The Huron County Library has been highlighting the hidden gems found across Huron County through our In Your Backyard speaker series and for those who were unable to attend, we will share some of those gems right here on our website! Join us as we travel all directions of the County, focusing this week on the central part of Huron!

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF: Zurich is home to many distinct historical houses, which are well known for their rich architectural designs, while Clinton is home to the CNR School on Wheels Museum. Vanastra is not to be forgotten, home of the former RAF Station Clinton – North America’s first radar training school.

FOR THE ADRENALINE SEEKER: For those wanting to take adventure to new heights, All-In-Skatepark in Zurich is happy to help – with their massive indoor skatepark, suitable for BMX bikes, skateboards and scooters! For those who like to go all in, Clinton has a few options – including the Clinton Raceway, the Gateway Casinos Clinton and Anger Management Destruction Therapy Clinic.

FOR THE OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST: The Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area offers countless attractions, from hunting, to horseback riding, to canoeing and kayaking, to hiking and geocaching, to birding – while the Huron Fish & Game Club offers seasonal sporting clays and more!

FOR THE BEVERAGE ENTHUSIAST: Believe it or not, there are over half a dozen breweries, cideries and wineries, producing local beverages in central Huron alone! From Cornerfield Wine Co., to River Road Brewing & Hops, to 2nd Streetlight Estate Winery, to Bad Apple Brewing, to Bayfield Berry Farm, to Hessenland and Schatz Winery, and to Stone House Brewing Company.

FOR THE FOODIES: The heart of Huron County is home to some of the most mouth-watering food around – from delectable donuts from Bartliff’s Bakery & Restaurant, to Willy’s Burger Bar, to White Carnation Banquet Hall, to Masse Fruit & Vegetables, to Zehrs County Market, to Blyth Farm Cheese, to Jerry Rader’s Homestyle Catering & Market.

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE A GREAT COMMUNITY EVENT: REACH Huron, found in Clinton, regularly hosts international events, like dog agility events, the Canadian Barrel Racing Championships and more! Both Clinton and Zurich have annual fairs – Clinton’s taking place in June, and Zurich’s following one month later, in July. Both communities also host large-scale events, Zurich hosting the famous Zurich Bean Fest and Clinton the Clinton Fall Festival.