Explore Central Huron

There is so much to see, do and enjoy near our NRG Sanctuary, So you can enjoy our natural wilderness yet be as little as 10 minutes from civilization!

Huron County

This website is a wealth of information about lots of attractions. Grab a coffee and start to plan your days out when staying at NRG Sanctuary.

Ontario’s West Coast

Our favourite places for nature

Bring your hiking boots, your sand shoes, your snow shoes. There is so much natural space to explore and enjoy around us.


Just 500 metres from your cabin door! Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, birding, and canoeing in this natural wetland environment. 

Enjoy some exceptional lakeside beaches in Goderich, including family-friendly Goderich Main Beach, St. Christopher’s Beach for memorable picnics, or why not try your hand at paddle-boarding at Rotary Cove.

There are 35+ marked trails on Ontario’s West Coast for you to explore and enjoy. Download your free guide here.

The 127km Guelph to Goderich (G2G) Rail Trail links up multi-use green spaces between the city of Guelph, Ontario to the shores of Lake Huron at Goderich, Ontario.

Our local towns

Discover our historic towns and friendly rural communities, filled with local charm and surprises too!


On the shores of Lake Huron, and at one end of the G2G trail, life centres around Courthouse Square in “The Prettiest Town in Canada”! Take time to explore – there’s so much to see and do including:

  • Tiger Dunlop’s Tomb, 
  • Maitland River
  • Fine dining and casual Restaurants
  • Independent Boutiques and stores
  • Theatre
  • Huron County Museum
  • Art galleries
  • Artisan producers, including Culbert’s Bakery and microbreweries
  • Activities including fishing, canoeing, windsurfing, bowling, miniature golf, and golf courses 


During the summer, Blyth comes alive with a world-famous festival of original Canadian theatre, performed in a charming indoor theatre and under the stars on its famous outdoor stage. Discover the beauty of Blyth including:

  • Access to the G2G Trail
  • Cowbell Brewery
  • Blyth Festival Theatre
  • Blyth Inn
  • Boutiques and shops
  • Three art studios

Visiting the Blyth Festival in the summer?

Book your festival tickets and stay at our tiny cabin for the perfect combination of culture and relaxation! Check out ticket availability at https://blythfestival.com/ .


On Lake Huron, Bayfield is a buzzing community who love their lake, their lifestyle – and their beer! Enjoy a day by the water and more:

  • Golf course
  • Boutiques and shops
  • Restaurants and pubs
  • 3 art studios
  • Bayfield Brewing Co [https://bayfieldbrewingco.com/]
  • Shopbike Coffee Roasters
  • Zehr’s Country Market


Discover the heart of Huron County, including:

  • Local restaurants 
  • Made in Huron Artisan Market [https://www.shophuron.ca/madeinhuronartisanmarkethuroncounty]
  • Golf course
  • CNR School on Wheels Museum
  • Clinton Sporting Goods 
  • Bartliff’s Bakery
  • PETS Boarding (just 4 mins drive from us)

Our local towns

Rope climbing, high tower and mountain biking.


Home of the Canadian Motocross Grand National Championships


Watch fish swimming up the waterway and jumping up the fish ladder. A lovely spot!


Tour Operators


Brewery, wine and beverages tasting tours.


Local sightseeing flights are offered regularly from their farm runway near Seaforth and from local airports.


Tours to breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries in Ontario, plus culinary and adventure tours.

Outside and local dining

  • Cowbell Brewing Co.
  • The Blyth Inn
  • Albion Hotel
  • Bayfield Brewing Co. Public House
  • Black Dog Village Pub and Bistro
  • The Little Inn
  • The Dock’s Restaurant and Bar
  • The Lake House of Bayfield
  • Captain Harry’s
  • Olios
  • River Road Brewing
  • Renegade
  • Beach Street Station
  • Park House Restaurant
  • Part II Bistro
  • Cait’s Cafe
  • West Street Willy’s Eatery
  • Paddy O’Neil’s Restaurant Pub
  • Boston Pizza
  • Flippin Eggs
  • Bluewater Restaurant
  • Charnwood Villa Tea Room
  • Chuck and Mary’s On the Square
  • Benmiller Inn

Drive-In Dining

Willy’s Burger Bar

Farmer’s Dell

Freeze King

Sky Ranch Drive-In

Frosty Queen

Drive-In Dining

Stock up with the freshest local produce at local Farmers’ & Community Markets, from May to October. There are also supermarkets in the following locations:


Simply Divine Essentials

Maitland Market



Food Basics

Healthward Bound


Fogal’s Independent Grocers

Wingham Mini Mart

Pandora’s Pantry 

Natural Foods

Blyth Food Market

Seaforth Foodland

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