the wellpreserved

national historic drilling

site of James Miller Williams from

1858.

Inside, you can enjoy a guided tour or

watch a video in the museum’s theatre,

browse the many exhibits featuring

drilling tools, and countless artifacts

from the era. Hear stories of drillers

from far and wide that came for a

chance at a new life in the place that we

now call home.

So, if it’s been a while since your last

visit to the museum, or if you’ve never

had the pleasure to go and experience

what the Oil Museum of Canada has

taken so much pride in, make this

the year to venture to Oil Springs and

discover it for yourself.

Publisher’s note: I took that school trip

as well, before I called this area home,

and will never forget the strange smell of

crude oil. There is also much more history

to expose yourself to just by driving at

a snail’s pace on the backroads of Oil

Springs on the self-guided tour or one

of the horse-drawn wagon tours. Come

out and explore the new renovations

and enjoy the numerous events that are

planned for this summer like Black Gold

Fest on July 9th.

Barn Mural in OIL SPRINGS

S

Summer 2022 “For use on animals only” (label on an electric cattle prod)

Page 31


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

HERITAGE SARNIA-LAMBTON

PASSPORT CHALLENGE

Rediscover your Lambton County museums this summer. July through

August, stop by all 7 participating Heritage Sarnia-Lambton Museums and

join us for the Heritage Sarnia-Lambton Passport Challenge. Correctly answer

a trivia question and collect a stamp at each site! Once you’ve completed the

challenge, submit your ballot for your chance to win a $100 Tourism

Sarnia-Lambton gift card and museum swag.

ARKONA

LIONS

MUSEUM

Participating museums include:

Arkona Lions Museum

Forest Museum

Lambton County Archives

Lambton Heritage Museum

FOREST

LAMBTON

MUSEUM

Moore Museum

Oil Museum of Canada

Sombra Museum

LAMBTON

COUNTY

ARCHIVES

ARKONA

FOREST

WYOMING

LAMBTON

HERITAGE

MUSEUM

MOORE

MUSEUM

OIL MUSEUM

OF

CANADA

N.H.S.

GRAND BEND

MOORETOWN

OIL SPRINGS

Discover

Our Story!

Explore the rich history of

Lambton County and the

stories of our past through a

network of local museums and

archives. Be sure to visit them

all!

PLYMPTON

WYOMING

MUSEUM

CAMLACHIE

SOMBRA

MUSEUM

&

CULTURAL

L

R

CENTRE

SOMBRA

heritagelambton.ca

@heritagelambton

Bottom Borders: Sunny days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

The

SHOP

LOCAL Daytripper®

SECTION 2

Summer 2022 • Vol. 28, Issue 2

1-800-667-0337

www.daytripping ca

MAKE IT A

STAY-

CATION!

It pays to stay in Ontario!

Ontarians can take advantage

of the new Ontario Staycation

Tax Credit throughout 2022.

Explore your own province,

help the tourism and hospitality

sectors, and claim 20% back on

your 2022 tax return.

Ontarians can get a 20% personal

income tax credit on eligible

accommodation between Jan 1 and

Dec 31, 2022 up to a maximum of $1000

for an individual and $2000 per family,

for a maximum credit of $200 or $400

respectively. For inspiration, visit

www.ontariossouthwest.com/trip-inspira

tion/post/staycation-credit-in-osw/

KEEP YOUR

RECEIPTS!

“Davie’s Antiques, Harriston”

Ain’t nothin’ better in the world, you know / Than lyin’ in the sun with your radio

Follow us on

89446 Fordwich Line, Gorrie | 519-335-3213 | www.topnotchfurniture.com


The

Daytripper

Our 2nd section will take us further north before we start going south again

Stop & Shop in

DOWNTOWN

FOREST

SHOP

LOCAL

Check out the

Farmers’ Market

Thursday

Evenings

4 pm to 7pm

Keep up to date

by checking out our website:

www.shopforest.ca

JULY 21st - Car Show 3-8

AUG 12th - Sidewalk Sale 10-2

AUG 19th - Kids Day 10-2

Your Local & Lake

Inspired Arsan Shop!

Apparel pa

that Gives Back

Glass s Fusing Workshop

30+ Canadian a

Makers

The Forest FloristLtd.

Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5,

and Country Accents

Sat.10-3, Closed Sun.

Fresh Flowers

& Plants for

Every Occasion!

Ready for pickup anytime,

or call ahead for local delivery.

Visit website for

current hours + info

3811 Lakeshore Road, Camlachie • 519-328-2217 • lakelifestudio.com

Gone Fishin’

by Joanne vanDam, Lucknow

There’s so much work, I could get done.

But, a work free day’s my mission.

Instead of cleaning this old house,

I think I’ll just go fishin’.

I’ll grab my pole and tackle-box.

Some lures, some worms, a spinner.

My goal? A peaceful river’s edge

and a nice big trout, for dinner.

After all the time, that I have spent,

getting lures and worms and slugs,

The only thing that’s biting,

are black flies and other bugs.

Summer is Here

...at The Forest Florist!

...

Cottage decor, jute rugs & assorted mats, napkins, ceramics,

metal decor, table runners, faux flowers & plants.

We custom make

whatever you need!

www.forestflorist.com

1 Victoria St., FOREST • 519-786-2339 • 1866 1-866-786-2339

My first cast is a beauty.

I’m as proud as I can be.

‘Till I notice that my line is caught,

behind me, in a tree.

It takes some time to get it down.

By the time I get it free.

I find my line is broken and

the hook is in my knee.

One band-aid and a new hook,

A juicy worm and bobber.

My second cast is better.

At least it’s in the water.

But, the day’s been so relaxing.

Fresh air and sunshine’s nice.

I should do this more often

and I only fell in, twice.

But, now it’s time to head home.

The fishing’s been quite poor.

I’m soaking wet and itchy

and I’ve just lost one more lure.

Today was not a failure.

Though I have no fish to roast.

I got to spend it fishing and

for supper, I’ll have toast.

An Old Fashioned Country Store with a Modern Twist!

• Collecbles & Giware • Kids Secon • Fudge

• Maple Buer Tarts & Baking • Williamson Farms Beef & Local Pork,

Cider, Cheese & Maple Syrup • Gi Baskets

Shop Online: www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com

14 King St. W., FOREST • 226-520-0144

Open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm • Saturday 10-5 • Sunday 11-3 July-August

Page 34

“For use by trained personnel only” (label on a can of air freshener)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

FOREST, CAMLACHIE and KETTLE & STONY POINT FIRST NATION

As reported by

Lake Life Studio

Justine Goulet grew up on the

shores of Lake Huron. Her family had

a boat at Cedar Cove Marina, and in

the summers that is where she spent a

lot of her time. “I would go swimming

and wakeboarding everyday. For

me, the lake is life.” Goulet was also

passionate about art and theatre,

and she knew from a young age that

she would work in the arts. In 2012,

she completed her Bachelor of Fine

Arts in Performance Production at

Ryerson University and apprenticed at

Canada’s National Ballet School in the

wardrobe department. “Then I moved

to Dublin, Ireland and completed my

Masters in Philosophy of Performance

Photo Credit: Jeff McCoy of Kaoss Studios

www.hashtaglocal.com

Art from Trinity College.”

When Goulet returned home,

she continued working in

the theatre industry until she

discovered the art of glass fusing.

Bonnie Doone Glass, in Forest,

hired Goulet on as an apprentice.

“They were amazing mentors

and taught me everything

about glass fusing.” After two

years, the business closed and

Goulet decided to establish her

own space for creating custom

glass pieces and showcasing other

artists. “The vision was to have a

combined storefront and studio space

so people could see things being

made and speak

with the artist. I

was also excited

to create larger

glass pieces like

vessel sinks,

cabinet inserts,

and backsplash

panels,” shares

Goulet.

Lake Life Studio,

located at 3811

Lakeshore Road

in Camlachie, was

established in July

2015. The studio

sells pottery,

art, jewellery,

decorative items, and apparel, all

with a lake or beach vibe. “We are

not just a shopping experience. You

can explore my studio space and see

what I’m working on. You can book a

glass fusing workshop for yourself or

a group of friends, and you can meet

the different artists as they drop off

their products.” Collaborating with

makers and clients is the most

exciting part of owning her own

business. “I’ve met so many

sweet people. We work together

and help each other, but we also

have wine on Saturday nights.”

Everything in Lake Life Studio is

handcrafted, with the exception

of the apparel line, though those

are screen printed locally. “The

apparel line began with two styles of

shirts consisting of my hand-drawn

designs, but has expanded to different

types of clothing and accessories.”

It wasn’t until 2017 that the feather

logo and branding came together.

“Three percent of our apparel sales go

to the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal

Conservation. They are committed to

protecting and restoring Lake Huron’s

coast and coastal ecosystem. I love the

lake and I want to be a good steward,

so donating a portion of our apparel

sales felt right.”

Lake Life Studio also sponsors

and organizes beach clean ups in

collaboration with other businesses

each spring and hosts a winter market

every December.

Read more stories like this at www.

hashtaglocal.com

WORD PLAY

CANTEEN - a capable young adult

GRIMACE - fortune teller's death card

HEADLINES - face wrinkles

RAMPAGE - call for a male sheep

MEANWHILE - cruel times

NIGHTMARE - the dark horse

DAMNATION - beaver colony

ADAMANT - the first insect

FORBID - on auction

QUARTERBACK - tails

EGGPLANT - a hen

BARBELL - saloon alarm

PARDON - pro golfer

• Handmade Crafts by Local Artisans

• Huge Selection of Craft Supplies

• Native Pattern Blankets, Towels

& Baby Blankets

• Quilting Fabric & Patterns

• Sterling Silver Jewelry

• Books • Winterwear

• Gift Certificates te

• Gift Baskets

s

Purses

Water

Bottles

Moccasins

s

& Mukluks

Ordering in person or available aila

a

online at:

WWW.THUNDERBIRDCRAFTS.COM

6312 Indian Lane, Kettle &Stony Point FN

519-786-4775

Beads, Findings

& Jewelery Supplies

TAX FREE

ZONE

Open 7

Days A Week

10 to 6!

Summer 2022 “Not to be used as protection from a tornado” (label on a blanket from Taiwan)

Page 35


The

Daytripper

Along Hwy. #21 to PORT FRANKS, THEDFORD and GRAND BEND

SHOP

LOCAL

Rules for a Perfect Day

YOUR GO-TO DESTINATION...

Check Social Media & Website

for concert updates, or to

book golf, RV parking,

weddings & events.

For Exceptional Golf,

Food, Drinks & Live Music

And the place to celebrate life

milestones in Lambton Shores.

18 Hole Championship Golf Course

Full Service Dining Experience

Patio with Breathtaking Course View

Local Beers, Wines & Ciders on Tap

RV Parking Available (book online)

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday

www.widderstation.com

UPCOMING

C M ENTERTAINMENT:

T R A NMEN

ENT:

July 30 - Shelly Rastin

t

Sept 3 - Helix

JUST FOR TODAY I will try to strengthen my mind by

reading something that requires effort, thought and

concentration.

JUST FOR TODAY I will do somebody a good turn and not

get found out.

JUST FOR TODAY I will do a task that needs to be done but

which I have been putting off. I will do it as an exercise in

will power.

JUST FOR TODAY I will dress as becomingly as possible, talk

low, act courteously, be liberal with praise, and criticize not

one bit nor find fault with anything.

JUST FOR TODAY I will have a quiet half hour all by myself

and relax. In this half hour I will try to gain perspective of

my life.

JUST FOR TODAY I will be unafraid. Especially, I will not be

afraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love, and

to believe that those I love, love me.

AWARD WINNING

Hard Cider & Perry

Apple Wine

Ice Cider

Gift Boutique

Premium Sweet Cider

Cider Tastings

Early Apples

Organic Vegetables

Preserves & Pies

Nature Trails

MONDAY - SATURDAY 9 to 5

SUNDAYS 11 to 5

8169 KENNEDY LINE

THEDFORD I ONTARIO I CANADA

519-296-5558

WE SHIP!

8395 Decker Road, Thedford • 519-296-4653

Page 36

“This product not tested on animals” (label on a New Zealand insect spray)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Enter our Photo Contest (on Pg. 86) and we’ll donate to your favourite charity.

SUMMER SUNSET SOUNDS

IN GRAND BEND

Grand Bend has one of the nicest

outdoor venues for concerts anywhere

along the Great Lakes. The Rotary

Community Stage was built to finish

the beach enhancement started

years back. The stage faces the lake,

and most nights the sunset forms

the backdrop to a range of top flight

musical entertainments. Grand Bend

has several promoters using the stage.

Summer Sunset Sounds offers Sunday

night shows in July and August (www.

summersunsetsounds.ca) featuring

original performances by groups and

songwriters from across Canada. The

shows feature folk, blues, r&b, reggae,

By Glen Baillie, Grand Bend

country and rock and roll, so you

never no what you are going to see

and hear.

Wednesday Familiar Favourites

is staged by the West Coast Lions.

Their shows are spread across five

Wednesdays in July and August.

https://www.facebook.com/Wed.

FamiliarFavourites.

The biggest and loudest show is put

on every July 1st. A terrific live concert

ends just as the fireworks start.

Admission to all the shows are free

by donation, bring your lawn chairs

and consider staying the night in this

famous summer town.

THE Garden Gate

GIFTS & FLORALS

Website Flowers ~ www.grandbendflowers.com

Website Giftware ~ www.thegardengate.ca

Open 6 Days a Week - Mon. to Sat. 9:30- 5:30

53 B MAIN ST., GRAND BEND • 519-238-1701 • 1-877-238-1701

Garden Centre

• Feed the Bunnies & the Guinea Pigs

• Cacti & Succulents

• Amazing Décor & Gifts

• Annuals & Hanging Baskets

• Shrubs, Trees & Perennials

OPEN 7 DAYS

YEAR ROUND

10133 Lakeshore Rd.

3 kms South of Grand Bend

www.westlandgreenhouses.com 519-238-1321

PINE DALE

Motor Inn

July 4

July 10

(Monday)

SHEWOLVES

OF LONDON

CJ Lee opens

for THE MACKENZIE

BLUES BAND

More Info at:

CONCERT SERIES 2022

July 17

July 24

Aug. 7

FREE

EVENT

EVERY

WEEKEND

JULY 4

THROUGH

AUG. 28

Deni Gauthier opens

for RED HILL VALLEY

Carly Thomas opens

for ANGELIQUE FRANCIS

Brothers Wilde

open for MUDMEN

Aug. 14

Aug. 21

Aug. 28

www.summersunsetsounds.ca

GRAND

BEND

ROTARY

STAGE

@ 7pm

ADMISSION

BY DONATION

Bring a Lawn Chair

Holly Clausius opens

for LYNDON JOHN X

The Wanted open

for VALDY

Twin Fin open for

STEEL CITY ROVERS

A Place for All Seasons

Lush Gardens on the Ausable River

Close to Pinery Park and Beach

• Pet friendly • Free WiFi

• Fridges, microwaves, charcoal BBQs

• Courtyard rooms w/outside entrance

• Close to groceries, shopping,

wineries, breweries & more

Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, Games Room

may be open - please call to inquire.

ROOMS SANITIZED AFTER EACH VISIT

107 Ontario St. S., GRAND BEND

1-888-838-PINE (7463)

www.pinedale.on.ca

Summer 2022 “Do not use as ear plugs” (label on a package of silly putty)

Page 37


The

Daytripper

Need to Know

WHAT: A fabulous, casual beach

community on Lake Huron with great food

and amazing sunsets.

WHERE: 70 kms northwest of London,

213 kms north of Windsor and 220 kms

west of Toronto.

GOOGLE MAP COORDINATES:

868P+76 Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, ON

I’ve spent many a day kicking down

the streets of Lahaina on Maui. I’ve

paraded down Duval Street in Key West

and strolled the piers of California from

San Diego to Santa Cruz. I’ve been lucky

enough to hit the beaches of Thailand and

Sardinia, of St. Lucia and Senegal.

Yet somehow, despite some three

decades living in Toronto, I’d missed

spending any time in Grand Bend.

It won’t happen again. Because there

are few things I love more than a good

beach town. And because Grand Bend

might be the best beach town in Canada.

It took me all of about two minutes

to fall in love with this place. I pulled off

Highway 21 and cruised under the giant

“Grand Bend” sign, with its brilliant

yellow sun, and spotted a great mix of

options: sushi restaurants, t-shirt shops,

a small mini-golf course and, the sure

Lots to explore in GRAND BEND, ZURICH, HENSALL & EXETER

Jim Byers

Canada’s Travel Guy

Excerpt From: Jim Byers. “Ontario Escapes.” iBooks.

https://books.apple.com/ca/book/ontario-escapes/id1523750857

Grand Bend and Lake Huron Beaches

sign of a great beach town, casual spots

selling the kind of French fries that smell

like summer.

