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Shakespeare to the Shoreline

Touring in a Relaxed and Rural Setting

Travelers will find a Shakespeare to the Shoreline trip to be relaxed, rural, and easy to enjoy. Couples and families, girls' getaways groups and passionate treasure hunters will find new treats and travel experiences that are close to home but off the beaten track.

This historic highway - #8 west of the Hamlet of Shakespeare is a route to countryside and coastline communities that will charm visitors into slowing down. Villages with architectural gems, businesses and homes along with restaurants and welcoming bed and breakfast inns are all part of the charms of countryside travel.

The routes and themes offer an amazing array of stops and shops, that welcomes browsers and grazers, travelers with a little time to slow down and relax: tour, taste and linger!

The Taste Trek brochure lists locations offering specialty foods to enjoy right now, or to tuck into a cooler and take home for later dining events. The Side Tours offer routes that loop into the countryside north and south of the highway, enticing visitors to this SW Ontario region to find communities that are new to them, along with special events that happen throughout the four seasons.

Travellers can explore the themed routes: Antiques & Collectibles, Artisans & Art Galleries, Farm Markets, Gardens & Gardeners' Dreams, Historic Stops and Attractions, Live Theatre & Performances, Nature Walks, Dining and Accommodation.

The Fashion Trek brochure will provide canny consumers with a list of boutiques featuring women's fashions and accessories in villages and towns along the routes.

The Shakespeare to the Shoreline routes pass through communities including Stratford, Mitchell, Seaforth, St. Marys, Goderich and Bayfield. Head north and visit Wingham, Listowel, Atwood, Brussels, Blyth, Lucknow, Millbank and Milverton. Travel south to explore St. Marys, Exeter, Hensall, Zurich, Varna, St. Joseph and Bayfield.

Travel for a day, an afternoon or stay for a couple of nights at historic country inns and delightful bed and breakfast locations and make a break from the schedules Spring, Summer and Fall. Shakespeare to the Shoreline's routes include topnotch dining experiences and luxury accommodation at three of Ontario's finest inns located in Perth and Huron Counties: Westover Inn in St. Marys, Benmiller Innn and Spa just outside Goderich and The Little Inn of Bayfield.

Enjoy the pleasures of ‘slow’ and tour, taste and linger! Maps, routes, and themed guide pages are available at Brochures and local travel guides are available at information centres in Stratford and Goderich as well as other stops along the routes.

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