Escape the city and head South – to Norfolk County, Ontario’s Garden. Cruise through the picturesque town of Waterford and enjoy antiques, local foods and some of the history of the area. Continue on to Port Dover on Lake Erie and take time to chat to fellow riders while enjoying the shops, restaurants, museum and much more. Then wind your way through the country roads of Norfolk County, heading back to Tillsonburg. Pick some farm-fresh produce along the way and enjoy the wide-open spaces.
Cruise the St. Clair River & Lake Huron Shore Route
Ride the Windsor Essex Peninsula
Oil Heritage Tour
Hub & Spoke Route
Experience Elgin County
Our Rural Routes Are Showing
Friday the 13th Route
Ontario’s Garden Route
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- Grand River Route
- Hub & Spoke
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- Oil Heritage
- Ontario’s Garden
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- Our Rural Routes Are Showing
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- The Routes
- Visit Middlesex Route
- Welcome to Ontario’s South Coast
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Welcome to Ontario’s South Coast
It’s never too soon to plan your next ride. So think about riding along Ontario’s South Coast. Our new 2013 Cruise the Coast Motorcycle Map shows you the rider-approved routes […]
Cruise the Coast Posts
Coastline cruising Spec writer Gary Curtis takes us on a cruise along the shores of Lake Erie from Port Maitland to Port Burwell, a summer stretch he’s frequented for the […]
Your favourite ride
Tell us about a great ride you recently took with friends. Let us know if you came upon a restaurant or coffee shop that was super-friendly to bikers. Let us […]
Tell us about a restaurant, coffee shop, B&B or other business that proved itself to be Motorcycle Friendly!
2013 Map hot off the press
Our new map is HOT off the press. Sure, you can download our award-winning map, but then you miss out on all its cool features. The “real” map is laminated to repel water, a cool […]
Winner of the Cruise the Coast gift basket
Olga Hocevar of Hamilton was the winner of the Cruise the Coast gift basket at the Canadian Motorcycle Supershow in Toronto. Her boyfriend Jerry Finn picked it up from […]
Windsor-Essex joins effort to promote motorcycle tourism hot spots
“We’re very excited to be partnering with five other Ontario counties this year to bring riders a fantastic new map, as well as hundreds of additional beautiful kilometres of vistas […]
Cruise the Coast – Summer Ride Ideas
Head out on the open road … here are some summer 2013 ride ideas highlighted in our recent newsletter: Boothill Country Jamboree August 1-5: The premier southern Ontario Country music festival […]
Motorcycle Friendly Comfort Inns
– Cruise the Coast Blog – These participating Comfort Inn properties really cater to the Motorcycle Enthusiast: Drive-up rooms Safe bike parking Wash bucket and rags Please call the hotels direct or 1-800-4-CHOICE […]
Countdown to Friday the 13th
– Cruise the Coast Blog – The largest motorcycle event in Canada is returning on Friday the 13th in Port Dover in June 2014. Port Dover is ready for you! The 2014 event […]
PD13 Food, Shopping, Music and Parking
Food Court The Port Dover Board of Trade encourages PD13 visitors to explore the food court on Chapman St – the whole block from Main Street to St. George Street. […]
Vintage Biker Days in Grand Band
This years Annual “Show & Shine” event will be held in Grand Bend, Ontario and takes place on Sunday July 20, 2014, from 10am until around 1pm, right on Grand […]
Vanfest June 13-15 … and more in Elgin County
Vanfest … on June 13-15, 2014, come see Canada’s Premiere Truck Show, including custom vans, pick-ups, and 4x4s. Show and Shine is Saturday from 11am – 4pm. Springwater Conservation Area, Aylmer. The […]
Ride Idea: Run to Dunnville Mudcat Fest
Looking to start Friday the 13th celebrations early? The 40th Anniversary Mudcat Festival takes place this weekend June 6-8th in beautiful Dunnville. Enjoy live music, Bavarian gardens, fireworks and the midway. More details […]
