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Lucknow and Ripley

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Experience the Backforty

Outdoor activity is a highlight in this region, with farm gate markets, a lighthouse and two downtowns to explore. Agriculture is the predominant industry in this region, providing chances for visitors to explore vegetable patches, roam with cattle herds and savour amazing local culinary delights. Be greeted by friendly local passersby, who will make you feel at home.

Things to do in the Backforty

Participate in a “Fired Up Fridays” event at Grassroots Rural Retreat outside of Lucknow and enjoy wood-fired pizza and great musical entertainment. Stroll through the beautiful Bruce Botanical Food Gardens in Ripley and learn all about the rare and endangered plants growing there. All plants are edible and for a donation, you can take some fresh produce home!

If you're looking a for a full day's entertainment while in Saugeen Shores, take a day trip on The Huron-Kinloss Ice Cream Trail™. The Trail is a FUN-FILLED photo scavenger hunt for the whole family which takes participants to ice cream stops along the trail past beaches, golf courses, parks, a pool and a splash pad.

Where to Shop on the Backforty

Nine Waves in Lucknow sells stylish brand names from Europe. At Susan Nichol Pottery in Ripley purchase one of a kind serving trays, bowls, vases and more and be prepared for your next summer gathering. Everlasting Flowers and Gifts in Lucknow has beautiful items to liven-up your home. Check out their selection of barnboard vintage décor.

Places to Eat

The Cheesy Monkii at Pine River Cheese has lunch covered! Try their poutine made with fresh Pine River Cheese curds. Lake Range Family Restaurant is a great place for dinner following a busy day at the beach. They are famous for their Fish n’Chips! Visit Armstrong’s Bakery in Lucknow to try their fresh fruit tarts. If you are early enough in the day, you may even get your hands on their mouthwatering donut holes!