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, starting in the south.

Huron County’s southern most part, encompassing Exeter, Hensall, Huron Park, Centralia, Grand Bend, Kirkton, Brucefield, Centralia, and more, is chockfull of some of the most unique attractions around! There is sure to be a hidden gem for everyone!

FOR THE WATER LOVERS: Exeter and Kirkton each have outdoor pools, which offer swimming lessons, public swims, swimming teams and more. You can also enjoy splashing around in Hensall at the Kinsmen Pavilion and Splash Pad.

AND THE BEACH LOVERS: The southern part of Huron County stretches along Ontario’s west coast, which features stunning beaches, including at the Point Blake Day Park!

FOR THE HIKERS: Grab your hiking boots and take a hike at either the Morrison Dam Conservation Area or Bannockburn Conservation Area. Access the Ontario’s West Coast Hiking Guide to learn more about these and other hiking trails located through Huron County.

FOR THE DOGS: Looking for something to do with their furry friend? Visit the Crediton Conservation Area’s dog park.

FOR THE THRILL SEEKERS: If you’re looking for something more adventurous, head on over to Grand Bend to skydive, take in a drag race, or hop in a helicopter.

FOR MOVIE BUFFS & THEATRE-GOERS: Take in a late night move at the Starlite Drive-In or see a play come to life on the Huron Country Playhouse’s main stage.

FOR THE FOODIES: For those looking for a culinary adventure, southern Huron County is home to a number of food producers – from The Whole Pig, to Hayter’s Farms, to the Garlic Box, to Metzger’s, to Ferguson Apiaries and more!

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE A GREAT COMMUNITY EVENT: There are a number of fun activities that take place in southern Huron County – from the Kirkton Fall Fair, to the Exeter Family Day Winterfest, to the Lions Fishing Derby, downtown Exeter sidewalk sales, weekly farmers markets in Exeter’s core, the Dodge RAM Rodeo and more! Find more events at: or at