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view larger version Each and every tour is packed full of the best of Huron and Perth counties - try one, try them all! Happy touring!

Approximate driving distances in kilometres
Stratford to Goderich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 km
Toronto to Shakespeare . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 km
Hamilton to Shakespeare . . . . . . . . . . . .99 km
Cambridge to Shakespeare . . . . . . . . . . .50 km
Guelph to Shakespeare . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 km
Kitchener/Waterloo to Shakespeare . . . .34 km
Sarnia to Goderich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 km
London to Shakespeare . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 km
London to Goderich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 km
Windsor/Detroit to Shakespeare . . . . . . .264 km

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Tour, taste and linger.....

With more than 150 stops along the way, Taste Trek locations and side road tours - you'll find it's easy to while away an afternoon, a whole day or make a break for a weekend getaway.

The Shakespeare to the Shoreline routes pass through charming communites, from the Hamlet of Shakespeare to the east of Stratford on Highway #8 to the shoreline villages along Lake Huron. Find your way off the beaten track and discover your favourite sites and stops, shops and accommodations, from historic inns to welcoming bed and breakfast homes.

Perth and Huron Counties offer you backroads and byways to the west, north and south of the bustling city of Stratford. Take some time to tour, taste and linger in our area of SW Ontario.

You may well be rewarded with treats and treasures you'll find in the boutiques, general stores, farm markets, garden centres, galleries and museums. Make yourself at home with our congenial innkeepers and B&B hosts who will share their favourite locations in the area along with events and celebrations you will want to enjoy throughout the seasons.

Take your time to sample and savour the relaxed pace of travel, from Shakespeare to the Shoreline.

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Check out all 7 tours, with locations of over 110 stops shown on the following map.


 
Shakespeare and Tiger Dunlop
Shakespeare to the Shoreline - introduces a familiar route to SW Ontario travellers. This highway route carried settlers from inland to the shores of Lake Huron and now, with a new perspective, visitors to the area are invited to explore the travel corridor using seven specially-themed self-guided driving routes.

William 'Tiger' Dunlop, one of the Canada Company's stalwart surveyors and a charming version of William Shakespeare now share the historic route along Highway #8, from the Hamlet of Shakespeare, Perth County, to the shoreline of Lake Huron, running north and south of Goderich in Huron County.

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