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 CACTUS, CATTLE AND COWBOYS

 Fun, Free Festival in July in West Lorne,
 presenting a farmer's market, dancing, "cowboy ways"
 demonstrations, wagon rides, horses only parade Saturday at high noon.
 Riders bring your horses to explore trails, camp overnight
 (stalls available - book ahead) enjoy Sunday cowboy breakfast and more trail riding.
 Contact  866-401-2965

 HORSE INDUSTRY AND FARM TOUR

 Western Elgin region is home to thousands of horses
  from multi-million dollar Standard bred operations
  to smaller farms breeding everything
  from quarter horses to Haflingers.
  Several farms will be open for the annual summer self-guided Farm Tour
  giving families new activities and sometimes hands-on experience.
  Bring a picnic lunch. July date & time TBA
  Contact 1-866-401-2965 

 

 

 

 YE OLDE JAIL

The Rodney Jail, located at 135 Queens Line next to the fairgrounds, was built in 1890 for $200 with two tiny cells making it the oldest, smallest jail in North America. The original cell doors of riveted, flat steel bar, the magistrate's table and pot-bellied stove portray the business of law and order as it was usually kept on Saturday nights.To view Ye Olde Jail, please call Mary Bodnar at 519-785-0937.

 

 

 

 PORT GLASGOW MARINA & YACHT CLUB
 
The 80 slip Port Glasgow Marina Basin on Lake Erie is accessed from Highway 401 at  Exit 129, Rodney, South on Furnival Road to Havens Lake Road. One of Ontario's prime pickerel and perch fishing spots, it offers full service washrooms, paved pier for anglers and double ramp access for trailers. Adjacent to it are extensive nature trails and miles of beach, which together provide hours of entertainment and relaxation. Annual Fish Fry and Waterfront Festival Fireworks are held on August Civic Holiday Sunday.

 As tourism and recreational facilities go hand-in-hand, the West Elgin Arena and Miller Park together contribute to the public’s enjoyment of our Municipality on a year-round basis. Everything from skating in the winter to using the splash pad and lawn bowling green in the warmer weather helps to bring families into West Elgin. Team sports such as soccer, baseball and hockey call these widely known and well-established facilities home and, as a result, bring in participants from a large vicinity. Built in the 1960’s, our arena has hosted such events as girls’ hockey tournaments and the annual Black & Gold tournaments. Events such as an Easter Egg Hunt, Great Ride for Cancer, Canada Day celebration, the “Cactus, Cattle & Cowboys” festival, and the Antique Car Show draw visitors into West Elgin’s own Miller Park annually.

 

 

LAKEVIEW GARDENS

This Historic attraction at Eagle on Highway 3, 25 minutes west of St.Thomas, still provides acres of lush Greenhouses but now boasts fantastic new Gardens, a complete Garden center, a beautiful boutique and  a restaurant that provides both a friendly atmosphere and exceptional meals.

Contact (519-768-1116) www.lakeviewgardens.ca

 

 

 

 

 

CAMPGROUNDS, BEACHES, BED & BREAKFASTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Campgrounds, Beaches, Bed & Breakfasts Whether you are seeking great campground facilities or prefer staying in a cozy bed & breakfast, one is sure to find something to make your stay in West Elgin both pleasant and memorable. Our back roads and trails are inviting to bird watching enthusiasts and those seeking new hiking and biking places to explore. Within our municipality, one will also find prime perch and pickerel fishing along with miles of beach on which to walk and relax along Lake Erie. Much more awaits you in West Elgin so why not come for a day … or stay awhile and see for yourself why we are central to everything and second to none!

Contact

Contact the Municipal Office at 519-785-0560 or visit our website at www.westelgin.net



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