Yuk it up on June 14th
On your way home on Saturday morning from Friday the 13th in Port Dover, why not stay overnight on Saturday in Woodstock for a great night of laughs? Yuk-Yuks will be […]
Tasty Rib Fest en route to PD13
On your way to Port Dover, stop on Thursday, June 12th at the Ribfest in the Ingersoll Memorial Arena, 5pm-11pm. Enjoy tasty ribs, live music and hang out with the […]
Map of Port Dover for Friday the 13th
Norfolk County has issued a map showing road closures and other important information for the PD13 Friday the 13th event for motorcycle enthusiasts in Port Dover. Download PDF: Street Map PD13 […]
Cruise the Coast pin available at PD13
A new pin from the Ontario’s South Coast Tourism Alliance partners will be available at Friday the 13th in Port Dover. All you need to do is come by the […]
Band lineup for Molson Main Stage (Friday the 13th)
At the Molson Main Stage beside the Port Dover Harbour Museum, the Port Dover Kinsmen Club presents some great groups. More music info here: Thursday, June 12, 11am to close: The […]
Note to Campers for Friday the 13th
Dear Campers at Friday the 13th in Port Dover, Please note that the Doverwood Public School is being used on Thursday June 12, 2014, as a voting location for Norfolk […]
Ride Idea: Bikes & Blues Aug 9
Cruise into Woodstock on August 9 for Bikes & Blues! Park downtown, listen to great blues featuring two-time Juno award winning Jack De Keyzer. Download Bikes & Blues poster. More […]
R.O.C.K. Ride 2014
Ride for Our Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K.) benefits Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation. July 5, 2014, registration at 9:30am. Leaves 11am from Motorsport H-D, Sarnia. Midpoint BBQ at Dukes H-D. Prizes for Top […]
Parking Changes make PD13 safer
– Cruise the Coast Blog – Help our Emergency Crews make this event safe for all visitors… New for Friday the 13th in Port Dover, “Center Line Parking” is not allowed on […]
Other Events near Friday the 13th 2014
– Cruise the Coast Blog – Other Events June 12-15: June 12 – Simcoe Farmers Market June 12 – Ribfest – Ingersoll Memorial Arena – Enjoy tasty ribs, live music and hang out with […]
‘Ride safe!’ warns Insurance Bureau of Canada
The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has issued safety tips for motorcycle riders venturing to Friday the 13th in Port Dover, as well as to anyone riding this season. The Port […]
Remembering Chad Everets
The Ontario Provincial Police continue to search for the person(s) responsible for the hit-and-run death of Chad Everets at Friday the 13th in 2011. Download the OPP Poster. Please contact the OPP or Crimestoppers […]
Pick up your Kickstand Pad at PD13
Visit Friday the 13th in Port Dover this year and pick up your very own Cruise the Coast kickstand pad. We only ask that you verify you are on our […]
Street Cam at PD13 by Maple Leaf
The Port Dover Maple Leaf newspaper will host the Main Street webcam on Friday the 13th. Check it out at portdovermapleleaf.com or http://www.ustream.tv/channel/main-street-port-dover. Also, our other webcam is pointed at the more tranquil […]
Follow us on twitter at #Fridaythe13th
If you can’t make it to Friday the 13th in Port Dover, follow us on twitter at twitter.com/norfolktour and twitter.com/ontsouthcoast.
A Rider’s Guide to Spring’s Can’t-miss Roads and Routes in Southwest Ontario
About the same time that our favourite groundhog pops his head out to determine how many more weeks of winter are left, motorcyclists start to count the days before the […]
Cruise the Coast
7.5 hours, 350.7 km/217.91M | The winding roads along Lake Erie’s shoreline are some of the most scenic to be found in all of Canada, leading past spectacular lookouts, lighthouses, wind turbines and great shopping and dining opportunities.
Grand River Route
2 hours, 85 km/53M | As you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and head toward the scenic Grand River, one of our few Canadian Heritage Rivers, prepare yourself for breathtaking views of a waterway that contains over 50% of all fish and species found in Canada.
