Huron County is renowned for its miles of sandy Lake Huron shoreline. Relax on the beach, go boating, swimming, windsurfing or witness one of Huron County's world famous sunsets! Beach Water Quality Hotline Info: (519) 482-3416 or (519) 482-5119 ext. 2501 Website:

Maitland Inlet Marina

P.O. Box 372, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 4C6, (519) 524-4409, Fax: (519) 524-2301, e-mail, web site. At mouth of Maitland River, north side. Floating docks, protected basin, private beach, pool, clubhouse, security entrance, showers, washrooms, sports fishing, mast hoist, 20-ton travel lift, golf, hiking. Season: April to Nov. Reservations preferred, but not necessary. Number of Slips: 20 transient; 100 seasonal. Dockage Rates: $1.50/foot (transient); $56-$40/foot (seasonal). VHF Monitor: 68. Facilities: pump-out service; electrical outlets (30 amp); gasoline & diesel; soft water on-site; repair services; public telephone; picnic tables; ice; washrooms; showers; recreation hall; private beach; pool; playground; BBQ's; shuttle service.water on-site; repair services; public telephone; picnic tables; ice; washrooms; showers; recreation hall; private beach; pool; playground; BBQ's; shuttle service.

Maitland Valley Marina

100 North Harbour Road West, Box 175, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 3Z2, (519)524-4409, Fax:(519)524-2301, (e-mail), (website). North of Commercial Harbour. Access from Lake Huron through deep water channel up the Maitland River 1/4 mile. Scenic, protected marina basin on the Maitland River. Full service marina including floating docks. Golf, tennis, fishing and hiking beside marina. Free tours and transportation to town. Season: April-Oct. Reservations are preferred, but not alway necessary. Number of Slips: 50 transient; 155 seasonal. Dockage Rates: $1.50/foot (transient); $63-$40/foot (seasonal). VHF Monitor: 68. Facilities: public launch ramp beside marina, restaurant nearby; pump-out service, electrical outlets (30, 50, 100 amp); gasoline & diesel; town water on-site; repair services; public telephone; picnic tables; laundromat (nearby); ice; washrooms; showers; restaurant nearby; recreation hall; boat hoist (25 ton); pool; beach access; playground; BBQ's; shuttle service.


The Town of Goderich boasts some of the finest recreational facilities, groups and organizations in the area. YMCA of Goderich-Huron just opened in January 2004, the Maitland Recreation Centre is an active and vibrant part of Huron County. A member based facility, the YMCA of Goderich-Huron is involved in many partnerships with families, agencies and businesses within the community. The Maitland Recreation Centre is located in the Town of Goderich. Over 70,000 square feet, the building boasts a five-lane 25 metre lap pool; a children's leisure pool; an on-deck whirlpool and sauna; locker rooms, including a special family locker room; gymnasium; indoor walking and jogging track; an NHL size ice rink, an innovative wellness area consisting of cardio and strength training equipment; aerobic studio and multi-purpose meeting rooms. Wheelchair accessible, the YMCA also provides a fresh food service cafe, child minding, personal fitness services and ample on-site parking. Web site:


The Marine Museum is located in the wheel house of the "SS Shelter Bay" at the Goderich Harbour. This small museum is dedicated to the men and women who made their living on Lake Huron. While visiting the Marine Museum, visitors will also enjoy observing the shipping activities of the Goderich Harbour. Ocean going vessels from all over the world travel to Goderich to fill their holds with the locally mined salt and renowned Huron County grains.

The nearby boardwalk and three public beaches are great places to take a stroll or to cool off. Children's playground equipment and recreational areas also make this an excellent place to relax after a pleasant day of sight seeing and travelling in Goderich and area. Picnic tables and sheltered picnic areas are available. Marine Museum, c/o Huron County Museum, 110 North St., Goderich, Ontario, N7A 2T8, (519) 524-2686, (website). Open daily in July and August: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is included with admission to the Huron County Museum or Huron Historic Gaol. For Goderich Harbour or picnic shelter information call Goderich Tourism at: 1-800-280-7637


The Huron Historic Gaol is a unique and imposing octagonal building which served as the County Jail from its opening in 1842 until 1972 when all inmates were transferred to regional facilites. The Gaol is a designated National Historic Site. The building originally housed the County Courts and Council Chambers, as well as serving as Gaol and House of Refuge. The Goal's architect was Thomas Young, and at the time of construction, was viewed as a model of humanitarian prison design. The Governor's House was built in 1901 in the area of one of the courtyards, and clearly illustrates the important status of this position within a rural Ontario community in the early part of this century. Visitors find this site a special place to explore and truly a step back in time. 181 Victoria St., N., (Hwy. #21), Goderich, Ontario, (519) 524-2686, (website). Open May to October. Please visit our website or phone (519) 524-6971 for recorded announcement or (519) 524-2686 for hours of operation and special events. Admission charged. Flea Market: Sundays - May 22nd to Sept. 4th in 2005 - and July 1st and Aug. 1st holidays.