The first store I walked into was Archies

Surf Shop, which sells high-quality tees

and sweats with simple, classic design.

Some guys love a crisp Armani suit,

but I love nothing more than a $25 tee

shirt with a bold logo of a great beach

destination. And I found lots to love at

Archies.

I had a kiddie-sized vanilla-chocolate

cone at Dairy Dip; the perfect snack on

a summer’s day, and took pictures of

brilliant white straw hats that were calling

my name, despite my having two or three

of them at home already that get little use.

The beach has a series of volleyball

courts and makes for a great family

destination.

There’s also a pretty river, the Ausable,

that feeds into Lake Huron and a small,

attractive lighthouse.

Be sure to take a stroll past the pink,

soft green and baby blue Muskoka chairs

in front of the Bonnie Doone Manor, the

only motel that fronts on the beach.

Just a few minutes away is The Pinery

Provincial Park, where you can rent a jet

ski or, more to my liking, dip a canoe

paddle in a small lake while gazing at

brilliant white flowers on a deep green

lily pad.

The 10-km-long beach has massive

sand dunes fronting Lake Huron, and

the area features thick forests of Oak

Savannah.

The Pine Dale Inn is a charming place

to bed down for the night in Grand Bend.

The Inn has been a family-run place for

some 40 years and has an indoor pool

and whirlpool, as well as quiet gardens

and a small, covered gazebo that’s

perfect for reading or a mid-day snooze.

The Inn backs onto the Ausable River,

so it’s a great spot to watch turtles sun

themselves on a rock or dip your line or

just relax by the water’s edge.

They also have a small pond out front

with red and white Muskoka chairs.

Other amenities include meeting

rooms, a pool table, video games and gas

barbecues; making it ideal for families

who don’t want the expense of eating out

all the time.

“Jim’s Tips”

Located on the main street in town,

which, oddly enough, is called Main

Street, Midori Sushi serves up fabulous

sushi and other Japanese treats.

Check out the Sunset Arts Gallery, which

has lovely photos of old barns in deeply

emotional and almost ancient-looking

browns, paintings of white sailboats on

a neon blue lake, polished wooden bowls

and sparkling beach glass jewellery.

Speaking of sunsets, various groups

have rated the sunsets along the coast

of Lake Huron as some of the best in the

world. I agree.

Grand Bend Parasailing does single,

double and triple parasail trips on Lake

Huron.

Formerly Smackwater Jacks, 71 Italian

Grille is right on the Ausable River in

downtown Grand Bend, next to the Sunset

Arts Gallery.

A little further north, Kincardine is a

wonderful town on the shores of Lake

Huron. Every Saturday night at 8 p.m. in

summer, Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band

marches down the main street, followed

by throngs of locals and tourists alike,

then heads off to perform at Victoria Park.

It’s a marvellous slice of Canadiana.

North of Kincardine you’ll find Sauble

Beach, another outstanding Ontario

beach town with large sand dunes and a

great California beach vibe. If only Brian

Wilson had been here, he surely would’ve

included it in a Beach Boys song.

• Home • Cottage

• Indoor & Outdoor

Seasonal Decor

SHOP

LOCAL

•Liquid•Creamed•Comb

We Have More

Than Just Honey!

• BBQ Sauce

& Mustard

• Honey Butter

•Honey

Spreads

• Bee Pollen

• Bees for your

own hive!

OPEN Thurs., Fri. &Sat. 9-5

39006 Zurich-Hensall Rd.,

East of Zurich • 519-236-4979

www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

If you are Daytripping through

Grand Bend this summer...

Why not join us!

FRESH CUT FRIES

Burgers • Foot Longs

Poutine • Fish & Chips

Shakes • Soft Serve Ice Cream

Patio Dining or Take-Out

- OPEN 7 Days A Week -

June 24th to Labour Day

Summer Hours: 11:30am to 9:00pm

Debit, Visa & Mastercard Accepted

86 Ontario Street South

Grand Bend

The Good Old Days

We grumble and we find much fault

with today's things and ways,

But when they pass,

They somehow change,

Into the "good old days."

Seasonal Store

Open 7 Days

a Week

10am to 5pm

10005 Lakeshore Rd,

Grand Bend

Be sure to visit GREEN BUCKS DOLLAR DISCOUNT STORE: 99 Ontario Street South • Grand Bend

Page 38

“Please store in the cold section of the refrigerator” (label on bag of grapes)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

You can be a part of the Daytripper. Send us an article, photo, advice, etc.

The Great White Squirrel Hunt

We love your travel magazine and

would like to share a funny story about

when we were Daytripping. You guys

always have fantastic suggestions

about where to go in S.W. Ontario...

keep up the great work!

It was a sweltering July afternoon

when my family, ever the intrepid

adventurers, descended on the lovely

town of Exeter, Ontario, for the first

time. While my grandma and cousin

were interested in shopping and my

dad only wanted to pursue something

from the ice cream parlour, my mum

knew the real motivation of this trip:

to catch a glimpse of the mysterious,

elusive white squirrel.

So, we set out together into one of the

parks, hoping to spy the cryptic, nearlegendary

creature. Sadly, this turned

out nothing like the imaginary, BBCnature-show-like

sequence of events

that we tourists had predicted.

First, there was all this trudging about

in the forest. For almost an hour, all

we could see were tree trunks. The air

around us was green from the vibrant

light filtering in from the canopy, which

was admittedly gorgeous, but it had

nothing to do with the squirrel pictures

we so feverishly desired. Over a bridge

we went, but… where were we? More

forest stretched before us, as unending

as one of our vacationing family

arguments.

Briefly, a female cardinal flitted across

the boardwalk in front of us. “What was

that?” my mum hissed, hyperalert.

“It’s just a bird,” offered my dad,

who’d turned his vigilance from

By Bea Hanson, London

Photo credit: Ronny D’Haene

squirrels onto his unsuspecting prey:

an after-dinner mint he’d found in his

fanny pack. Meanwhile, the cardinal

rapidly vanished, like a mirage.

So, onwards we marched in our

fearless expedition. Well, nearly fearless

—my dad had now become increasingly

fearful he’d have to hit the bathroom.

“There are public washrooms at the

park entrance,” murmured my mum,

focused intently on the surrounding

nature.

“Come back quick,” whispered my

cousin. “We might see the squirrel!”

As my dad turned on his heel and

sauntered off through the humid forest,

his form growing more and more distant,

I began to wonder if this squirrel was an

unknowable myth, like a smaller, cuter

version of Bigfoot or the Loch Ness

Monster. But then, suddenly, a telltale

flash of white made itself known in my

periphery. I slowly, silently swivelled to

face it. There it was! On an old stump,

under an unbroken ray of sun that shot

in through a gap in the trees, sat the

famously pale, enigmatic rodent.

My mum and cousin crouched,

cameras poised, ready to take in this

striking phenomenon. My grandma,

too, trundled up, but then hesitated.

She gazed plaintively after my dad,

who was about to round a bend in the

path. Then, she began gesticulating

wildly.

“COME BACK!” she boomed,

waving her hands. “LOOK! IT’S A

WHIIITE SQUUUIIIIIRRRRELL!”

Alas, all this excitement proved

too much for our nervous, creamcoloured

little friend. Terrified, he bolted

away. My mum returned from the

edge of the boardwalk, disappointedly

showing us her not-so-prized pics of an

indistinguishable white blur.

Hours later, as we left Exeter with

ice cream treats but no decent squirrel

photos, my dad pointed calmly out the

window at one of the houses in a nearby

subdivision. “Hey, guys, look at their

birdfeeder!” he chuckled. Clustered

on the house’s front lawn, nibbling at

seeds from a birdfeeder, were three

white squirrels! My grandma, my

cousin and I smiled with glee. My mum

nearly veered the car off the road into

a garden gnome. At last, this was the

photo opportunity she’d been waiting

for—and these squirrels were much

hungrier for attention!

Six years later, this trip is still vividly

emblazoned in our minds. It taught

us all a very important lesson: when

travelling, don’t look too hard for

things, because they’ll find you! (Oh,

and also, know where the ice cream

parlour is.)

BISBACK FAMILY

ANTIQUES

ALWAYS BUYING GOOD QUALITY ITEMS

72040 London Rd

HENSALL

Huron County

By chance or appt.

janisbisback@tcc.on.ca • 519.263.3505

Our Readers

Are Our Writers!

WRITERS WANTED

(well, readers are wanted too!)

Send us your stories & recipes!

Daytripping, P.O. Box 430, Bright’s Grove, ON

N0N 1C0 • info@daytripping.ca

You don’t have to be in Southwestern Ontario to read...

The “Biggest Little Paper in Canada”

Subscribe for FREE on our homepage,

and we’ll email you a link to each new issue.

The online version

may not be as

“Priceless”...

but it’s just as FREE!

www.daytripping.ca

Summer 2022 “Warning: Knives are sharp!” (label on packaging for sharpening stone)

Page 39


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

CLINTON, AUBURN, BRUSSELS, BLYTH, LONDESBOROUGH & SEAFORTH

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

KILDONAN HOUSE

BED & BREAKFAST

71 KIRK STREET I CLINTON 519-482-1163

School on Wheels

Museum

um

Visit the original CNR School on Wheels

train car where Fred Sloman taught

the children in isolated areas

of Northern Ontario from 1926-1964.

QUALITY Mennonite-CRAFTED

Furniture, MADE IN ONTARIO

Open Thursday to Sunday & Holidays,

May to September 25th • 11 am to 4 pm

Admission by donation.

Admission of $5 may apply for group tours.

Please inquire about accessibility.

Call 519-482-3997 for info. & to arrange group tours.

At Sloman Park

76 Victoria Terrace, Clinton

schoolonwheels@centralhuron.com

www.centralhuron.com

43 Albert Street, Clinton

226-457-0575 • cinnamoncabinco.ca

Phrase Origins Pull Out All the Stops

Refers to using every possible effort to achieve something.

Pipe organs have many sets of pipes, with knobs called

stops, to control the air flow. Usually they are

strategically pulled out to achieve a specific sound, but

when they are ALL pulled out, it results in a very full

sound, with maximum volume.

Page 40

“Not for weight control” (label on a pack of Breathsavers)

Summer 2022


Get every issue just as free (but not quite as priceless) online at www.daytripping.ca

Annuals, perennials,

trees, shrubs, tropicals,

giftware and more!

SEPTEMBER

9, 10 & 11, 2022

BLYTH FAIRGROUNDS

• Steam Engines

& Threshing Machines

• Step Dance

& Fiddle Competitions

• Daily Parades

• Antique Tractor Show & Pull

• Children's Activities

• Kiddy Tractor Pulls

• Nightly Entertainment

• Antique Gas Engines

& Working Displays

• THRESHERS CAMPGROUND

(Opens Sept. 6)

39853 Londesboro Road

Londesborough • 519-523-9781

Hours on Website • Gift Cards Available

greyhavengardens.com

HURON PIONEER

THRESHERS &

HOBBY ASSOCIATION INC.

- 61 st REUNION -

• FEATURE CAR: 1931 Ford Model A

• FEATURE ANTIQUE TRACTOR: John Deere

BLYTH, ON • 226-523-9100

www.blythsteamshow.com

www.facebook.com/HuronPioneerThresherHobbyAssociation

“Purveyors of all things Canadian”

VENDORS WELCOME!

Unique works of art, gift

baskets & gourmet foods!

Celebrating our

15 th ANNIVERSARY

August 1-6

- See Social Media for details -

398 Queen St.,

BLYTH 519-523-4276

www.mapleandmoose.com

Original

Art

Unique

Home

Decor

Creative

Workshops

for

Adults &

Children

Wild Goose Studio Canada

432 Queen St., Blyth

519-386-5868

L A V E N D E R

W OR K S C O.

Lavender Farm

& Boutique

Open e

Thursday & Friday 11-5

1-

Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-4

44702 Newry Rd. • Brussels

LAVENDERWORKS.CA

E R A

Punography

• I tried to catch some Fog. I mist.

• When chemists die, they barium.

• Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

• PMS jokes aren’t funny. Period.

• I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

• How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

• I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.

• I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

• A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a

seasoned veteran.

• I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

• This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club,

but I'd never met herbivore.

• I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

• They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type-O.

• Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no pop quiz.

• Energizer bunny arrested: Charged with battery.

• What do you call a dinosaur with a extensive vocabulary?

A thesaurus.

• When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

• What does a clock do when it's hungry? It goes back four seconds.

• I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

• Broken pencils are pointless.

The prettiest little quilt shop p

in Ontario!

• Sue Spargo Wool,

Thread & Patterns

• Wool Kits

• Eleganza, Valdani

& Specialty Threads

• Cherrywood

Hand-dyed Fabrics

• Reproduction o Fabrics

90 Main St. S., Seaforth • 519-600-1646 • www.thecottonharvest.com

tonharves com

“Theft of this container is a crime” (label on a milk crate)

Summer 2022 Page 41


The

Daytripper

Daytripping to GODERICH, KINCARDINE, PAISLEY & TIVERTON

SHOP

LOCAL

WILD BIRD SPECIALISTS

• High Quality Bird Seed

• Garden Accessories

• Feeders, Houses, Books & Gifts

36 Kingston St., Goderich

1-855-524-4272 • 519-524-4272

www.feedthebirds.ca

ALL AROUND

THE HOUSE

Bed, Bath, Kitchen

Home Decor, Gifts

32 The Square, Goderich

519-524-4181

T HE B OOK P EDDLER

100s of Authors • 1,000s of Titles

New & Previously Read

• Everything from $1 Books

to Signed/Collectible Editions

• Local History/Authors

34 West St. • GODERICH

LIKE US ON

519-524-5224

Trade in the books you've read for some you haven't!

Drawn to Water

From my local walks in the

neighbourhood to trips within Southern

Ontario, I see how a similar pattern has

emerged. I am drawn to water. I also

see how this area is blessed with an

abundance of water.

Water is one of the elements and is

associated with the direction of West

and the zodiac signs of Pisces, Cancer

and Scorpio. The Moon and Venus are

also associated with Water as is the

Goddess and the season of autumn.

Some of the magical properties of water

are purification, intuition, dreams,

rebirth or renewal, understanding and

harmony.

For me, I may plan my morning walk

to pass by the nearby Thames River.

Depending on recent precipitation

amounts and type, I may find the water

flowing gently or foaming as she rushes

past. These conditions may evoke a

sense of calm or invigorating energy

and inspiration. Other times I may be

in awe of the power of water or the

peacefulness after a fresh snowfall.

Walking and cycling routes have also

been built along the river so her path

may be followed through the city.

Nearby Lake Huron and Lake Erie

• Boutique for Yarn

• Handmade Bath & Beauty Products • Gifts & Crafts

We Carry Knit Purses, Sparta Candles & So Much Yarn!

79 HAMILTON ST. • GODERICH (Just off the square)

Something

7

for everyone! e

Join Us from

Victoria Day to

Thanksgiving for our...

Saturday Farmers’

Market, 8am-1pm

Our Sunday Open Air

Market, 9am-2pm

Shop, Stay

Dine & Play

in Downtown

Goderich

Follow us on Facebook

@downtowngoderich@

...to learn about all the fun & exciting

activities, & events happening

this summer. AND to see what

Downtown Goderich has to offer!

WWW.GODERICHBIA.CA

By Susan Iedema, London

shores are home to such towns as

Goderich, Bayfield, Port Elgin and

Southampton to the North and Port

Dover, Port Bruce, Port Burwell and Port

Stanley to the South, to name just a few.

Many take only an hour or two to reach.

All beckon us to come visit.

Beaches, as well as walkways built

along these lakes, invite us to enjoy the

sun and water or cycle and walk the

paths. As in my hometown, I find I am

once again drawn to the water’s edge

when visiting these locales for the beauty

and the therapeutic effect of water.

In addition to being situated on

the water, these lakeside towns host

a plethora of eateries and

unique shops to tease and

tantalize.

Some of my favourite stops

are Shaw’s Ice Cream on the

way back from a day trip

to Port Stanley. A drive into

or out of Goderich usually

means a stop at Culbert’s

Bakery where a wealth of

delicious treats make the

decision to pick just a few,

quite difficult. Choosing Port

Bruce as the destination

Family Run Restaurant ant dedicated

dica

to flavour & fun for the whole family!

Our unique twists on diner classics

to take your taste buds to the next level.

58 Court House Square • Goderich

STEVEANDMARYSONTHESQUARE.CA

most always means a delicious meal at

the Corner View Café with a view of Lake

Erie. I seem also to be drawn to food!

A September trip to Port Elgin found

me sitting on the beach reading one

morning. The moon was still visible

in the Western sky. A yogi had set up

her mat on the beach and was working

through her routine as walkers passed

by. One lady and I commented to each

other how peaceful it was on the quiet

beach with the sun shining and the

waves lapping our troubles away.

So whether I am on my morning

walk in the neighbourhood or in need of

some Daytripping, I am sure my choice

of destination will once again show how

I am drawn to the healing element of

water and the places located there.

