July Open House

July 27 & 28, 2019

Explore the Shore is a community of businesses that work together to showcase the very best of County Road 50.

County Road 50 businesses are open year-round. Check the interactive map and click on the marker to view where our participants are located (zoom in to view the businesses for numbered clusters) then scroll down for a list of our community.

Cedar Island Yacht Club

982 Heritage Road (County Rd 50) Kingsville

Cedar Island Yacht Club celebrated 40 Years on the Water in 2012. Cedar Island Yacht club is a collaborative of people who love the water, love the wind, preserve the land and tie lots of knots.

Visit our website cedarislandyachtclub.ca

Christ Church Colchester

190 Bagot St., Harrow

Historic Christ Church Colchester was established in 1805. The current building dates back to 1872. Special services, as well as weekly early morning services are enjoyed by parishioners, many who are relatives of the original church members.

Colchester Bar & Grill

67 County Rd. 50 W, Colchester

Stop by the Colchester Bar & Grill to grab a drink and bite to eat while exploring the shores of Lake Erie. With daily lunch specials, toonie dogs and live entertainment, come on in for a good time.

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery

108 County Rd. #50 East, Harrow

For award-winning Ontario wines visit us at CREW.  At our family owned and operated winery, we take the utmost care at every step to produce exceptional wines for you to enjoy and remember! So please “step aboard” and take a voyage into the latest at CREW.


Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards
1425 Iler Rd, Harrow

Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards™ is an estate winery located on 67 acres of land in the Lake Erie North Shore viticulture region.

Dear Ladies

629 Heritage Road, Kingsville

Home décor and unique crafts, including many wood products, ceramics and collectables. Come enjoy the view.

Drexler Diving Systems

470 Jackson Street, Colchester

Dive into history with Drexler Diving Systems and discover the historic shipwrecks of Lake Erie!  Deep down, it’s the details that count.


Farm Dog Cycles

793 County Rd. 50 E, Harrow

Quality Bike rentals and Wine Tours by Bike!  


Fehr’s Heritage Bakerys

976 Heritage Road, Kingsville

Taste our homemade baked goods. Participate in an old-fashioned board game and get a free cookie! Looking forward to serving you.

Garden Gate Treasures

115 Westchester Rd., Colchester

A charming gift shop offering unique art, quilts, jewelry, indoor and outdoor decor, bird houses, chimes and so much more.

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Garfield’s Restaurant

1 County Rd. 50, Colchester

Join us for a bite to eat while exploring the shore, or enjoy a refreshing craft beer or local wine on our patio!

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Holiday Beach Conservation Area

6952 County Rd. #50 West, Amherstburg

Come and enjoy our trails, picnic area, beach and viewing tower.

John R. Park Homestead

915 County Rd. 50 E, Harrow

A visit to the Homestead will take you back in time to the 1850s. The house and farm buildings of John and Amelia Park are restored to bring the nineteenth century to life. Costumed guides, lakeside boardwalk, shop, children’s games, livestock and picnic area. Winner of Ontario’s Best Living History Museum 2010!


Nature Conservancy Canada

724 County Rd. 50 E, Harrow

Learn about how you can help conservation in Essex and complete the DIY native plant seed-ball activity for your garden.

North 42 Degrees Estate Winery

130 County Rd. 50 E, Colchester

Discover our new hospitality centre with panoramic vistas, award-winning wines and gourmet cuisine. Join us for a scavenger hunt and win prizes.

Oxley Beach Golf Course

597 County Rd. 50 E, Oxley

Christine & Richard Froese, owners of the Oxley Beach Golf Course for over 20 years, warmly welcome you to Canada’s southernmost golf course! It is a scenic 18-hole par 3 open to the public.

Oxley Estate Winery

533 County Rd. 50 E, Oxley

Oxley Estate Winery is located in the heart of Essex County’s wine route, on County Road 50 in the hamlet of Oxley along the Lake Erie shore. The first 7 acres of vines were planted in 2010. The owners are committed to sustainable and earth-friendly farming.

Oxley Farmacy

434 County Road 50 E., Harrow

Garden fresh sweet corn and other fresh veggies, homemade pickles, relishes, jams, and jellies.

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Paglione Estate Winery

724 County Rd. 50 E, Harrow

Enjoy our Italian charm, natural wine, wood-oven pizza, and a special Explore the Shore birthday cake gelato, while relaxing on our Mediterranean patio.

Polish Beach Club

697 Fox Place, Colchester

The Polish Beach Club is going back in time! Experience Poland as it was in its traditional folk days and enjoy your favourite Polish foods!

Quick’s Wicks

55 Sullivan St. RR #1, Colchester

All natural,  Soy candles & Melts for your warmers. Custom Bridal/Shower orders available.

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Serenity Lavender

130 County Rd. 50 E, Colchester

Join us for Christmas in July. Stroll our lavender fields, bask in the lovely aroma on a self guided tour and taste the flavour of lavender with our chef inspired creations.

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery

7258 County Rd. 50 W, Colchester

Family-run winery producing 100% Ontario grown wines. Located on sandy beachfront.

The Fruit Wagon

793 County Rd. 50 E, Harrow

Fresh fruit, veggies and flowers in season!


The Garden Gallery

267 County Rd. 50, Colchester

The Garden Gallery invites you to stroll through rolling gardens along a natural stream amongst Carolinian woodland and visit local artists and artisans.

The Glass Garage

783 Maple Leaf Drive, Harrow

Stained glass, hand dyed silk, beach glass silver cuffs, original jewelry, garden art, and an extensive display of resin geodes. Create your own marbled scarf!

The Vintage Grape

Colchester Harbour

Come view The Vintage Grape, a unique relaxing getaway bed and breakfast. Enter a raffle for free night’s stay aboard the Vintage Grape.

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The Wreck at Colchester Harbour

220 Jackson Street, Colchester

Casual lake view dining with great food and cold beverages! Live music on our two story deck every Sunday from 3pm until 7pm.

Town of Essex

Colchester Harbour Park

Colchester is a community located in the Town of Essex. At Colchester Harbour Park you will find publically accessible waterfront viewpoints and linkages, sandy public beach, pirate play structure and spray pad.


Town of Kingsville

982 Heritage Road, Kingsville

Stop by the Town of Kingsville tent at the Cedar Island Yacht Club. Play a game for a chance to win a prize.


Ure’s Country Kitchen

6000 County Rd. 20, Amherstburg

Good Morning! Start your exploration with a delicious breakfast. Restaurant opens at 7:30am. Also serving hand scooped ice cream and snacks.


Viewpointe Estate Winery

151 County Rd. 50 E, Colchester

Viewpointe’s mission is to showcase Essex County’s fine wine and culinary diversity. With a breathtaking view of Lake Erie’s North Shore, Viewpointe makes for an ideal destination for any occasion.

Enjoy the taste of summer!