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8 Hidden Gems & Adventures in Norfolk County

By Chloe, Marketing Manager on Jul 15, 2022 12:58:26 PM

Are your summer plans missing a little exploration and adventure? Then you need to plan a day trip or overnight glamping vacation in Norfolk County this season!

This lakeside county is full of lush Carolinian Forest, diverse Conservation Areas, vast beaches and marshlands to explore. Being only a short, two hour drive from Toronto, the unique landscape and food scene that Norfolk offers visitors makes it a top spot to visit in Southwestern Ontario. Keep reading to find out more about some of the fun tours, restaurants and nature excursions you can discover in Norfolk County. 

Keep adventuring,
The Long Point Eco-Adventures Team

Long Point Eco-Adventures, Turkey Point ON. 

1. Zip-line & Canopy Tour 

Address: 1730 Front Rd. St. Williams, ON.

Ready for the thrill of a lifetime? Join the team at Long Point Eco-Adventures for a 2.5 hour ride through the treetops, overlooking the Turkey Point Marsh. The tour consists of 8 different zip-lines, 2 suspension bridges & a 70 ft. rappel at the end of the course. Learn all about old Norfolk tales & fascinating wildlife facts from your guides along the way - it's an adventure you won't forget. 

Follow this link this link to book tour before spots fill up!

2. Big Creek Paddle 

Launch point: 42°35'43.2"N 80°29'06.9"W, Lakeshore Rd / Norfolk 42, Port Rowan, N0E 1M0

Looking to book a tour with the pros? Join Josh and his team for a serene paddle up and down Big Creek National Wildlife Area this summer! This internationally recognized marsh and wetland boasts towering Sycamore and Black Walnut trees,  and is covered with grape and Virginia Creeper vines to lend Big Creek its nick-name, the “Canadian Amazon". You just may catch a glimpse of a soaring Bald Eagle, one of the rivers resident beavers, or a white-tailed deer.

This 9 km, 3.5 to 4 hour excursion is perfect for first time paddlers, and includes a few challenges to hold the interest of those with more kayaking experience. You will be paddling like an expert by time you reach your destination in historic Port Royal. Josh's team of veteran guides look forward to sharing with you the most unique, interesting, and beautiful paddle southwestern Ontario has to offer.

To book a Big Creek Kayak tour for this season, follow this link. It's an adventure the whole group can enjoy! 

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