Robin’s Guidebook to Bayfield and Area

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Robin’s Guidebook to Bayfield and Area

Neighbourhoods
Bayfield! Beautiful, Scenic, Bayfield! The village has so much to offer - unique shops, great restaurants, art galleries, not just one but two ice cream shops. Don't forget to go the The Pink Flamingo for cupcakes - delish! Travel a little outside Bayfield - so many craft breweries, a couple of vineyards, more restaurants, beaches, farmers markets in every town! Explore the Lake Huron area - you will enjoy!
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Bayfield
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Bayfield! Beautiful, Scenic, Bayfield! The village has so much to offer - unique shops, great restaurants, art galleries, not just one but two ice cream shops. Don't forget to go the The Pink Flamingo for cupcakes - delish! Travel a little outside Bayfield - so many craft breweries, a couple of vineyards, more restaurants, beaches, farmers markets in every town! Explore the Lake Huron area - you will enjoy!
Food scene
Great Place - Inside and Out! Extensive Menu, Local Craft Beer Selection
The Albion Hotel
1 Bayfield Main St N
Great Place - Inside and Out! Extensive Menu, Local Craft Beer Selection
Local Institution! Food is outstanding - service very friendly. Check out the little bar on the left hand side as you go in the front door - so warm and cozy - fireplace and all! Step right up to the old fashioned bar - you will enjoy!
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The Little Inn of Bayfield
26 Main St N
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Local Institution! Food is outstanding - service very friendly. Check out the little bar on the left hand side as you go in the front door - so warm and cozy - fireplace and all! Step right up to the old fashioned bar - you will enjoy!
The Black Dog - This is a must visit - this Bistro is filled with warmth and character! Great menu with local ingredients, service, inside and out - every season. More then 20 unique draught beers on hand, award winning wine list and an impressive collection os single malt whiskey, bourbon, Canadian and Irish Whiskey.
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Black Dog Village Pub & Bistro
5 Main Street South
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The Black Dog - This is a must visit - this Bistro is filled with warmth and character! Great menu with local ingredients, service, inside and out - every season. More then 20 unique draught beers on hand, award winning wine list and an impressive collection os single malt whiskey, bourbon, Canadian and Irish Whiskey.
Craft Brewery on one side - Public House Restaurant on the other side (with outdoor patio - front and back) An open dining, locally sourced restaurant at Bayfield Brewing Co. featuring some of Huron County's own beautiful ingredients and of course Bayfield Brewing Co. on tap!
Bayfield Brewing Company
14 Bayfield Main St N
Craft Brewery on one side - Public House Restaurant on the other side (with outdoor patio - front and back) An open dining, locally sourced restaurant at Bayfield Brewing Co. featuring some of Huron County's own beautiful ingredients and of course Bayfield Brewing Co. on tap!
Olio Too - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Oh, and they have a 'yurt' out back as well! The 'yurt' is fantastic - what a great experience - if you can get in! The food is terrific, the service outstanding - and they have wine on tap! (Along with a small, but decent bottle selection)
OLIO TOO
19B Bayfield Main Street North
Olio Too - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Oh, and they have a 'yurt' out back as well! The 'yurt' is fantastic - what a great experience - if you can get in! The food is terrific, the service outstanding - and they have wine on tap! (Along with a small, but decent bottle selection)
Hands down - yummy! Easily recognizable with it's pink, turquoise and purple awning! Hard Ice Cream (London Ice Cream Company), milkshakes, sundaes, gelato, frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt smoothies and more!
Rosie's Ice Cream Shoppe
25 Bayfield Main St N
Hands down - yummy! Easily recognizable with it's pink, turquoise and purple awning! Hard Ice Cream (London Ice Cream Company), milkshakes, sundaes, gelato, frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt smoothies and more!
Fresh Local Fish. Perch, Pickerel, Whitefish, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout. Fish and Chips take out Chowder and much more. A must visit for your grocery list.
Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market fish and chips
1A The Square
Fresh Local Fish. Perch, Pickerel, Whitefish, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout. Fish and Chips take out Chowder and much more. A must visit for your grocery list.
'The Pink Flamingo Bakery is a Boutique Bakery specializing in Gourmet Cupcakes, Squares, Cookies, Biscotti and more. We pride ourselves in our quality baked goods and small-town friendly service. Our Signature flavour is Pink Lemonade. Come treat yourself.'
The Pink Flamingo Bakery & Boutique
28 Bayfield Main St N
'The Pink Flamingo Bakery is a Boutique Bakery specializing in Gourmet Cupcakes, Squares, Cookies, Biscotti and more. We pride ourselves in our quality baked goods and small-town friendly service. Our Signature flavour is Pink Lemonade. Come treat yourself.'
Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co. is a unique Canadian destination craft brewery that features a state-of-the-art brewing facility, restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, retail store, and entertainment spaces.
