A friendly welcome awaits you in the relaxed, down-home atmosphere of the downtown Dunnville business section. Spacious streets feature rustic coach light lanterns and many planters overflowing with flowers, inviting you to browse through the unique shops and restaurants. The Grand River and nearby Lake Erie offer a host of aquatic activities, from swimming, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and feature prime locations for fishing.
If you happen to visit Dunnville during the summer, you’re in luck – the town bustles with events, activities and festivals during the season. In June, the annual Mudcat Festival is held to celebrate one of the Grand River’s most well-known inhabitants. The festival includes a parade, strongman contests, midway, fireworks and more. Another popular event is the Dunnville Agricultural Fair, held in late August.
Dunnville has tennis, golf, lawn bowling and swimming facilities and many Bed & Breakfasts for those looking to rest and relax. The community’s camping experience is also second to none.
Its newly revived farmers market and waterfront park provide visitors and locals the opportunity to buy fresh from the farm produce and hand-made goods. While your shopping, be sure to connect with the knowledgeable locals who can guide you to hidden gems in Haldimand; such as the Port Maitland Pier. Tuesday and Saturday are Farmers Market days.
The former World War II RCAF No6 Training Base, the Dunnville Airport, offers a unique window on history with its massive hangars and runways now used for recreational flying and skydiving. The airport is also home to Haldimand County’s newest museum, the No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum.
Hike through Byng Island Conservation Area or Rock Point Provincial Park or cycle along the waterfront trail. In the fall, Rock Point hosts thousands of Monarch butterflies heading south. Dunnville is also the site of one of the largest expanses of provincially significant wetlands in Ontario. The area is also perfect for bird watching and nature photography.
Dunnville is a picturesque community located along the Grand River on Highway #3. Nestled between the Niagara and Hamilton regions, it’s less than an hour away from the United States border.
Welcome to Dunnville, “Grand Living in a Great Town.”