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 in Chatham-Kent. 5 days of camping – 3 days and 4 nights of country music! “Red Neck Games”, tug of war-mud pit, Red Neck Queen, Red Neck Fashion Show, fun Karaoke contest, beach volleyball and best decorated campsite contest! Over 20 Country stars: Aaron Pritchett (above), Joe Diffie, Charlie Major and more, are coming to Chatham-Kent.

Ride the Route of Rock Legends

With Mumford & Sons on their way to our area August 23-24, ride down early and explore the route the band took when scoping Gentlemen of the Road Tour plans.
Norfolk County was home for Rick Danko, who along with Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm, played area dance halls in the ’60s before forming The Band. Explore the route of rock music legends like Rick, Ronnie Hawkins and others. “Getting out of town and into the countryside is so fun,” Marcus Mumford told Rolling Stone magazine, who rides a motorcycle.
He and his band mates are heading to Norfolk County this summer. How about you?
Henry Ford Celebration Driving Tour

The new Henry Ford 150th Birthday Anniversary Driving Tour spotlights “The Birthplace of the Canadian Automobile” throughout Windsor Essex, Ontario. From Windsor’s Old Walkerville and Ford City districts to Kingsville, located in the heart of Wine Country, it is time to rev up your engine and get ready to experience the sites and relive the stories responsible for igniting one of our country’s economic powerhouse industries. For more information, go online to or call1.800.265.3633 to receive your very own copy of the tour.

Cruise The Coast Map Cover

Ports of Elgin County

This summer Head South and discover the beautiful Ports of Elgin County. From intimate live theatre, engaging museums and inspiring art galleries to warm sandy beaches and tantalizing food and unique boutique shopping, Elgin’s four ports; Port Stanley, Port Burwell, Port Bruce, and Port Glasgow, offer an experience for everyone. Discover your Port at
Contact your closest Ontario’s South Coast partner tourism office to get your free copy of our map.