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Things to Do

This is a wonderful place for families or groups of friends to get together in nature for reunions, vacation time, anniversaries, weddings, special holidays, a romantic retreat for two, educational tours on forest management, star gazing, painting, photography, or just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature.

Dogs, cats and horses are welcome— it's a dogs heaven here being able to run free with no fear of cars.

Some things our guests enjoy doing on the property are:

Hike and Explore
Hike and explore our ten miles of groomed trails - maps provided to all guests
Bird watching and wildlife observation
Wildlife observation tower in summer
Wildlife Observation
Bird Watching
Bird watching and wildlife observation
It's a dog's heaven
dogs love it
Dogs Love It!
Large trout caught in the Otter
Large trout caught
in the Otter
Fishing (on site) We have catch-and-release bass fishing on two ponds. There is fishing on the river: trout in the spring; catfish in the summer; trout and salmon in the fall.

Fishing on Lake Erie. It's an eight-minute drive to Port Burwell where you can charter a fishing boat for pickerel, perch, and rainbow trout. You are welcome to bring your own boat and park here.
Swimming in Pond
Swimming in Pond
Port Burwell Beach
Port Burwell Beach
Swimming in our spring-fed pond
Canoeing Down the Otter
canoe trip on Big Otter Creek
Canoe Trip on Big Otter Creek
canoe trip on Big Otter Creek
Bring your own canoe or kayak for a paddle down the scenic Otter River to the site of the Ojibwa Submarine. (Trip: 3 Hours)
Maple syrup
sugar shack for making maple syrup
Maple Syrup Time
Collecting Sap for Syrup
Collecting Sap for Syrup
Maple Syrup in the Spring!

Winter Sports
Winter Tobogganing
Winter Tobogganing
Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing

Things to Do Nearby

Trail Riding at Darkin Riding Stable

Horseback Riding at Darkin Stables
Canoe & Kayak Rental from Otter Be Here
Otter Be Here
Rent a canoe
Ojibwa Submarine and Port Burwell

Royal Canadian Navy Sub
The Ojibwa

Port Burwell
Take a tour of the decommisioned submarine the Ojibwa. An exciting tourist attraction for the area and unique educational destination.

The lighthouse in Port Burwell is one of the oldest in Canada.
Explore Amish Country
Amish Country
Amish Country
Explore Amish Country
Turkey Point Zipline and Bridge
Amish Country
Turkey Point Zipline and Bridge
Turkey Point Zipline and Bridge
Sand Hills
Sand Hills
Explore Port Burwell's Sand Hills
Windmll Farms
Windmill Farms
Explore Port Burwell's Windmills
Backus Mill Pioneer Village

Backus Mill Pioneer Village
Backus Mill Pioneer Village
Points of Interest in the Area
Port Burwell historic lighthouse and Marine Museum

Nearby points of interest include:
  • the historic village of Sparta (20 min.)
  • the City of St.Thomas (30 min.)
  • Port Stanley (35 min.)
  • the City of London (60 min.)
  • Aylmer (20 min.)
  • Tillsonburg (25 min.)
  • Port Dover (45 min.)
  • Long Point (30 min.)
  • Niagara Falls (2 hours)
  • Toronto (2 hours)
 sandy beaches on Lake Erie
 (in 2011) the decommissioned submarine Ojibwa HMCS
 Port Burwell Provincial Park
 fresh fish restaurants
 fresh fruit farms: apples, strawberries,peaches, blueberries
 Erie Shores Wind Farm
 Amish communities (north of the town of Aylmer)
 Sand Hill Park
 Port Stanley
 Long Point
 zip lines

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