Stratford Road Trips

Trips

Destinations and Details

Trips

STRATFORD is a lively town with delicious food and engaging theatre BUT its best kept secret is the quaint towns that surround it.  Join us on a road trip to your choice of six towns, each offering something uniquely spectacular. One of our experienced and colourful drivers will pick you up from City Hall and usher you through the beautiful countryside of tidy, century old farms. Upon arrival, you will be engaged in one activity before a picnic lunch, prepared by a local chef, and one activity after lunch.  Activities range from hiking to shopping, from painting to wine tasting., from zip-lining to stage, from drive-in theatre to relaxing on a sandy beach. You will get back to Stratford in time to take a nap, have a shower, and enjoy a cocktail with dinner.

There are a few particulars however.

 
It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.

— Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive.
 
 

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Elora. On Mondays.

Elora is a community well known for its 19th-century limestone architecture and the geographically significant Elora Gorge.

9:30 a.m
Pickup at City Hall across from Blowes Stationary (Wellington St).
Bright red van with Road Trips marking.
10:30 - 12:00
Hike the Gorge
Option: Zipline the Gorge (additional cost).
12:00-12:30
Picnic at the Gorge
12:30-1:30
Walk/shop the many unique stores in town.
2:00 Visit Montrose covered bridge on the way home.
2:30 Dropoff in Stratford at Black Swan.
$50 per person includes guided transport and snacks.
Optional: $15 picnic lunch.
 
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Bayfield. On Wednesdays.

Bayfield is a small heritage village known for it’s many boutique shops and artist’s studios, just a short walk to the beach.

9:30 a.m
Pickup at City Hall across from Blowes Stationary (Wellington St).
Bright red van with Road Trips marking.
10:30 - 12:30
Walk/shop the many unique stores in town.
Paint a canvas.
12:30-1:30
Walk the beach and picnic at Pioneer Park.
2:30 Dropoff in Stratford at Black Swan.
$85 per person includes guided transport, snacks, lunch and class.
 
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Blyth. On Thursdays.

Blyth is a sleepy little town of around 1,000 residents, best known for the Blyth Festival, a professional repertory theatre and a brand new brewery.

9:30 a.m
Pickup at City Hall across from Blowes Stationary (Wellington St).
Bright red van with Road Trips marking.
10:30-12 Hike the G2G Trail
12-2 Tour Cowbell Brewery.
Picnic at the Auburn Park.
2-3:30 Watch a play.
4:30 Dropoff in Stratford at City Hall.
$100 per person includes guided transport, snacks, lunch, and beer tasing.
 
 
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St Jacob’s/Goderich Market. On Saturdays.

St Jacob’s is home to Canada's Largest Year-Round Farmers' Market

9:30 a.m
Pickup at City Hall across from Blowes Stationary (Wellington St).
Bright red van with Road Trips marking.
10:30-11:30. Visit the farmer’s market.
11:30- 12:30. Walk/shop the town
1-1:30. Picnic in Amish Country.
2:00.. Visit Anna Mae’s Bakery on the way home.
2:30 Dropoff in Stratford at City Hall.
$50 per person includes transport and snacks.
Optional: $15 picnic lunch.
 
 
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Tour of Stratford (on demand)

Montforte Cheese.
Junction 56 Distillery
Stratford Perth Museum
Chocolate Barr’s.
Black Swan Brewery.
Hike the TJ Dolan.
Gallery Stratford.
Shakespearean Gardens.
Horse drawn carriage ride.
Bike/walk the lake.
Festival Costume Warehouse

 

 
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Adventure (on demand)

Windmill Eco and Wake Park
Elora Tubing and Gorge
Mountain Biking Wildwood
Lake Kayaking Bayfield
Hiking Parkhill
Biking G2G Trail
Photography Workshop