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What to expect

This trip takes you to some iconic stops and hidden gems in southern Ontario. It's the perfect combination of outdoor activities, funky restaurants, beaches and historic attractions.

Trip Highlights

Hiking options that work well for everyone

World class wineries and restaurants

A charming and historic small town

Quirky photo ops

Suggested for
  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Photographers
  • Wine Lovers
  • Cyclists (optional cycling routes available)
Available to depart
Available to depart any day, with some closures between Monday - Wednesday. We recommend taking this trip between Spring and Fall.


Stop 1

Get stocked up on goodies and coffee in this charming lakeside town. Drive time to your second stop is 10 minutes.

Stop 2

Choose from two outdoor attractions at your second stop. Both have a variety of activities that will suit every traveller. Drive time to your third stop is 25 minutes

Stop 3

This next stop will take you to a historic town filled with quaint shops, delicious restaurants and a few other hidden gems. Drive time to your fourth stop is 10-20 minutes.

Stop 4

With so much to see in the area, we’ve left this last stop up to you! Pick just one suggestion or visit a few to end your adventure.

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Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.


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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Bathing Suit
Bicycle (not required)
Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible

Frequently Asked Questions

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Please see the approximate driving distance below. Please note this includes driving distances and not time spent at each destination.

• From Windsor: 2 hours and 20 minutes / 140 km
• From Chatham: 2 hours and 53 minutes / 201 km
• From Sarnia: 4 hours and 45 minutes / 356 km
• From London: 5 hours and 5 minutes / 428 km

Available to depart any day, with some closures between Monday – Wednesday. We recommend taking this trip between Spring and Fall.

We recommend leaving anytime between 8:00 – 9:00 am.

You can bring your pup on Southern Express!

The trip includes patio options for when it’s warm & takeaway that work well for your pet. There will also be at least one dog-friendly activity at each stop. If you bring your furry friend, you will be unable to bring them into any indoor suggestions.

We recommend bringing up to 5 people. Some of the food stops along the way have a maximum capacity of 5 people per seating area.

Your second stop requires an entrance fee of $6-8 per person. There are optional fees associated with Stop 4, but we recommend alternatives. 

We have included a few accommodation recommendations in the confirmation email.