Photo courtesy of Tourism Goderich

These are the newest shops

to try our big, little paper...

- Brussels -

Lavender Works Co.

- Ilderton -

Campfire Ninja

- Blyth -

Wild Goose Art Gallery

- Alvinston -

Jireh Hills Family Homestead

- Strathroy -

Yellow Brick General

- St. Thomas -

Revival Studio

- Rodney -

Blueberry Hill Farm

- Bothwell -

Sloan’s Village

- London -

Museum of Ontario Archeology

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

- Salford -

Village Cheese Mill

- Aamjiwnaang (Sarnia) -

Gwetaandaawe Market

- Port Lambton -

Mermaids & Mariners

- Kingsville -

Green Heart Inn

- Goderich -

Forever & Beyond

Steve & Mary’s O.T.S.

- Auburn -

Moonlight Family Market

- Ailsa Craig -

Imaginaon Created Arsan Juncon

- Blyth -

Blyth Community Market

- Grand Bend -

Grand Bend Village Farm Market

Some are brand new, some are new to us,

& a few might be back aer an absence.

Please let all our customers know

that you’re Daytripping!

Everything you

may need -

from the preparation

to your culinary delights,

to presentation

Cuisipro

Le Creuset

Staub

Wellness Mats

All Clad

Royal Doulton

Waterford Crystal

Portmeirion

The Culinary Boutique in the heart of Downtown Goderich.

34 Courthouse Square, Goderich 519-612-1919

Page 42

“Fragile - do not drop” (label on a Boeing 757)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Please tell our advertisers you’re Daytripping - they need to know their ads work

At The Bruce County

Heritage Farm Show

August 19, 20,21 Paisley

Come and experience

Antique Steam Tractors,

Steam Engines, Tractor Pulls,

Womens & Childrens Programs,

Car & Truck Show, ,

Craft Shows,

Good Food & Live Entertainment.

FEATURING

@bruceheritageassociation

FORD & lesser known classics

Visit: www.bruceheritage.com for more information

2 km South of Paisley on County Rd. 3 ~

See you there!

Steaming Ahead

By Laurie Dunlop, Dresden

Consider this not as an invitation, but

as an entry on your ‘Must Do’ List this

summer. Three days of being amazed

and amused—a kaleidoscope of history

brought to life, with a focus on farming.

Most of us are familiar with combines

operating on farms, but here, teams of

horses pulling a variety of equipment

are harvesting grain through several

stages from field to threshing machine,

involving several men as well. The

horses are beautiful; the thresher and

steam tractors used to make it run are

huge; the working of it all is ingenious.

No gas engines here—wood and coal

heat huge tanks of water for the steam

that powers the machinery. It’s a

fascinating process.

We see lumber neatly piled ready for

sale. In Paisley, in August you can watch

just what was involved to saw trees into

usable boards. Machinery lined up is

well over 60 feet in length and labour

intensive is an understatement.

A dedicated core group, hundreds

of volunteers, with community and

sponsor support have grown the initial

mandate to preserve, restore, collect,

display and demonstrate antique

tractors, machinery and artifacts to the

113-acre site of today with

purpose specific buildings.

This three day event is

the premier show of it’s

kind and the Bruce County

Heritage Association has

created an accessible family

event of demonstrations,

exhibits, music, food and

entertainment.

Each year focuses on a

particular manufacturer—it’s

Ford this year, along with

lesser known classics. Be

prepared to see 100’s of Ford tractors,

ever evolving over the years. All along

side jaw dropping, operating/running

steam powered trucks, tractors and

machinery—the Rumely Prairie Steam

tractor is a standout. Most pieces are

one-of-a-kind, rare finds. Fresh corn

on the cob is cooked in the boiler of a

steam tractor!

From the time I parked my car for

the 2019 show, I felt catered to. Tractorpulled,

covered, open air coaches

brought patrons onto the grounds, and

from site to site continuously through

the day. Classic auto show, a maze,

tractor pulls, lifestyle & children’s

programs, auctions, parades, live music,

demonstrations, flea market, local art &

creations in the Crafters building, pizza

from a wood-fired oven, homemade ice

cream, Friday Fish Fry (advance tickets)

Saturday BBQ (tickets on site)… it’s a

day remembered always.

It’s a beautiful drive to Paisley, and

a day of fun and amazing sights await.

Reserve a campsite for an extended

stay—every day is a little different.

Full show details, site map, and more

information on the association:

www.bruceheritage.com

Summer 2022 “Cannot be made non-poisonous” (label on back of can of de-icing windshield fluid) Page 43


The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

JULY 9th:

Clifford Carnival Celebration

Festivities, food, + fun for all

at Clifford’s Carnival!

AUGUST 13th:

Harriston Street Party

Join the party downtown

with Harrison Rising!

SHOP

LOCAL

Summer!

SEPT. 23rd–OCT. 16th:

Culture Days

Explore local arts & culture with

free activities throughout Minto.

Come explore our unique shops + vibrant towns located in the middle of everywhere!

CLIFFORD | HARRISTON | PALMERSTON Visit town.minto.on.ca/events or follow @townofminto for the latest updates!

NEWFOUNDLAND STORE

Everything you’d expect to find,

including Atlantic seafood

519-338-5008

@shopbeyondtherock

17 ARTHUR STREET EAST, HARRISTON OPEN TUESDAY-SATURDAY

6 ELORA ST., HARRISTON • 519-901-0220

990

0220

2

0

GIFTS, HOME DÉCOR & MORE!

A Large Selection of Gifts,

Home Décor, Fashion and Jewellery

519-338-3230 • 16 ELORA ST. HARRISTON

www.achesonpharmacy.com

Unique Fashion Boutique

TAKE TIME

TO BE UNIQUE!

You never know what you’ll find

in our little tle clothing store, but

we know you’re going to love it.

STOREWIDE CLEARANCE E

20-50% OFF til SEPT. 2022

MON-THURS 9-4 • FRI-SAT 9-5

DAVIE’S ANTIQUES

6,000 0

Square Feetet

of

•Glass•China


a

• Furniture

• Old Hardwaree

& Tools

• Nostalgia

2nd Floor

FLEA

MARKET

Collectibles,

Antiques

& Toys

Open 7 Days

9am to 5pm

43 Elora St., Harriston

519-338-2449

On Weekdays Watch Us Make...

Alpaca Socks, Yarns & Rovings

through our viewing window!

5509 Hwy. 9 between

Harriston & Clifford • 519-327-4566

www.alpacatime.ca

A One-of-a-Kind ESCAPE ROOM

in a remarkable heritage building

Beat the Clock • Climb the Tower

Ring the Bell for all to Hear

EscapeTheOldPost.ca

Visit the

Alpacas

May to September

Mill

& Store

Year Round

Summer

Hours:

Monday to Friday

9am-4pm

Saturdays

10am-3pm

39 Elora Street South,

Harriston • 519-510-2222

It was only a little more than a hundred

years ago that there was no such thing as

recorded sound or radio or television or

telephone. These things didn’t exist. And

didn’t exist ever before that either.

Do you know what that means?

It meant that the only human voices

you ever heard were from real people

within range of your actual hearing. ‘In

real time’ as the phrase goes now.

And the only time you heard any

music was from the very actual

instrument that was being played in

your presence.

There was no putting in a CD, DVD,

tape or record into your car (there were

none) or any other device to get instant

sound. There was no television, radio,

or cellphone either.

Right away can you hear the world go

quiet?

Your own voice or someone else’s

that you heard with your own ears at

that moment were the only voices you

ever heard.

Only the piano, or guitar, or violin, or

symphony orchestra, or any instrument

in live performance, being played at that

moment would be heard by you during

your life. This was the only time you ever

A Quieter Time

by

heard any music.

And how often was that? How

quiet was that?

Is it any wonder that people

loved to get together to socialize

- talk, play some music, dance?

It was such a delightful, rare

experience. New and plentiful

voices and music in a coming

together in one small area for a

moment in time - this must have been

greatly anticipated and relished.

The house you lived in would be quiet,

quiet, quiet, except for the voices of the

very people living there. Of course babies

would cry, kids can be rambunctious,

and adults can freely talk away in a

household. Plus there would be sounds

from any animals around. But one can

see the decibel level would be way down

immediately, except in extraordinary

circumstances such as a terrible storm,

or a noisy steam engine, or waterfalls, or

falling trees or rocks, or the pounding of

hammers, etc.

Everyday sounds were caused in the

moment by the actual thing making the

sound. A door squeaks. A floor creaks.

Dinner plates clatter a bit. The sound

of pouring water, the wind in the trees.

These sounds were made when you

heard them. Not before, not sounds from

some other place, not something not

there with you at the moment, such as

recorded sound gives you.

How about books? Almost dead quiet

except for the sound of the page turning.

I think therefore every sound would

be quite noticeable in this world of quiet.

And any unfamiliar sound would stick

Kenneth Lapointe

from Daytripping

Sept-Oct 2009 issue

out like a sore thumb and probably be

investigated.

The only time I’ve ever experienced

such quiet was when I was in the middle

of a wilderness setting in Ontario years

ago. Myself and four friends were on a

canoe trip, a hundred kilometres from

any human habitation. There was no

one else. There was no sound from any

machine, any car, any road, any human

whatsoever, except from our own selves.

We had no recorded music, radio, or

phones.

I remember at one spot thinking we

must be near a highway because of a

loud whooshing sound. I couldn’t figure

it out. What highway? There were none

around. Then I realized it was only the

wind blowing through the pines!

One could get used to it. It would take

a while though because of all the years of

being accustomed to the modern barrage

of sound we live with night and day,

including ‘white noise,’ which is simply

low-level, indistinguishable, continuous

background sound.

Perhaps we might wonder how

anyone in these older times could have

ever stood it. WAS IT ALL TOO QUIET?

Perhaps we could ask however - what

a different world, maybe a softer, quieter,

more relaxed world, are we missing?

Publisher’s note: I’m in the office by

myself as I read this Kenneth, and if I

eliminate the central air, the truck traffic

outside, the refrigerator compressor, faint

music from another computer and the

sound of my own typing, I’ll be left with

only the hum of 5 computers and a printer

to keep me sane.

Page 44

“Caution: remove infant before folding for storage” (label on a portable stroller)

Summer 2022


Organic & Specialty Farms for food lovers, 100 mile dieters & responsible shoppers!

a Or

O g

a ic

g n

S e

i & Sp

c a

p ci

a t

i l

t Fa

l y

a m

F r

m fo

r s

f

f r fo

od lo

l ve

v rs

r ,

s 10

1 0

0 mi

m l

i e

l di

d e

i te

t rs

r &

22

Shop Briwood & Support p

Your Local Farmers

r

Your Produce,

Meat, Grocery,

Bulk Food,

Homemade

Baked Goods &

Pet Food Centre

FARM MARKET

8am to 8pm,

Saturday & Sunday

8am to 6pm

1030 Talbot St. at Fairview, St. Thomas • Owners: Brian & Sherwood • 519-633-9691

27

519-428-0882 I ckfarmmarket.com I 1231 Norfolk County Hwy. 24, Vittoria I

18

FRESH.

LOCAL.

CRAFTED.

BUY LOCALLY GROWN

From Our Farm to Your Table!

Shop in person until Thanksgiving ing weekend!

ekend!

end!

Park it at The Market

Food Trucks & Vendors: Wednesdays da 4 8 p

Cruise Nights:

Wednesdays 4-8 pm til Aug 31

July 13, Aug 17, Sept 21

14

Grand Bend Village

Farmers’' Market -

at St. John's-By-The-Lake Anglican Church

Wednesdays 8am to noon

Grand Bend Village Online Market Store open year round:

https://openfoodnetwork.ca/villagefarmersmarket/shop

THEMARKETWFD.COM

18

Always bring

a cooler

on your

Daytrips!

MICHIGAN

Windsori

d

3

Lake

St. Clair

2

@TheMarketWFD

900 King Street, LONDON

Belle River

Essex

sex

Kingsville

ille

le

77

15

Bayfield

33

Millbank

Guelph

21

Hensall

Waterloo

t

Kitchener

er

Exeter

er

Stratfordt tford

d

8

Cambridge

Lake

Grand Bend

32

Shakespeare

e

e

New

Huron

14

St. . Marys

M

y

Hamburg

Dashwood

od

13

4

Woodstock

od ock

29

Forest

403

Sarnia

a

Arkona

12

Ilderton

Brantford

f

18

31

Reeces

eces

es

11

402

London

o

Komoka

o

oka

o

30

Corners

Putnam

10 Wyoming Mt.

19

9

26

Petrolia

a

Brydges

Tillsonburg

20

Delhi

i

Alvinston

St. .Th

Thomas

7

8 21 25

Aylmer

27

2

4 22 24

Dresden

r

d n

6

Port

4

23

Union

28

3

Thamesville

l

Bothwell

l

Stanley

3

5 Rodney

Chathamh

t

h Tilbury

3

1

Leamington

401

2

Goderich

Blenheim

Kincardine

ne

16

Blyth

Lake Erie

16

15

This map gives only an overview of where these

markets and shops are located.

A phone call, Google or GPS will come in handy for this tour.

Remember to BRING A COOLER!

3

Blyth Community

Market in Downtown Blyth

Thursdays 10am to 2pm

Blyth Community Online Market Store open year round:

https://openfoodnetwork.ca/blyth-community-market/shop

401

403

5

NEW

YORK

Bayfield Farmers’

Market at Clan McGregor Square

Fridays 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Bayfield Online Market Store open year round:

http://openfoodnetwork.ca/bayfield-farmers-market/shop

QEW

400

Hamilton

Hagersville

e

404

Lake

Ontario

QEW

3

S

St. Catharines

arin

Niagara

Falls

Know of a market that should

be on this list? Let them know

about it please. Thanks!

Send Us Your Recipes!

Summer 2022 “Never operate your speakerphone while driving” (on a product called “Drive N Talk”) Page 45


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

&

1

4

PICKLES

4

PARKS BLUEBERRIES 866-901-5373

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Preserves,

Bakery & Country Store • www.parksblueberries.com

7 km East of Thamesville on Hwy.#2. (March-Dec.24)

CONVENTIONAL & ORGANIC PICKLED

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND

Fresh Asparagus • In Season

OPEN: Monday-Friday 9am to 4:30pm

Weekends by Chance (or appt.)

SHOP ONLINE! Details on our website:

www.picklesplease.ca

30043 Jane Rd., Thamesville • 519-692-4416

5

ORGANIC

BLUEBERRIES

U-Pick &

Ready Picked

Open Daily

in Season

beginning

mid July

8am to 6pm

8

Certified Organic

22039 Hoskins Line

Rodney, ON

519-785-2217

6/18

blueberryhillfarm.ca

be

rm

a

JOYCE

9

Vendors

at

the

2

3

The Apple Place

8182 Talbot Trail

S. of Blenheim

519-676-4475

OPEN:

7 Days A Week

from July-Oct,

6 Days A Week

the rest of year

•All the best Fresh Fruits•Apples almost

all year round •Frozen Pitted Cherries,

Maple Syrup, Jams & more!

ROESCH MEATS

Wild Game Processing • Smoked Meats

Deli Meats made on-site • Filipino Meats

Thornloe Specialty Cheese

Mrs. D’s Jams, Jellies, Sauces & More

• Farm Raised Pork & Free Run Chickens

(drug/additive free)

• Fresh, Free Run Eggs

• Ontario Dry Aged Carcass Beef (21 days)

• Frozen Entrées • Meat or Fruit Pies

• Huge variety of patties for your burgers

~ ALL PROCESSING DONE ON-SITE! ~

TUES-FRI 9-5 • SAT 9-3

Closed Sun/Mon

BRING YOUR COOLER!

www.rmeats.com

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Road

East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711

Also at:

7

• Honey • Mead • Gift Baskets

• Natural a

Hive Products & Gifts

3115 River St.

ALVINSTON

N

519-847-5333

75333

3

Check h

online ne

for hours

Both OPEN

through

October 31st

• LONDON

Visit i

www.munrohoney.com

ww. oney

.

m

8 IN A JAM Handmade Jams & Preserves

Jams, Jellies, Pickles & Preserves • 519-289-5267

6583 Longwoods Rd, MELBOURNE • www.inajam.ca

10

Live Entertainment • Special Events

SATURDAY U D AY

Y FARMERS’ M RS’ S MARKET

R

K

May 21 to October 8

7:30am to noon

Fletcher St. (behind Library)

TUESDAY NIGHT MARKET

June 21 to August 30

4:30 to 8:30pm

Call us at

519-882-2350

FARM FRESH ARTISAN GOAT CHEESE

OPEN TUES.,

FRI. & SAT.

GLUTEN FREE • LOW LACTOSE

SPECIALTY FOODS AS WELL

569 BROADWAY ST, WYOMING • 519-845-1613

BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH!

Bottom Borders: Sunny days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days


FARM

MARKETS!

