Six Things to Love About Huron County

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Truly Beautiful Sunsets

Anywhere along the Lake Huron shoreline aka Ontario’s West Coast is the place to be as sunset draws near. Intense colours in the summer and gorgeous light bouncing off of a frozen, snowy lake in the winter. Photographers are drawn to the lake and it’s not uncommon to see almost daily social media posts of the beautiful sunsets or storms coming across the lake.

Open Space

Huron County is breathing fresh air and seeing for miles. Even in Huron County’s many small towns there is plenty of open space to walk dogs, bicycle or day trip and enjoy the sights as you go. It’s not uncommon for people to say that as they get closer to Huron County from a big city they notice their breathing changing and their muscles relaxing.

Inspired Food & Beverage Producers

Huron County is known affectionately as the Breadbasket of Ontario with its grain, beans, cattle, hogs and poultry but there is so much more. Wines and beers, makeup and soap, coffee and salad dressings, maple syrup and bbq sauces. The list of entrepreneurial producers is extensive and it’s all yummy! Award winning restaurants like Eddington’s of Exeter use local ingredients in their menu offerings extensively.

Nature Trails

From trails like Wingham Community Trail and the MacNaughton-Morrison Trail to conservation areas such as Falls Reserve and Bannockburn to the Goderich Waterfront Boardwalk, there are so many beautiful places to walk, cross-country ski, see wildlife or just relax and contemplate. Throughout the year there are many programs designed to connect people with nature such as ABCA’s Owl Prowl.

Terrific People

Huron County residents span the gamut from long-time farming families to entrepreneurs to former summer residents who decided to make Huron County home. Volunteers are the life-blood of so many activities and Huron County is blessed to have such a range of things available as a result of their efforts. Habitat for Humanity, various Chambers of Commerce, church groups, food banks, child and youth activities, book clubs and the list goes on.

Arts and Culture

There is never a shortage of things to do in Huron County year-round. Festivals like the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival and the Bach Music Festival; tours of the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol; groups that feature shows and activities like the Cultural Collaborative and Art aRound Town; theatre at the Blyth Festival and Huron Country Playhouse; school-based music programs like the award-winning SHDHS Music Program often have concerts that are open to the public. There are also classes of every description for learning, upgrading or just plain fun.