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How to Enjoy Summer in Long Point, Ontario, Canada

    • 1). Decide what type of lodging suits you best and make reservations at a place that meets your needs. Long point features a number of locally owned bed and breakfasts, plus rental cottages and condos available by the week, month,\ or season. You can get information on these by using the link to the Port Dover-Long point website (see Resources). You can also choose from several major hotels, including the Wingate by Wyndham, Marriot Residence Inn, Comfort Suites and Town Place Suites.

    • 2). Consider the Long Point Lodge as an alternative place to stay if you are interested in hunting or fishing. In addition to duck hunting and fly-fishing, the Lodge is the perfect place to find boat or canoe rentals.

    • 3). Experience the natural beauty of the region by visiting Long Point Park. The park is located on the north shore of Long Point, a region of cattail marshes that is home to a variety of waterfowl.

    • 4). Enjoy the summer in Long Point by heading to the boardwalks and beach on the south shore. Swimming and boating on Lake Erie are among the most popular activities. In Port Rowan you can also enjoy a round of golf at the Starks Golf Club.

    • 5). Relax away from the beach in Port Dover’s shopping district. The Port Dover boasts several bars and restaurants as well as local shops that offer merchandise, especially for the summer tourist trade.

    • 6). Learn about the history and culture of the region by visiting museums of Long Point. The Port Dover Harbour Museum displays artifacts chronicling the regions heritage as a fishing center dating back to the 1700s. You can get a broader view of the history of the towns of Long Point at the Eve Brook Donly Museum.

    • 7). Attend some of the festivals and other events in Long Point. Every fall the town of Port Rowan hosts Bayfest, held on Canada’s Labour Day (like the US Labor Day, this is always the first Monday in September). Port Dover has a custom of holding a festival every Friday the 13th that includes a rally by local motorcycle enthusiasts.

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