The Victoria Day long holiday weekend, commonly referred to as the May two-four weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer.
There’s lots to see and do in Norfolk County. Here are some ideas:
1. Long Point Eco-Adventures: Looking for a unique outdoor adventure experience that is out of the ordinary? From zip lining through the canopy of Carolinian forest, to stargazing at Long Point Observatory, to kayaking down Big Creek into Long Point Biosphere, Long Point Eco-Adventures provides eco-friendly adventures and vacations that develop new skills and provide exciting experiences for families and friends.
2. Enjoy a footlong hot dog at The Arbor. The Arbor has been feeding the appetites of the locals as well as the thousands of tourists that visit since 1919. Famous for Golden Glow™ (fresh fruit drinks) fresh cut fries, Ritz Red Hots™ (foot long hot dogs) with an amazing array of condiments and a great selection of Ice Creams.
3. Visit the Long Point Bird Observatory. If you’re interested in birds or even think you might be, then a trip to Long Point Bird Observatory is in order. You don’t need binoculars or fancy equipment to enjoy birds at LPBO. During migration, banding demonstrations (from 9:00 a.m. until noon daily, weather permitting) make it possible for you to see the birds up close.
4. For Mouth Watering Pizza, head to The Catherwood and The Kiln. Not only is this historic building a pizza parlour but also a patio, art gallery and museum.
5. Check out a production at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre. The 2016 summer season of the Lighthouse Festival Theatre offers something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the comedy “Real Estate” playing June 8th to 25th.
6. Have a Crepe Day! From a propane powered mobile street cart on the Port Dover pier for three years to a European style patio and inside dining room, the Food Network got it right when they featured this one of a kind eatery on “You Gotta Eat Here”.
7. The Burning Kiln Winery. Burning Kiln Winery is a good news story: the building is an architecturally repurposed tobacco pack barn and our multi-award-winning wines carry on a Norfolk County tradition of agricultural excellence. Experience a unique, spectacular winery which honours our agricultural heritage and celebrates the culinary and cultural bounty of Norfolk County.
8. Visit Andy’s Drive-In. Norfolk’s only 50’s Inspired Drive-In, The moment you arrive, you will enjoy not only the casual atmosphere but there’s just a special ambience that adds fun and relaxation.
This place is a Norfolk County institution and has been around since the 40’s. Back then there were only a few paved roads and not a lot going on. Now Norfolk has grown exponentially, but Andy’s Drive-In is still serving up amazing burger, fries and some seriously amazingly thick milkshakes.
9. Twins Ice Cream Parlour. That irresistible aroma in the air on Bay Street, Port Rowan is flowing from Twins Ice Cream Parlour preparing homemade waffle cones and bowls. Serving frozen yogurt and over 40 flavours of ice cream.
10. Take a stroll along Norfolk’s Waterfront Trail. Norfolk’s shoreline is dotted with provincial parks, conservation areas, three public beaches and marshes that make it a naturalist’s haven. The Trail follows mostly quiet rural roads and passes through a couple of small towns and the larger Port Dover.
Of course, we know there are a lot of other things to do in Norfolk. What did we not include on our list that you’re going to do this weekend?