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Aylmer is located within the County of Elgin with many attractions to see and do for people of all ages. This area is rich in history, and has many points of interest from wineries, to beaches, village treasures, marine museums, agricultural delights and more!

Continue reading to view Aylmer’s attractions, or download the “Explore Our Treasures Brochure” showcasing Aylmer, Malahide, and Bayham’s best attractions! This 8-panel brochure, opens up to a full map of all the attractions for your roadtrip or reference. You can also pick up your copy at the Aylmer Town Hall, the Township of Malahide office, or Bayham Township office.

Tundra Swans – Keep your eyes on the sky!

With an early arrival last spring, birdwatchers have their eyes to the sky awaiting the arrival of the Tundra Swans migrating from Baffin Islands!

Learn more about the Tundra Swan Migration in Aylmer

Farmtown Canada

Farmtown Canada features an 1850 heritage log cabin and hobby farm along with nostalgic antiques, fields with Haflinger horses, animal stations and displays making this a great site for young and old. Pack a picnic and enjoy our parkette and play area, experience the rustic rural atmosphere, relax and sit a while, or help the charity by purchasing souvenirs at Trinkets & Trash. 46703 Mapleton Line, Aylmer, ON 519-773-2292

Cobblestones Gift and Art Gallery

The carriage house at Cobblestones features Shelley’s paintings along with many gift ideas, and items from days of past that are sure to stimulate inspiration, nourish passion, and energize imagination. Shelley tells a story with brushes & acrylic paints that is quite unique. Her paintings are bright, inviting, delightful, and her recordings of even the tiniest details magically draw the viewer into the paintings time & time again. 48664 John Wise Line, Aylmer, ON 519-773-5912

Rush Creek Wines

Relax in the picturesque rural setting of Rush Creek Wines, and enjoy an exceptional offering of award winning fruit wines from zeros to rich dessert wines. Step up to the tasting bar and taste the wines of Rush Creek. Tours by appointment, licensed picnic area, and free use of the BBQ, gift store, wine jellies, wine vinegars, bread dippers, brushetta bar, and much more is available. Come to the country where great tastes & memorable experiences begin! Open 7 days a week. 48995 Jamestown Line, Aylmer, ON 519-773-5432


Pinecroft has been a unique destination in Elgin County for over 64 years. Nestled beside an expansive pond and under the bows of towering pines several original log cabins host a bed and breakfast, gift shop, restaurant and music cabin. Enjoy homemade bread, seasonal specials and country inspired cooking that all feature local produce and fruit. Stroll the grounds and visit the studio to see the potters at work or enjoy one of the many summer music productions on an outside stage. Open seven days a week year round. 8122 Rogers Rd. South, Aylmer, ON 519-773-3435

The Woodpecker

Amish built furniture, constructed from solid wood and assembled by hand. Hand-crafted to last for many years, most items can be custom built to your size specification. Complete dining rooms, bedrooms, cabinets, tables, chairs, and more. Visit the modern showroom while taking a step back in time. 9576/9600 Walker Road, Aylmer, ON 519-765-4771

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum

Owned and operated by Gay Lea Foods Co-operative, this museum is dedicated to preserving Ontario’s dairy heritage. The van Kasteren family share their collection of milking machines, cream separators, bottles, and delivery wagons. Visitors are encouraged to explore the unique ecosystem of the Carolinian forest in which the museum is situated. 48075 Jamestown Line, Aylmer, ON 519-773-2955

Minerva Art Gallery and Custom Framing

Minerva Art Gallery provides high quality fine art for the collector. The unique collection includes major artists from Canada, art from around the world, and local artists who will meet and exceed your expectations. 11078 Springwater Rd, Aylmer, ON 519-765-1616

Tarandowah Golfers Club

Designed in the spirit of the great British Open venues, Tarandowah has won numerous awards for its unique links-style experience. It is wind swept and has undulating fairways and greens protected by deep, sod-faced bunkers, and bordered by wispy fescue grasses. Experience pure golf today! 15125 Putnam Road, Avon, ON 519-269-9656

From the Meadow

From the Meadow specializes in the creation of natural healing products; creams, massage oils, soap, and bath products. Visit the “farmacy” and by chance see the products in production or enjoy an impromptu herb walk. 3881 Avon Drive, Belmont, ON 519-269-3961


Come experience the wonderful world of honey bees! See the bees up close behind a glass wall, taste the sweetness of honey and enjoy a country, family experience. Clovermead has trails to stroll down, farm animals to visit, go carts to take a spin on, straw mountains to climb and loads more of family fun activities. 11302 Imperial Road, Aylmer, ON 519-773-5503

Port Bruce

Imperial Road ends at Port Bruce, the popular Lake Erie boating and fishing destination is home to wonderful sunsets in any season.


Campground facilities and a day use area are available – May to October – including 100 metres of sandy beach, fishing platforms, canoe and paddle boat rentals, children’s playground, surrounded by massive, towering stands of hardwood and white pine. During the month of March there are weekend activities for the Maple Syrup Festival. 47719 Conservation Line, Aylmer, ON 519-773-9037

Aylmer Wildlife Management Area

Our four season wildlife area ensures there is always something to see. Shorebirds & landbirds arrive and depart in successive waves depending on the time of year. Perhaps the best place in North America to see wild swans up close, the Tundra Swan viewing begins in March. Currently there are trails, four wildlife viewing stands with parking, interpretive signs and brochures, pit washrooms and 3 hunting blinds with parking. 10594 Hacienda Rd., Aylmer, ON 519-773-9241

Ontario Police College

The college is built on the grounds of the former Royal Canadian Air Force Station Aylmer, which was constructed as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War II.

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Port Burwell Provincial Park

Come stroll the Port Burwell Provincial Park 1 km self interpretive trail that leads through a Carolinian forest and more than 200 campsites! Port Burwell, ON 519-874-4612

Eden Golf Course

This well maintained 9 hole golf course winds around scenic ravines, and mature trees with water coming into play on 4 holes. Challenging enough for lower handicap golfers yet not overly difficult for mid to high handicap golfers. Fees – $14 for 9 holes or $19 for 18 holes inc. tax Open dawn to dark Mon-Sat, closed Sundays. 9632 Culloden Rd, Straffordville, ON 519-866-3641

Gold Star Alpacas

Gold Star Alpacas is a high-quality alpaca-breeding enterprise and helps to promote the Canadian Alpaca Industry. Gold Star Alpacas also hosts and participates in special events, and sells quality apparel, gifts, and yarns. 12062 Plank Rd (Hwy #19) at Eden 519-866-3790

Edison Museum

The house where the museum is located was built in 1853 on ground once owned by the Edison Family. Helen and Douglas Howard donated the house to the village for the purpose of creating a museum. Visit the Inventor’s Room, which contains variations of earlier light bulbs, storage batteries, as well as an experiment involving Thomas Edison and his friends, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. Open Mid-May to Labour Day. 14 Snow Street, Vienna ON 519-874-4999

Marine Museum

Located across from the historic 1840’s Lighthouse in Port Burwell, the Marine Museum houses one of the finest collections of lighthouse lenses on the Great Lakes. For an amazing view of Port Burwell and Lake Erie, climb to the top of the historic lighthouse after your visit to the Marine Museum. Open Mid-May to Labour Day. 20 Pitt Street, Port Burwell ON 519-874-4807

Port Burwell Provincial Park Beach

Come and enjoy our 2 km sandy beach with warm Lake Erie water shallow enough for young children to play in. Relax in the grassy, shaded picnic area, or explore the nearby pet exercise area. 9 Wilson Lane, Port Burwell ON 519-874-4612

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