SUMMER DAY TRIPS BY CAR FROM BARRIE
As we welcome summer amid reopenings, we can all indulge in notions of traditional summer fare like patios, barbecues…and road trips!
Barrie’s central location makes us a prime hub to launch car voyages through the warm weather months. Every Thursday through September, we’ll bring a new Ontario destination you can reach in a reasonable travel time. And if you’ve got some suggestions, we want to hear them!
Road Trippin’ – Part 11
You may not be able to get to the Caribbean this year. But you can get to some very Caribbean-like beaches on Ontario’s west coast. Better known as Huron County, the Blue Flag beaches of Lake Huron are a huge draw for vacationers. The region is packed with 80 kilometres of shoreline spread across a dozen beaches. Among the more popular is Grand Bend.
The west coast is also home to a scattering of charming small towns like Wingham (birthplace of author Alice Munro) Bayfield and Blyth. There is a distinct European feel, complete with a rich history, to many of the locales, particularly Goderich. If you make it a weekend escape, you can visit a load of historical houses and monuments around the region. Hikers will find plenty of trails and paths at Pinery Provincial Park, as well as camping.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a real road trip without a meal. Foodies are encouraged to check out Beach Street Station, located on Goderich’s waterfront. The patio offers stunning views and fabulous food. The eatery was originally built in 1907 as the CPR Train Station. The 150 person patio is a perfect spot to take in the renowned Huron County sunsets.
What did you think of Road Trippin’ – Part 11? Got an idea for our next destination? Let us know in the comments! If you are a Barrie based business, reach out today! We will help you get Uncovered!