Map of Goderich area. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Goderich area (Huron County, Ontario, Canada)

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Huron County

 

Huron County is mainly agricultural, offering farm landscapes and small towns inland and marinas and sandy beaches along Lake Huron, alongside many conservation areas and parks, such as the Morris Tract Provincial Nature Reserve, east of Goderich. This reserve has 58 hectares of upland forest with microclimates in its steep valleys. Supporting 14 species of plants classified as provin-cially rare, it is a haven for birds that need large expanses of mature trees to nest. Goderich was once the original headquarters of the Canada Company, which opened the vast Huron Tract between Guelph and Goderich to settlement back in the 1830s. Today it is hard to visualize this prime farmland as a forest "so thick even a 12-foot-wide road did not allow much sunlight through the canopy."

 

Bayfield [D1] Bayfield is a delightful village featuring a marina, beach, many shops and boutiques, and a heritage walking tour. The Folmar Windmill just north of town is the only wind-driven sawmill and gristmill in North America. Bannockburn Wildlife Area's 1 km boardwalk offers an easy walk through beautiful natural surroundings.

Blyth [C3] The nationally recognized Blyth Festival offers summer theater set in the Memorial Community Hall from June to September. The Blyth Station House is a unique bed-and-break-fast in a converted train station. This community of some 900 people is also well-known for leather and wool fashion outlets.

Clinton [D2] Nine handsome outdoor murals grace town buildings showing historical events or accomplishments in the area. The CNR School on Wheels was one of seven railway cars that helped bring education to rural Ontario. Summer Sundays feature harness racing at Clinton Raceway with swimming and picnicking in the nearby community park.

Goderich [C1] Queen Elizabeth II once called Goderich "The Prettiest Town in Canada." Built on a bluff overlooking Lake Huron, the town affords numerous spectacular viewpoints of the lake and the harbor, the deepest on the Canadian side of Lake Huron. Cool off in the lake at one of three beaches, all connected by boardwalks, and see tugboats guide vessels into the harbor. The lighthouse built in 1847 still serves as a navigation beacon. ®The Huron County Museum has exhibits depicting the early settlement and development of the county, including an original 1856 school, a log cabin, militia uniforms, World War I military equipment, ladies fashions, and a bicycle collection. The County Archives are also found here. The Marine Museum, located in the wheelhouse of the SS Shelter Bay, a Great Lakes freighter, is dedicated to the men and women who made their living on Lake Huron. The octagonal Huron Historic Gaol served as the county jail for 130 years.

Listowel [C6] Graced with Victorian architecture, Listowel was first settled by one John Binning in 1852, who acquired the townsite in exchange for a rifle. Listowel is the birthplace of painter Horatio Walker (1858-1938), famous for his portrayals of farming life on lie d'Orleans, Quebec.

WlNGHAM [A4]

Wingham is Canada's "Radio and Television Town." Located in the former Wingham Post Office, the Wingham Museum shows the accomplishments of local citizens and the history of CKNX radio station, started in 1926 when W. T. "Doc" Cruickshank built a tiny radio transmitter from a drawing in Popular Mechanics magazine. Wingham is also home to The Barn Dance Hall of Fame.

 

ATTRACTIONS

BAYFIELD

Folmar Windmill Bannockburn Wildlife Area

BLYTH

Memorial Community Hall Blyth Station House

CLINTON

School on Wheels

Museum Clinton Raceway

GODERICH

Huron County Museum Marine Museum Huron Historic Gaol Goderich Main Light Goderich Auburn Trail Sky Harbor Gallery Menesetung Bridge Morris Tract Provincial Nature Reserve

WINGHAM

Wingham Museum

 

Map of Goderich area. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Goderich area (Huron County, Ontario, Canada)