Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Letter V


Village of Port Dover.
One of my favourite places to go is the Village of Port Dover located in Norfolk County and is on the shore of Lake Erie at the mouth of the Lynn River. This quaint resort village has experienced great growth in last few years and now has a population of around 5,500 people making it more of a quaint town now.

In 1794 the area was first settled by a group of United Empire Loyalists, and at that time the village was known as Dover Mills. During the War of 1812, American soldiers burned the community down. Port Dover was once a principal Harbour on Lake Erie at one time and had the largest fresh water fishing fleet in the world. There is a wonderful Memorial on the Pier in memory of all those fishermen who have lost their lives in the fishing industry. Sometimes we overlook the dangerous conditions under which the fishermen work, to provide us with the rewards of the Lakes. When you are in Port Dover, take a moment at the Memorial to remember them.

Every Friday 13th throughout the year, thousands of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts gather in Port Dover. The Bikers' gathering attracts thousands of people from all over Canada and USA, sometimes as many as 75,000 bikers and spectators at a time!

Another thing Port Dover is famous for is the Arbor Dog (foot long hotdog) and their golden glows. One can not go to Port Dover and not buy a foot long hot dog and their favourite flavour of a golden glow (mine is peach).

I still make sure a visit Port Dover as many times as possible. There is nothing better then taking a walk on the beach in bare feet watching the boats out on the water.


Mina said...

Our trip to Dover this summer was unforgettable for me. Thank you for the road trip to Dover, walking in the sand, visiting the shops, and the Arbor hot dog was just like I remembered it so long ago. I think we need to make this an annual event. :)

JoJo said...

Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Even though I am a vegan, I would visit just for the hot dog.