Local Links

Dreaming of your stay on the North Shore?

Farm Dog Favourites, along with distances from Farm Dog Cycles to help plan your route. We make a point of tasting the wines, sampling the menus, experiencing the view, and personally trying each flavour of ICE CREAM – a tough job, right?! Ask us for a recommendation!


Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards – a family-friendly winery with large grounds to explore and a beautiful new tasting room. ~ 4.5 km

Paglione Estate Winery – a winery-in-waiting. It’s still exciting to watch the progress as you whiz by! Coming Soon! < 1 km

Oxley Estate Winery – Opening Summer 2012. Stay tuned! ~ 2 km

Viewpointe Estate Winery – A stunning facility, summer restaurant patio and a lakeside view to kill for.  ~ 5 km

North 42 – Opening Summer 2012. Stay tuned! 5 km

CREW – What’s not to love about a store nestled in a big, red barn? ~ 5.5 km

Erie Shore – Meet the owners in the retail store for a tasting and the best service around. ~ 9.5 km

Sprucewood Shores – Another beautiful facility set on the lakeshore. ~ 13.5 km

Colio – One of the area’s most established wineries, in the heart of Harrow. ~ 9.5 km

Muscedere Vineyards – well-worth the journey for the enthusiastic cyclist. Don’t miss their wood-fired pizza! ~ 16 km



The Bell House  – A 1920’s Victorian-sttyle Bed and Breakfast, just ‘down the road’; great hospitality from new owners Grant and Vera Maguire. ~ 2 km

La Roos Maison – Stunning location with a spectacular view; ask for the house speciality -Eggs Benedict. ~ 9 km

The Red Door Cottage – Beautiful & cozy cottage with an open concept layout perfect for family vacations, a couple’s retreat, a reunion with friends, or even a quiet retreat by yourself. ~ 7 km (519-738-3879,  thereddoorcottage@hotmail.ca)

Jack’s/INN 31 – just down the street in lovely Kingsville, you get the triple-whammy of an extensive craft-brew list, ICE CREAM, patio living and a fabulous place to rest your head. ~ 11 km

The Bunk N’ Go and R&R Studio – hostel-style accommodation, with hosts that can’t be beat:) In the heart of Colchester.


John R Park Homestead – One of Ontario’s best living history museums. There’s always something going at ‘the homestead’ – check their events page! ~ 1 km

Colchester Harbour & Beachside Eats ‘n Treats – sun, surf, sand and ICE CREAM. ~ 6 km

Oxley Beach Golf Course – Canada’s southermost course, and one of our personal favourite ways to spend the odd morning off! Family-run, personal service, natural beauty and the best rates. ~ 2 km


Farms & Agritourism

Serenity Lavender – Over 40 varieties of Lavender, tips, recipes and a lavender gift shop. Tours by appointment. 5 km

The Fruit Wagon – Keep it in the family! Quality fruit, veggies, herbs and flowers in-season. 0 km!

Klassen’s Blueberries – Pick your own, ready-picked, pies and ICE CREAM. July – September. ~ 2 km


and, of course, Farm Dogs:

Inisroe Wheatens – Once you meet Farm Dog Finny, Champion Wheaten, you’ll want one for yourself :)


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