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Cowbell Brewing Co.
40035 Blyth Rd
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Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co. is a unique Canadian destination craft brewery that features a state-of-the-art brewing facility, restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, retail store, and entertainment spaces.
The Ivey Dining Room is winner of the CAA Four Diamond Award and Toronto Life’s Dining Guide for the 10th year and is known as the best Goderich restaurant for fine dining. A seasonal cuisine showcases the best of Huron County ‘s Bounty.
The Benmiller Inn & Spa - River Mill
92 Millar St
The Ivey Dining Room is winner of the CAA Four Diamond Award and Toronto Life’s Dining Guide for the 10th year and is known as the best Goderich restaurant for fine dining. A seasonal cuisine showcases the best of Huron County ‘s Bounty.
Ice Cream Shoppe, Family Style Restaurant, Fish & Chips, Taco's and more! Fantastic!
Copenhagen's
8 Bayfield Main Street North
Ice Cream Shoppe, Family Style Restaurant, Fish & Chips, Taco's and more! Fantastic!
The Lake House of Bayfield is an excellent choice for those looking for casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere right on Main Street, Bayfield. An inviting contemporary menu is available and there is always a daily chalkboard feature. Focusing on fresh local fare, they offer something for everyone's palate, with a mixture of traditional dishes and also more innovative seasonal fare. Join them for dining al fresco on one of our two front decks with a Main St. view or our lovely back garden.
Lake House of Bayfield
21 Bayfield Main St N
The Lake House of Bayfield is an excellent choice for those looking for casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere right on Main Street, Bayfield. An inviting contemporary menu is available and there is always a daily chalkboard feature. Focusing on fresh local fare, they offer something for everyone's palate, with a mixture of traditional dishes and also more innovative seasonal fare. Join them for dining al fresco on one of our two front decks with a Main St. view or our lovely back garden.
Antiques
Really neat place! Fun to Walk around and browse. Great set up with lots of shade. Very people friendly (and I believe dog friendly - but you should check prior). SUNDAYS - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Pinery Antique Flea Market
10163 Lakeshore Rd
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Really neat place! Fun to Walk around and browse. Great set up with lots of shade. Very people friendly (and I believe dog friendly - but you should check prior). SUNDAYS - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dale's Antique Market was opened in 1988 by Dale & Dianne Hayter. With a love for the unique and unusual, the Hayters established a permanent store front with the building of a timber frame barn to house their collection. Mennonite Furniture was added to the product line in 1990 to create a one of a kind mix of new and old. This unique setting continues today. The store is filled with hand crafted Canadian made Mennonite furniture, a remarkable variety of antiques, and rustic home decor items.
Dale's Antique Market & Mennonite Furniture
10410 Lakeshore Rd
Dale's Antique Market was opened in 1988 by Dale & Dianne Hayter. With a love for the unique and unusual, the Hayters established a permanent store front with the building of a timber frame barn to house their collection. Mennonite Furniture was added to the product line in 1990 to create a one of a kind mix of new and old. This unique setting continues today. The store is filled with hand crafted Canadian made Mennonite furniture, a remarkable variety of antiques, and rustic home decor items.
Farmers Markets
Comments for Google Reviews - Lots of local produce, lots of baked goods, crafts, artist items, homemade natural beauty products. Something for everyone, a great spot to for market surrounding the famous court house! SATURDAY 8 A.M. - 1 P.M.
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Goderich BIA Farmers' Market
1 Courthouse Square
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Comments for Google Reviews - Lots of local produce, lots of baked goods, crafts, artist items, homemade natural beauty products. Something for everyone, a great spot to for market surrounding the famous court house! SATURDAY 8 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Established in 2014, Bayfield Farmers’ Market offers locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, roasted coffee, maple syrup, wine, sweet & hard ciders, jams, preserves, baked goods, prepared foods and artisan crafts. Located in Clan Gregor Square, historic Bayfield ON The Bayfield Market is located in Clan Gregor Square, historic Bayfield ON During the 2020 season, we will operate an online store with designated pick up or delivery to ensure the safety of our customers and vendors. Market pick-up hours will be 3-5 pm every Friday. The pick-up location is the parking area on the north side of Clan Gregor Square. All orders must be placed by 11pm on Wednesday. bayfieldfarmersmarket.com for ordering
Bayfield Farmers' Market
11 Bayfield Main Street North
Established in 2014, Bayfield Farmers’ Market offers locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, roasted coffee, maple syrup, wine, sweet & hard ciders, jams, preserves, baked goods, prepared foods and artisan crafts. Located in Clan Gregor Square, historic Bayfield ON The Bayfield Market is located in Clan Gregor Square, historic Bayfield ON During the 2020 season, we will operate an online store with designated pick up or delivery to ensure the safety of our customers and vendors. Market pick-up hours will be 3-5 pm every Friday. The pick-up location is the parking area on the north side of Clan Gregor Square. All orders must be placed by 11pm on Wednesday. bayfieldfarmersmarket.com for ordering
Trails, Hiking, Biking
Bannockburn Conservation Area is home to six different natural communities: Wet Meadow, Eastern White, Cedar, Deciduous Forest, Old Field and Mixed Scrub and Marsh. The trail starts with a boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible. Early morning walk could reward you with sightings of deer, grouse and numerous songbirds.
