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, this time focusing in on the northern part of Huron County!

FOR THE FAN OF ‘FRESH FROM THE FARM’: North Huron is home to some of the freshest, locally grown products around – from the many offerings at Gorrie Line Produce (perfect for pickling!), to Rodney Weber’s Sheep Farm (where 500 sheep are milked daily, their milk being turned into Saputo cheese products), to Gordon’s Goat Dairy (producing a wide array of goat milk cheeses), to Schefter Poultry Processing (which uses its by-products to make sustainable compost).

FOR THE RECREATION LOVERS: There are half a dozen different arenas in the northern parts of Huron County – the Howick Community Centre, Belmore Community Centre, and the Wingham Arena North Huron Wescast Community Complex, to name a few. These arenas offer a wide range of activities, from hockey, to skating, to curling, to indoor walking, to badminton, racquetball, and pickleball, to indoor soccer, family volleyball and family soccer.

FOR THE CAMPING LOVERS: There are a number of places to camp both seasonally and day/overnight in northern Huron County – from Pine Echo Camp, to Lakelet Point Campground, to Driftwood Beach Park, to Blyth Campground.

FOR THE ART LOVERS: The art community is vibrant in north Huron County, with the small town of Blyth alone boasting multiple galleries and art supply stores – from FACTS, to Stitches With a Twist, to Wild Goose Studio, to the Wonky Frog Studio and beyond! Not to mention, art also takes to the stage in Blyth – thanks to the Blyth Festival and the Blyth Harvest Stage!

FOR THE FANS OF VINTAGE FINDS: Northern Huron county has a number of businesses that have made thrifting for those one-of-a-kind pieces a breeze – from Grandma’s Attic in Gorrie (bursting at the seams with antiques), to The Book Barn on 86 in Wingham (boasting 45,000 used, out of print & antiquarian titles), to Pick a Posie in Blyth (selling second hand vintage clothing and accessories, fun fashion and theatrical costumes).

FOR FANS OF WOODWORK: North Huron has some of the most unique businesses around – all of whom are crafting wood into truly one-of-a-kind pieces. Old Hickory Sheds crafts sheds in all shapes and sizes, Denny’s Wood Shop offers a large selection of live edge timber slabs, Topnotch Furniture builds an assortment of furniture on site, and the Creamery Road Co. is a one-woman show, making custom pieces.

THINGS TO NOTE: You will find happenings, landmarks and activities in Huron County’s northern parts that you won’t find anywhere else – from the Blyth Rutabaga Fest, to the Alice Munro Garden which includes a walking tour, to the Greenway Trail/Butterfly Garden.