10 Things to Do in Norfolk County this Long Weekend

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-AdventuresLooking 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 ArborThe 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 ObservatoryIf 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 TheatreThe 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.Real Estate LFT

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”.Eggs Benedict

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.

Burning Kiln Winery

8.  Visit Andy’s Drive-InNorfolk’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.Andy's Drive-In

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 TrailNorfolk’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?

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5 thoughts on “10 Things to Do in Norfolk County this Long Weekend

  1. How about some antiquing?? There are quite a few Antique and related shops in Norfolk. Courtland Treasures Antiques in Courtland, Deer Creek Antiques in langton, Franni’s Attic in Port Rowan,Gram’s Pantry in Vittoria, Shadfly in Port Dover, Waterford Antique Market Waterford.

  2. Love Norfolk County and doing all the great things it has to offer. Love the burning kiln winery will stop in hopefully this weekend, need wine!!!

    Will be moving on July 19th up north with my guy George Misener, but we will come visit and bring back all our favourite things from Norfolk County, Apples, Tomatoes, Wine, Honey, Vegetables just to name a few.

  3. It’s cool to see that there are so many fun things to go in Norfolk. After reading this list, the thing I can’t wait to try is the crepes from that mobile street cart! It’s making me hungry just sitting here looking at it. I can’t wait to head there next weekend with my family.

  4. My family and I are going to be in Norfolk this weekend and want to know what’s going on. There are so many things, but we don’t know where to start. This helped and I hope that we can have a good weekend while we there.

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