The Huron County Museum is a first-class community museum offering visitors modern exhibition galleries and professional support spaces in a climate controlled environment. Temporary exhibits cover a wide spectrum of subjects of special interest. Permanent exhibits depict the early settlement and development of Huron County. The History Hall with store fronts and a locomotive allows you to stroll back in time. Young people especially enjoy turning the handles that bring the hand-made models created by Museum Founder Herbert Neill to life. An extensive Military Gallery, Furniture Gallery and Agricultural Displays interest and fascinate the visitor. The County Archives are located at the Museum. To access materials in the Archives, phone 519-524-2686 and make an appointment in advance of your visit, and ensure staff assistance. 110 North Street, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 2T8 (519) 524-2686 Fax: (519) 524-1922, (website). Open year round. Please visit our website or phone for special events and to confirm hours of operation prior to your visit. Admission charged. Wheelchair accessible.


Laithwaite Apple Park farm near Goderich has fascinated visitors for four generations with its many sculptures fashioned from cement, metal, fieldstone and found materials by George Laithwaite (1873-1956). Some of his human figures were created as satirical or political commentary on world events, while others were based on comic strip characters. In 1945 George Laithwaite erected a stone coach house which served as his studio. Most of his statues were created as a hobby during slow economic times. The uniqueness and diversity of these statues has made Apple Park a local landmark. Visitors are welcome to view the statues on three acres of lawn, set among over 350 trees. Laithwaite Apple Park also offers a farm store selling seasonal products. Laithwaite Apple Park is located just east of Goderich on Highway #8.

Laithwaite Apple Park
R.R.#2, 35563 Huron Rd., Goderich, Ontario, N7A 3X8
Phone: (519) 524-7763
Open year round.
Mon. to Sat.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The Reuben R. Sallows Gallery is home to the largest public collection of this renowned photographer's work. The Gallery celebrated the artistic legacy of Reuben R. Sallows (1855-1937) and promotes the Canadian visual art that embodies his innovative talent and spirit. Rotating exhibitions feature the historic photography of Reuben R. Sallows and the work of contemporary Canadian artists sharing his creative vision. The Gallery is located in the mezzanine of the Goderich Public Library, a remarkable Carnegie building built in 1905.

Reuben R. Sallows Gallery
52 Montreal Street, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 2G4
Phone: (519) 524-9261
E-mail: Website:
Open year round.
Tuesday to Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Admission: by donation.


The Menesetung Bridge was originally built as a C.P.R. railway bridge in 1907. At the time of its construction, it was the longest railway bridge in Ontario. Regular passenger and freight service continued on the line up to the 1970's. The last steam locomotive passed over the bridge in 1977, and the last diesel locomotive in 1988. The rail line between Guelph and Goderich was abandoned in 1989 and portions were converted to walking trails in 1992. The conversion of the bridge to a pedestrian walking bridge was made possible through the sale of planks and railings to local and area residents, thus many of the planks and railings are engraved with the names of these generous individuals and families. The Menesetung Bridge connects the Town of Goderich with the Tiger Dunlop Heritage Trail, the Maitland Trail and the Goderich to Auburn Rail Trail. The Bridge spans the Maitland River and offers and incredible view of the river, the Port of Goderich and Lake Huron. Menesetung Bridge Association, P.O. Box 443, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 4C7


P.O. Box 64, 25 North Harbour Road, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 3Y5, (519) 524-9641, Fax:; (519) 524-2033. Located at 25 North Harbour Rd. off Hwy. #21 - north end of Goderich. Challenging and scenic course located on the shores of the Maitland River. The club provides a fully stocked Pro-Shop, power carts, pull carts, club rentals and 2 tennis courts. C.P.G.A. golf lessons available.
Open April to Nov.
Number of Holes: 9 Par: 34 Yards: 5686


R.R.#3, Clinton, Ontario, N0M 1L0, toll free: 1-866-853-6369, or phone/fax: (519) 482-7144, (e-mail) (website). Located at #37858 on Highway #8, 1.8 miles/3 km west of Clinton; 9 miles/15 km east of Goderich. Champion Links Design. Natural rolling scenic landscape. Un-rivalled irrigated practice range facilities. A Shotmakers Course with no two holes alike. Open sun-up to sun-down. Stay & play packages available.
Number of Holes: 18 Par: 71 Yards: 6561

Motocross racing

Riders from around the globe, gather in Walton, Ontario, home of Canada's largest outdoor Motocross event, to fight for the Canadian Motocross Championship title and the right to be crowned as... "The King of Walton".