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

10 BLACKCHERRY FARMS

Open Weekends • 519-381-1771

3772 Confederation Line, Wyoming

Black Hog Barbeque: Spit Roasters - event

catering and rentals. Whole Hog Sausage,

Bacon, Ribs, Pork Chops, Free Range Eggs, Turkey

in season, Condiments. blackcherryfarms.com

10

11 REID’S FARM MARKET

Pure Maple Syrup, Free Range Brown Eggs,

Straw, Campfire Wood, In Season Produce,

and so much more! Open 7 Days a Week!

5688 Oil Heritage Rd., REECES CORNERS

12 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET

Fresh Produce from our fields - Pick Your Own

4622 London Line, REECES CORNERS

519-845-3482 • www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca

19 KOMOKA COMMUNITY MARKET

Saturdays May 21-Thanksgiving 9-12pm • 1 Tunks

Lane, Komoka • komokacommunitymarket.com

THOMAS BROS

& U Pick Farm

20

OUR OWN FRESH PICKED PRODUCE

• Jams • Syrups • Honey • Pickles

• Cheese • Baking • Cras • Candies

5856 56 Colonel on

l Talbot Rd,

London, on, Hwy #4

North of 401 • 519-652-5551

5551

5

MAY to

OCTOBER

26

• Fresh Baking Daily

• Local Fresh Fruit

& Vegetables

• Fresh Norfolk

Products: Meat,

Cheese, Dairy,

• Our Own

Strawberries

(April to December)

OPEN Daily 9-6, Sun. 10-5

500 Church St. E., Delhi

519-582-1114 • www.wholesomepickins.ca

CLICK & COLLECT Order Online/Curbside Pickup!

11

OPEN

APRIL

thru

DEC!

• 10 Flavours of Ontario Peanuts

• Custom Gift Baskets

k • Peanut Products

27

• Honey • Fudge

• Maple Syrup

• Preserves

erve

s

10-5 Mon &

Wed thru Sat

11-4 Sunday

KernalPeanuts.come

l

e

anu

a

s

. c

m

393 Fisher’s Glenn Rd. Vittoria ia • 519-426-9222

9222

The freshest fruits & vegetables in town!

21

28

An Old Fashioned Country Store

with a Modern Twist!

13

Williamson Farms in FOREST,

TWO LOCATIONS to visit...

FARM:

7739 Lakeshore Rd. • 519-243-2961

OPEN: Thursday to Saturday 10-5

Meats, Maple Syrup & Ontario Foods

LAMBTON SHORES FARMERS MARKETS

2 Days/2 Locations ~ until October

Wednesdays in GRAND BEND: 10035 Museum Rd. on

Hwy. 21, 8am-1pm • Thursdays in FOREST: King St. W.,

4pm-7pm. lambtonshoresmarkets@gmail.com

13/14

15 BAYFIELD BERRY FARM

Farm Market, Bakery, Hard Cider, Fruit Winery,

Fruit Distillery & Gift Shop. 77697 Orchard Line,

BAYFIELD • Find us at 5 Local Farm Markets too!

519-482-1666 • www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca

17

COUNTRY STORE:

14 King St. • 226-520-0144

Meats, Maple Syrup & Ontario Foods

Gis, Home Decor, Kitchenware,

Tea & Teapots, Children’s Toys & Games,

Puzzles, Art Supplies, Cast Iron,

Wall Art, Cards & Children’s Books

Gi Baskets, house-made Fudge

www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com

Farm Raised

Beef,

Chicken

& Pork

" From our Farm to your Home"

OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3

11554 Ivan Drive Ilderton, ON • 519-666-1255

www.bloomersfarm.com

18 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286

On-site grown apples/pears & local food products.

23778 Richmond St., LONDON • Open Year Round!

23

On farm, m store-made

d

turkey k

products t

including

d

i g

sausages, ages

burgers, s schnitzel,

e ,

pies, ground & more!

We’re OPEN

E

Monday d

a

to Friday

9am-5:30pm,

m 5 Saturday d

ay 9-4pm

HORTON

FARMERS’

MARKET

Saturdays 8-12

May-Oct.

10882 0 8 2 2Sunset Rd., Talbotville,

N5P 3T2 • 519-633-0527

www.turkeyshoppe.com

Interac,

Open 7 Days

family

to yours.

Visa a&

&M/C

Online Orders Curbside Pickup available!

Od &

5680 Sunset Rd. Union (On way to Pt. Stanley)

DEBACKEREFARMMARKET.CA 519-631-1370

In the Heart of Aylmer - Renovated & Restored

Now Open!

24

Tuesday Market ~ 8 am to 3 pm

May thru October Indoor/Outdoor Vendors!

51 Murray Street, Aylmer • 519-765-2211

www.aylmersalesarena.com

25 COYLES COUNTRY STORE Open 7 Days

Baking supplies, grains, sweeteners, spices, dried &

glacé fruit, roasted nuts, candy, packaged in bulk.

244282 Airport Rd. (Hwy. 19), TILLSONBURG

519-842-5945 • www.coylescountrystore.com

• Fresh Baked Goods • Local Vendors

Everything we can get locally we do!

Daily 9am-7pm (from Easter to Thanksgiving)

157 FRONT RD. • PORT ROWAN

29 BRANTFORD FARMERS’ MARKET

Open Year Round, Friday 9-2 & Saturday 7-2

79 Icomm Dr., BRANTFORD • 519-752-8824

www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

30 WHITECREST MUSHROOMS

Fresh and Frozen Mushroom Products,

Arctic Kiwi, Retail Outlet • 519-269-3534

Mon-Fri 8-5 • 2289 Cromarty Drive, PUTNAM

31 GUNN’S HILL ARTISAN CHEESE

Swiss quality cheese, crafted right here. Visit &

enjoy. 519-424-4024 • www.gunnshillcheese.ca

445172 Gunns Hill Road, WOODSTOCK

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

IN-STORE BAKERY,

32

GIFT SHOP & more

•SmokedPorkProducts

Products • Ribs

• Old Fashioned Sausage • Bacon

• Free-range, drug-free Poultry

519-625-8194

ONLY

#2146 Highway 7 & 8, Shakespeare, ON, N0B 2P0

OPEN DAILY 10-5

www.porkshoppe.com

33 ZEHR’S COUNTRY MARKET

Fresh produce, meats, cheeses, local fruits in season,

spices, candies & more. 6979 Main St. Millbank.

Mon. to Sat. 8:30-6 • www.zehrscountrymarket.ca

33 MILLBANK

CHEESE

& BU TTER

Naturally Aged

Cheddar & other

Fine Cheese

Products.

Free Range &

Mon.- Sat. 9 to 5

LOCAL MEATS

Drug Free Meats

& more.

519-595-8787 millbankcheese.com

• FRESH PRODUCE

• CHEESE

• PORK • TURKEY

• MAPLE SYRUP

Know of a market that should be on this list?

Let them know Ain’t about nothin’ it please. better in Thanks! the world, you know / Than lyin’ in the sun with your radio

• HONEY • FISH

• HERBS • GARLIC


The

Daytripper

Organic & Specialty Farms

for food lovers,

100 mile dieters &

responsible shoppers!

SHOP

LOCAL

In the Great Lakes region we can boast of being

surrounded by one of the largest continuous masses of

freshwater in the world. These lakes, shared by Canada

and the USA, have been a source of pride for many

generations. Nearly 150 fish species are considered

native to the Great Lakes. It’s my understanding that

Pickerel (aka: Walleye), Perch and Trout are some of

our areas cherished catches.

What a treasure trove we have in our own backyards. The Great Lakes hold so

much promise and fun. Whether you’re a serious angler, an outdoor fishing

enthusiast or a child with a new pole, our area is rich with fish. The anglers in my

family speak proudly of what they’ve caught and the fun and friendships that

surround their outings.

Personally, I don’t own my own fishing pole, but I DO have a number of cherished

family members who do and they are eager to share their catch (and the stories of

the ones that got away). Fish offers a great deal of preparation versatility. The wide

variety of spice options allows for the creative chef to personalize their meal. As

a rule of thumb, when using herbs and spices, combine 1/4 teaspoon of one or two

herbs or spices per pound of fish. Let’s share our love of the Great Lakes with one

another!!

Oven Baked Fish Fillets

1 lb. (500 g) fresh or frozen fish fillets

1/2 cup light sour cream

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp. dried tarragon

1/8 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. dried dill weed

2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Weekly Farmers’ Markets!

SEE ADS on previous 2 pages...

our “BUY LOCAL BUY FRESH”

Feature!

Please e note t

- Market k

opening i

ng

dates t

& times are

always w y

subject c to change. Call ahead ad

to be sure.

TUESDAYS

Aylmer Sales Arena &

Farmers Market

Tuesdays 8am-3pm (May-Oct.)

Petrolia Farmers’ Night Market

Tuesdays 4:30-8:30pm (June 21-Aug 30)

Point Edward Moonlight Farmers’

Thursday Evenings 4pm-8pm

WEDNESDAYS

Grand Bend Farmers’ Market

at Lambton Heritage Museum

Wednesdays 8am-1pm (May 25-Oct.)

Grand Bend Village Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays 8am-Noon

THURSDAYS

Blyth Community Market

Thursdays 10am-2pm

Forest Farmers’ & Artisan Market

Thursdays 4pm-7pm (May 26-Oct.)

FRIDAYS

Bayfield Farmers’ Market

Fridays 2:30pm-6:30pm (til Oct. 7)

Brantford Farmers’ Market

Fridays 9am-2pm (Year Round)

SATURDAYS

Brantford Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 7am-2pm (Year Round)

Horton Farmers’ Market

Saturday mornings 8am-noon

(May 7-Oct. 29)

Komoka Community Market

Saturdays 9-12pm (May 21-Thanksgiving)

Petrolia Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 7:30am-12noon

(May 21-Oct. 8)

The Market at

Western Fair District

Saturdays 8am-3pm

SUNDAYS

The Market at

Western Fair District

Sundays 10am-2pm

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange fillets in a single layer in a large oven

dish. Cover dish loosely with foil. Bake fresh fillets for 5 minutes; frozen fillets

for 10 minutes. In the meantime, stir together remaining ingredients, except

cheese. Uncover fish. Drain off liquid. Spread sour cream mixture over fillets.

Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake, uncovered for 5 minutes until cheese is golden.

Makes 3-4 servings.

A Meal In A Package

This easy prep can be modified to feed one or one dozen fish-lovers! Each

diner will have their very own package.

1 fish fillet (4 oz.)

1/2 cup thinly slice carrots

1/2 cup thinly sliced zucchini

2 tsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes

1/2 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning

1/4 tsp. dill weed

Place fish on a 15” x 12” piece of heavy duty foil. Add vegetable s and sprinkle

with lemon juice, parsley, lemon pepper and dill. Fold foil over and fold in

edges twice, forming a pouch. Place on baking sheet or barbeque. Bake at 450

degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until veggies are tender and fish flakes easily

with a fork. Carefully open pouch to allow steam to escape. Makes 1 serving.

Fish Chowder

2 lbs. fish

1/4 cup salt pork or bacon

1/3 cup onion, sliced

2 cups potatoes, diced

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1/8 tsp. thyme (optional)

1 1/2 cups water

2 Tbsp. butter

2 Tbsp. flour

1 quart milk

Remove skin and bones from fish; cut in large pieces. Cook salt pork or bacon

(diced) over low heat until almost crisp; add onion and sauté for about 5

minutes or until soft. Add fish, potatoes, seasonings and water; cover and

cook gently 15 to 20 minutes or until fish and potatoes are tender. Make a

white sauce of butter, flour and milk. (Melt butter over low heat; add flour; stir

until well blended. Remove from heat and stir in milk). Heat, stirring constantly

until smooth. Add to fish mixture and heat. If desired, sprinkle parsley and

float a small cracker on top of each serving. Makes 6 servings.

Growing a Lasting

Community

Having grown up in the city, in an

apartment and having parents who

themselves didn’t garden, growing

my own food was just a glisten in my

eyes. The reality I believed was food

essentially came from the grocery

store. I certainly knew, loosely, the

how but the whole concept of it was

still so foreign.

I really began to grasp a sense of

true agriculture when I started staying

with my grandparents in the summer.

I remember cramming into the back

of their truck, sitting knees to chest

in a fold down seat. We finally settled

to their quaint little trailer where

I was free to indulge in the sheer

complexity of their many gardens

and fruit trees that consumed their

backyard. I can still smell the sweet

fragrance of the peach blossoms and

hear the little chats my grandmother

would have with the berry bushes,

while I taste-tested every couple we’d

pick. Or visiting the many rabbits my

grandfather raised in his shed.

It was pure magic. Surrounded by so

much life. I longed to create such a life

for myself. Yet, as I grew, I sheltered

away from it all. Secretly I wanted to

relive the fairy-tale. To absorb the pure

bliss from so long ago.

By Shauna Ward, Petrolia

Here I am, many years later. As I

sit and write this from my kitchen

table, I watch as my pigs roam in

the woods. I am enchanted with the

simple intracity of the homestead,

evolving a plot of land into our own

oasis. I have began a garden of my

own. A place to grow new life to feed

myself and my family. My chickens

soak up the sun and enjoy the

breeze through their feathers. I love

watching the looks on my kids’ faces,

their mouths stained from the wild

raspberries they must taste test. The

farming community I had no idea

existed has welcomed us and helps

us to thrive. It is exactly where I am

meant to be. We give everything we

have to provide the very best for our

loyal patrons. We are grateful for the

many outlets and markets in our

area, where we can create our own

hub of local goodness, a central place

to gather to provide the very best we

have to offer to all who are looking for

local, top-quality food and products.

Places out of the norm to enjoy local

products, from artisans and farmers

alike. To run into old friends and chit

chat or make new friends, right in

our own back yard. Everything grown

with love, and a little bit of magic.

Know of a market that should be on this list? Let them know about it please. Thanks!

Page 48

“Always use with adult supervision” (on an individual serving of cereal)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Exploring in BADEN & LISTOWEL

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

MUSEUM

Step back into the lavish

Victorian era...

TOYS

Through Time

KNAPP’S

SHOES & CLOTHING

“Canada’s Largest Dealer of

Prescripon Orthopedic Footwear”

Drew, Royer, Alden, Red Wing

Castle Concert Seriese

Thurs 7-8pm l Aug 18

Twenties e Tea & Tour

July 22 & 23

August 19 & 20

Pre-register

regi

er

Open

Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

July & August

www.castlekilbride.ca

60 SNYDERSRD SNYDER'S S RD, WEST • BADEN

519-634-8444 44 • 1-800-469-5576

-469

-557

576

Toys Through Time

with Castle Kilbride National Historic Site

Toys from the e 1880ss

to the 2000s

KITCHEN

SHOP

GOURMET

DELI

FOODS COUNTER

10,000 Square “Feet” of Shoes

4A to 6E in ALL SIZING

165 Wallace Ave. North, Listowel

519-291-4750 www.knappshoes.ca

Closed Sun/Mon

From the perennially successful to the one-hit-wonders,

toys – and the memories we create with them – are timeless.

Enjoyable and educational, they reflect the times they

were created in and the people who cherished them.

At Castle Kilbride National Historic Site, we wanted

to evoke that fun and fuzzy feeling you get when you

think about childhood toys. We invite you to tour our new

Toys through Time exhibit which is sure to bring a smile to

your face. A delightful display of toys from the 1880s to the 2010s, has something for

everyone – whether it’s a toy you had or a toy that you wished you had!

In this spirit of fun and nostalgia, try out our quiz to see how well you know toys

from the past and present!

How well do you know your toys?

