Celebrate the heritage of East Elgin!
Visitors seeking sandy beaches, camping sites, cottages, bed-and-breakfast facilities, restaurants, birdwatching, golfing, cycling, hiking, fishing and boating can find it all in Bayham. Bayham is nestled on the sandy northern shores of Lake Erie at the most easterly end of Elgin County and extending up into the heartland of farm country. For history buffs, Bayham boasts a restored 1840 wooden lighthouse that you can climb for panoramic views of the lake and harbour. The Port Burwell Marine Museum also boasts one of the finest collections of lighthouse lenses on the Great Lakes. Bayham is one of three host municipalities to the Erie Shores Wind Farm that is spread along the entire lakefront. Visit the Wind Energy Information Kiosk for more information on this fascinating project. A tour through Bayham in the fall with its nature trails, valley and ravine terrains and lake scenery rivals anything northern Ontario has to offer.
This historical town has grown with the times and offers visitors a relaxed pace to explore the community. Indulge yourself with a stroll around Aylmer. Walk downtown to visit a shopping mecca of quaint boutiques, antique shops, fragrant bakeries and unique gift and souvenir stores. Visit the Aylmer Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays, featuring the bounty of Ontario. Linger a moment in the extensive park systems, take a heritage walk or visit the murals that illustrate our history. Stop at one of our fine restaurants to complete your touring, walking or shopping experience in Aylmer.
Allow our walking trails, winding bike paths, parks, Carolinian forests, agricultural landscapes and sunny beaches to transform you. Explore a community rooted in rich heritage where horse and buggies line country roads and farm-gate shopping is welcome. Nourish your soul at unique art galleries, quaint shops and tranquil restaurants. Fish and camp, explore a migratory bird viewing area, experience an apiary with a bee education centre and adventure farm, or just relax at the Port Bruce beach and pier.