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. The Centres’ art gallery, open a few days a week, features more than 35 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 reknowned sculptor, Dam De Nogales. Further south of town, you’ll find the headquarters of Carvapalooza, a biennial event that celebrates chainsaw sculpting.
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.
Near Palmyra you’ll enjoy eating and shopping at Crazy Eight Barn, reconstructed on site from an 8-sided barn, built in 1898. The popular café offers fresh baking, soups and salads.