Bannockburn Conservation Area
76599 Bannockburn Line
Bannockburn Conservation Area is home to six different natural communities: Wet Meadow, Eastern White, Cedar, Deciduous Forest, Old Field and Mixed Scrub and Marsh. The trail starts with a boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible. Early morning walk could reward you with sightings of deer, grouse and numerous songbirds.
North of Goodrich - perched on a bluff - offers spectacular views of the water and sunsets of Lake Huron. The park offers many family - friendly experiences - large sandy beach with good swimming (check water levels), 6 km of hiking trails, trails and roadways for cycling, playgrounds and playing fields. www.ontarioparks.com/park/pointfarms/activities
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Point Farms Provincial Park
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North of Goodrich - perched on a bluff - offers spectacular views of the water and sunsets of Lake Huron. The park offers many family - friendly experiences - large sandy beach with good swimming (check water levels), 6 km of hiking trails, trails and roadways for cycling, playgrounds and playing fields. www.ontarioparks.com/park/pointfarms/activities
Comments from Google Reviews: Great for bird watching. Easy walking, great scenery, amazing board walk - about 1 km long.
Riverside Trail
Comments from Google Reviews: Great for bird watching. Easy walking, great scenery, amazing board walk - about 1 km long.
Golf Courses
'Best nine hold gold course in Huron County' - Google Review Located just one mile north of the Lake Huron resort town of Bayfield, Ontario on Highway #21, is the Bluewater Golf Course which dates back to the early 1920′s. Bluewater Golf has accommodated the needs of visiting tourists to this community for over 75 years and is renowned for its Golf Course with its superb greens, well groomed fairways and traps, and its generally high level of overall maintenance. Its park like setting provides splendid scenery for a game of golf, and players frequently share the course with the area’s wildlife including deer, ducks, geese and wild turkeys.
Bluewater Golf Course and Campground
'Best nine hold gold course in Huron County' - Google Review Located just one mile north of the Lake Huron resort town of Bayfield, Ontario on Highway #21, is the Bluewater Golf Course which dates back to the early 1920′s. Bluewater Golf has accommodated the needs of visiting tourists to this community for over 75 years and is renowned for its Golf Course with its superb greens, well groomed fairways and traps, and its generally high level of overall maintenance. Its park like setting provides splendid scenery for a game of golf, and players frequently share the course with the area’s wildlife including deer, ducks, geese and wild turkeys.
Lush manicured landscapes, challenging water hazards and beautifully wooded areas make Woodlands Links a first choice for any golfer. Woodlands is an Audubon and championship Links course. The breathtaking course has no two holes that play alike offering a challenge for both the beginner and avid golfer. Water hazards exist on 11 of the 18 holes, there are 28 strategically placed sand and grass bunkers, and the natural roughs encourage you to take a sure swing when you are not on one of several holes which run through forested areas. This course, designed and built, run and owned by Gordon and Paula Lobb is sure to please all who experience her, whether it be by sight or interaction. Another attraction is the 8000 square foot club house designed from the existing post and beam bank barn dating back 175years. This building is accented by its rusticated fieldstone architecture, many attractive surrounding rock gardens and flanking outdoor patios, offering excellent views overlooking the course. (taken from www.woodlandslinks.com/aboutus/
Woodlands Links Golf Course
37858 Huron Road
Lush manicured landscapes, challenging water hazards and beautifully wooded areas make Woodlands Links a first choice for any golfer. Woodlands is an Audubon and championship Links course. The breathtaking course has no two holes that play alike offering a challenge for both the beginner and avid golfer. Water hazards exist on 11 of the 18 holes, there are 28 strategically placed sand and grass bunkers, and the natural roughs encourage you to take a sure swing when you are not on one of several holes which run through forested areas. This course, designed and built, run and owned by Gordon and Paula Lobb is sure to please all who experience her, whether it be by sight or interaction. Another attraction is the 8000 square foot club house designed from the existing post and beam bank barn dating back 175years. This building is accented by its rusticated fieldstone architecture, many attractive surrounding rock gardens and flanking outdoor patios, offering excellent views overlooking the course. (taken from www.woodlandslinks.com/aboutus/
'Where everyone knows your game' Located on the shores of Lake Huron outside of Grand Bend, Ontario, White Squirrel Golf Club is becoming one of the area’s best venues for golf, dining, and entertainment. With a mature golf course as its focal point, White Squirrel is a destination for the community, golfers and visitors alike to enjoy year-round. Come see for yourself what the White Squirrel experience is all about! www.whitesquirrelgolfclub.com
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White Squirrel Golf Club and Restaurant
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'Where everyone knows your game' Located on the shores of Lake Huron outside of Grand Bend, Ontario, White Squirrel Golf Club is becoming one of the area’s best venues for golf, dining, and entertainment. With a mature golf course as its focal point, White Squirrel is a destination for the community, golfers and visitors alike to enjoy year-round. Come see for yourself what the White Squirrel experience is all about! www.whitesquirrelgolfclub.com
MINNI PUTT Golfers of all ages will enjoy our 18 hole mini putt. Our outdoor course offers a fun and unique mini-golf experience for everyone! Come out, test your skills and see if you can get a hole-in-one!
