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Blueberry picking is underway!

Klassen Blueberries (#24 on our map) is now open for Pick-Your-Own! This is just one of the stops where you can find local food during Explore the Shore. Other stops will have a variety of food available and you might find hot buttered corn, wine, honey, fruits, vegetables, apple cider, and samples from the Harrow Fair Cookbook (at The Fruit Wagon).

See a tall ship, join Clubhouse Kidz and more!

We are just a week away from some exciting activities happening at Explore the Shore.

On July 22, the Kingston Brigantine will be landing on the shores. See the great St. Lawrence II tall ship and on Sunday (July 24) you can board it and meet the Captain!

Club House Kidz kicks off on Saturday, July 23 with free drop-in programs with certified counselors. Children can stay and play and take part in games, crafts, face painting, fishing, treasure hunting, sand castle building and more.

Colchester Harbour’s splash pad celebrates its grand opening on Saturday at noon and everything repeats on Sunday (11am to 5pm).

You can see this brochure for more details.


Meet Our Participants: Holiday Beach Conservation Area

Holiday Beach Conservation Area offers a long sandy beach on the Lake Erie shoreline, plus many other amenities. Holiday Beach Conservation Area has serviced campsites, new showers and washrooms, large shady picnic areas, a playground, nature trails, a boardwalk, and a three storey observation tower.

Holiday Beach received international recognition in 2000 as a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA).  The designation is as a result of the significance of the area for raptor migration and as a known breeding area for Prothonotary Warblers (a nationally endangered species).

Holiday Beach Conservation Area is stop # 2 for Explore the Shore 2011 and can be found at 6952 County Road 50 West.

Enjoy camping at Holiday Beach Conservation Area.

Visitors flock to Holiday Beach Conservation Area bird tower.