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90 miles (120 car minutes) west of Toronto, lies Stratford, largest city in Perth County, located right in the middle of Ontario’s prime food producing area. Is this Camelot? We came to enjoy:
- culture and entertainment            - renowned food production and world class dining
- beautiful and unique scenery        - active outdoor adventures and recreation
- stimulating people interaction       - rich history

Weekend visit or extended vacation – much to savor here. Shakespeare Festival plays, charming hamlets, countryside, hand crafted furniture, antiques, local produce, arts and crafts – some of the choices. Taste farm raised game meats, crawl pubs, feed swans, paddle a canoe or kayak on Avon River, cycle or walk all over town, hike trails to birdwatch. Tour historic Stratford – finely conserved 19th century homes, churches, commercial and civic buildings. On a self guided tour of Stratford’s Avondale Cemetery visit the graves of early settlers. Factoid: Young Thomas Edison lived in Stratford while working as a night signal operator for the Grand Trunk Railway. more

ABOUT Nov11

ABOUT

About Stratford go 90 miles (120 car minutes) west of Toronto, lies Stratford, largest city in Perth County, located right in the middle of Ontario’s prime food producing area. Is this Camelot? We came to enjoy: - culture and entertainment - renowned food production and world class...

Day 1 Nov06

Day 1

after weekending in Toronto, we pick up rental car and drive to Stratford go Traffic and construction slow us, but ride through small towns and pretty farm country makes the ride pleasant. noon arrive Stratford Lovely 19th century city – impressive court house and city...

DAY 2 Oct08

DAY 2

breakfast Tango Cafe & Grill go The cafe’s highlight color, red, brightens our day. Local art, colorful and exuberant, intensifies the mood. Cafe offers traditional breakfast fare made with fresh ingredients. Coffee, tea, juices, eggs, house baked muffins and scones. 9...

DAY 3 Oct07

DAY 3

breakfast Tango Cafe & Grill go Second day here – the staff considers us “regulars”. We have custom omelets with house baked scones and good coffee. 9:30 am drive to Eastern Perth County to explore Amish communities 10 am tour Perth County Welcome Center...

DAY 4 Oct06

DAY 4

breakfast Tango Cafe & Grill go At our final breakfast we discover the tango dance steps on the ceiling – hence the name. We fuel up with seasonal fresh fruit, just right poached egg served with an English. 9:30 am drive to Lake Huron to...

DAY 5 Oct05

DAY 5

breakfast Ivey Dining Room, Benmiller Inn & Spa go On three separate tables the buffet is laid out in country style with authentic old mill tools and relics serving as props. The artifacts blended and woven among the food create a visual delight and authentic theme. Just...

DAY 6 Oct04

DAY 6

breakfast Stone Maiden Inn go Chef Mark Brown creates a fresh breakfast menu each morning. His juice blends are healthy, delicious and delight the eye. Even a plebeian yogurt is embellished with fresh fruit and oats, presented in glass so that layers are visible. Attention to...

DAY 7 Oct03

DAY 7

breakfast Stone Maiden Inn go Another breakfast surprise – Chef Mark does not run short of ideas. New juice combos this morning. His French toast is cut 1 1/2″ wide and about 6″ long and served with white chocolate. More delights on Day 8. 10 am unveiling...

DAY 8 Oct02

DAY 8

breakfast Stone Maiden Inn go Chef Mark Brown continues his surprises: a black strap molasses cookie (duck shaped), bartlett pear juice with blackberries and lime leaf, brioche ‘pain perdu’ with peanut butter mousse, banana and carob ice cream. Also tried the Roasted and...

CREDITS Oct01

CREDITS

Thanks to all who helped create this fine experience For All Events  Joseph Cillo Publisher & Editor in Chief  Mary Buttaro Creative & Photo Editor Stratford Tourism Alliance  Cathy Rehberg Marketing Manager Stratford Festival  Ann Swerdfager Publicity Director County of...