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Master the Art of Strolling

Whether you’re in fancy heels or flip flops, a walk down High Street will fulfill what you seek. Fill your shopping bag. Indulge your inner gourmet. Linger over a sumptuous meal. Lake Huron’s gentle breezes beckon, the beach a perfect spot for a good book or a nap. Explore the beach. Forge a new path on the boardwalk and discover the charm of the Chantry Island Lighthouse. Once here, you’ll never want to sit still, you’ll master the art of strolling.

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Things to Do in Southampton

Thorncrest Outfitters will suit you up for your canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board trip along the Saugeen River.

Martin’s Bike Shop rents bikes to those looking to bike along the waterfront North Shore Trail. Take a short ferry ride to the bird sanctuary on Chantry Island to climb the lighthouse and explore the light keeper’s cottage. Browse the Southampton Art Gallery at the historic Southampton Town Hall. See the vintage cars on Cruiser’s Nights at the flag each Thursday evening in the summer.

Shopping in Southampton

Stroll into Offshore Bakery for a “Bruce County Potato” or their famous flaxseed bread. Southampton Olive Oil Company offers a tasting extravaganza of olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

The Cooks Cupboard will entertain you with kitchenware and gadgets that take ordinary food to the extraordinary.

L & Co., Infinite and Sisters on Huron and Preview provide chic clothing and intimates for Boomers, that can be equally embraced by their daughters.

Eating in Southampton

One of the first structures built in Southampton in 1852, the Walker House offers scrumptious house specialties.

Armen’s creates delicious dishes inspired from world journeys that are hard to replicate at home. At night, gather at Elk & Finch for locally sourced meals and “to die for” desserts. Enjoy the famous fish & chips and a little karoke at Duffy’s, order a delicious catered meal at Little Black Dog, try an award-winning veal sandwich at Highview Food & Drink and savour a home brewed pint at Outlaw Brew Co.

Staying in Southampton

Chantry Breezes Bed and Breakfast is a gracious Victorian home with spacious wrap-around porches, patios, and flower gardens and offers the discerning visitor an exceptional standard of accommodation. Camp at the Dreamaker Family Campground on the shores of the Indian or Deer Ponds. Quality Inn is a new hotel, just steps away from the Saugeen River. Or find a cozy, private cottage to stay in with your group.