From beekeeping to alpaca walking to intimate farm dinners, there’s an adventure for every type of foodie in Perth County.
Perth County is made up of four distinct municipalities surrounding the town of Stratford. While many of visitors are familiar with the Stratford Festival and trails located in town, there’s real magic to be discovered in the countryside. Late last summer, the folks at Perth County launched a collection of seven experiences designed to inspire and educate. Aptly titled ‘Discover More’ Perth County Adventures, each of the experiences can be booked now.
Here’s a look at three of our favorite experiences in the collection – but by all means, visit their website to discover all seven for yourself!
Jodi, the beekeeper at Huckleberry Hives, has a thing or two to teach you about bees – and candle making! Huckleberry Hives is home to over 80 hives. The Buzz About Bees experience starts off with an informative Intro to Bees talk, followed by an interactive hive tour, honeycomb tasting, and beeswax candle making workshop. You get to take home your very own hand-made candles and unforgettable bee memories from this unique 1.5 hour adventure. Book The Buzz About Bees hive tour at huckleberryhives.ca.
Did you know that Alpacas are only sheared once a year? Learn this and more when you visit Fred and Faye at their farm to meet Willie the goat, pet the horse and donkeys, and take the adorable alpacas for a walk through the countryside. It’s a great experience for families and gets you hands-on with the animals. Message TLC Alpaca on Facebook or give them a call at 519-348-9112 to book a rural adventure you will never forget!
For those looking to relax and really let the rural charm of Perth County rush over you, there’s Lynn River Farm. At their intimate dinner experience, you get to connect with farmers and makers while indulging in truly delicious locally grown food. Entice your senses as you enjoy 6 tasting plates from the farm, prepared in front of you to be enjoyed at the crackling fire, overlooking the water, or in the stunning greenhouse. The experience is offered year round on different parts of the property. Purchase Farm Dinner tickets at lynnriverfarm.com.