1. Dam Trolls (or Troll dolls) - These

endearing little dolls were once in such

demand that the manufacturers required

all of Iceland’s wool harvest to make their

fluffy hair. In what year were these iconic

dolls first created?

a) 1989

b) 1956

c) 1948

d) 1968

2. The Atari 2600 was the most

popular home gaming system of its

ground-breaking generation. Which of the

following games for this console was not

developed by the Atari company?

a) Kaboom!

b) Pac-Man

c) Adventure

d) E.T. – the Extra Terrestrial

3. Before the advent of moving pictures,

people could travel to exotic locales in the

comfort of their sitting rooms by using a

______ to view three-dimensional, blackand-white

scenes.

a) Magic lantern

b) View-Master

c) Camera obscura

d) Stereoscope

4. Clever marketing tactics and sheer

cuteness and hug-ability made Beanie

Babies all the rage in the 1990s. Which of

the following was not one of the original

nine Beanies released by Ty Inc. in 1994?

a) Spot the Dog

b) Humphrey the Camel

c) Patti the Platypus

d) Legs the Frog

5. Pinball has its origins in parlour

games like bagatelle and skittles and tops,

where players knocked over pins with a

ball shot from a stick or with a spinning

top. In which decade did pinball playfields

become the coin-operated, glass-covered

machines we know and love today?

a) 1950s

b) 1940s

c) 1930s

d) 1920s

6. During the Christmas season of

1996, over one million of these were sold

and caused a frenzy?

a) Tamagotchi

b) Tickle Me Elmo

c) Teletubbies

d) Nintendo 64

7. What year was the Raggedy Ann doll

introduced?

a) 1918

b) 1928

c) 1948

d) 1958

8. In 1957, which of these two fun

things made their debut?

a) Barbie & Ken

b) Etch-a-Sketch & Lite Brite

c) Frisbee & Hula Hoop

d) Nerf & Big Wheels

9. What was the name of Strawberry

Shortcake’s pet cat?

a) Angel cake

b) Custard

c) Lemon meringue

d) Cupcake

10. In 1936, this was the most popular

doll

a) Shirley Temple

b) Chatty Cathy

c) Barbie

d) Barbara Ann Scott

We hope you enjoyed taking the quiz

and hope you scored well. As a reward,

you should treat yourself with a visit to

Castle Kilbride this year! We are open

Wednesday–Sunday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

For details about our summer events

such as concerts, tea and tour or regular

touring hours, visit www.CastleKilbride.

ca or follow us on Facebook @

castlekilbride

Answer Key: 1. c) 1956; 2. a) Kaboom!; 3. d)

stereoscope; 4. b) Humphrey the Camel; 5.

c) 1930s 6. b) Tickle Me Elmo; 7. a) 1918; 8.

c) Frisbee & Hula Hoop; 9. b) Custard; 10. a)

Shirley Temple

105 Elizabeth Street West • LISTOWEL • 519-291-4777

Shop Online www.shopkci.com • Patio & Take Out

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

On a

Maternity

Room

Door...

FACTORY YARN OUTLET

230 Elma St., W., LISTOWEL • 1-855-900-39511

WWW.YARNFACTORYOUTLET.COM

"PUSH... PUSH...

PUSH!"

One Stop Shopping for All of Your

Knitting & Crocheting Needs!

Tent Sale

Summer Hours:

Monday-Saturday 10-4

INC.

Your Inspiration Store!

August

15-27

The Annual Tent Sale is planned for these dates.

Join our email list to be informed in the event that it needs

to be cancelled: info@yarnfactoryoutlet.com

CURBSIDE PICKUP AVAILABLE

ASK ABOUT OUR MEMBERSHIP CARD!

Summer 2022 “Look before driving” (label on dashboard of a mail truck)

Page 49


The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

4060 Line 72 Millbank www.annamaes.ca

519-595-4407 7am-8pm Closed Sundays & Holidays.

In 1978 a local Mennonite lady named

Anna Mae Wagler started our business by

baking pies in her home and selling them at

the end of her laneway. It began as a means

of survival after her husbands health had

taken a turn for the worse. She gained

popularity quickly and soon the business

grew to have 8 employees. In November of

1991, she moved to our current location on

Perth Line 72 after the township ordered

her out of her house.

It was only intended to be a bakery and

small café with about 7 tables and a

counter. One night a guest requested a hot

meal and the rest is history! That was the beginning i of our hot meals and is how we came

to have the selection of homemade Mennonite cooking we offer today. Soon after she

began serving hot meals, she developed a 5 week rotating meat schedule. This rotation is

still used & can be found on our website and guests love that we have this schedule so they

can be sure to come on their favourite day! She also began serving our famous Broasted

Chicken and selling crafts from local artisans.

Anna Mae sold the business to the Herrfort's in 2001 and we have been operating with

a commitment to the same business practices & principles that Anna Mae's was founded on.

In 2014 we were featured on the Food Network's hit show, You Gotta Eat Here!

We hope that you will join us!

Page 50

“Do not iron clothes on the body” (label on packaging of an iron)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

MILLBANK, NEW HAMBURG, ST. MARYS, SHAKESPEARE & TAVISTOCK

Discover

a treasury

of quilting

fabrics

and giftware too!

Part of JULY SHOP HOP

July 2nd through 30th

Lots of quilting fabrics

and pre-cuts

Baby Flannels Homespun

Sewing Notions Kits

Cobble Hill, Springbok

and Lang Puzzles

Garden Flags Pictures

Crossroads Candles PJs

Home Decor Lots More!

Mon-Fri 9:30-6 • Sat 9:30-5

ESTHER’S

Classes

available!

(See website)

17528 Elginfield Road, St. Marys • 226-661-4004

Tuesday to Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3

July Shop Hop

July 2 - 30

www.kalidoscopeofquilts.ca • karen@kalidoscopeofquilts.ca

We're famous for our great tasting

brick in a variety of flavours,

and traditional

Limburger.

FACTORY LIMITED

29 Bleams Road East,

NEW HAMBURG

(Exit at New Hamburg, Peel St.

Take first right on Bleams Rd. E.)

519-662-1212

Makers of Fine Quality Cheese Since 1879

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

IN -STORE BAKERY,

GIFT SHOP

and more to come!

• Old Fashioned Sausage

• Smoked Pork Products

• Bacon • Ribs

LOCAL POULTRY PRODUCTS

• Free-range & Drug free

• Made from the finest poultry

ONLY LOCAL MEATS

Delicious Gourmet condiments arriving daily!

• Relishes • Sauces • Jellies • Jams • Mustards

*Gluten Free options available

#2146 Hwy 7 & 8, Shakespeare, ON, N0B 2P0

info@porkshoppe.com

www.porkshoppe.com

pp

519-625-8194

OPEN DAILY

10 am- 5 pm

• Quilting Cottons tons

• Supplies

plie

• Books oks • Patterns

• Stencils • Custom Quilts

HEART ‘N HOME

heartnhomecreations.com

(519) 662-4962

115A Peel Street, New Hamburg

Frances’ Helpful Hints

by Frances Botham

1) If you’ve ever bought an old trunk and can’t figure

out how to get rid of the musty odour even after trying

the baking soda, vinegar and rice remedy, you may

want to try this one. Go to a pet supply store and buy

a box of charcoal chips. Put chips in a plastic

margarine tub and set that in the trunk. Close the lid and leave it there

for a couple of days. You may have to repeat the procedure and leave

a few days longer. It definitely helps get rid of the unpleasant smell.

2) Did you know that when saw blades become gummed up with resin

you can clean them with oven cleaner? Use the same process as you

do when cleaning oven racks or the barbecue grill. However, be sure to

dry thoroughly after cleaning.

3) Candles that you use a few times sometimes become scratched and

dented, tempting you to throw them in the garbage. Don’t do it. You

can rejuvenate them by holding under running hot water, drying with

a towel and buffing with a nylon stocking folded into a handy pad.

4) Did you know that if you zap garlic in the microwave for 15

seconds the skin slips right off? Also, zapping a lemon or lime in the

microwave for 15 seconds doubles the amount of juice? It sounds

bizarre, but it’s true.

5) Do you have floor boards that drive you crazy with their squeaks?

Dust them with talcum powder. Leave for about 20 minutes and then

vacuum. Voila! No more squeaking.

6) Clean your kitchen countertop with club soda, buff dry with a soft

cloth. You’ll be surprised at the shine.

7) Marble sometimes is difficult to clean. Try cutting a lemon in half,

sprinkling salt on it and using it for a scouring pad - but be gentle.

Then wash thoroughly with soap and water, rinse and dry with a clean

soft cloth. Marble cleaning made simple.

8) Are the kids marking up the walls with crayons? Simply scrub off

with toothpaste.

9) To clean antique combs and brushes, first remove any hair, the

swish around in baking soda & hot water. Rinse thoroughly and set on

terry cloth towel to dry.

There are almost 1300 Ontario Heritage Trust Plaques - over 350 in SW Ontario.

GENERAL STORE

Come check out our new General Store with homemade preserves,

frozen family sized meals, frozen individual entrees and gift items.

Mashed potatoes, t vegetables, et roast beef, pigtails,

ils,

homemade casserole, gravy, salad bar & dessert bar.

Mashed potatoes, oes, vegetables, et stuffing, roast turkey,

roast beef, country fried chicken, rolled stuffed ribs,

gravy, salad bar & dessert bar.

Scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, hash h browns, baked beans,

buttermilk pancakes, assorted sweets, mashed potatoes,

vegetables, stuffing, roast turkey, roast beef, cabbage rolls,

gravy, salad bar

& dessert bar.

July Shop Hop

July 2 - 30

OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10-5

3991 Perth Rd. 107 • SHAKESPEARE

(1 block South of lights off Hwy. 7/8)

www.thequiltplace.ca 519-625-8435

TAVISTOCK,

SINCE 1931

Restaurant & Catering

FRIDAY LUNCH BUFFET: 11:30am-2pm

WEEKEND EVENING BUFFET: Fri., Sat. & Sun. 4-7pm

SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET: Sundays 11am-2pm

15 minutes from Stratford

20 minutes from Walters Theatre

30 minutes from Kitchener/St. Jacobs

- Bus Tours Welcome -

Please Note:

Our hours may

vary depending

on government

mandates.

For daily special

updates, find us

on Facebook or

Instagram.

HOURS

Wednesday to

Saturday:

7 am − 7 pm

Sunday:

9 am - 7 pm

Closed Mon/Tues

Updates on Facebook

Pre-Made Heat & Serve

Meals Available

BREAKFAST

All Day!

Historical i

Pictures

& Artifacts from

the Tavistock Area

• • 519-655-2835

Summer 2022 “Do not drive car or operate machinery” (label on children’s cough medicine)

Page 51


The

Daytripper

SHOP

LOCAL

Eclectic Treasure

Antiques to Every Day Needs

Virtual Tour on Google Maps

TROYER’S SSPICES

SPICES

Recommended

by chefs

We specialize

in salt free

blends & rubs

110 QUEEN ST. EAST, ST. MARYS

226-661-8777 • troyersspices.ca

FIND YOUR NEXT GREAT READ HERE

6 Water Street, Unit 2,

St. Marys 226-301-4391

ST. MARYS

MUSEUM

Visit facebook.com/stmarysmuseum

for up to date information.

Admission by donation

177 Church St. S., Box 998

St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6

519-284-3556

Email: museum@town.stmarys.on.ca

www.stmarysmuseum.ca

Discover Your Family Tree Here!

Tuesday 12-5

Thursday 12-5

Friday 10-6

Saturday 10-4

Up to date

photos

on Facebook

• Hand Made • Best Quality • None Finer

166 Queen Street, St. Marys • 519-284-3572

www.chocolatefactory.ca

34 Wellington St. N., St. Marys

www.JacobsLiquidaon.com

105 Queen St East • 519-949-7588

Clothing,

Jewellery,

Vintage Decor,

the Unique

& More!

It’s always our pleasure

Open

Mon

to Sat

• TRIBAL • FRENCH DRESSING

•PURE ESSENCE • ROYAL ROBBINS

143 Queen St E, ST. MARYS • 519-284-4436

www.ogradysclothing.com

29 Water St. South, St.Marys

519-949-3057 • Thurs-Sun

31 Water St. S., St.Marys

www.rivervalleygolfandtube.com

95 Queen St., St. Marys

Custom

Framing

• Conservation Framing • Needlepoint

• Shadow Box Framing • Limited Edition Prints

Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 519-284-4661

Little Falls

Artisan

Crafters

Market

Over 100

Artisans

to choose

from!

Large, varied

selection

of interesting

gift ideas.

Headquarters

of popular

18” doll clothes.

Take Home a

Little Perth County!

83 Queen St. East

ST. MARYS •519-284-0433

www.littlefallscraftersmarket.com

Zenfire

Pottery

Over 50 local makers have created

Art from the Heart

Unique gifts and pottery classes!

• Pottery •Books • Jewellery

• Natural Soaps & Body Products

• Cork Wallets & Bags

• Handcrafted Wood Decor

• Earth-Friendly Home Products

Many items online at www.zenfirepottery.ca

114 Queen Street East • St.Marys

Kids’ Pottery Workshops

July 26,28,29 • Aug 9,11,12

Details on our Website

DROP-IN PROJECTS

FOR ALL AGES!

Create something

on your day trip!

158 Queen St. East, ST. MARYS

519-284-9966

MON 10-5 • TUES-FRI 9:30-5:30

SATURDAY 9:30-4 • SUNDAY 12-3

Visit our website for more information

Page 52

“For indoor or outdoor use only” (label on a string of Christmas lights)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

ST. MARYS, ARVA, AILSA CRAIG, PARKHILL, STRATHROY & MOUNT BRYDGES

Sew

Creative


Sales • Service

22486 Adelaide Rd, Mount Brydges -

JAPANESE

Authorized Dealer

Handi Quilter Long Arm Dealer

er

July Shop Hop July 2-30

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

i

ili

i

A fog cannot be

dispelled by a fan.

A good husband is

healthy and absent.

Mon-Sat 10-5

If money be not thy servant,

it will be thy master.

A good Jack makes

a good Jill.

A good sword is the one left in its scabbard.

A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

A merchants happiness hangs upon

chance, winds, and waves.

A merry companion on the road is as good as a nag.

A pig used to dirt turns its nose up at rice.

Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.

Adversity is the foundation of virtue.

After victory, tighten your helmet chord.

An accomplishment sticks to a person.

An excess of courtesy is discourtesy.

Bad and good are intertwined like rope.

Open Now

69 Front St. W.

Strathroy

FRESH

LOCAL

MON-FRI 9–6

SAT 9–5

SUN 12–5

APPLES • HONEY • JAMS • APPLE CIDER

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR • MAPLE SYRUP

PEANUTS • GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS

RADER FROZEN PIES • SEASONAL FRUIT

EARLY APPLES • PEARS • SQUASH

CRUNICAN

ORCHARDS

Since 1877

Richmond St. N. • LONDON • 519-666-0286

10 minutes North of London at 15 Mile Road

CRUNICANORCHARDS.COM

Sewing Machines and Repairs

Fabrics &Notions • Classes

Quantities Q

ties

large g

& small

l

TUES-SAT

9:00-5:30

FRIDAY 9-8




Quilting & Sewing Shop


Since 1946

•Breads & Rolls

•Pastries & Cookies

•Very Special Cakes

for Every Occasion

• Unique Seasonal Products

Please Order Ahead dfor

Guaranteed Availability

12 Front Street West

Strathroy • 519-245-0741

hamiltonsbakery.ca




Aug 12-14, Parkhill Fair

Sept. 3, Car Show in Ailsa Craig

www.northmiddlesex.on.ca

30+ Artisans

& their

AMAZING

PRODUCTS!

OUTDOOR GAMES, CUSTOM CREATIONS,

EPOXY, DIY AND MORE...

138 Ailsa Craig

Main St.

AILSA CRAIG

519-719-5085

Four Seasons

Fashions & More

Ladies Fashions from Tribal®,

CYC, Parkhurst & Pure.

Jewellery, Accessories, Home Decor,

Bedding, Baby and Every Day Gifts

214 MAIN STREET, PARKHILL

519-294-6617

www.fourseasonsfashions.ca

Unique Gifts from Local Artisans

Whimsy

Salon & Gifts

Tuesday to Saturday

145 Main St., Ailsa Craig

519-520-9055

Full Service Family Family Hair Hair Care & Care Nails

Parkhill Fair

Join us! Aug. 12-14

Saturday Open Air Street Dance at

ball field featuring “4Way Street”

Car Show in

Ailsa Craig

Sept. 3

9 am - 5 pm

Daily Specials

Homemade

Frozen

Entrees

To Go

OPEN

DAILY 9-3

Closed Tues.

Catering

Available

Homemade

Decadent Desserts

257 Main St.

PARKHILL

519-294-0752

In our Retro Parlour atmosphere, enjoy...

32 FLAVOURS OF ICE CREAM

~ Blasts ~ Soft Serve ~ Smoothies

~ Frozen Yogurt ~ Milkshakes

Pre-order Your Ice Cream Cake

Ye Olde

Towne

Hall

160 MAIN ST, AILSA CRAIG

www.friendsofyeoldetownehall.org

Over 40 Years in Clay!

One-of-a-Kind Gifts

for any occasion

Unique work featuring

Marilyn Barbe and

Isao & Etzuko Soranaka’s

Asian Collection.

115 Ness St, Ailsa Craig

519-293-3339

TUESDAY–SUNDAY 11–5

www.ailsacraigvillagepottery.com

“Wearing this garment does not enable you to fly” (label on Superman costume)

Summer 2022 Page 53


The

Daytripper

And now on to ILDERTON and LONDON, the largest city in our coverage area

SHOP

LOCAL

Campfire

NinjaTM

Everything v e r y n

for a great campfire experience!

e ence

e

Premium FIREWOOD

& more!

Self Serve Bags of

Wood perfect for

Campfires, Fireplaces,

Pizza Ovens,

Cooking & Smoking.

Book aCampfire ampfire experience e in the cauldron ofyour choice.

We'll put the coffee on & you can relax & enjoy.

Live Fire Events, Corn Roasts & Cauldron

Cooking Classes Coming Soon!

