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Explore the Shores at Fairy Lake

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Where Time Travel is Real
Where Time Travel is Real

Start your day with a visit to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre in Southampton to explore the County’s long and proud history, beginning in the Anishnaabwe Endaat gallery, continuing through pioneer times to the present day.

Journey through thousands of years of natural and human history - discover all this and more!  When you’re an explorer, you discover the power of your own imagination! Located at 33 Victoria Street North, Southampton. www.brucemuseum.ca.

Fairy Lake
Fairy Lake

Fairy Lake starts your tour of the town! Rent or bring your own snowshoes to wander around the lake. Located right in the community’s core, Fairy Lake offers a pleasant walk about all year round. Remember to stay on the trail!

Fairy lake lights will be twinkling from December 4, 2020 until January 2, 2021.

Thorncrest Outfitters
Thorncrest Outfitters

Thorncrest Outfitters is the place to rent skis and snowshoes or shop for everything outdoors. Come and see how easy it is to be comfortable outside this winter. Call ahead to reserve your gear and get hours of operation: 1-888-345-2925. Located at 193 High Street, Southampton. www.thorncrestoutfitters.com

Time to Warm Up!
Time to Warm Up!

Warm up from your winter Fairy Lake adventures at Dizzy Bird Coffee where they have a wonderful selection of hot beverages. Enjoy the same tastes at home when you buy their signature coffee blends. Located at 195 High Street, Southampton. https://rabbitdashinc.com/

Takeout Time
Takeout Time

Outlaw Brew Co has closed their dining room due to COVID, but take out is still available! While you’re here pick up a local brew! Located at 196 High Street, Southampton. Order online at https://outlawbrewco.com/.

Explore your Creative Side
Explore your Creative Side

While exploring the shores, why not explore your creative side! Visit the Southampton Arts Centre to view the work of over 30 local artists inspired by life on Lake Huron, or participate in one of the many programs at our historic Art School, established in 1957. Located at 201 High Street, Southampton, right under the clock tower. To explore events and classes, please visit www.southamptonartscentre.com.

Stop into the Bike Shop
Stop into the Bike Shop

At Martin's, you will find everything for your bike and more! This shop is perfect for the gear head and the fashion-conscious biker with outdoor gear that will have you biking in style and in comfort. Located at 235 High Street, Southampton. www.martinsbicyclesshop.com

A Taste of Europe
A Taste of Europe

Get a taste of Europe when you purchase the wonderful products from Southampton Olive Oil Company. With a wide variety of flavoured olive oils and balsamic vinegars – you’ll wish you could try them all! From garlic to chocolate flavours, you’re bound to find something you love. Located at 173 High Street, Southampton. https://southamptonoliveoil.com/.

Finish up at an Historical Landmark
Finish up at an Historical Landmark

The Southampton Flagpole is a historical landmark that was put in place in 1993 to celebrate Southampton’s 135th anniversary. This is a perfect place to sit and watch the sunset or listen to the waves wash up onto the shore. Winter brings with it ice waves and ice sculptures for a special treat.

Check out these other routes: 

Explore the Shores on the Rail Trail

Explore the Shores Port Elgin to Southampton by the Shore