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Explore Goderich

  • Take Richmond St. North (Hwy. 4) out of the city past Hwy. 22. Continue north on Hwy. 4 for 60 km. to Clinton. Turn left (west) at Clinton onto Hwy. 8 and Goderich is 20 km. ahead.

    Explore GoderichFor decades Goderich has declared itself "The Prettiest Town in Canada" and it’s undeniably true that the town, perched on the bluff overlooking the splendour of Lake Huron, is well blessed in natural gifts.

    The harbour here is deep enough to handle the major ships of the Great Lakes. The lighthouse built in 1847 is not merely a piece of history—it’s still beaming to recreational boaters and commercial ships 24 hours a day. Shipping has been an integral part of Goderich history and the Marine Museum captures it all. It seems only fitting that the museum has been built in the cabins and pilothouse of a former freighter.

    But the lake alone does not a town make. And this 19th-century town is delightfully different thanks to a history of talented architects and planners as well as those who have strived to preserve their works. Unlike other towns, Goderich does not have a straight main street. Instead, the downtown is built in an octagon with the shops surrounding a park and the court house. All summer long, visitors can enjoy musical concerts, plus their famous farmers’ market on Saturdays and a flea market Sundays, all held outside.

    One of the town’s most visited spots is the elegant Huron Historic Gaol. Goderich also has the good fortune to have the Huron County Museum with exhibits of shadow boxes from Victorian days and a life-sized main street from the 1800s. Today, there’s a good chance that you have a Goodrich product in your house. Sifto Salt Inc. mines half of Canada’s rock salt. While visiting Goodrich, you can find overnight accommodation at one of the area’s many B&Bs and motels, or the historic Benmiller Inn.

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    Call: 1-800-280-7637

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