Located on the shore of Lake Huron,
the village of Bayfield is in the Municipality of Bluewater, Ontario, and is just 20 kilometres south of Goderich on highway 21
It takes about an hour to drive from London to Bayfield, an hour and ten minutes from Sarnia, and around an hour and a half from Kitchener, and it's a lovely summer drive through the lovely southern Ontario scenery.
Although it is only a small community, it is best known (at least to me) for its beautiful shops, and to go shopping there is a wonderful delight!
This village has a reputation for being a first class destination for shopping and restaurants, and I think that the two go together so nicely!
What could be nicer than a morning of shopping, followed by lunch at one of the delightful restaurants here?
With around 50 shops, boutiques, antique shops and galleries producing fine goods and services, the village has so much to offer visitors.
Take a stroll down the street and browse the stores showing their hand-made jewellery, art, designer clothing and beautiful home decorating items.
The village also has several annual traditional events which are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
You can check out events taking place in Bayfield, by following the link below, which will take you to the Bayfield Town Hall website and has information about summer events in the village.
The yearly "Summer Fair" which is held each August, and "Christmas in Bayfield" which will be held on the third weekend in November this year, and which starts with the lighting of the lights on Friday at 7:00 pm in Clan Gregor Square.
Come by the square at 7:00 pm for sing-a-longs with Ryan Malcolm, tasty treats and a special guest appearance from the big man himself, Santa Claus!
The Town Hall will be serving hot dogs and the Skating Club will be present with some tasty hot chocolate!
Christmas in Bayfield begins in November each year!
... and starts with the annual Christmas Tree lighting
Photograph of the main street building courtesy of Edward Willett and Flickr
The Official Village Website
Find out about local business and check out their ever-changing calendar of events, you can also sing up for their newsletter so you can keep up-to-date on what is happening in the community as well as to take advantage of special promotions and contests
Little Inn of Bayfield
With 28 rooms and suites, the Little Inn combines the charm of yesterday with the luxuries of today - many rooms have whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and garden access
Bayfield Marine Services
This is a fully functioning service facility dedicated to providing the best possible workmanship available - engine maintenance, seasonal commissioning, winterizing, tune-ups, diagnostics, outboard storage, fiberglass repairs
The Literary, Musical and Photographic Art of Edward Willett - check out the website of this amazingly talented Canadian