Bike or Hike the Lynn Valley Trail
The Lynn Valley Trail is a 10 km former rail line that was converted into a pedestrian trail. Starting in Port Dover and ending in Simcoe, you can hike or bike the trail to enjoy some of the most stunning scenery in Norfolk.
The Lynn Valley Trail passes through a number of different habitats including; mixed woods, wetlands, open grassland and agricultural land, all along the scenic Lynn River. Interesting examples of Carolinian flora and fauna may be found along the trail. You may catch a glimpse of cardinals, bluebirds and red-tailed hawks along with chipmunks, deer, raccoons, turtles and frogs along the way.
- Free parking at the Port Dover Lions Silver Lake Market
- The trail is very accessible! Strollers, bicycles and wheelchairs are welcome.
- You can rent a bicycle (adult only) from Red Apple Rides located in Port Dover.
Farmer’s Market or Farm
Norfolk County is known as Ontario’s Garden, we are Canada’s most diverse agricultural area and leading growers of asparagus, tart cherries, ginseng, peppers, pumpkins and squash.
If you are visiting on a Saturday (between 9am and 1pm), make sure to visit the Port Dover Lions Market at Silver Lake (where you are likely already parked). The market showcases a variety of local vendors (meat, fruits/vegetables, baked goods, cheese, craft beer and more).
If you are visiting on another day, you can make your way to the Matz Fruit Barn, only a few minutes drive away. They are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm that offers quality produce in a completely sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. They pride themselves in being Stewards of the Land, putting back into the soil the same nutrients they take out.
Port Dover Harbor Museum
Kick off your afternoon with a visit at the Port Dover Harbor Museum to discover the history of this unique lakeside community. Step into an original fisherman’s net shanty to discover tools of the commercial fishing trade.
Admission to the museum is by donation.
Stroll around Port Dover
Port Dover is a charming town filled with cute shops, amazing restaurants, a beach, a festival theater and other exciting offerings. Plan to walk out on the pier and around the downtown core, enjoy some food and maybe a little shopping.
Stick around to watch the sunset from the beach with your family to create beautiful summer memories.
If you are staying overnight, consider camping at Deer Creek Conservation to extend the fun or experience glamping at nearby HomeGrown Hideaway or Long Point Eco Adventures.
Advance reservation required.