Perth County is a rural destination with scenic countryside cycle routes passing through farmlands, natural areas, and charming small towns. The low traffic roads and well-maintained trails make Perth County an ideal summer excursion for outdoor enthusiasts including cyclists and hikers.
On your next Perth County outdoor adventure, explore the Perth Harvest Pathway section of the 132KM G2G Rail Trail. This trail runs from Guelph to Goderich and passes right by a few favourite dining destinations.
If you’re looking for a hearty meal to fuel your G2G trail adventures, stop in the village of Millbank for some home-cooked fare. Located in the heart of Mennonite country is Anna Mae’s Restaurant & Bakery, most famous for their broasted chicken dinner, fresh pies, and featured episode on Food Network’s show “You Gotta Eat Here”. With an extensive menu and every baked good imaginable, this restaurant is a must-stop!
If you prefer a lighter grab-and-go snack, heads just down the road to Zehrs Country Market. This store is stocked with fresh produce harvested from nearby farms and a large selection of local meats, cheeses, and sandwiches at their deli-counter (highly recommended by regulars).
Just a little further down the trail is the town of Milverton where a historic downtown, a variety of home décor, and fresh baked goods await you! Visit Karen’s Kitchen for both sweet and savoury options! This restaurant offers all-day breakfast, fish and chips, wings, hand-baked goods, and much more.
The Lil’ Fry Pie Shoppe, another Milverton staple, is right next door. This dessert window is famous in Perth County, and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Although they are only open on Friday and Saturday, these delicious fry pies are worth planning your trip around.
As you continue your adventure down the G2G Rail Trail, you will travel through Monkton, a little town with a lot of character. The New Monkton Diner is a short distance from the path and has a reputation for great food and great prices. They serve a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but their steak specials are especially spectacular! Follow them on Facebook for more information about their food events.
These are just a handful of the tasty stops you will encounter along the G2G Rail Trail in Perth County – grab your bicycle or running shoes and experience it for yourself!