Golfers can meander back to Sandusk's clubhouse, where they can peer over the course on a two-level deck with seating for peering over the course or browse Sandusk’s fully stocked pro shop. Finish the outing with Lake Erie perch or scrumptious chicken wings at the clubhouse's hearty restaurant.
Just steps from the beach, South Coast Watersports equips the aqua curious with stand-up paddleboards for one-on-one instruction or shoreline tours of Lake Erie. During the 90-minute paddleboard lesson, students step atop surfboard-sized paddleboards and manoeuvre them telekinetically or by using a body-length paddle. A sport that can be done by almost anyone, paddleboarding lets the landlocked experience a full-body workout while peacefully skimming the shoreline or venturing out into rowdier waves. Instructors stay by students' sides during the entire lesson, and students can buy a second lesson as a gift to work out with a friend or thank the barista who perfected the bacon latte.
With a focus on instruction and eco-friendly outdoor exploration, Heritage River Canoe & Kayak Company readies adventurers to paddle the waters of the Grand and Nith Rivers aboard their canoes, kayaks, and rafts. The company is a member of the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association and guides are certified in first aid and CPR, rendering them able to diffuse even the largest of pool noodle fights. Most have worked on or around the river for most of their lives and also take their passion to the land as resource interpreters and nature teachers when not leading trips. On the water, they orchestrate guided river tours at various times of day, night, and season, allowing participants to witness rare sights such as the local fishes’ Boxing Day hauls. Throughout each trip, they further the company’s partnership with Grand River Conservation Authority to help preserve the ecosystem of the river and its watershed.
The rental shop staffers, located in Brant Conservation Area, can supply solo customers with rental vessels or equip them for self-guided tours with any needed boats, paddles, and star charts. Those who prefer a hand in expeditions can experience structured paddling trips through introductory lessons and day camps or board rafts to fish for small-mouth bass and other river denizens. As they drift along the river, groups may encounter the area's many bold and beautiful residents, such as red-tailed hawks, ospreys, and bald eagles, all soaring above the rare Carolinian forests to their treetop condos.