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Getaway GardensGuests have their own private bedroom with a queen size bed that is decorated in a nautical theme. Also included is a private sitting room which includes a queen sofa bed, tv. , satellite, fridge, and a small breakfast area. We offer a continental breakfast for our guests which includes yogurt, bagels/muffins, fresh fruit, cereal, milk, juice, coffee and tea. Guests also have their own private bathroom. We are family friendly and there is no extra charge for kids.
Cottage Cabin Hide-AwayLess than 1km (10 minute walk) from the sandy Port Dover beach, pier, and picturesque downtown shops! Nestled on a dead end road this quaint cottage with covered porch is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at the beach or exploring the countryside. A cute covered porch makes the perfect place to cozy up with your special someone or just relax alone with a good book or cup of coffee. Private fenced gravel area is equipped with a fire pit (not pictured)
Cozy cottage near the beachOur quaint little cottage is perfectly situated in the heart of Port dover . The location is a short walk to the beach restaurants, the Lighthouse Theatre and more. Wineries, trails for cycling and walking are just minutes away. Enjoy the best of what Port Dover and Norfolk County has to offer .
Named for the city of Dover, England, this community on Lake Erie southwest of Toronto is a lakeside beach getaway. Walk along the Port Dover pier to the town’s 1905 lighthouse, then go for a swim or try stand-up paddleboarding at the town beach. The Port Dover Harbour Museum can tell you more about the area’s heritage, particularly its shipping and fishing history, and often hosts concerts, lectures, and other events. In Turkey Point Provincial Park, 20 minutes from Port Dover, you can swim and sun at the beach, or go mountain biking along the trails. A particularly beautiful sandy beach is located in Long Point Provincial Park, which is also an excellent destination for birdwatching. Small wineries and breweries around Port Dover offer tastings of their products, and local seafood restaurants are known for Lake Erie perch and pickerel. The town’s professional theatre, the Lighthouse Festival Theatre, usually produces several plays during the summer season.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the closest major airport to Port Dover, about 90 minutes’ drive in light to normal traffic. An airport limo service can take you between Pearson and Port Dover if you want to avoid driving. John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM), 45 minutes by car from Port Dover, is another air option, primarily for flights within Canada. The communities nearest to Port Dover with regular train and bus service are Brantford and Hamilton, both 45 minutes away. While it’s definitely easiest to explore the Port Dover area if you have a car, Ride Norfolk, the county transit system, operates limited weekday service in the region, and on summer weekends, the South Coast Shuttle bus connects Port Dover with Turkey Point, Long Point, and several other nearby locations. For cyclists, the 46-kilometre (29-mile) LE & N Rail Trail follows the route of the former Lake Erie & Northern Electric Railway between Brantford and Port Dover.
Port Dover’s busiest season is summer, from late June through early September, when the weather is best for going to the beach and playing outdoors. If you can come midweek during the summer months, you’ll generally find fewer crowds than on the weekends. Enjoy birdwatching? Then visit in spring or fall, when migrating birds travel through Southwestern Ontario. The mild spring and fall weather can be pleasant for hiking, paddling, and other outdoor activities, too, although spring can be a more volatile season. Winter in this region is quiet, cold, and often snowy. Average July temperatures are 27 degrees Celsius, while the January average is -8.5 degrees Celsius.
Every spring and fall, more than 300 species of birds migrate through the area around Long Point Provincial Park, which juts into Lake Erie about 45 minutes southwest of Port Dover. The park is also known for its long, sandy lake beach, one of the prettiest in the Lake Erie region.
More than a dozen small wineries and craft breweries have set up shop in Southwestern Ontario within touring distance of Port Dover. Bring a designated driver and plan a tasting excursion along this “Toast the Coast” Trail.
You can visit several heritage sites to learn more about the Six Nations of the Grand River, the Indigenous peoples including the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora First Nations, whose traditional territories encompass sections of Southwestern Ontario. Chiefswood National Historic Site in Ohsweken was the home of Mohawk author E. Pauline Johnson, the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford has historical exhibits about the Six Nations, and Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, located on First Nations land in the Brantford area, is Ontario’s oldest surviving church.