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Norfolk County is a municipality of 61,000 located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern Ontario, located between Elgin County and the new Haldimand County. Combining the best of urban and rural life, Norfolk County offers excellent recreation, shopping and investment opportunities.
Grocery stores, banks, liquor and beer stores are within 5-10 minutes of the cottages. Major beaches within 10 min. - Long Point, Turkey Point, the Sand Hills, Pt. Burwell

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Norfolk Tourism



 

Area attractions include:


Long
Point Bay


This park is part of a 40-kilometre-long sandspit in Lake Erie which is recognized as a biosphere reserve by the United Nations. It is a popular stopover for migrating birds in fall and spring.


Canoeing
Canoe from the park's boat launch out into extensive marshes. No river routes available in or near the park.


Wildlife Viewing
Long Point is renowned worldwide as an important refuge and stopover point for migrating birds, especially waterfowl.

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Boating
Excellent. Boat launch - Yes
Docking facilities - Yes

Swimming
Exceptional sand beach and shallow swimming area, ideal for families of all ages.

Fishing
Fish for smallmouth & largemouth bass and yellow perch. Trout, pickeral and salmon fishing at the tip of Long Point


Turkey Point

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The only provincial park with a golf course, Turkey Point is also a naturalist's paradise.


Fishing

Long Point Bay on Lake Erie is one of the most famous bass fishing areas in Ontario, and fishing is also good for pike, perch and a variety of panfish. Small boats can be rented from the Turkey Point Marine Basin Marina.

Swimming

The two-kilometre sandy beach in the village of Turkey Point and the bay's warm shallow waters provide excellent family swimming.webassets/iStockChildSurfing.jpg

 

Golfing:
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Turkey Point Provincial Golf Course (Turkey Point) 519-426-6683

Pine Valley Golf Club  (on Hwy. 24, between Port Dover and Turkey Point) 519-426-0683

Stark's Golf Club (Port Rowan -Long Point) 519-586-2802


The Greens at Renton  (Simcoe)  519-426-3308

Norfolk Golf and Country Club (Simcoe) 519-426-1300


Spas:

Elements Day Spa (Port Dover) 519-583-0105

Eden Day Spa (Simcoe) 519-426-3020

Other:

Booth's Harbour Marina - Ideal for a daily boat launch! (519)586-2731 

Boat Rentals - The Old Cut Boat Livery, Long Point 519-586-3433

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Carolinian Forest


Sand Hills

The Long Point Bird Observatory

The Talbot Trail
The trail, which extends from Windsor to Fort Erie through a region dubbed Ontario's "banana belt", is named after Colonel Thomas Talbot, an early settler and entrepreneur. The relatively mild climate allows tobacco and peanuts to be grown, and Carolinian forests, with trees more associated with the southern United States, to survive