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 in the world. There is a wonderful Memorial on the Pier in memory of all those fishermen who have lost their lives in the . 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 , sometimes as many as 75,000 bikers and spectators at a time! USA
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.