Ontario’s Garden Route
1.5 hours, 92 km/57M | Escape the city and head South – to Ontario’s South Coast. Cruise through the picturesque town of Waterford and enjoy antiques, local foods and some of the history of the area.
Friday the 13th Route
1 hour, 65 km/40M | Motorcycle enthusiasts will find this route is well travelled every Friday the 13th (PD13) or for quick jaunts to Port Dover for a spin on the bike.
Our Rural Routes Are Showing
3.5 hours, 198 km/ 123M | Oxford County straddles Canada’s busiest highways. 401 and 403. You’ve heard of the famous Woodstock festival. Well there’s a whole lot going on in Oxford. We’re big on local food, great spots to eat, lots of choices in places to stay, great live entertainment,…
3 hours, 213K/132.35M | Middlesex County straddles Canada’s busiest highways #401 and #402, and surrounds the City of London. Middlesex County is a collection of communities, landscapes, and attractions that dot the hamlets, villages, and towns throughout Middlesex County.
Experience Elgin County
2 hours, 110 km/ 68M | Your Elgin Experience begins with a drive through picturesque villages. Moving south, you discover the jewel of Port Stanley.
Hub & Spoke Route
2.25 hours, 85.1 km/ 52.9M | 200 years ago one of the most important events in American and British history happened along the banks of the Thames River right here in present-day Chatham-Kent. Follow the newly established Tecumseh Parkway which begins at the Historic St. Peter’s Church nestled on the…
Oil Heritage Tour
Ride the Windsor Essex Peninsula
3.25 hours, 140 km/ 87M | A sea of greenery…a paradise of produce…a waterway of immense pleasure and opportunity… trails on the forefront of outdoor captivation and retreat. These are just some of the snapshots of life which can be easily created in Windsor Essex Pelee Island.
Cruise the St. Clair River & Lake Huron Shore Route
2.5 hours, 130K/80.7M | Navigate miles of scenic shorelines along the St. Clair River & the Shores of Lake Huron. Located on the sparkling blue waters of Southern Lake Huron and the beautiful shores of the St. Clair River, Sarnia-Lambton is the perfect travel destination.
Made world famous as the Cayuga Motor Speedway, now know as Jukasa Motor Speedway. Come for the oval track, races, concerts and campsites for events. Whether your goal is to […]
Peaceful surroundings, four comfortable rooms, food that’s better than Mom’s and hosts that make you feel like home.
The first ultra-premium craft distillery in the heart of rum-running country. Enjoy hand-crafted spirits and a locally-inspired menu in our tasting room or outdoor patio. Wolfhead Distillery features small batch Vodka, […]
We are open and inviting, a place where beer-loving folks can kick back, enjoy a pint or two, grab a bite to eat and just hang out. The brewery is 3,400 […]
Refined Fool is a group of teachers, creatives, blue collars, entrepreneurs, musicians and pastors who care about beer, business, Sarnia and each other. They began by brewing out of their […]
UPS N’ DOWNSCan you BE more local?
Friendly historic pub located in Sarnia’s beautiful waterfront district, offering a fantastic view of the St. Clair River. Sarnia’s largest selection of draft beers and outstanding lunches and dinners, including […]
Motorcycle repair, lawn and garden equipment, lawn mowers, chain saw repair. Parts and accessories, Repairs to all makes. Small welding jobs. Pickup & Delivery Available
Auto & plate glass. Motorcycle service, safety’s & parts. Over 25 years experience.
