Those who love food and love the outdoors have long known about Turkey Point Provincial Park. The park is located at Lake Erie, home to one of the world’s largest freshwater commercial fisheries. It is also the only provincial park with a golf course. Its diverse ecosystem includes marshes, bluffs and oak savanna. Hiking trails lead to a fish culture station, a hatchery pond, and panoramic views of Lake Erie. In short: this is a fisherman paradise.
When not fishing (with your license in hand!), there’s plenty of delicious things to do in the area. Here’s what our perfect weekend at Turkey Point Provincial Park looks like!
- If you’re staying the park, you’ll need provisions. Naturally then, your first stop is Burning Kiln Winery, just outside the park on Front Rd. This beautiful winery is housed in a re-purposed tobacco pack barn and has a stunning patio where you can enjoy their award winning wines. Our favorite pour? The Planter Planter Pinot Gris!
- If you get tired of your tent, book a wilderness pod at Long Point Eco Adventures for the night. They’re adorable to say the least! If staying the night isn’t you shtick, you can also book a mushroom foraging adventure, kayak fishing or visit the long point observatory and do some star gazing.
- In nearby Port Dover, you’ll find David’s Restaurant. This towering restaurant is right on the water and offers up some seriously stunning views. It’s a great place to indulge in some of Lake Erie’s famous perch and pickerel.
- Norfolk County is Ontario�s Garden. To put it in perspective, the region is Canada�s largest grower of asparagus, cabbage, sour cherries, ginseng, other specialty vegetables, peppers, pumpkin, squash, zucchini, strawberries, sweet corn and sweet potatoes. It’s also Ontario�s number one grower of blueberries, rye and Saskatoon berries. That’s a whole lot of produce! Packing your cooler with local produce is easy — find a farm stand near Turkey Point here.
- After doing all that, you’ll have barely scratched the surface of what Norfolk County offers — so head to the Tillsonburg Flying School and take it all in! Port Rowan, Long Point, along Lake Erie�s shoreline, Lake Erie Wind Farm then over Port Burwell, around the submarine over to Aylmer before returning to Tillsonburg.
About Norfolk County
From Port Dover to Long Point, experience the small town atmosphere and rural charm, our unique architecture and heritage. Find out more at norfolktourism.ca