Ontario is full of charming towns, each with its own hidden gems and spots that make it special. The town of Bayfield is one of those charmers, home to a scenic park on the edge of a bluff. Sunset seekers, here’s your next road trip.
The charming historic village is located on the shores of Lake Huron, just about three hours away from Toronto.
According to Destination Ontario, Bayfield was a popular port back in the mid-19th century due to its “proximity to the Bayfield River’s mouth, a naturally sheltered harbour.”
Now, this town is known for its stunning coastlines, lakeside vistas, and downtown core. It’s a popular summer hotspot and even better in the fall.
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Whether you’re exploring the marina and its heritage homes or taking a stroll down the Heritage Conservation District, there’s a lot to learn about the town and its enticing past.
Did you know that The Little Inn, which has served travellers since the 1800s, was originally built as a stagecoach stop? According to the inn’s site, it is a designated heritage building and is a good example of early Ontario architecture.
But if you’re here for its beautiful sights, head to Pioneer Park. It’s a privately owned park located right on a bluff. It is maintained for the benefit of the public by the Pioneer Park Association.
It overlooks Lake Huron and is best known for its breathtaking sunset views. This tranquil spot has a staircase that leads visitors down to the water.
Along with the gorgeous landscape, Bayfield is home to hiking trails, wineries, restaurants, and seasonal events.
There’s lots to do and so much to see. Make Bayfield your next weekend roadtrip.