21951 Vanneck Rd. • ILDERTON

www.campfireninja.com

Cowboy

Cauldron

Available in several sizes.

The Finest Fire

Pit & Grill!

Come visit it Canada's Largest Cowboy Cauldron

Outdoor Living Space!

Where Did All the Corn Roasts Go?

Corn roasts were a regular community

event in the Ottawa valley. It was custom

for the party host to supply and cook the

corn while the guests brought potluck

dishes to share. A tripod would be set up

and a big cast iron cauldron would hang

from a chain over the fire. A fire would

be lit under the cauldron, the water was

brought to a boil, the corn was dropped in

and scooped out with long handled nets.

There was usually a can of melted butter

hanging over the fire to dip the cobs in.

The guests would help themselves to

corn, side dishes and salads.

My mother-in-law and father-in-law

had so many good memories hosting and

attending corn roasts in the Ottawa valley.

For their 50th Wedding Anniversary, they

decided to host a corn

roast, inviting family,

friends and neighbours

to their celebration. I

had never hosted or

attended a corn roast so

it was a really exciting

experience for me. As

a city girl, it was hard

to imagine cooking on

a cauldron over the fire.

However, my husband

put himself through

university by growing and selling corn

and hosting community corn roasts on

the weekends.

We all got to work planning this big

celebration. My father in law welded the

old cracked cast iron cauldrons together.

The tent was rented, the food and

decorations were ordered. On the day of

the party, the whole community pitched

By Andrea Stuart • www.campfireninja.com

in with peeling potatoes, frying turkeys,

and boiling corn. It was so entertaining

watching the turkeys going in and out

of the deep fryer and watching the corn

being cooked over the fire. The food

turned out delicious, thanks to all the

volunteers who made the day a success.

Everyone had such a great time. I

wondered why corn roasts weren’t being

hosted in my area. I wanted other people

to experience it. I began searching for

old, antique, cast iron cauldrons but they

were broken or too expensive. Then, I

happened to stumble upon the Cowboy

Cauldrons. It was exactly what I wanted

to bring to my customers. Now, my area

will have the chance to experience corn

roasts and campfire grilling on a whole

new level.

The Cowboy

Cauldrons are made

of plated steel and will

not crack like the oldfashioned,

cast iron

versions. They can

be used two ways for

cooking. If the fire is

under the cauldron,

it can be used to

boil water for corn,

potatoes, crab or lobster

boils. If the fire is inside the basin, the

grill can be placed on top for cooking

or grilling anything! You can use them

for campfires or for hosting campfire

cooking dinner parties. If you are

looking for ways to spend more time

outdoors, enjoy cooking, entertaining,

socializing and relaxing at home; you

will love this product.

Reporters

Wanted

Daytripping a

ing g

would like to

o

be able to call a l on numerous

e retired t red or freelance r

el

a reporters

rs

and a d photojournalists t

ojou

ourn

ts throughout

g out

Southwestern e tern

Ontario t

a i

to

research s a and d

write articles

on a very occasional ca onal

basis.

Past experience is essential.

Ideally l y we would have a e someone one we could call

a l

in the Brantford t

f rd area for r example...

p e.

someone s m one

else l

s

in the Goderich area a and so on.

If you're interested please call/email Mark or Carrie-Ann ~ Thanks!

1-800-667-0337 info@daytripping.ca

Page 54

“Warning: do not use if you have prostate problems” (label on box of Midol PMS tabs)

Summer 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Most of the articles you’ll read in these pages have been written by readers like you.

A M Garden

&

Ideas for all your indoor

and outdoor decorating needs!

• Flowers • Trees • Shrubs

• Vintage Collectables & Gi Decor

• Planters • Crystals & Gemstones

• Fall Decor arrives end of August

ICE CREAM

BOOTH!

Open

7 Days

A Week!

Centre

Where Is It?

4171 Col. Talbot Rd.

LONDON (Lambeth)

519-652-3539

www.amgardencentre.ca

The Hint is:

It’s North America’s

oldest and

smallest jail,

and

that should be

enough information

for this one.

Planning an event?

Many groups ask

for extra copies

for their guests.

Call 1-800-667-0337

for extra Daytrippers!

THEMARKETWFD.COM

@TheMarketWFD

900 King Street, LONDON

FRESH.

LOCAL.

CRAFTED.

Park it at The Market

Food Trucks &Vendors: Wednesdays 48p

Cruise Nights:

Wednesdays 4-8 pm til Aug 31

July 13, Aug 17, Sept 21

What Is Your Real

Look for the answer in our Fall/Christmas issue

From our Spring 2022 issue...

The Hint was:

Better yet, What Is It?

I’ll admit that we don’t really have much of fahinta this

time, or clue for that matter. This contraption rises

about 80’ above a residence on the east end of a town.

If we make contact with aliens, I know who I’m going to

consult.

The Answer is:

We have this photo saved as “Contraption East of

Kintore”, so that is where it is. We’d love someone to

call and tell us what exactly it is.

From

our

last

issue!

If you like these, you’ll love www.roadsideattractions.ca

If you like these, you’ll love www.roadsideattractions.ca

Month You Were Born

Jan = Freezing

Feb = Hot

Mar = Missing

April = Short

May = Gloved

June = Winter

July = Furry

Aug = Sorry

Sept = Snowy

Oct = Beauty

Nov = Tiny

Dec = Strong

Visit one of Canada’s largest secondhand bookstores

Last # of

Birth Year

0 = Mukluk

1 = Touque

2 = Sasquatch

3 = Loonie

4 = Moose Sausage

5 = Poutine

6 = Hoser

7 = Bud

8 = Mountie

9 = Beaver

240 DUNDAS STREET

LONDON, ONTARIO

N6A 1H3

519-432-7277

Check out our website to browse

through some of our rare and

quirkier stock and to find out

about new arrivals,

store sales and events.

WWW.ATTICBOOKS.CA

STORE HOURS*

Monday to Saturday

10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Closed Sundays

*hours may have changed since publication but

please refer to website for up-to-date hours.

BOOKS • MAPS • PRINTS • POSTCARDS • CURIOSITIES

Welcome to Attic Books - one of Canada’s largest antiquarian and secondhand

bookstores. You can find us on London’s new flex street, Dundas

Place, a few doors west of Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, Canada’s largest

ceramic gallery. We have three floors of books, maps, prints, ephemera,

postcards and all sorts of curiosities that appeal to readers, scholars and

seasoned collectors alike. The atmosphere is spacious, bright, relaxed and

professional, not to mention architecturally beautiful, with its original tin ceilings,

hardwood maple floors and all the charisma of a Victorian building. This, along

with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable staff, will ensure that every visit

to Attic Books will be memorable.

Let’s be book buddies!

Follow us at @atticbooksca

We buy, sell and trade as well

as provide appraisals. We look

forward to seeing you soon!

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO READ NEXT?

Let us be your personal book shopper!

gift a Book Care Package

to a fellow bookworm

Each Book Care Package is a curated

selection of books, chosen with some

guidance from you.

Each package includes:

• 5 books (or more) of your chosen genre.

• A card from one of the fabulous

Canadian card companies we carry.

Inscribe it with heartfelt words to go

with your gift of books or keep it blank.

ORDER A BOOK CARE PACKAGE FROM

WWW.ATTICBOOKS.CA

Summer 2022 “Product will be hot after heating” (label on supermarket dessert box)

Page 55


The

Daytripper JUNE 2022

S M T W T F S

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30

Also listed on our website!

Events are listed FREE for non-profit groups (space permitting). DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD .

ONGOING EVENTS

We’ve listed this section by town, so you can easily find ongoing things in a town you’re visiting.

Amherstburg til Oct 2 Open Air Weekends - music, games, sidewalk sales www.visitamherstburg.ca

Auburn thru Oct Fridays - Moonlight Family Market 6-10 pm @moonlightfamilymarket

Aylmer thru Oct Tuesdays - Sales Arena & Farmers’ Market 8-3 www.aylmersalesarena.com

Baden Jul7-Aug18 Thursday evening concerts at Castle Kilbride www.castlekilbride.ca

Baden til Dec 22 Toys through Time exhibit at Castle Kilbride www.castlekilbride.ca

Bayfield til Oct 7 Fridays - Farmers’ Market 2:30-6:30pm www.bayfieldfarmersmarket.com

Blenheim til Sept 15 Thursdays - Concerts in the Park 7pm www.townofblenheim.com

Blyth til Oct 6 Thursdays - Community Market 10am-2pm Find us on Facebook

Brantford ongoing Fri 9-2 Sat 7-2 Farmers’ Market (indoor year round) www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

Brights Grove til Sept 21 Wednesdays - Summer Market 4 to 8 pm Find us on Facebook

Burlington ongoing Z’otz* Collective Eccentric Coincidence exhibit www.agb.life

Burlington ongoing Marina Dempster & Meera Sethi exhibit www.agb.life

Caledonia thru Oct Thursdays - Farmers’ Market 3-7 pm www.caledoniafarmersmarket.ca

Dresden Jn30-Aug25 Thursdays - Concerts in the Park 6-8 pm www.dresden.ca

Dresden til Sept 4 Sundays - Christian Concerts 6:30 pm www.dresden.ca

Dunnville til Dec 17 Tuesdays and Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 7-12pm www.haldimandcounty.ca

Forest til Oct 6 Thursdays - Farmers’ Market 4-7 pm www.lambtonshoresmarkets.com

Glencoe til Sept 4 Sundays at the Station - music www.glencoefair.ca

Goderich til Aug 25 Outdoor Concerts - Thursdays - downtown www.goderichbia.ca

Grand Bend ongoing North Lambton Quilter’s Guild Show www.heritagemuseum.ca

Grand Bend ongoing Nnigiiwemin/We Are Going Home exhibit www.heritagemuseum.ca

Grand Bend til Aug 28 Summer Sunday Sunset Sounds www.summersunsetsounds.ca

Grand Bend Sept 2-25 Paint Ontario www.paintontario.com

Grand Bend til Oct 5 Wed @ St. John’s Church - Farmers’ Market 8-Noon www.facebook.com/GBVFM/

Grand Bend til Oct 5 Wed @ Museum - Farmers’ Market 8am-1pm www.lambtonshoresmarkets.com

Hagersville thru Dec Wednesdays - Farmers’ Market 7am-noon www.hagersvillefarmersmarket.ca

Kincardine thru Sept Mondays - Market in the Park 9am-3pm www.kincardine.ca

Kincardine thru Sept Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 10am-noon Find us on Facebook

Kingsville July2-Sep3 Open Streets - Saturdays (music, sales much more) www.kingsville.ca/openstreets

Kingsville thru Aug Saturdays - Concerts Downtown 6-10 pm www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

Kingsville thru Aug Thursdays - Concerts @ Mettawas Park 7-9 pm www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

Komoka thru Oct Saturdays - Community Market 9am-noon www.komokacommunitymarket.com

London ongoing Sat 8-3 Sun 10-2 Farmers’ & Artisan Market www.themarketwfd.com

London Aug26-Sep5 Heritage Scavenger Hunt www.archaeologymusuem.ca

London til Aug 31 Wednesdays - Food trucks and music at Fairgrounds www.themarketwfd.com

Palmerston thru Oct Wellington County Barn Quilt Walking Trail Find us on Facebook

Petrolia til Aug 30 Tuesday Evenings - Farmers’ Market 4:30-8:30 pm www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Petrolia til Oct 8 Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 7:30am-12pm www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Plattsville til Sept 24 A Journey Back to the 20s, 30s and 40s (Saturdays) 519-535-1417

Point Edward til Oct 6 Thursdays - Moonlight Farmers’ Market 4-8 pm Find us on Facebook

Sarnia July 1-31 Square Foot Show by Sarnia Artists Workshop www.lawrencehouse.ca

Sarnia July 1-31 Irvin Hawkes art show “Scatterings” www.lawrencehouse.ca

Sarnia til Aug 22 Outdoor Concerts - Mondays at Canatara Park https://calendar.sarnia.ca

Sarnia til Aug 23 Outdoor Concerts - Tuesdays at Centennial Park https://calendar.sarnia.ca

Sarnia til Aug 24 Outdoor Concerts - Wednesdays at Kenwick Park https://calendar.sarnia.ca

Sarnia til Aug 25 Outdoor Concerts - Thurs at Paul Blundy & Germain https://calendar.sarnia.ca

Sarnia thru Dec Gwetaandaawe Indigenous Market (2nd Sat monthly) burlacher@aamjiwnaang.ca

Simcoe ongoing Thursdays - Farmers’ Market 8am-2pm www.localline.ca/simcoefarmersmarket

St.Marys Aug3-24 Wednesdays - outdoor concert at museum www.townofstmarys.com

St.Thomas til Sept 3 Exhibit of Canada’s Oldest Picnic www.elgincounty.ca/museum/

St.Thomas thru Oct Saturdays - Horton Farmers’ Market 8am-noon www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca

Stratford ongoing The Chocolate Trail - purchase passes www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail

Stratford ongoing Audio Walking Tours www.visitstratford.ca

Stratford ongoing Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 7am-12pm www.stratfordagriculturalsociety.com

Stratford Jul21-Aug14 Stratford Summer Music Festival www.stratfordsummermusic.ca

Stratford til Sept 25 Every Wed, Sat & Sun 10 to 5 - Art in the Park www.artintheparkstratford.ca

Tecumseh til Aug 28 Sunday Concert series at Lakewood Park www.calendar.tecumseh.ca

Tillsonburg til Aug 28 Exhibit - Tillsonburg 1872 at Annandale NHS www.tillsonburg.ca

Tillsonburg Sep10-Oc30 Small Wonders Art Show and Sale at Annandale www.tillsonburg.ca

Wallacetown thru Oct Guided Museum Tours at Backus-Page House www.backuspagehouse.ca

Windsor ongoing Lemon Fizz Bom - through May 2023 www.quiltingconfections.com

Woodstock ongoing Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 7am-12pm www.woodstockfairgrounds.com

Woodstock Jul16-Sep14 Annual Juried Exhibitions at Art Gallery www.cityofwoodstock.ca

Woodstock til Sept 22 Every 2nd Thursday - Summer Market www.downtownwoodstock.ca

June 2022

29 Bright All requests with Mark Willms www.waltersmusicvenue.com

29 Grand Bend PA day program at Lambton Heritage Museum www.lambtonmuseums.ca

29 Sarnia Dallas Smith in concert at Progressive Arena www.ticketmaster.ca

30 London The Doobie Brothers at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

30 St.Williams Concerts in the Vineyard featuring The Tenors www.burningkilnwinery.ca

CONCERTS IN THE VINEYARD

featuring The TENORS

Tickets at www.burningkilnwinery.ca

1709 FRONT RD

ST. WILLIAMS

THURSDAY

JUNE 30

Doors 5 pm

Show 7 pm

30 Tilbury Fireworks and “Leave those Kids Alone’ band www.tilburyontario.com

JULY 2022

also see "ongoing events" previous column

SHOP

LOCAL

1 Embro Town Wide Yard Sale ************

1 Embro Embro Highland Games www.embrohighlandgames.ca

1 Tillsonburg Fun Fair Party at Annandale National Historic Site 1-3 www.tillsonburg.ca

1-3 Burford Billy Bash - 3 days of destruction, live music, fireworks rmcclungs@live.ca

1-3 Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games www.kincardinescottishfestival.ca

1-3 St.Marys Homecoming-Heritage Festival www.discoverstmarys.ca

2 Clinton Town Wide Yard Sale ************

2 Brantford WTFest www.wtfest.ca

2 Brantford War of 1812 History Walk www.brantmuseums.ca

2 Dresden Bootleg Creedence (CCR Cover Band) at Czech Hall www.dresden.ca

2 Goderich Saturday Afternoon Concert - downtown www.goderichbia.ca

2 Parkhill Town Wide Yard Sale ************

2-3 Leamington Arts at the Marina www.leamingtonartscentre.com

2-9 Petrolia Family Fishing Week www.town.petrolia.on.ca

2-30 S. Ontario July Shop Hop - 11 Shops Participating www.thejulyshophop.com

3 Kingsville Butterfly Festival at Transportation Museum www.ctmhv.com

3 Paris Bikes and Bulls Rodeo Day www.greatrodeo.com

3 Stratford Garden Tour www.gardenstratford.org

3 Mooretown Model Train Event www.mooremuseum.ca

4-16 Bright Country Classics at Walters Music Venue www.waltersmusicvenue.com

5-24 Petrolia On Golden Pond at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia www.thevpp.ca

6 Bright Around the World with Bradley Walters www.waltersmusicvenue.com

7-10 Chatham Chatham Ribfest, Tecumseh Park www.chathamribfest.ca

7-10 Essex Funfest www.essexfunfest.com

7-10 London Sunfest www.sunfest.on.ca

8 Kingsville Market and Motors at Cindy’s Home and Garden www.cindysgarden.com

8-9 Norwich Town Wide Yard Sale ************

8-9 Norwich Nostalgia Days Festival ************

8-9 Petrolia Art in the Park www.artintheparkpetrolia.ca

8-10 Brantford Beatrix Potter and the Secret Life of Peter Rabbit www.branttheatre.com

8-10 Chatham Art in the Park www.summitshowscanada.ca

8-10 Sarnia Downtown walkabout - pets/cars/vendors www.facebook.com/SarniaFirstFriday

8-10 Strathroy Ribfest find us on Facebook

9 Bayfield Vettefest find us on Facebook

9 Clifford Clifford Carnival Celebration www.cliffordconnects.ca

9 Essex Fun Fest Car Show www.essexfunfest.com

9 London Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Anniversary Tour www.centennialhall.london.ca

9 London Russell Peters at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

9 Oil Springs Black Gold Fest at Oil Museum of Canada www.lambtonmuseums.ca

9 Petrolia Super Saturday - Shop - Dine - Win www.town.petrolia.on.ca

9 Petrolia Barn Dance www.town.petrolia.on.ca

9 Salford The Shananigans Outdoor Community Concert find us on Facebook

9 Shrewsbury Town Wide Yard Sale ************

9 Sombra Annual Blueberry Social 1-4 pm sombramuseum.webs.com/events

9 St.Thomas Nostalgia Nights Car Show www.nostalgianights.ca

9 Tillsonburg Tillsonburg Folk Festival at Kinsmen Bandshell 905-921-4675

9-10 Dorchester Art in the Barn www.artinthebarndorchester.com

9-10 Kettle Point Pow Wow www.kettlepoint.org

9-10 Paris Monster trucks - 6 trucks 1 big roar at Fairgrounds www.ticketscene.ca

9-10 Southampton Studio Tour www.shorelineartists.net

10 Brantford Fairytales and Flowers www.theglassslippercompany.ca

10 Sarnia Bluewater Anglers Family Fishing Derby www.bluewateranglers.com

10 Woodstock Toy and Collectibles Expo www.collectorshow.ca

12 Brantford Jethro Tull ‘s Martin Barre Aqualung Tour www.sandersoncentre.ca

13 Brantford Tomson Highway - Songs in the Key of Cree www.sandersoncentre.ca

13 London Cruise Night at Market at Western Fair www.themarketwfd.com

13-16 London Start Rocks the Park at Harris Park www.centennialhall.london.ca

13-30 Port Stanley “Our House” at Port Stanley Festival Theatre www.psft.ca

Send us your Events!

