Norfolk County

Norfolk County is known as ‘Ontario's Garden’ thanks to its bountiful production of farm goods. Award winning wine and craft beer makers proudly call Norfolk County home.  

In addition to its stellar agriculture and award-winning drinks, Norfolk County also has beautiful beaches for a sun filled getaway, fantastic waters for boating adventures and year-round fishing opportunities, extensive trails for hiking, cycling and mountain biking and lots of restaurants focusing on local ingredients. And each year, birdwatchers flock to Norfolk County for its exceptional bird watching opportunities. 

The best way to travel around Norfolk County is by car, motorcycle or tour by bike.

To learn more about all there is to see and do in Norfolk County, scroll down or visit the region's tourism website.

Where is Norfolk County?

Norfolk County is approximately 1.5 hours from Niagara Falls and just under 2 hours from Toronto. 

Travel to Norfolk from the United States via the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel or Ambassador Bridge. Alternatively, visitors can enter Ontario via the Rainbow Bridge or Peace Bridge border crossings in the Niagara Region. 

Some things to do may not be available due to COVID-19.

For the most up-to-date information on where and when it is safe to travel please visit: covid-19.ontario.ca

Things to Do in Norfolk County

From aromatic lavender to therapeutic ginseng, tasty peanuts to tart cherries and juicy strawberries, Norfolk farmers harvest a diverse range of agricultural products. Purchase fresh from the farm products or lovely floral blooms to brighten your day. 

A temperate climate and excellent soil quality have contributed to the excellent growing conditions for grapes in Norfolk County. Get to know local wine makers and sample their product while you take in the natural beauty of the sweeping and tranquil Norfolk County landscapes at winery estates and vineyards. If you prefer not to drive, tour companies like Ride the Bine that will handle the driving, allowing you to fully enjoy the tasting tours at local wineries and craft breweries. 

Enjoy a family beach day on the sandy shores of one of Norfolk’s beaches. Take a selfie with real palm trees at the Port Dover Beach. Turkey Point Provincial Park features an attractive beach with shallow, warm water great for the kids to splash and wade in. Meanwhile, golfers will be happy to know that Turkey Point is the only provincial park with a golf course. Camping is also available at Turkey Point Provincial Park. 

To experience the outdoors with the luxuries of home comforts, consider glamping at Long Point Eco-Adventures. Enjoy onsite ziplining, hiking, cycling and paddling. At the end of the day, retreat to your luxury Wilderness Suite equipped with modern amenities.

Norfolk County Neighbourhoods & Districts

Norfolk County consists of ports, towns and villages, including:  

Delhi

Location of the Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre which chronicles the tobacco industry in Norfolk’s history.

Port Dover

Charming beach town with a variety of eateries and small shops, boutiques and one-of-a-kind finds.

Port Rowan

Great spot for birding, fishing and sailing.

Long Point

The beach landform located near the town of Port Rowan, and a hotspot for migrating birds to visit.

Simcoe

Norfolk County’s largest town offers shopping, accommodations, dining and a full calendar of events. 

Turkey Point

Little beach hamlet and gateway community to Turkey Point Provincial Park.

Waterford

Crafters and antiquers will enjoy the charm of the old Waterford train station that has been converted into a quilt store.

Vittoria

Home of Kernal Peanuts, the largest peanut growers in Canada and award-winning sparkling cider from Cider Keg Farm Market.

Things to Know About Visiting Norfolk County

Whether you’re still in the planning stages or you’re already on your trip to Norfolk County, you'll appreciate what the locals recommend.

Where to go for a hike

Let the experts at Grand Experiences guide you on hikes to Big Creek National Wildlife Area and Long Point Bay.

Favourite local gem

Tour the apple orchard and lavender fields at family-owned Apple Hill Lavender Farm.

Where to get a great meal

Fisherman’s Catch Bar & Restaurant in Port Dover has a variety of local fish selections on its menu.

Where to find great art

Support the local artistic talent featured at Capitol Arts Market.

Where to see spring blossoms

Tour 20 acres of beautiful blossoming gardens, including over 2,000 rare and unusual plant varieties at Whistling Gardens in Wilsonville.