Once a horse stable in the heart of Goderich, ON. The livery theatre now houses the best in professional & amateur theatre, music and film. Nationally acclaimed as one of the finest in intimate halls for aesthetic and acostic ambience and home to one of Canada�s longest running community theatre groups. The livery is a historic jewel intimately set for the performing arts.

Blyth Festival

The Blyth Festival is a community-based professional theatre that endeavours to enrich the lives of its audience by producing and developing plays that give voice to both the region and the country. [October 1997].

Celtic roots festival

The aim of the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival and Celtic College is to foster the preservation and continuation of traditional Celtic art forms through exposure, participation and education. Forming new generations of artists and participants is absolutely essential to the survival of these living traditions. The Festival, College and Celtic Kids Day Camp, therefore, create and support year-long educational and participatory programmes, as well as instrument loans to help bring forward the new generations that will live and participate in our valued traditions. If you share our goals, you can participate by helping us to fund the charitable organization we have created to finance these programs.

Xtreme Water Sports

We have an extensive line of quality Seadoos and jet skis for rent as well as an exclusive speed boat charter service-we're fully equipped for an exciting afternoon of wake boarding, water skiing or tubing on the lake. Pontoon boat and kayak rentals are also available and we operate two water trampolines, right off the beach in Grand Bend!

Skydive Grand Bend

At Grand Bend (Ontario) a first jump is a freefall skydive just like this,with TWO instructors assisting, until the parachute is activated; the beginner steers the parachute with instructions via radio

Grand bend Parasail

Come Fly the Skies at an altitude upwards of 1000Ft! All flights will be launched from the specialy designed platform off the back end of the boat and you will also be brought back on the same platform. No running off the beach or other versions you may be familiar with. There are no special requirements or experience required.

Grand bend Motorplex

We have an extensive line of quality Seadoos and jet skis for rent as well as an exclusive speed boat charter service-we're fully equipped for an exciting afternoon of wake boarding, water skiing or tubing on the lake. Pontoon boat and kayak rentals are also available and we operate two water trampolines, right off the beach in Grand Bend!


A & W Restaurant414 Huron Road519-524-6664
Boston Pizza 490 Huron Road 519-524-7797
Bluewater Restaurant 289 Huron Rd519-524-4849
Candlelight Restaurant & Tavern 350 Bayfield Rd S519-524-7711
China Wok Buffet411 Huron Rd519-524-9989
Cravings166 Courthouse Square519-524-7986
Crabby Joe's Tap and Grill316 Suncoast Dr. E. 519-524-6969
Goderich Bar & Grill Restaurant 80 Courthouse Square 519-524-1084
Goderich Harbour Restaurant111 North Harbour Road519-524-4840
Harvey's, serving Swiss ChaletZehrs Plaza 519-524-5135
Maitland Dining RoomMaitland Country Club519-524-5381
McDonald's Restaurant354 Bayfield Rd 519-524-4622
New Orleans Pizza34 Victoria St N519-524-5331
Pat & Kevin's On The Square68 Courthouse Square519-440-5110
Paddy O'Neil's Restaurant & Pub92 Courthouse Square519-524-7337
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10956 Kingston Street519-524-9282
Sky Ranch Drive-In (Seasonal - Summer only)81669 Bluewater Hwy519-612-1759
Skippers Restaurant26 Victoria St N 519-524-4664
Subway42 Victoria St N 519-524-6113
Scoops 68 Courthouse Square519-524-1084
The Beach Hut (Seasonal - Summer only) Main Beach 519-524-2855
The Park House Restaurant & Pub 168 West St 519-524-4968
The Lake House - Fish & Chips (Seasonal - Summer only)Main Beach
The Bean76 The Square519-524-5785
Thyme on 21 80 Hamilton St.519-524-4171
Tim Hortons 80 Victoria St S519-524-8448
Tim Hortons35400 Huron Rd 519-524-8630
The Wheelhouse (Seasonal - Summer only) Rotary Cove519-524-5011
The Bistro10 Courthouse Square519-524-5392
Union Burger63 Victoria Street S 519-612-1535
West Street Willy's Eatery 42 West St 519-524-7777

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