Send to info@daytripping.ca - We just need the date,

town, event name and a website or phone number.

14 Woodstock Summer Market Series in Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

14-16 Blenheim Cherryfest 2022 www.townofblenheim.com

14-16 Exeter Sidewalk Sale Days www.experienceexeter.ca

14-17 Belle River Belle River on the Lake SunSplash Festival www.belleriverbia.com

15 Alvinston Tractor www.alvinstonfair.com

15 Exeter Farmers’ Market www.experienceexeter.ca

15 Stratford Mystical Market find us on Facebook

15 Thorndale Movie night and Food Trucks in the park www.thamescentre.on.ca

15 Windsor Urban Wine Fest www.windsoreats.com

15-16 Bright’s Grove Bright’s Grove Music Fest www.facebook.com/BGMusicFest

15-17 Brantford Beatrix Potter and the Secret Life of Peter Rabbit www.bellhomestead.ca

15-17 Glencoe Tartan Days at the Fairgrounds www.glencoefair.ca

15-17 London Home County Music and Arts Festival www.homecounty.ca

July Events continue on next page...

JULY 2022

S M T W T F S

1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

31

Page 56

“Do not light in face. Do not expose to flame” (label on a lighter)

Summer 2022


JULY 2022

S M T W T F S

1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

31

Also listed on our website!

Events are listed FREE for non-profit groups (space permitting). DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD .

AUGUST 2022

S M T W T F S

1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30 31

16 Brantford Strawberry Social at Brantford Farmers’ Market www.brantford.ca

16 Brantford Toronto Mass Choir www.sandersoncentre.ca

16 Chatham Big Fix Thames River Poker Run Find us on Facebook

16 Chatham Brewfest CK - Funkfest at Sons of Kent Brewing www.sonsofkent.com

16 Erieau Yacht Club Pied Piper Parade & Swim Competition 519-676-4511

16 Goderich Saturday Afternoon Concert - downtown www.goderichbia.ca

16 Glencoe Town Wide Yard Sale *********

16 Mitchell’s Bay Antique Car, truck, tractor and motorcycle show www.mitchellsbay.org

16 Peacock Point Town Wide Yard Sale *********

16 Point Edward Mackinac Boat Race www.villageofpointedward.com

16 St.Thomas Mural Festival www.railwaycitytourism.com/mural-festival

16 Strathroy Pride in the Park www.strathroypride.org

16 Windsor Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Aqualung Tour www.ovationtix.com

16-17 Kingsville Sportsman Show at Transportation Museum www.ctmhv.com

17 Brantford Bryn Blackwood at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

17 Vittoria The Northcross Bluegrass Band at Good Bread Co. www.richardshall.com

18-Sep6 Paris Mary Maxim Tent Sale www.marymaxim.ca

20 London Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings www.budweisergardens.com

21 Forest Car Show 3-8 www.shopforest.ca

21 Ingersoll Thursday night - Sollgood Social Market www.sollgoodsocialmarket.com

21-24 Leamington Rib Fest www.leamingtonribfest.ca

20-23 Goderich Downtown Days www.goderichbia.ca

22 Southampton Marine Heritage Festival www.brucemuseum.ca

22 Selkirk Dinner in the Countryside www.cottonwoodmansionmuseum.com

22-23 Baden 1920s Tea & Tour at Castle Kilbride www.castlekilbride.ca

23-24 Caledonia Food Truck Fest and Shopping Market at Fairgrounds www.kbeventscanada.com

22-23 Lucan Summerfest www.lucanbiddulph.on.ca

22-24 Zurich Country Fair www.zurichcountryfair.com

23 Dresden Night Market www.dresden.ca

23 Hagersville Hagersville Rocks Music Festival www.hagersvillerocks.com

23 Leamington Classic Albums Live - Fleetwood Mac at Seacliff Park www.leamington.ca

23 London Rod Stewart at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

23 Mt.Brydges Brickyard Antiques Outdoor Vendor Sale www.brickyardantiques.com

BrickYard Antiques G

Outdoor VENdOR Sale

repurposed finds

10 am- SatURDAY, July 23 / Aug. 13 / Aug. 27 / SEPT. 10

Info: www.brickyardantiques.com

Mt. Brydges

23 Selkirk Afternoon Tea at Cottonwood Mansion www.cottonwoodmansionmuseum.com

23-24 Brantford Grand River Pow Wow www.grpowwow.ca

23-24 London Dino Stroll London www.dinostroll.com

23-24 Ohsweken Town Wide Yard Sale ************

23-24 Wallacetown U.S. Civil War reneactment www.backuspagehouse.ca

24 Amherstburg Car Show 11-4 www.visitamherstburg.ca

24 Windsor Dancing Queen at Chrysler Theatre www.ovationtix.com

26 Brantford Sweet Caroline - tribute to Neil Diamond www.sandersoncentre.ca

26 Erieau Live Music by Southwind Buoys at Yacht Club www.erieauyachtclub.com

28 Woodstock Summer Market Series in Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

28-Aug1 London London Ribfest and Craft Beer www.canadasbiggestparty.com

29 Leamington The Cult in Concert at Seacliff Park www.hogsforhospice.com

29 Windsor Walkerville Distillery District Night Market www.walkervillebrewery.com

29-30 Mooretown St. Clair River Classic Offshore Power Boat Race www.oparacing.org

29-30 St.Williams Crafts at the Kiln www.craftsatthekiln.com

Local vendors, wine & beer by the glass,

live music, locally sourced food and more!

1709 FRONT RD, ST. WILLIAMS

LIAM

July 2022 continued

FRIDAY, JULY 29 • 4PM-10 M 1 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 30 • 11AM-5PM

Amarket to celebrate

the artisans of Norfolk County

FREE ADMISSION

craftsatthekiln.com

29-31 Brantford A play of Johnny Cash in Eagle Place www.branttheatre.com

29-31 Corunna Captain Kidd Days find us on Facebook

29-31 Dresden Dresden Exhibition www.dresdenex.ca

29-31 Port Lambton Port Lambton Gala Days www.portlambtonpirates.ca

30 Brigden Town Wide Yard Sale ************

30 Brigden Brigden Market find us on Facebook

30 Erieau Art on the Boulevard www.artontheboulevard.ca

30 Goderich Saturday Afternoon Concert - downtown www.goderichbia.ca

30 Leamington Dark Sky Nights at Point Pelee www.pc.gc.ca

30 Leamington Brett Young at Seacliff Park www.hogsforhospice.com

30 St. George Town Wide Yard Sale ************

30 Southampton Art on the Fence @ Chantry Breezes www.shorelineartists.net

July 2022 continued

30 Thedford Shelly Rastin concert at Widder Station www.widderstation.com

30-31 Wallacetown Merchants at the Museum - Backus-Page House www.backuspagehouse.ca

31 LaSalle Night Market 4-8 at Civic Centre www.lasalle.ca

august 2022

also see “ongoing events” on page 56

2-14 Petrolia Divine Women at VPP www.thevpp.ca

3 Brantford Play Date in the Square www.calendar.brantfordlibrary.ca

4 Sombra “Lights Out” Book Launch Party 10-11 am sombramuseum.webs.com/events

3-20 Port Stanley “The View From Here” at Festival Theatre www.psft.ca

5-6 Bothwell Car show and Flea Market www.oldautos.ca/car-show

5-7 Brantford Johnny Cash in Eagle Place at Bell Homestead www.bellhomestead.ca

5-7 Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest www.brantfordribfest.com

5-7 Comber Fair www.comberfair.com

5-7 Exeter Rodeo! www.ramrodeoontario.com

EXETER RODEO!

Kick-off Party August 5, 7

South Huron Recreaon Centre Grounds

Info: www.ramrodeoontario.com w.

r oo ont

ari

rio.

o m

I Rain or Shine

AUGUST

5, 6 & 7

5-7 Sarnia Downtown walkabout - art/cars/vendors www.facebook.com/SarniaFirstFriday

6 Brantford Arcady presents Voices of Summer www.arcady.ca

6 Brantford Jeep Show and Shine www.parisfairgrounds.com

6 Chatham Country Hoedown at Sons of Kent Brewing www.sonsofkent.com

6 Dorchester Movie Night and Food trucks in the Park www.thamescentre.on.ca

6 Leamington Windsor Symphony Orchestra at Seacliff Park www.windsorsymphony.com

6 Selkirk Car Show at Cottonwood Mansion www.cottonwoodmansionmuseum.com

6 Stratford Witchy Market Find Us on Facebook

7 Harriston Sundaes on Sunday, downtown www.harristonrising.ca

11 Woodstock Summer Market Series in Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

12 Forest Sidewalk Sale 10-2 www.shopforest.ca

12 London Only in OEV Fridays www.facebook.com/DIGOEVLdn

12 Windsor Oulette Car Cruise www.downtownwindsor.ca

12-13 Burford Country Roots Music Festival www.countryrootsmusicfest.ca

12-13 Wallaceburg WAMBO www.wambo.ca

12-14 Forest Western Ontario Steam Threshers show www.steamthresher.com

12-14 Kingsville The Greenway Jam - various venues www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

12-14 Parkhill Fair www.parkhillfair.com

13 Brantford Hip Fest www.brantford.ca

13 Dresden Kinsmen Rock the Lot - Parking Lot Party 4 pm www.dresden.ca

13 Harriston Harriston Rising Street Party www.harristonrising.ca

13 Langton Town Wide Yard Sale **********

13 Leamington Dark Sky Nights at Point Pelee Park www.pc.gc.ca

13 Mt.Brydges Outdoor Vendor Sale (see ad under July 23) www.brickyardantiques.com

13 Ohsweken Garden Party www.sixnationstourism.ca

13 St.Marys Town Wide Yard Sale **********

13 Windsor Symphony Orchestra at Reaume Park www.windsorsymphony.com

13 Zurich Town Wide Yard Sale **********

13-14 Sarnia Backyard Market **********

14 Amherstburg Windsor Symphony concert at Navy Yard Park www.windsorsymphony.com

14 Paris Coin Show www.pariscoinshow.ca

15-27 Bright A modern tribute to ABBA at Walters Music Venue www.waltersmusicvenue.com

15-27 Listowel Spinrite Yarn Outlet Tent Sale www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

17 London Cruise Night at Market at Western Fair www.themarketwfd.com

17-27 Petrolia Wingfield: Lost and Found at VPP www.thevpp.ca

18 Ingersoll Thursday - Sollgood Social Market www.sollgooodsocialmarket.com

18-Sep6 Paris Tent Sale at Mary Maxim www.marymaxim.ca

19 Forest Kids Day 10-2 www.shopforest.ca

19 Leamington Mill Street Market www.leamington.ca

19 Exeter Farmers Market www.experienceexter.ca

August Events continue on next page...

Summer 2022 “Choking hazard: this toy is a small ball” (label on a rubber ball)

Page 57


8 1 1

The

AUGUST Daytripper 2022

S M T W T F S

1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30 31

Also listed on our website!

Events are listed FREE for non-profit groups (space permitting). DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD .

august 2022 continued

19-20 Baden 1920s Tea & Tour at Castle Kilbride www.castlekilbride.ca

19-20 Paris Drinks Fest www.parisdrinks.ca

19-21 Paisley Bruce County Heritage Farm Show www.bruceheritage.com

19-21 Port Dover Main Street Market Days www.portdover.ca

20 Chatham Peach Fest at Sons of Kent Brewing www.sonsofkent.com

20 Elgin County Talbot Trail Yard Sale www.bayham.on.ca

20 Goderich Saturday afternoon concert www.goderichbia.ca

20 London RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World www.budweisergardens.com

20 Paris Pop-Up Shop Up at Fairgrounds www.kbeventscanada.com

20 Port Lambton Mermaids and Mariners www.mermaidsandmariners.ca

september 2022

also see “ongoing events” on page 56

SHOP

SEPTEMBER LOCAL 2022

1-4 Harrow Fair www.harrowfair.com

166 th

Annual

HARROW FAIR

THURS. Sept. 1st to SUN. SEPT 4th

One of the Largest Rural Fairs in Ontario

$ 10/day • $ 25/wknd pass • Children under 12 FREE!

S M T W T F S

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 26 27 28 29 30

PARADE • MIDWAY • NIGHTLY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT • BINGO TENT • PIE TENT •

CRAFTERS’ ALLEY • DOG AGILITY SHOW • AGRICULTURE COMPETITION

• KIDS ENTERTAINMENT • TRACTOR PULL • HOMESHOW • MORE

Colchester South & Harrow Fair Agricultural Society • www.harrowfair.com

All ages, family-friendly! All things nautical!

Meet the Mermaids & mingle with Mariners,

find some treasures & have a splashing good time!

www.mermaidsandmariners.ca

50+ Vendors • Live Entertainment

Food Trucks • “Watering Hole” (19+)

20-21 Port Dover Summer Festival / Art in the Park www.portdover.ca

21 Ancaster Toy and Collectibles Expo www.collectorshows.ca

21 London WWE Sunday Stunner www.budweisergardens.com

24 Goderich Makers Market and Art in the Park www.goderichbia.ca

24-Sep10 Port Stanley “Meet My Sister” at Festival Theatre www.psft.ca

25 Brantford Symphony Under the Stars www.bsim.ca

25 London Sting - My Songs Tour www.budweisergardens.com

25 London Metric - Doomscroller Tour www.londonmusichall.com

25 Woodstock Summer Market Series in Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

26 Zurich Bean Festival www.beanfest.ca

26-27 Port Elgin Waves of Inspiration art show 519-389-5260

26-27 Zurich Zurich Bean Festival www.beanfest.ca

Zurich

Bean

Festival

We’ve BEAN

Missing

You!

Friday, August 26

7pm Car Cruise & Entertainment

Saturday, ay, August 27

Street Market, Outdoor Music, Midway,

Licensed Area, Food Trucks and Car Show

Festival www.beanfest.ca w.be

.ca • Free Admission

sion

26-Sep5 London Heritage Scavenger Hunt www.archaeologymuseum.ca

27 Arthur Town Wide Yard Sale **********

27 Belmont Pickers Swap Meet Antiques and Nostalgia Find Us on Facebook

PICKERS SWAP MEET

ANTIQUES & NOSTALGIA

Over 50 Vendors!

