Explore the Shore is a community of businesses that work together to showcase the very best of County Road 50.
County Road 50 businesses are open year-round. Check the interactive map and click on the marker to view where our participants are located (zoom in to view the businesses for numbered clusters) then scroll down for a list of our community.
Get 5 stamps on your passport and drop it in the box at a participating Explore the Shore business on July 27 or 28th. Download Prize List
Cedar Island Yacht Club
982 Heritage Road (County Rd 50) Kingsville
Cedar Island Yacht Club, the most southern yacht club in Canada, was founded in 1972 to provide an environment for people who love sailing. We offer a Learn to Sail Program for adults and Youth Sailing for children, both of which are certified courses.
Historic Christ Church Colchester was established in 1805. The current building dates back to 1872. Special services, as well as weekly early morning services are enjoyed by parishioners, many who are relatives of the original church members.
Colchester Bar & Grill
67 County Rd. 50 W, Colchester
Stop by the Colchester Bar & Grill to grab a drink and bite to eat while exploring the shores of Lake Erie. With daily lunch specials, toonie dogs and live entertainment, come on in for a good time.
Colchester Ridge Estate Winery
108 County Rd. #50 East, Harrow
For award-winning Ontario wines visit us at CREW. At our family owned and operated winery, we take the utmost care at every step to produce exceptional wines for you to enjoy and remember! So please “step aboard” and take a voyage into the latest at CREW.
A visit to the Homestead will take you back in time to the 1850s. The house and farm buildings of John and Amelia Park are restored to bring the nineteenth century to life. Costumed guides, lakeside boardwalk, shop, children’s games, livestock and picnic area. Winner of Ontario’s Best Living History Museum 2010!
Learn about how you can help conservation in Essex and complete the DIY native plant seed-ball activity for your garden. www.natureconservancy.ca
North 42 Degrees Estate Winery
130 County Rd. 50 E, Colchester
Discover our new hospitality centre with panoramic vistas, award-winning wines and gourmet cuisine. Join us for a scavenger hunt and win prizes. www.north42degrees.com
Oxley Beach Golf Course
597 County Rd. 50 E, Oxley
Christine & Richard Froese, owners of the Oxley Beach Golf Course for over 20 years, warmly welcome you to Canada’s southernmost golf course! It is a scenic 18-hole par 3 open to the public. www.oxleybeachgolf.com
Oxley Estate Winery
533 County Rd. 50 E, Oxley
Oxley Estate Winery is located in the heart of Essex County’s wine route, on County Road 50 in the hamlet of Oxley along the Lake Erie shore. The first 7 acres of vines were planted in 2010. The owners are committed to sustainable and earth-friendly farming. www.oxleyestatewinery.com
434 County Road 50 E., Harrow
Garden fresh sweet corn and other fresh veggies, homemade pickles, relishes, jams, and jellies.
Casual lake view dining with great food and cold beverages! Live music on our two story deck every Sunday from 3pm until 7pm.
Town of Essex
Colchester Harbour Park
Colchester is a community located in the Town of Essex. At Colchester Harbour Park you will find publically accessible waterfront viewpoints and linkages, sandy public beach, pirate play structure and spray pad.
Viewpointe’s mission is to showcase Essex County’s fine wine and culinary diversity. With a breathtaking view of Lake Erie’s North Shore, Viewpointe makes for an ideal destination for any occasion. www.viewpointewinery.com