The Backus-Page House Museum is located within the grounds of the John E. Pearce Provincial Park, situated within a restored Georgian style house which was constructed in 1850. It is one of the first brick homes built in what would eventually become Dunwich Township. The house was commissioned by Andrew and Mary Jane Backus. The Backus family was one of several families that had obtained land from Colonel Thomas Talbot and settled in the area which quickly came to be known as Little Ireland (a namesake due to the Irish ancestry of the settlers). The property that Andrew built his house on was given to him by his grandmother, Mary Storey, who received her original land grant in 1809. Upon the death of Andrew Backus in 1865 the estate along with what remained of the original land grant allotted to Mary Storey was bequeathed to his son, Andrew Storey Backus. Andrew Storey Backus sold the northern portion of that bequest, where in the house was located, to Robert Kennedy of Leskinfere Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Mr. Kennedy only owned the property 2 or 3 years before he returned to Ireland. The Backus-Page House and property was obtained by Jonas Page in 1925. The Page family had settled in the area in 1845 and maintained property further up Lakeview Line. Members of the Page family resided on the estate and farmed the property for over 40 years. The house underwent a number of physical changes as it aged, moving it away from its original 1850’s state. Morley and Grace Page were the last of the Pages to live on the farm and they sold it to the Ministry of Natural Resources in 1968. The Ministry of Natural Resources currently retains ownership of the Backus-Page House. The Ministry has entered into a lease agreement with the Tyrconnell Heritage Society. The society was incorporated in 1994 with the express purpose of restoring the house and property to its 1850’s condition. In 1998 the society undertook a restoration of the property, renamed the house in tribute to both its longtime owners and undertook a mandate of preservation and historical education regarding the estate and the Talbot Settlement in general.
Chez Somm is a renovated home on a large lot in the charming and historic village of Wellington. Chez Somm is an easy walk to all the village has to offer – beach, boat launch, grocery store, restaurants, library, bank, artisan studios, shops and much more. Halfway between Sandbanks & North Beach, close to numerous wineries & the Millennium trail.
Well equipped kitchen, bbq and backyard chiminea await. Ceiling fans in the main rooms and bedrooms. Modern bathrooms and comfy bedrooms. Back porch where bikes can be locked up..
Follow along The Great Trail or Health Valley Trail and enjoy riverside access to some of the sweet spots along the Grand and Conestogo Rivers. Free to visit but if you’re feeling extra adventurous book in advance for any one hour, two hour or four hour excursions.
Located at 15 Curtis Avenue South in Paris Ontario, directly on the S.C. Johnson Trail, the County of Brant Community Services Building houses Brant Tourism. A safe and very convenient area for cyclists, the building has a bicycle rack & picnic table area. During business hours (0830-1630 M-F) there is access to washrooms, water, first aid, tourism staff, maps & destination brochures. Within a couple hundred meters there are restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores. The County of Brant Community Relations Department is also housed in this building and they offer a wonderful “Bike Lend” program. For all the details visit http://www.brant.ca/en/discover-brant/hiking-and-cycling.asp
“Conveniently located off Highway 401 in London, Ontario and near a variety of memorable attractions, the Days Inn by Wyndham London hosts guests with a variety of amenities and services to suit their best guest experience. Guests at the Days Inn by Wyndham London will enjoy the well-equipped fitness center as well as the seasonal outdoor heated pool and patio. The Knotty Pine Restaurant, located on-site, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Days Inn by Wyndham London is midway between Toronto and Windsor. Across the street, guests will find White Oaks Mall, a shopping center with over 210 stores and local transit stops. Additional area attractions include the Forest City Velodrome, the Thames Valley Park Trail and Fanshawe Park Trail.”
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Upscale, welcoming and centrally located on Picton Bay within 4 minute car ride, 10 minute bike ride or about a 35 minute walk to downtown Picton, close to golf and a short drive to Sandbanks beaches & wineries. A great place for cycling teams and enthusiasts (we have a covered and lockable space for bicycles), couples, girls’ getaways,trade show participants, business executive and professionals, songwriters, yoga retreats. Eliken House has 2 separate and private upscale suites, where you can relax in executive comforts in a beautiful waterfront setting. A/C and wireless internet.
Suite 1 is a 2- bedroom self contained apartment with a King bed in one room and Queen bed in the other. Add to this a Y
TV lounge, full kitchen and spacious bathroom with walk-in shower.
Suite 2 ha s a King bed, kitchenette, love seat in front of a gas fireplace, table and chairs and spacious washroom with walking shower… perfect for 2 guests.
Outside, each Suite has its own patio space with BBQ
A short stroll from your door down a gentle slope leads you to our waterfront on Picton Bay.
At night, gather at the fire pit under the stars.
Note: King beds can be separated into two Twin Extra long beds. Kindly let us know at the time your booking if you need separate beds to accommodate your sleeping arrangements. Guests have full access to the Lawns, Waterfront and Fire Pit. Interaction with guests is minimal. We welcome guests on arrival and we are there if you need us or wish to chat and absent, respecting your privacy if you don’t. The only time you may see us is when we are tending to light maintenance tasks… gardening, sweeping etc.
Otherwise you have complete privacy.
Use of the fire pit, BBQ and the waterfront is at renters own risk. A waiver must be signed removing any liability from the owners as well as a covid form for public health purposes. In a Health Emergency, the main health centre is a one minute drive towards Picton. (QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital – 403 Main Street East – 1 minute into town on County Road 49 ) The Fire and Police Services are about 5-10 minutes away.
We look forward to an opportunity to welcoming you to the County and our accommodations at Eliken House
The Little Shop that’s BIG on Service! Rentals, Sales, Service: all types of bikes, downhill skis, snowshoes, cross-country skis. Summer and Winter Apparel.
McGillicafey’s Pub & Eatery (or Gillies for short) located in the Hub of the Trent at Lock 18. Come for a drink with friends, a great meal and live music! Hastings Village boasts our two trails by water or land! A great place to meet at Lock18 of the Trent Severn Waterway.
Discover Hamilton’s natural outdoor beauty and explore it’s over 100 waterfalls that create a breathtaking backdrop for hiking, cycling or simply enjoying a summer day. Bike friendly accommodations available May through August for those looking to take advantage of Ontario’s cycling paths and tour group packages
Family owned and operated, full service bicycle store. We service and repair all makes and models from the leisurely rider to the elite racer with quality and care. With a passion for all things bicycles we also offer retail sales, clothing, clinics, nutrition and giftware. Stuck with a flat on the local trail? Give a call and our mobile service can help you out!
This location assists with: tourism inquiries, directions, Amherstburg Visitor Guide and brochure distribution, event listings and souvenirs.
Established in 2006, nestled in the famous Blue Mountains, the heart of Canada’s apple country, Thornbury has been producing premium apple cider in a century old historic apple processing facility. Thornbury cider is traditionally crafted in small batches from locally sourced, fresh-pressed apples.
The flagship product, Thornbury Premium Apple Cider, is the number one selling, authentic, Ontario-made craft cider.
Open Daily for Tours and Tastings: Beer, Cider and Wine!