Skateboard Parks

Located at the Simcoe Recreation Centre, the Port Dover Community Centre and the Port Rowan Optimist Park:

Simcoe Skatepark
182 South Dr.

Port Dover Skatepark
809 St. George Street

Port Rowan Skatepark
34 Price St.

Open daily from dawn to dusk

These are unsupervised facilities – skate at your own risk
Closed when under repair or in wet or frozen conditions
Inspect the facility and all equipment, including personal safety equipment prior to using
Helmets and other safety gear is strongly recommended
This is a shared use facility for skateboarding, rollerblading, scooters and bikes
Please use the garbage cans provided, do not litter

Please report any concerns or areas in need of repair contact adam.kannawin@norfolkcounty.ca 519-426-5870 x2273 or mark.bouw@norfolkcounty.ca 519-426-5870 x 2216

 

Marketing Partner Programs

Visit our Partner Benefits page at http://www.norfolktourism.ca for the latest information on becoming a Norfolk County Marketing Partner.

Contact Norfolk County’s Business Development Coordinator at 519-426-5870 ext 1300 or email ted.willey@norfolkcounty.ca.

Tourism Marketing Partner Program

Businesses and organizations that focus on serving tourists are welcome to partner with Norfolk County on cooperative tourism marketing, through the annual Experience Guide, http://www.norfolktourism.ca, social media, trade shows and events, and other initiatives.

Tourism and Economic Development Advisory Board

TEDAB members
Purpose

The Norfolk County Tourism and Economic Development Advisory Board (TEDAB ) was established in 2002 for the purposes of advising Council on all matters, issues and policies pertaining to tourism and economic development in Norfolk County. TEDAB also acts as the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) for Norfolk County. To review the Terms of Reference of TEDAB, see the PDF listed below the Minutes and Agendas on this web page.

Members

Current members appointed by Norfolk County Council are Amanda Dooney, Cathy Gilvesy, Wanda Heimbecker, Nicole Inglis, Janice Ketchen, Michelle Kloepfer, Matthew Suckell, Cindy Vanderstar and Chantal Zorad.

Hunting Opportunities

The diverse and rich habitat of rural Norfolk provides a great opportunity for those wishing to enjoy the outdoors and to participate in various hunting seasons throughout the year.

Regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and the Canadian Wildlife Service, the following hunting seasons are permitted in Norfolk County.

  • Waterfowl ~ including Goose & Duck
  • White-tailed Deer (Controlled hunt)
  • Wild Turkey
  • Small Game ~ including rabbit, pheasant, grouse, and squirrel

Rabbit and Pheasant Hunting Opportunities

The hunting of Rabbit &

Places to Eat

There is no shortage of excellent food and dining experiences in Norfolk County. Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience with a view of Lake Erie, a hot dog at the beach or a family restaurant in town, you will never go hungry when you come for a visit.

For more information on some great choices for dining, please visit NorfolkTourism.ca.

Places to Stay

Norfolk County has many lodging options for visitors who wish to stay overnight. Hotels, cottages, bed and breakfast establishments… all cater to the tourist who is looking for a good night’s sleep. There are many campgrounds across Norfolk County for the outdoor adventurer, too.

Bed & Breakfasts

Find out more at NorfolkTourism.ca.

Camping

What a great way to become one with nature. Sleep under the stars, have a campfire and take a hike.

Things To Do

Norfolk County is alive with things to do all year long. Live theatre and local festivals add colour and vitality to our many towns and villages. Take your family on an adventure to our museums and historic sites. In summer, explore many activities on the water, such as boating, waterskiing and swimming. Tour the many shops and retail stores of Norfolk County, including antiques, gift shops, and farm markets. More info at norfolktourism.ca.

Ports, Towns & Villages

Outline information for our communities is listed below. For more details, click on links to individual communities.

Did you know Rattlesnake Harbour in Norfolk County is nowhere near Lake Erie? Ever wondered why Vittoria is spelled the way it is? Visit an extended list of ports, villages and hamlets at www.norfolktourism.ca/towns or get your copy of the Norfolk County Map & Local Food Guide, for all streets, roads and communities in Norfolk, including ghost towns.

Tourism Directional Signage Program

Norfolk County’s Tourism Directional Signage Program is designed to achieve several objectives on Norfolk County municipal roads, including:

  • Elevate Norfolk County’s image as a tourist destination
  • Inform road users of Norfolk County’s tourism operations and attractions
  • Provide roadway directions to Norfolk County tourism operations
  • Increase the frequency and quantity of tourist visits
  • Present road users with consistent tourism signage information
  • Implement a customer service approach to the management and delivery of tourism signage
  • Protect the safety of road users

Policy

Norfolk County’s Tourism Directional Signage Policy outlines in detail the aspects of this program, who is eligible, and how to participate.

Decoration Days

The following are the days the cemetery listed will have a decoration day:

  • Baptist Hillcrest Cemetery/Forestville – Third Sunday in July
  • Bayview Cemetery – First Sunday in June
  • Bethel Methodist – Third Sunday in August
  • Bloomsburg Baptist Church Cemetery – Last Sunday in May
  • Bookton Cemetery – Third Sunday in August
  • Clear Creek Cemetery – First Sunday in June
  • Courtland Baptist Cemetery –

Tourism Marketing Partner Benefits

Join more than 250 Marketing Partners who collaborate annually with Norfolk County’s Tourism & Economic Development office to help promote their businesses and investment in the community as a whole. By working together, this innovative marketing partnership has won provincial and national marketing awards — not only for tourism promotions but for agricultural and economic development initiatives as well.

What is a Tourism Marketing Partner?

Marketing Partners help to drive Norfolk County’s marketing plan for tourism, agriculture and industrial growth, by investing in the partnership program and contributing financially to cooperative advertising and promotional initiatives.

Economic Development

“Innovation, dedication, commitment, perseverance and the entrepreneurial spirit of our citizens and Council are key. Spread the word, Norfolk County is open for business.”

– Mayor Dennis Travale, Norfolk County

 

Thinking Of Relocating?

We can provide site selection assistance for commercial and industrial land or vacant properties. We can also put you in touch with the right information and contacts to move your project ahead as quickly as possible.

Fire Department

Norfolk County is divided into 11 fire districts. These districts are based on the principle of providing the appropriate fire or rescue service in the best possible time frame. Each fire district is serviced by a fire station. Fire stations vary in size and capability according to the fire protection and rescue needs of the fire district. The fire districts do not operate independently since all operations are coordinated through a common fire dispatch centre and it is very common for firefighters and fire apparatus to respond from more than one station to an incident, depending on the need.