Saturday

August 27

9am 9 -2

• Advertising ing • Gas & Oil Memorabilia • Tin & Porcelain Signs

• Nostalgia a Products • Gas Pumps & Coke Machines • Pedal Cars

• Large Selection of General er

Store Items & Antique Toys

ADMISSION: ION: 9am-11am $10

• 11am-2pm $5 • Vendors $20

15539 Whittaker Rd. • East of Belmont • 519-269-3705

ACROSS FROM WHITTAKER LAKE PARK AT TERRY AUTO BODY COLLISION CENTRE

27 Goderich Saturday afternoon concert www.goderichbia.ca

27 Ingersoll Harvest Market www.ingersoll.ca

INGERSOLL KIWANIS

HARVEST MARKET

AUGUST 27, 2022

at the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum

A FULL DAY OF FREE FAMILY FUN!

GAS

0 3 9

2 5 1

G ULA R

GAS

ESTACION

Farm fresh food vendors, music,

food trucks, children’s activities,

museum demonstrations & more.

290 Harris Street, INGERSOLL 8 AM TO 4 PM

519-485-5510 • ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

27 Mt.Brydges Outdoor Vendor Sale (see ad under July 23) www.brickyardantiques.com

27 Selkirk Farmers Market & Antique Tractors 9-4 www.cottonwoodmansionmuseum.com

27 Straffordville Watermelon Fest www.bayham.on.ca

27 Tilbury Art in Memorial Park Find Us on Facebook

27-28 Amherstburg Art by the River www.gibsongallery.com

27-28 Shedden Shedden Fair Find Us on Facebook

27-28 Woodstock Ontario Toy Show & Auction FB or call 519-808-2105

28 Lasalle Night Market 4-8 at Civic Centre www.lasalle.ca

1-5 Paris Fair www.parisfairgrounds.com

2-3 Mitchell Fair www.mitchellfair.com

2-4 Sarnia Downtown walkabout - food fest/car show & more www.sarniafirstfriday.com

2-25 Grand Bend Paint Ontario at Lambton Heritage Museum www.heritagemuseum.ca

3 Ailsa Craig Car Show www.northmiddlesex.on.ca

3 Dresden McCartney Years Rock Show at Czech Hall www.dresden.ca

3 Tecumseh End of Summer Bonfire and Fireworks www.calendar.tecumseh.ca

3 Thedford Helix in concert at Widder Station www.widderstation.com

3-4 Wallacetown Heritage Farm Show - Backus-Page House www.backuspagehouse.ca

3-5 Marshville Heritage Festival Art and Craft Show www.marshvilleheritagefestival.ca

4 Kingsvillle Fall Festival of Cars at Transportation Museum www.ctmhv.com

5-10 Bright East Coast Kitchen Party at Walters Music Venue www.waltersmusicvenue.com

8 Sarnia Gerry Dee at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

8 Woodstock Summer Market Series in Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

9-11 Blyth Huron Pioneer Threshers Reunion www.blythsteamshow.com

9-11 London Air Show www.airshowlondon.com

9-11 Petrolia Fair www.petroliafair.ca

9-18 London Western Fair www.westernfair.ca

10 Brantford Classic Seger at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

10 Brantford Harvest Festival www.brantford.ca

10 Sarnia Art in the Park Sarnia www.artintheparksarnia.com

10 Kingsvillle Fire Fest Celebration www.kingsville.ca/FireFest

10 London Chris Stapleton with special guest Elle King www.budweisergardens.com

10 Mt.Brydges Outdoor Vendor Sale (see ad under July 23) www.brickyardantiques.com

10 Petrolia Super Saturday - Shop Dine Win www.town.petrolia.on.ca

10 Sarnia Art in the Park @ Mike Weir Park (Brights Grove) www.artintheparksarnia.com

10 Selkirk Afternoon Tea at Cottonwood - tickets req www.cottonwoodmansionmuseum.com

10 Stratford Garlic Fest www.stratfordgarlicfestival.com

10 Thamesville Art Kemp Memorial Car Show ////////

11 Colchester Lady in Red : Wine Tasting www.heritagecolchester.ca

11 Dundas Artisan Market www.artisanmarketdundas.com

11 Woodstock Nostalgia Show and Sale www.collectorshows.ca

Woodstock Nostalgia Show & Sale

Auditorium & Mutual/Market Buildings, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St.

SUNDAY, SEPT 11 • 9:30am to 3pm

ADMISSION: Early Admission 9:30-10:30am: $10/p.p.

10:31am-1pm: $5/p.p. • 1:01-3pm: $3/p.p.

The Largest Indoor Nostalgia

& Small Anque Show in Ontario!

Vendor space or info: toyshow@kwic.com or 519-426-8875

Expanded to

2 BUILDINGS!

200 Vendor

Tables!

CollectorShows.ca

Ontario Collector Shows

13-Oct9 Petrolia When Irish Eyes are Smiling at VPP www.thevpp.ca

14 Bright Jazz Night with Top Pocket at Walters www.waltersmusicvenue.com

14-17 Bright Blackwood Quartet - the gospel side of Elvis www.waltersmusicvenue.com

16 Belle River Belle River on-the-Lake Stroll the Street www.belleriverbia.com

September Events continue on next page...

Page 58

“Not for human consumption” (label on a package of dice)

Summer 2022


SEPTEMBER 2022

S M T W T F S

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 26 27 28 29 30

Also listed on our website!

Events are listed FREE for non-profit groups (space permitting). DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD .

OCTOBER 2022

S M T W T F S

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

september 2022 continued

16 Windsor Flutter Fest: A Migration Celebration www.stoneandsky.org

16-17 Wyoming Fair www.plympton-wyomingfair.com

16-18 Amherstburg Uncommon Festival www.visitamherstburg.ca

16-18 Port Dover South Coast Jazz annual Jazz & Blues Festival www.southcoastjazz.com

september 2022 continued

24 Leamington Dark Sky Nights at Pelee Provincial Park www.pc.gc.ca

24 Palmerston All Aboard Palmerston’s Tiny Trains & Treats www.allaboardpalmerston.ca

24 Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival www.wellesleyabcfestival.ca

17 Aberfoyle Saturday Special Antique Show www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

Saturday Special Antique Show

Saturday, S

,

Sept.17

Dealers at this

Special Saturday Show!

am to 4pm • $10 admission

Regular Sunday Market Days (Sundays only 8am-4pm):

Sundays through October 30 • $5 admisson, rain or shine

2 km north of 401 exit 299, near Guelph • 1-877-763-1077 • www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

17 Amherstburg Festival of Hawks www.essexregionconservation.ca

17 Clinton Harvest Fest - Artisans, Car Show & More 519-476-5922

17 Paris Special Olympics Truck Convoy www.truckconvoy.ca

17 Petrolia Harvestfest at Farmers Market www.town.petrolia.on.ca

17-18 Kingsvillle Fall Outdoor Flea Market at Transportion Museum www.ctmhv.com

17-18 London Doors Open www.londonheritage.ca

17-18 London Comic Con www.londoncomiccon.ca

17-18 St. George Apple Fest www.stgeorgeapplefest.ca

38 th year

St. George

Apple Fest

3rd Weekend in

September

September 17th & 18th, 2022

SATURDAY 10-6 • SUNDAY 10-5

• Children’s Play Area

• Over 120 Vendors

• Apple Pies/Dumplings/Cider

• Daily Entertainment on Main Stage

and Children’s Area Stage

• Saturday Night Community Street Party

17-18 S.W. ON Dreamdrive on Highway 3 www.southcoastdreamdrive3.com

Ontario’s SOUTHCOAST

DREAMDRIVE ®

Saturday & Sunday,

SEPTEMBER 17 & 18

A 199 km drive from St. Thomas

to Fort Erie with daily & nightly

events in towns along the way.

www.southcoastdreamdrive3.com

Details on the front page of this issue!

18 Brantford Brantford LIVE! The DiFelice Jazz Quartet www.brantford.ca

18 Mooretown Downriver Craft and Gift Sale www.mooremuseum.ca

DOWNRIVER CRAFT & GIFT SALE

Get an

early start

on holiday

shopping!

At MOORE MUSEUM • 94 Moore Line, Mooretown

25 minutes south of Sarnia • 519-867-2020

www.mooremuseum.ca

Sunday, September 18th, 10 am - 4 pm

Over 100 tables

Something for

everyone.

~FOOD BOOTH~

Adults $2.00

Children under 13

FREE with adult

18 Pelee Island Flutter Fest: A Migration Celebration www.stoneandsky.org

18 Woodstock Toy and Collectible Expo www.collectorshows.ca

21 London Cruise Night at Market at Western Fair www.themarketwfd.com

21-22 Exeter RCMP Musical Ride www.itstartsatthebeach.ca

21-22 London 2 shows of Basia Bulat www.aeolianhall.ca

22 London The Price is Right Live on Stage www.budweisergardens.com

22 London Airbourne on Tour www.londonmusichall.com

22 Woodstock Summer Market Series in Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

23-24 Glencoe Fall Fair www.glencoefair.ca

23-25 Forest Fall Fair www.theforestfair.ca

23-25 London Psychic and Crystal Fair at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

23-25 Thorndale Fall Fair www.thorndalefair.com

23-Oct16 Minto Twnshp Culture Days www.minto.on.ca

24 Brantford Mark Wilson and Five Against One in concert www.brantford.ca

24-25 Hamilton Telling Tales Festival - Open a Book, Open a World! www.tellingtales.org

24-25 Windsor Doors Open Windsor www.doorsopenwindsor.com

25 LaSalle Night Market 4-8 at Civic Centre www.lasalle.com

25 Oakville Greater Toronto Doll Show www.greatertorontodollshow.com

The Greater Toronto Doll Show.com

Antique, BJD, Reborn, Modern Dolls & Related Items

Sunday, Sept 25th, 2022

10 am to 3 pm

Holiday Inn • 590 Argus Road, Oakville • Admission $7

www.greatertorontodollshow.com

Mary Lou 416-221-3093 • greatertorontodollshow@gto.nett

Sponsored by The Vintage Doll Club of Southern Ontario

28-Oct1 Sarnia “War of the Worlds” at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

29 Brantford Brent Butt at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

october 2022

also see “ongoing events” on page 56

1 St. Thomas Hexes & Jinxes Market, Railway Museum www.hexesandjinxesmarket.com

2 Kitchener Collectibles Expo www.collectorshows.ca

15 Paris Woolstock www.fleecefestival.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th •9am to 4pm

Demos

Food

Vendors

Workshops

13th Annual

Admission $8, under 10 free

www.f leecefestival.com

At the Paris Fairgrounds, Fig 139 Silver Street, Paris, ON

Crochet

Felting

Knitting

Spinning

Rug Hooking

Weaving

21-22 Shedden Quilts in Bloom quilt show FB Shedden Fair

28 Harriston Halloween Haunt www.harristonrising.ca

29 Kingsville Murder Mystery at Transportation Museum www.ctmhv.com

THIS GUY

wants to help promote

your events...

So do we (& for free!)

... but we can’t if you don’t

send them to us!

Send d

us your y events t

in SW W

Ontario O t

as a soon as you can.

a .

They can a be big or small, l , but should h

l be likely k ly

to attract t

tr

act visitors

i

t r

from near or far (i.e. i e no karate r classes). e ) Include the location,

n

date, t , name of the event en

t & a website w or contact ct

number.

Non-Profits & Daytripping customers, send them to info@daytripping.ca

Events begin on page 56. Send your events to info@daytripping.ca

Summer 2022 “May be harmful if swallowed” (label on a shipment of hammers)

Page 59


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Bottom Borders: Sunny days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days


SHOP

LOCALL

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

®

SECTION 3

Summer 2022 • Vol. 28, Issue 2

1-800-667-0337

www.daytripping ca

Station Arts Centre ~ Tillsonburg

All the Best...

• Unique Gift Shops • Antique Shops • Events • Town Wide Yard Sales

• Live Theatre • Museums • Craft Breweries & Wineries • Specialty Farms & Markets

• Garden Centres • Quilt, Sewing & Craft Shops • Artisans

• Thrift Shops • Places to Stay & Dine • So Much More!

... All in

All in

One Paper!

This issue has Sections

FULL MAP

on PAGES

16-17

DETROIT

Lake

Huron

WINDSOR

SARNIA

A

1

KINGSVILLE

2

LONDON

N

PORT STANLEY

3

Southwestern

Ontario

TORONTO

Lake Ontario

NIAGARA FALLSS

BUFFALO

U.S./Canada Borders

Some areas can be found in all sections.

Use index to find all the shops in a region.

Lake Erie

3

PARIS

PORT DOVER

HOME

Interior Decor • Candles

Kitchen Gadgets

Canning Equipment

Cheesemaking

Cookstoves • Grain Mills

YOUR STYLE

Women’s Fashions,

Accessories & Jewellery

GARDENING

Hand & Garden Tools

Wind Chimes

Planters & Sprayers

Rain Barrels

Outdoor Clocks

Flags & Poles

Weathervanes

Thermometers

Outdoor Cooking

BIRDING

Houses & Feeders

Bird Baths

Purple Martin Houses

Wild Bird Feed

Wild Bird Books & CD’s

Heated Pet Products

Pest Control

& much more!

HOBBY FARM

Incubators

Waterers & Feeders

Windmills

Poultry Processing

Equipment

Beekeeping Equipment

Rabbit Raising

Equipment

Country Living

for Country Living

Put all l

your eggs

in one basket!

Outdoor

Living

Kitchenware

products for entertaining

FOR HOME, GARDEN

&

GIFT GIVING

Big or small... your home & garden won’t be complete without a trip to Berry Hill.

From Garden Ornaments to Hand Tools, Kitchenwares & Home Decor, you’ll find

something for everyone in store! New products, lines and innovative

designs arrive

with Spring!

MON-FRI

9 to 6

SAT 9 to 5

SUN 11 to 4

OR SHOP

ONLINE

www.BerryHill.ca

Ain’t nothin’ better in the 75 world, Burwell you Road, know St. / Than Thomas lyin’ in • the 519-631-0480 sun with your • 1-800-668-3072

radio


The

Daytripper

Our 3rd Section begins by travelling east along Lake Erie’s north shore

Elgin County

SHOP

LOCAL

TO PLAN YOUR NEXT STAYCATION, VISIT:

ELGINTOURIST.COM

@ELGINCOUNTY

Our Neighbourhoodho

Welcomes

EXIT 149

You

401

EXIT T1

129

EXIT 137

Rodney

y

To Chatham

103

&Wind

Windsor

West Lorne

3

8

To London

&S

St. Thomas

Dutton

Wallacetown

l

ac

Lake Erie

16

Talbot

Trails

RESTAURANT

Casual s

al

Dining ing with a Creative

t

Twist T

on Your Favourites!

&

&

This IS Your Reason

to Get Away!

King Beds • Double Jacuzzi

Fireplaces

Enjoy a wonderful

takeout meal from the

Telegraph House,

right across the street!

1850’s Restored House

New Agricultural Centre

Walking Trails

Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 4

July 23 & 24: U.S. Civil War

July 30 & 31: Merchants at the Museum

September 3 & 4: Heritage Farm Show

29424 Lakeview Ln, 519-762-3072

S of Wallacetown www.backuspagehouse.ca

EST 2016 · MATT’S DREAM

Unique Ui Flavoured dCraft Beer

Try Our Patio • Take-Out Available

9353 Graham Road West Lorne on #3 Hwy at Eagle

519-768-1764 • Reservations Welcome

Wed-Thurs 5–7 • Fri-Sat 11–7 • Sun 9–7

TASTING ROOM

RETAIL STORE

TOURS

AVAILABLE

HOURS VARY

SEASONALLY

226.289.1472

25292 Talbot Line, West Lorne (at Eagle) · www.natterjackbrewing.ca

Open Air Garden Centre

One-of-a-Kind Fresh Floral Designs

www.eriegarden.com

89666 Furnival Rd South, Rodney • 519785 519-785-0487 Monday-Saturday 9-5 · Sunday 10-4

PORT STANLEY • 519-782-7623 www.innontheharbour.net

Really

Bad

Pickup Lines

• There’s a star in the sky for every time

I think of you.

• God was showing off when he made you.

• I’ve noticed you noticing me and I’m just giving

you notice that I’ve noticed you!

• Pardon me, but what pickup line works best with you?

• I knew I recognized you. You look just like my next boy/girl friend.

• Could you please step away from the bar? You’re melting all the ice.

• Do you work for NASA? Because you’re outta this world.

• Is your name Gillette, because you’re the best a man can get!

• You must be Jamaican, because Jamaican me crazy.

• I think we should be lab partners because you and I have chemistry.

JULY 13

Red Tag Sale Event

AUGUST 3

"Out with the Old"

Clearance Event

23490 Pioneer Line

RODNEY • 519-785-2312

Home Décor

Accents • Gifts

Jewellery

Accessories

~RETAILER~

Starting July 6 ~ Open Wed-Sat 10-4

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHING:

www.thedecoratingdiva.ca

Storefront

Open Daily

10am-5pm

294 Bridge Street

Port Stanley

226-658-6000

jamesstreethomedecor.com

Page 62

“Warning: may contain nuts” (label on a package of peanuts)

Summer 2022