If you love creativity and curiosities, enjoy a day in Highgate and its surrounding rural area.
Highgate’s Mary Webb Centre is an intimate musical performance hall that hosts well-known Canadian musicians. It has a very unique design, a square superimposed in a circle, which results in exceptional acoustics that draw international and local musicians again and again. The Centres’ art gallery, open a few days a week, features more than 50 local artists. Stop in to discover the Highgate Mastadon, uncovered here in the 1800’s.
As you drive through Highgate, you’ll notice striking metal sculptures along the way by world renowned sculptor, Dam De Nogales. Further south of town, you’ll find the headquarters of Carvapalooza, a biennial event that celebrates chainsaw sculpting.
For those who love anything wood…check out The Muirkirk Edge. Live edge furniture and décor that truly makes a natural statement. Purchase rough wood to create your own furniture or buy a piece specifically crafted for you.
At Talbot Trail, turn east to visit the trails at nearby Clear Creek Forest or head toward the water and walk the Lake Erie beach at Clearville Park.
Turn west on Talbot Trail near Palmyra and you’ll find Crazy Eight Barn. Shopping ranges from rustic to remarkable. The popular café offers fresh baking, soups and salads. Reconstructed on site from an 8-sided barn, built in 1898, Crazy Eight Barn invites you to eat, shop and stroll their
Creative souls looking for something special must visit Decadence2 Boutique. Enjoy handmade, vintage and recycled jewelry, home décor, and unique art. You’ll love taking a closer look at the beautiful stone houses in this village.