Explore Grand Bend
Take Richmond St. North (Hwy. 4) out of the city past Hwy. 22. Continue north for about 50 km. At Exeter turn left (west) onto Hwy. 83 and follow to where it ends at Hwy. 21. Turn left (south) on Hwy. 21 and proceed
for 3 km.
Despite a winter Carnival that is growing stature each year, Grand Bend has always been known and loved as a quintessential summer town. With good reason. A 400-metre beach of white sand hugging the shores of Lake Huron is a powerful magnet that attracts people of all stripes. Just strolling the beach in bare feet is one of those simple pleasures in life that holds appeal whether you’re two or 82.
The Bend, as it is affectionately known, is particularly irresistible for kids. The town boasts an array of summer-themed shops including two mini-golf centres, a games arcade, clothing shops and every type of food that kids love to devour. From July 25 through to October 28, kids will love the cornstalk maze and family fun at the Grand Bend Maize Place. And every Sunday from May to October, thousands of bargain hunters flock to the popularity Pinery Antiques Flea Market on Highway 21 between Grand Bend and the Pinery Provincial Park.
The park itself, a jewel in the Ontario Provincial Park system, provides respite from the crowds. Here families come to enjoy camping, cycling and picnics and the quieter, more natural aspects of the beaches, dunes and surrounding forests.
Adults are drawn to Grand Bend to take in the summer theatre at the Huron Country Playhouse, or to break par 70 at the 18 holes of Oakwood Inn Resort. Auto-racing enthusiasts take in racing at the Grand Bend Motorplex or Grand Bend Speedway. Those 18 and over can also learn to skydive at the Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Centre.
The Lambton Heritage Museum, just south of Grand Bend, has a small pioneer village and numerous displays including a top-notch collection of agricultural machinery and the largest pressed-glass collection in the country.
For More Information:
Call: 1-888-338-2001 Website: www.grandbendtourism.com