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Goderich, Ontario

Goderich is located along the shores of Lake Huron, and has been referred to as “ Canada’s Prettiest Town”. Goderich is steeped in historical charm and natural splendor, its location perched on a bluff looking west over the lake. The residents pride in their community can be seen in their well maintained Victorian era homes, complete with beautiful flower gardens, earning it the 1999 Nations In Bloom 1st runnerup and the 1998 Communities In Bloom National champion. The town was just named by Chatelaine magazine as “One of the Ten Best Places to Live in Canada”.

Goderich has a nautical past. The Goderich harbour is the only sea depth harbour on the east side of Lake Huron. In the towns’ infancy, this harbour was crucial for transporting early settlers to the area. Today hundreds of lake and international freighters use the port each year carrying cargoes of salt from the harbour’s salt mine and grain from the farmlands. It is one of the most active shipping and receiving ports in Canada.Not only is the harbour an industrial mecca, but three marinas provide boaters, sailers and fisherman ample facilities.

Goderich has a unique, octagonal-in-the-square that you will not want to miss. In the heart of this downtown square you will find the Huron County Courthouse and a beautiful downtown park.. The Huron Historic Gaol (Jail) is a unique octagon building and a designated National Historic Site. It served as a jail from 1842 to 1972. Take a tour of the Gaol and then tour the prestigious Governor’s House, built in 1901 .

 Spend a relaxing evening strolling along an old fashioned boardwalk that runs along the waterfront and joins up with the Maitland Trail and Menesetung Walking Bridge high above the Maitland River. Whether you are planning a romantic destination or a family vacation, Goderich will provide a host of services, facilities and natural wonders….so get set for adventure.

 
Rotary Cove in Goderich is a pleasant way to take in the sights and sounds of the Lake Huron waterfront.
 

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