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The Ultimate Gal’s Getaway Guide

Gather your friends for the ultimate gal’s getaway! 

Find a place to stay and explore the communities of Port Elgin, Southampton and Paisley.  

Why? Don’t just talk about going on a weekend getaway, make it happen! Get your friends together for a weekend of exploration, relaxation and connection – you’ve earned it.  

Port Elgin 

Start your day with a walk along Lake Huron on the North Shore Trail. Enjoy the bright, blue water and look in the distance to see Chantry Island Lighthouse.   

Make your way downtown and browse through a variety of great stores like Casual Corners, Mensch, The Cabana, Beachin’ and Accents. For a fun activity with your girlfriends, craft your own wine at Bottled Up Craft Winemaking. Stop for lunch at The Wismer House or The Queen’s.  


Enjoy the view of Lake Huron as you walk along downtown Southampton on High Street. Stroll along the shore and visit the Front Range Light.  

Browse through the downtown and visit shops like Lac Boutique, The Hamptons, The Cook’s Cupboard, Southampton Olive Oil and Re:Mind General Store. Treat yourself to a facial at Re:Mind Spa or book a massage at RMT Lounge.  

Visit Fairy Lake, located behind the Bruce County Museum, and take a walk on the trail that wraps around its perimeter. Enjoy the fountain in the centre of the lake and lookout point.  

Fuel up with lunch at Dizzy Bird or The Lighthouse Restaurant. For dinner, Room 797, Highview Food & Drink and the Walker House are all excellent options. Looking for some sweet treats? Offshore Bakery is a must visit while in Southampton!  


Visit picturesque Paisley to browse through the downtown and stop in at shops like Della Bella Boutique, Orchard’s Landing and Village Thrift & Treats.   

Book your group into a pilates session at All Bodies Pilates + Wellness Studio. Afterwards, let the smell of fresh coffee and bread guide you to Happy Hive Bakery & Cafe for a latte and tasty breakfast.  

Keen for a relaxing stroll or hike? Stroll through Paisley to see the historic buildings and keep your eye out for beautiful murals for the perfect photo op! Take a hike along the Saugeen River at the nearby Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area. Enjoy the feeling of peace and serenity as you walk through the sugar maple forest to a lookout of the scenic Saugeen River.  

For dinner, visit Bonfire on Queen for Italian inspired food or The Paisley Common for signature, crowd-pleasing dishes. End the day with a sweet treat at Tomboi Ice Cream for their one-of-a-kind ice cream flavours!  

Choose from an array of accommodations to make your getaway truly magical.

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View and download the Trails Map to see all the best spots and how to access them.