Golfing in Huron County, Ontario near Lake Huron offers excellent changes to get close to nature.
The Maitland Country Club in Goderich, Huron County, despite its name, is a bargain at $16.00 per twilight round with the $4.00 coupon inside the free local tourist guidebook.
On several holes, golfers tee - off adjacent the Maitland River and on others, the river is visible from the fairways.
A few kilometers inland at Clinton, golfers can play on an Audubon-certified course at Woodlands Links.
To play the well-groomed fairways and undulating greens where pros have played, head a few kilometers away to Seaforth to the course of the same name.
On Lake Huron on Ontario's west coast, you can easily find your own private spot on the miles of beaches from Grand Bend at the south end of highway 21 north to Goderich. Usually, you have to take a set of stairs down from a town or a park bordering the shoreline.
On the public beaches you'll find lifeguards, snacks and good change/washroom facilities.
From the main beach at Goderich, watch the freighters take on salt from nearby mines. The south end beach in this town is the biggest and best for swimming as it has the softest sand as you enter the water. Some places have rocks for the first few feet as you enter the lake.
For the longest stretch of quiet beach head to Pinery Provincial Park, just south of Grand Bend.
For big crowded party beaches stay at Grand Bend. For smaller beaches head to Bayfield and the main beach at Goderich.