Waterford is a small town located about 11 kms (7 miles) north of the town of Simcoe. The area surrounding the village is primarily agricultural land, corn and tobacco among the chief crops but other natural health and organic crops are gaining in popularity, such as ginseng. This community has been known successively as Sayles’ […]


Nestled among rich farm lands and nature, Delhi offers the character and friendliness of small town Ontario with a full range of services and amenities. Source: Delhi Ontario (Population 4,172) Founded by Frederick Sovereen, who arrived in the area around 1812, the town was initially named Sovereen’s Corners, then Fredericksburg . In 1856, the name […]


Simcoe is Norfolk County’s largest urban area and home to many important industries, including Canada’s largest ice cream plant and Toyetetsu. There are many heritage sites, restaurants, accommodations, shops, CD98.9 FM radio and The Simcoe Reformer. Simcoe is an unincorporated community and town in Southwestern Ontario, Canada located near Lake Erie. It is the county […]

Long Point

Long Point is an outdoor paradise. The region is an important location for bird migration in both spring and autumn, including half of the eastern North American Tundra Swan population. It is an outstanding example of sand dune and sand-spit formation in the Great Lakes region. In 1982, Long Point National Wildlife Area was recognized […]

Port Rowan

First named Cartwright’s Landing, after John Cartwright, who arrived in 1793, Port Rowan (Population 790) has been known as Wolven’s Landing and Dutcher’s Corners, as subsequent settlers held title to the land. In 1819, Port Rowan was named for Colonel Rowan, secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Port Rowan has long serviced the needs […]

Booth’s Harbour

Established by Charles Booth as marina in 1957, the community of Booth’s Harbour developed around the popular marina. If you’ve never boated on Long Point Bay, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Prevailing southwesterly winds make it a safe, even for smaller craft. Pro fishermen pick the area as the ideal fishing grounds in […]


Named for Joseph Van Norman who led a partnership to purchase iron works begun by Samuel Mason on Potter’s Creek in 1822, Normandale is the location of a historical marker for the Normandale Furnace. In the first half of the 19th Century, Normandale was home to over 750 people. Stoves, pots, plans and plough shares […]

Port Ryerse

Port Ryerse – This small port grew around the mills built by Colonel Samuel Ryerse in the late 1790s. It provided a small thriving shallow-water port in Norfolk County’s lumbering heydays of the 1860s-1870s, but fell into decline when bypassed by the railway in the 1870s. Today Port Ryerse is a quiet refuge for boaters, […]

Port Dover

Port Dover’s name comes from Dover, England. In the early 1800s, Daniel McQueen created the village of Dover Mills about two miles north of Lake Erie. The village burned in 1814 by Americans, but was rebuilt. Over time, Port Dover became known for its fishing industry. Tourism has always been a strong industry in Port […]

Turkey Point

Turkey Point is a beach community located on the north shore of Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario. Although named after a once abundant number of wild turkeys in the area, today this thriving town is perhaps best known for clean sandy beaches, lush parks and upscale cottages. Situated in close proximity to large city centres […]