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Grimsby, Ontario

Grimsby is nestled between the beautiful blue shores of Lake Ontario and the majestic Niagara Escarpment. Located in the Niagara Region it is less than an hours drive from Toronto or the international border with the United States.

Grimsby is well known as a producer of tender fruits and if visiting the area in the summer months make sure to include a drive to one of the many roadside vendors selling peaches, apricots, cherries, plums and other fruit.

Grimsby has two marinas and with such close proximity to Lake Ontario boating and fishing are popular summer activities.

In the spring you can walk along the Bruce Trail which winds along the top of the escarpment and see numerous species of hawks from Beamer Conservation Area, or enjoy camping on the shores of Lake Ontario at 50 Point Conservation Area.

When visiting the area be sure to visit the many roadside vendors selling fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally.

The Art Festival on Nelles Boulevard in early September attracts hundreds of artists and craftspeople, and thousands of visitors from all over Ontario and the United States to view the work of some of Canada's most outstanding artists. Every year on the last Saturday in April, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery celebrates Wayzgoose, a festival of Book Arts.

This annual book arts fair brings together private presses from all across Canada and the United States for demonstrations and events pertaining to handmade book and paper arts. There are demonstrations and displays of paper making, book binding, calligraphy, paper marbling, and book making. Admission is free and is open to the public from 10am - 5pm.

There are more than 100 retail stores in Grimsby as well as many fine restaurants, and friendly Bed-and-Breakfast operators making Grimsby a friendly and hospitable place to visit.

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