The town’s mascot is a bigger-than-life and a sight to be seen. The giant mudcat, “Miuddy” is the World’s Largest Mudcat Sculpture at 50- foot long, 27-foot high. Visit the […]
Located in Beautiful Waterfront Downtown Windsor, walking distance to the Casino, Restaurants and Entertainment Venues. Breath taking views of the Detroit skyline. Stay at the Best Western PLUS Waterfront Hotel […]
Freddy’s provides a 30-ft. cocktail lounge offering casual fare and, depending on the day, a selection of sporting events on one of several television screens. Patrons can relax and enjoy […]
We’ve taken the idea of the humble burger, and decided it could be improved upon. For a burger to be really good, you can’t just rely on putting enough “stuff” on […]
Cider, Wine, Apples, Pumpkins, Tomatoes & More! Apple season at Twin Pines boasts a wonderful harvest experience for one and all. Recipients of the Premier’s Award for Excellence and Innovation. […]
Our family estate winery specializes in fruit wines made from our very own berries and fruit. They say life is full of the unexpected and adventure and here at Black Bear we […]
Go Local! Featuring the best produce, delicious fresh and sparkling ciders, local gourmet, gifts, pies, tarts and ICE CREAM. Don’t miss this unique shopping adventure.
Artisanal and traditional baking. Using the best ingredients handled with old world care.
Micro-brewery specializing in Belgian ales. Guests are welcome to sample beer and buy draught by the glass from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily
100% Canadian, 100% Canadian grapes. Enjoy our wines with your best of friends…but remember, this Beaver is Frisky! Our tasting room is now open.
Casual gourmet with Norfolk Flavour. Bistro classics, daily lunch and dinner local features. Located in historic space at Lighthouse Festival Theatre Building.
The Buxton National Historic Site & Museum’s primary concern is the preservation and of material artifacts of the original settlers of the Elgin (Buxton) Settlement and their descendants. To promote […]
Toronto Motorsports Park is a dragway and 3-kilometer roadcourse racing facility in Haldimand County, near the town of Cayuga, Ontario, Canada. See website for event times.
Escape to the beach for a day, try your hand at fishing or take your boat out! Perfect for the whole family, Knight’s Beach Resort boasts one of the most […]
HOOVER’S MARINA A HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy a ice cold draft beer on the North shore of Lake Erie. Our patio offers a great view of the Lake while you dine […]
Service with Safety! Bluewater Ferry has provided over 50 years of waterway transportation between the United States and Canada. We strive to assure a transportation service with safety and a […]
It Starts at the Beach! The Grand Bend Beach is flooded with activity during the summer months and is home to many special events that offer the tourists and locals […]
A National Historic Site! Visitors from around the world tour the Oil Museum of Canada to learn the story of Canada’s Oil Pioneers – a unique and captivating era of […]
Family dining at its finest serving daily specials, full menu of European and Canadian specialties. This licensed restaurant is great for lunch or dinner. Reservations would be recommended especially during […]
This Conservation Area is renowned for its birding. Each fall, the conservation area hosts the Festival of Hawks showcasing the spectacular migration of thousands of hawks, vultures, eagles, falcons and […]
Situated at the southern extreme of mainland Canada, Point Pelee National Park is a tiny sanctuary supporting a mosaic of habitats from jungle-like forest to lush wetlands to open savannah. […]
This 100% smoke-free hotel offers the best in value and is conveniently located within walking distance to Water World, Caesars Windsor and a wide variety of restaurants and lounges. All […]
O’Maggio’s Kildare house in Historic Olde Walkerville is the premier pub and restaurant in Windsor Ontario. Offering traditional windsor pub fare as well as local favourites, we’re sure you’ll find […]
Located in historic Sandwich Towne, Rock Bottom Bar and Grill boasts the area’s largest selection of draft beer and the very best chicken wings to go along with them. As […]
A Windsor favourite! MOTOR BURGER is the present day rendition of a vintage burger joint with a modern twist on design. Exclusive Motor Craft Ales Brewed on premise. Enjoy in […]
Lord Amherst is a cozy traditional pub located on historic Dalhousie Street in downtown Amherstburg. Situated across from the Navy Yard Park, this rustic locale is the place to meet […]
