Port Dover: Vineyard, Beach & Palm Trees


Once a fishing town, Port Dover – about 2 hours from Toronto – now attracts many local and international tourists to its beautiful scenery and the sight of a few rare tropical palm trees along its beach.

In the winter, Port Dover hosts the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day. In the summer, there are a plethora of festivals and events including Lake Erie Interclub Cruise, Fish Fest, Summer Fest…

Along the beach and the pier, you can order perch and pickerel fish & chips specialties freshly caught from Lake Erie, and enjoy a local cold beer on a hot summer day. You can shop for local crafts, beachwear, and gifts, soak in a sunset walk along the beach, explore the Port Dover Lighthouse, Port Dover Harbour Museum, Lynn Valley Trail and the Lynn River Falls.

For wine lovers, Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery – 410 Concession 12 Townsend, Waterford – is just 15 minutes away, where you can enjoy ciders and wines in the fragrance of blooming lavenders in the summer time.

Jennifer Dao