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Explore the Shores at Fairy Lake

Start your day with a visit to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre to explore the County's long and proud history beginning in the Anishnaabwe Endaat gallery, continuing through pioneer times to the present day.

Journey through thousands of years of natural and human history - discover this and much more!  When you're an explorer, what you discover is the power of your own imagination. Located at 33 Victoria Street North.

Fairy Lake

Fairy Lake will start your tour of the town! Rent or bring your own snowshoes to wander around the lake. Fairy Lake is located right in the community's core and offers a pleasant walk about all year round. Remember to stay on the trail! Fairy lake lights will be twinkling from December 4, 2020 until January 2, 2021.

Thorncrest Outfitters

Thorncrest Outfitters is the place to rent skis or snowshoes or shop for everything outdoors. Come and see how easy it is to be comfortable outside this winter. Call ahead to reserve your gear and get hours of operation: 1-888-345-2925. Located at 193 High Street. Check out for more information. 

Time to Warm Up!

Warm-up from your winter Fairy Lake adventures at Dizzy Bird Coffee. They have a wonderful selection of hot beverages. You can even enjoy the taste at home when you buy their signature coffee blends. Located at 195 High Street.

Takeout Time

Outlaw Brew Co has closed their dining room due to COVID, but take out is still available! While you're here pick up a local brew! Visit us at 196 High Street, Southampton, or order online at

Explore your Creative Side

Explore the Shore and your creative side! Visit the Southampton Arts Centre to view the work of over 30 local artists inspired by life on Lake Huron. Or, participate in some of the creative programs at our historic Art School that was established in 1957. Located at 201 High Street, right under the clock tower. To explore events and classes, please visit

Stop into the Bike Shop

At Martin's, you will find everything for your bike and more! This shop is perfect for the gear head and the fashion-conscious biker as they have outdoor gear that will have you biking in style and in comfort. Located at 235 High Street.

A Taste of Europe

Get a taste of Europe when you purchase the wonderful products from Southampton Olive Oil Company. They have a wide variety of flavoured olive oils and balsamic vinegars - you'll wish you could try them all! From garlic to chocolate flavours, you're bound to find something you love. Located at 173 High Street. To order online or view recipes, visit

Finish up at a Historical Landmark

The Southampton Flagpole is a historical landmark that was put in place in 1993 to celebrate Southampton's 135th anniversary. This is a perfect place to sit back and watch the sunset or relax and listen to the waves wash up onto the shore. The winter brings with it the ice waves and ice sculptures for a special treat.

Start Point

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

End Point

Southampton Flagpole


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