Lilly’s offers a unique opportunity to enjoy Windsor’s waterfront. Voted Windsor’s Best Patio, 120 seats overlook Lake View Park Marina and stunning views of Lake St. Clair and Detroit River. […]
Joe Schmoe’s Eats N Drinks was started in June of 2007 with the goal of making the very best burgers, wings, sandwiches, & salads we could with fresh quality ingredients. […]
We have developed a reputation for offering cutting edge value to our customers with fast, friendly service. Now offering more healthy dining alternatives than ever before. All our meat, poultry, […]
Explore the endless culinary variety, only at Caesars Windsor. Our wide selection of eateries allows you to indulge in fine dining or a casual comfortable atmosphere. Foodies are encourages to […]
Welcome to the only establishment in Windsor and surrounding area that isn’t afraid to use garlic to spice things up. We don’t have outrageous prices or topless servers. What we […]
Housed in a unique 1965 Bristol Lodekka double-decker bus from the U.K., with a kitchen downstairs and dining upstairs or on our outdoor patio, we offer a tasty menu of […]
At Wagner Orchards and Estate Winery, we grow our products and raise our animals in an environmentally-friendly atmosphere. Without the use of hormones, chemicals or antibiotics and a continually reduced […]
Sample handcrafted 100% Ontario VQA wines at one of Ontario’s premier lakefront destination wineries. Located on the sandy shores of Lake Erie surrounded by picturesque ponds, vineyards and gardens. Situated […]
Voted best Baco Noir in Canada, Sanson Estate has supplied locals with natural meats, produce and wine for fifteen years. Our resident Chef-Winemaker invites you to sample products guaranteed to […]
Paglione Estate Winery is nestled in 40 acres of land with 10 acres of vines along the shores of Lake Erie in the Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) wine region […]
Oxley Estate Winery, in the heart of the EPIC wine route on charming road 50 makes small batch wines (Cabernet, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Wowza White, and more!). The winery […]
Muscedere Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard which hand-harvests only the best grapes from our vineyard to produce premium wines. We take great pride in caring for and […]
Mastronardi Estate Winery is nestled amongst the historical 100 acre Mastronardi Vineyards in the heart of Essex County. The elegant European style tasting room awaits locals and tourists alike for […]
We are situated on 50 acres in Amherstburg. The vineyard consists of 42 acres of French Viniferas & Hybrid grapes producing award winning wines & icewines. Our retail store is […]
Established in 1980, Colio Estate Winery was one of Canada’s first wineries. We are located in Canada’s warmest wine growing region near the sunny shores of Lake Erie. Our picturesque […]
Our family estate winery specializes in fruit wines made from our very own berries and fruit. They say life is full of the unexpected and adventure and here at Black […]
Our focus is on making small batch, high quality wines that capture and reflect the characteristics of each vintage. We have award winning white, red and fruit wines available. Our […]
To us, the word motor represents movement, evolution. Our family of Motor Craft Ales is modelled in this light. As a unique combination of craftsmanship and technology. Where simplicity meets […]
Beer. Good Beer. Craft Beer. Craft Heads Brewing Company was founded on the principle of delivering bold, over-the-top flavours sourced with local ingredients giving each and every one of our […]
Banded Goose Brewing Co. is the brewing ‘wing’ of its parent company, Jack’s GastroPub, Inn31. Come in to Jack’s and enjoy locally brewed brew from Banded Goose! We love beer […]
Bradt’s is a true artisan butcher shop…and so much more! We proudly source most of our superior quality meats ,cheeses, produce, breads, sweets and more from local farms and suppliers. […]
Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village promotes the preservation of rare, classic and antique vehicles and other historical artifacts from the area. It is a pioneer village situated on a […]
The Windsor Sculpture Park is a museum without walls, a unique park showcasing more than 31 large-scale, internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned artists. It is a place […]
Fort Malden stood guard during the war of 1812, a time when the threat of American invasion was very real. The Americans took over this fort for almost two years […]
Colasanti’s is a tropical wonderland destination for the whole family. Open year-round, 363 days a year, our 3.5 acres of family fun offers exotic and tropical plants, inflatables, kiddie and […]