Visitor Itinerary Ideas from Whistling Gardens
Listed below are several suggestions to help with your day tripping or overnight visit to Norfolk County "Ontario's Garden". All venues are located within 30 minutes of Whistling Gardens and most cater to groups, but please call ahead.

 

Need more planning ideas?

Visit Norfolk Tourism: www.norfolktourism.ca
Watch Norfolk County’s Ontario's Garden Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkpwGEoovtI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nljdo_pG-pY

Tourism Brantford: www.discoverbrantford.com

Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation (SWOTC): www.swotc.ca

Restaurants

Whistling Gardens visitors receive a Preferred Reservation Rate Discount at the Comfort Inn Simcoe.
www.comfortinn.com
Visit Comfort Inn Simcoe - Preferred Rate Reservation

Cedar Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Private, spacious, fully wheel chair accessible cottage room.
www.bbcanada.com/cedarcottage

The Country Doll House Bed & Breakfast
Victorian vintage country retreat!
www.countrydollhousebnb.com

Maple Court Cottages
Port Dover cozy waterfront cottages!
www.maplecourtcottages.com

Rowan Nights
Port Rowan 5 Star Bed & Breakfast
www.rowannights.com

Ontario's South Coast Bed and Breakfast Association
Southern Ontario Bed & Breakfast Listings
www.bbcanada.com/ontario/southwest_ontario
www.southcoastbb.com

 

Restaurants

Bell Homestead - Cafe
94 Tutela Heights Rd, Brantford, ON N3T 1A1
P: (519) 756-6220
www.bellhomestead.on.ca
Personal & Group Dining
Located just 15 minutes from Whistling Gardens

The Blue Elephant - Pub and Upscale Dining
96 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2W2
P: (519) 428-2886
www.blueelephant.ca
Personal & Group Dining
Located 20 minutes from Whistling Gardens

Boston Common Restaurant - County Casual
c/o Susan Havens
2619 Cockshutt Road, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0
susan_havens@hotmail.com
P: (519) 443-0211
Personal & Group Dining
Located just 5 minutes from Whistling Gardens

The Combine
352 Norfolk St South, Simcoe,
Norfolk County, Ontario N3Y 2W9
P: 226 440-3369
http://www.thecombine.ca
Personal & Group Dining, Reservations Recommended
Located just 15 minutes from Whistling Gardens

Erie Beach Hotel and Restaurant – Famous Seafood
19 Walker Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0
P: (519) 583-1391
www.eriebeachhotel.com
Personal & Group Dining
Located 30 minutes from Whistling Gardens

Ritzy Cakes & Eatery
20 Alice, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0
P: (519) 443-0964
www.robinsritzycakes.com
Casual cafe and desserts. Special order celebrations - custom artistic wedding cakes and desserts!
Located just 7 minutes from Whistling Gardens

St. James Eatery
c/o Kerry Bockenholt
10 St. James St. S., Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0
P: (519) 443-4000 F: (519) 443-0910
Personal and large group dining.
Seperate group room available.
Pleasant bistro setting.
Located just 7 minutes from Whistling Gardens

Three-West Trends Bistro – Mix of Eastern & Western Cuisine
312 Queensway Simcoe, ON N3Y 2N1
P: (226) 440-3133
www.trendsbistro.ca
Personal, Group Dining & Catering
Located just 20 minutes from Whistling Gardens

Yin's Restaurant - Famous Chinese Food
40 Main S, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0
P: (519) 443-8678
www.yinsrestaurant.com
Personal & Group Dining
Located just 10 minutes from Whistling Gardens

 

Places to Visit

Visit Local Norfolk Wineries: www.ontariosouthcoastwine.com

Apple Hill Lavender
1795 Windham Rd. 11, Windham Centre, On, N0E2A0
Lavender tours, distilling demos, lavender boutique. Groups welcome
Located just 10 mins from Whistling Gardens
P: (519)410-2267
www.applehilllavender.com

Raging Bowl Pottery
1795 Windham Rd. 11, Windham Centre, ON, N0e2A0
Handmade porcelain celebrating the art of fine craft.
Located just 10 mins from Whistling Gardens
P: (519)909-9204
www.ragingbowlpottery.com

Bonnieheath Lavender Farm: www.bonnieheathlavender.com
"Group Tours Welcomes, Retail Shopping & Guest Speaking"

Downtown Simcoe BIA: www.downtownsimcoe.com
"Our downtown is steeped in history with unique boutiques, shops and outstanding restaurants specializing in local produce. You can find it all in Downtown Simcoe!"

Glenhyrst Art Gallery and Gardens: www.glenhyrst.ca

Long Point Eco-Adventures: lpfun.ca

Long Point Tours: www.longpointtours.com
A variety of 24ft Zodiac Boat Tours comfortably seat 11 passengers to the UNESCO Long Point World Biosphere Reserve, the world’s largest freshwater sand-spit featuring more endangered species per-capita than the rest of Canada. Tours include: Spring Birding, The "Trip to the Tip" of Long Point, Pottahawk Weekend Shuttles and special event tours! Located just 25 minutes from Whistling Gardens.

Norfolk Arts Centre: www.norfolkartscentre.ca

Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm: www.ramblinroad.ca
"Group Brewery Tours Welcomed, Retail Shopping"

Picards Peanuts: www.picardspeanuts.com

Port Dover Lighthouse Festival Theatre: www.lighthousetheatre.com

Springview Farm & Golf Club: www.springviewfarmgolf.ca

Villa Nova Estate Winery: www.villanovaestatewinery.ca

Waterford Antique Market: www.waterfordantiquemarket.com

Y U Ranch: www.yuranch.com
"Enjoy our 100% grass-fed Texas Longhorn Beef & Guest Speaker" Please call to inquire.


The Old Town Hall Association is a charitable organization that serves the community, Norfolk County and the surrounding area. Nestled in the heart of Waterford ON, the Old Town Hall is a designated heritage building dedicated to cultivating an appreciation of the arts through live theatre and concert performances, children's programming, and gallery exhibitions. The Old Town Hall provides accessibility and opportunities for learning in the arts for all ages.

Website: www.oldtownhall.org


Planning a Private Garden Celebration?

Awesome clowns, magicians, jugglers & family entertainers available for birthday parties and special events.

Visit us: www.brantclowns.com


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