Ontario is known for its charming small towns that lie outside of the GTA. With history, local businesses, and unique elements of fun, there’s always something to do. Here are the top 10 things to do in historic Erin.
1. One of the best things about small towns are their antique stores. Authentic and with a story, Antique Annie’s on Main Street will be your best bet when treasure hunting in Erin. Cool art, vintage jewelry, retro clothing, and home ware are just some of the goodies you’ll find here!
2. Treat yourselves to a unique culinary experience at Bistro Riviere. The owners have been in the hospitality and restaurant business for over 14 years, and pride themselves on presentation, unique tastes and providing the utmost for their guests.
3. If you’re feeling fancy, check out Tintagels Tea Room. Enjoy a British High Tea, Sconces & Devon Cream, and other fine fare. The warm, inviting atmosphere here is a town favourite, and sure to become yours as well.
4. If you are interested in agriculture, farming and knowing about locally grown produce, stop into the Erin Agricultural Society on Main Street. Their aim is to foster education regarding agriculture and country living, and bring us that much closer to our food. Be sure to pick up some fresh veggies to take home with you while you’re there!
5. If you and the family love animals, head over to Budson Farm & Feed. Have all your burning questions answered, pick up different kinds of feed for a variety of animals, and soak in the old-time general store feel. Don’t forget to ask for tips on horse-riding and owning as well by the friendly staff.
6. Did someone say chocolate? Maybe not, but if it is chocolate you seek, Debora’s Chocolates has it all. With the fudge and caramel produced in-house, Belgian chocolate used in their truffles, and all fresh ingredients, this chocolatier will have even Willy Wonka jealous.
7. Small towns are great for the quaint boutiques they have, unlike the big box stores found in the big city. Hannah’s is a wonderful shopping experience, housed in a historic 100-year old building. With friendly, helpful staff, unique finds, and an array of items, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered shopping mainstream.
8. If you have a love for the outdoors, specifically biking, head on over to Forks Bicycle Shop on Main Street. The shopkeeper, Brian, will share his experiences and passion with you, and help you find the perfect cycle. Take it for a spin later on some of the scenic trails in the area.
9. The inner foodie in you will love The Friendly Chef. Not only do they offer a great selection of kitchenware lines, they also have a full service restaurant where all meals are made from scratch with local produce and ingredients. They have cooked frozen meals ready for you to take home, as well as weekly creative culinary classes. For those who love food, or want to learn more about healthy eating, this is your spot!
10. With the current health food and vitamins trend in the media, people are becoming more educated on the power of healthy supplements and natural health care. Stop in to Treehaven and have an experienced homeopath doctor answer your questions. They offer everything from natural beauty products, organic foods and supplements. Cheers to good health!
The Village of Erin is sure to charm you. These top 10 things to do in historic Erin will have you walking away with an armful of goodies. Contact us for more information.