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Summer in Walkerton & Area, Ontario

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Clean Water Living
Clean Water Living

Devoted to environmental leadership, Walkerton aims to protect, embrace and enhance the Saugeen River. Their clean water living initiative focuses on balance of industry, recreation and the natural world. Take a stroll downtown to embrace the history of the area. This community proud town has 30 designated heritage buildings bordered by the Saugeen River, combining small town heritage with attention to modern day conservation issues. 

Things to Do in Walkerton
Things to Do in Walkerton

Learn how to craft cider with the owners at Hoity Toity Cellars! Visit Southwestern Ontario's largest private garden at Folmers Botanical Gardens where you can stroll through 30 acres of display gardens showcasing rare and exotic plants, ponds, waterfalls and even a labyrinth! Enjoy the wildlife along the Saugeen River Trail, the perfect spot to watch spring spawning runs and tune into nature. Or launch your kayak or canoe, pack a lunch, and enjoy a paddling day on the Saugeen River; what better way to enjoy a hot summer day!

Celebrate the history and agriculture of this proud community by taking a stroll by the Victoria Jubilee Hall, Walkerton Jail and Courthouse for a brief history of the town. Finish off with a Fish Art Tour where you'll find fish and water-themed art throughout Walkerton and the area. 

Shopping in Walkerton
Shopping in Walkerton

Are your loved ones paddling down the river or fly fishing? Don't worry, downtown Walkerton is home to many boutique shops and welcoming owners such as His Style, Kisses/Lifeology, and Amazing Assets to enhance your style.

Find the best outdoor-living accessories for your home or cottage at Walkerton's Water & Wellness where you can find everything you need to turn your home/cottage into an oasis. A&R Music and Axe 'N Gear Music offer a wide variety of musical instruments, instrument repairs and great prices. Don't forget to stop by The Guest House where you can find the perfect house plants and homemade candles. 

Eating in Walkerton
Eating in Walkerton

Check out Simply Deli-cious for all your morning cravings as they have breakfast, coffee and homemade treats! You can also head to Sunnyside Grill for a more traditional bacon and eggs' breakfast to start your morning.

Locals gather at the Walker's Landing Pub & Eatery for the their famous 'fall off the bone' ribs, live music and draft brews. The Old Garage Wood Fired Pizza uses local ingredients and has a homemade pizza sauce that rivals that of the italians. Walkerton Sushi is the first sushi restaurant in Bruce County, servicing sashimi, maki rolls and bento boxes. The award-winning butter tarts from Harley's Pub & Perk in Mildmay have perfect crumbly pastry and oozing pecan, coconut or rasin fllings that will literally run down your arm. 

Where to Stay in Walkerton
Where to Stay in Walkerton

After a long day fishing or walking the Saugeen River Trail, Best Western Plus Walkerton and Conference Centre is the best place to relax, unwind and float in the pool. The beautifully restored Chepstow Inn offers a fabulous stay in rural Bruce County.

Looking to camp? Check out the Saugeen Riverbank Campground where family camping meets the Saugeen River. Here you can stay along the riverside and have access at all times to go fishing, hiking, biking or swimming!