Some refer to Port Dover as Ontario’s South Coast. Others call it "the best kept secret” in The Golden Horseshoe. Spend a day meandering around this captivating little town and you’ll call it what we call it, home.
Located on part of the UNESCO Long Point Biosphere Reserve, Port Dover is home to sandy beaches, tranquil river cruises and some of the best dining experiences in Ontario with many restaurants to choose from. A restaurant for any mood.
Sport fishing is never ending with a plethora of species and seasons to challenge the best anglers and entertain anyone who just likes to catch a fish. Springs annual Perch Derby in April is great family fun with fisherman lining both piers vying for the big money fish. Local commercial fisherman offer their catches fresh daily direct from the lake at shops along the pier.
Shopping in Port Dover is plentiful. Many unique shops and boutiques along Main St. are complimented by a grocery store and a hardware store that will match the inventory of any major box store. The local farmers market on Saturdays in Port Dover and Thursday in Simcoe give you the opportunity to enjoy the bounty of Norfolk County.
Port Dover is rich in history. Settled more than 200 years ago, it was the scene of a raid by American troops during The War of 1812
. A visit to the Harbor Museum is a must. There you can discover the history and charm of this quaint little town.
Year round activities abound and include Junior C and Minor hockey, Junior and Minor Baseball, ice fishing, x country skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking and many more. Summer concerts in Powell Park and year round plays at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre keep you entertained. The Norfolk County Fair in Simcoe is a yearly event that should not be missed. Dirt Track, Oval Track and Dragster racing are presented in nearby Cayuga.
Port Dover is centrally located in the Golden Horseshoe. 15 minutes from Simcoe, 30 minutes from Brantford, 45 minutes from Hamilton, 1 hour from Niagara Falls and 90 minutes from downtown Toronto.