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MINNI PUTT Golfers of all ages will enjoy our 18 hole mini putt. Our outdoor course offers a fun and unique mini-golf experience for everyone! Come out, test your skills and see if you can get a hole-in-one!
Seaforth Golf Club is a mature and challenging golf course, with the rich tradition of hospitality and friendliness of small town Ontario. The course is located on 100 unspoiled, un-crowded, uncommonly beautiful acres in the heart of southwestern Ontario. Whether you are a serious golfer or simply looking for an occasional enjoyable round the 18 hole par 71 course which was redesigned in 2005 by Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member, Dan Halldorson, will exceed your expectations. Golfers love the flow of our layout! This well groomed, mature course is a perennial favourite for tournaments of all sizes, and always lives up to a promise of pure golfing pleasure for all who come to play. They have named the holes and you’ll enjoy the stories behind the naming.
Seaforth Golf Course
42990 Front Rd
Seaforth Golf Club is a mature and challenging golf course, with the rich tradition of hospitality and friendliness of small town Ontario. The course is located on 100 unspoiled, un-crowded, uncommonly beautiful acres in the heart of southwestern Ontario. Whether you are a serious golfer or simply looking for an occasional enjoyable round the 18 hole par 71 course which was redesigned in 2005 by Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member, Dan Halldorson, will exceed your expectations. Golfers love the flow of our layout! This well groomed, mature course is a perennial favourite for tournaments of all sizes, and always lives up to a promise of pure golfing pleasure for all who come to play. They have named the holes and you’ll enjoy the stories behind the naming.
Marinas
The Village of Bayfield Marina is the first marina on the south side of the river and can be identified by the Petro Canada gas sign and small office building flying the "Blue Flag Marina" banner. Monitors channel 68. With 15 transient docks, electrical outlets and fuel services, this marina meets most boaters’ needs. Visitors should be prepared with a line to loop over pilings and one or two bow lines. Repairs can be arranged at Bayfield Marine Services on the North side of the river. Bayfield Marina is close to the village’s shops and restaurants. Facilities: gas, diesel, pumpout, water and 20-30-50 amp power at the slips, washrooms, showers, ice, wireless internet, picnic tables, beach, canoe and kayak rentals. Facebook Page - Village of Bayfield Marina
Village of Bayfield Marina
33 Long Hill Rd
The Village of Bayfield Marina is the first marina on the south side of the river and can be identified by the Petro Canada gas sign and small office building flying the "Blue Flag Marina" banner. Monitors channel 68. With 15 transient docks, electrical outlets and fuel services, this marina meets most boaters’ needs. Visitors should be prepared with a line to loop over pilings and one or two bow lines. Repairs can be arranged at Bayfield Marine Services on the North side of the river. Bayfield Marina is close to the village’s shops and restaurants. Facilities: gas, diesel, pumpout, water and 20-30-50 amp power at the slips, washrooms, showers, ice, wireless internet, picnic tables, beach, canoe and kayak rentals. Facebook Page - Village of Bayfield Marina
'Come moor with us for a day. You’ll want to stay for a week….' www.harbourlightsmarina.on.ca Located along the north side of the Bayfield River, Harbour Lights is the spot to be on the fabulous Sun Coast of Lake Huron. Popular with both seasonal and transient boaters, we can accommodate up to 250 boats and have limited room for transients with a maximum length of 50 feet and maximum draft of 7 feet. Reservations are recommended.
Harbour Lights Marina
27 Chart House Hill
'Come moor with us for a day. You’ll want to stay for a week….' www.harbourlightsmarina.on.ca Located along the north side of the Bayfield River, Harbour Lights is the spot to be on the fabulous Sun Coast of Lake Huron. Popular with both seasonal and transient boaters, we can accommodate up to 250 boats and have limited room for transients with a maximum length of 50 feet and maximum draft of 7 feet. Reservations are recommended.