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Dover Coast is an active adult lifestyle in Port Dover

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Dover Coast is an active adult lifestyle in Port Dover

Now open on the north shore of Lake Erie is Dover Coast. For active adults who are looking for a lifestyle that offers both tranquility, and exhilaration, this is the place. Located in Port Dover, the area is known for its sandy beaches, an abundance of wildlife and its proximity to the GTA. A championship 6,900-yard golf course backs onto the surrounding homes.

Currently available at Dover Coast is a wonderful selection of homes in one-, two- and three-bedroom plus den configurations. Each bungalow is constructed of maintenance-free materials, and includes a spacious two-car garage. Select models come with a golf cart.

Customize your life

At Dover Coast, residents are able to select a lifestyle that is tailor-made just for them. Living in one of the warmest climates in the country, directly correlates with year-round enjoyment. Encompassing more than 500 acres along the shores of Lake Erie, this magical community includes a full-service day spa, located just minutes away. Also available, is a private, outdoor, leash-free dog run, and The Links golf course is available to all residents.

Plans are in the works to introduce a community clubhouse to Dover Coast, which will offer residents a public swimming pool, a gym and a theatre, as well as other social activities.

Now for sale is a wide selection of homes ranging in size from 1,354 to 2,104 square feet, starting from the mid 500,000s. Design features include cathedral ceilings and an entire wall of windows overlooking the sprawling golf course. Select homes can be customized for individual tastes.

Beyond your front door

Within Port Dover is an eclectic mix of shops, services and retail outlets, as well as wide range of dining options. David’s of Dover Coast restaurant is a local treasure, with live music, scheduled events and fine dining. Within walking distance of Dover Coast is the Double Olive Martini Lounge and Elements Day Spa.

The atmosphere of the Dover Coast community prioritizes the importance of engaging experiences and beautiful surroundings. A complementary combination of natural, historic and man-made environments are available for all to enjoy.

The quaint community of Dover Coast is the perfect place to call home, especially for those who are looking to downsize, for those who are interested in a more-relaxed retirement community, and for mature adults who are looking to lead an active lifestyle. Everything you could possibly want, or need, can be found in Port Dover.

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Resort-style living in Port Dover

Port Dover is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. Situated within this popular town is Dover Coast – a fine example of resort-style living. With a wide selection of dining options and boutique shops, as well as the Port Dover Beach, golf courses and the historic lighthouse theatre, this town is packed with enjoyable things to do all year long.

IN-TOWN HAPPENINGS

Well-known for its fishing industry, Lake Erie offers up all sorts of leisure activities, including sailing, boating, swimming and just hanging out by the water. The marina is equipped with boating supplies, food and beverage stands, in addition to barbecue areas with family pavilions. The waterfront is a great place to spend time with friends and family, and take in community events.

Every Friday the 13th, bikers and visitors are welcomed to town for this festive event that dates back to 1981.

Dover Coast is located 90 minutes from downtown Toronto and 40 minutes from Hamilton.

AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING COMMUNITY

The master-planned community of Dover Coast will consist of both bungalow and loft-style detached homes on 50- and 60-foot lots, combined with a mix of luxurious townhomes.

The detached homes include a two-car garage and start from the mid $500,000s. New home buyers can choose from layouts that include two bedrooms, two bedrooms plus a den, or three bedrooms plus a den, options.

Priced from the high $400,000s, the townhomes are available in two-bedroom configurations, as well as one bedroom plus a den. They, too, come with a two-car garage and feature captivating views of the golf course. Homeowners will also have access to Dover Coast’s extensive amenities that are located throughout the community.

CONSIDERATE EXTRAS

David’s Restaurant serves up a fine dining experience with gorgeous views of the lake. For a night out, visit the Double Olive Martini Lounge.

The Elements Day Spa is located in the heart of the community, and is the perfect relax-and-rejuvenate destination.

All residents have access to the Community Centre with a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a gym, a theatre, billiards and cards rooms, as well as indoor and outdoor pickle ball courts, and an outdoor patio.

For the golf enthusiast, The Links at Dover Coast is a wonderful course for players of all levels, with beautiful views of the lake.

The Dover Coast community is pet friendly and recognizes those members of your extended family with an interactive dog park.

A hospital is just 15 minutes away, and a brand new 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical centre is part of the neighbourhood.

Dover Coast, in Port Dover, just might be the adult, resort-style lifestyle that you’re looking for.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Sales Centre is located at 84 Schooner Drive in Port Dover.

519.583.2049

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Dover Wharf Condominiums

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Dover Wharf Condominiums

Port Dover’s first waterfront community

Located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Norfolk County, Port Dover is one of Ontario’s best kept secrets with beautiful scenery, fishing, and freshwater beaches.

As part of Port Dover’s waterfront renewal, Dover Wharf Condominiums will be sitting front and centre. The building will consist of 48 individually owned condominium apartments, storage, secure parking and private waterfront areas. It will connect the main pier to the west with the town’s Harbour Museum to the east.

A HEART-FELT STORY

The location of Dover Wharf is very significant. The Henry H. Misner Fish Plant is situated in a prime harbour location and was a major employer. The Misner family was involved in fishing since the late 1800s, and by the 1900s commercial fishing on the Great Lakes was an important regional industry. The fish plant helped to define the town and it shaped the waterfront. However, the aging plant was eventually moved to a newer facility and became obsolete.

When a young Vietnamese woman, Nicole Diec, immigrated to Canada some thirty years ago, she actually sorted, and graded, fish at the Misner fish plant. Through hard work and perseverance, Diec went on to pursue other business endeavours. Throughout her career, however, she secretly dreamed of turning the Misner Fish Plant into something greater for the town that she fell in love with.

Along with a team of architects, the Diec family were determined to pay homage to the area’s fishing roots, as well as design an iconic structure that would complement Port Dover’s eclectic downtown.

While it’s a wonderful story, the happy ending part didn’t come without struggle. Turning the former processing plant into condominiums was a long and delicate process that required years of studies and reports, as well as working closely with the people of Norfolk County to determine the best use for the property. Despite changes in the fish populations, as well as environmental concerns, technological innovations, and alterations in economic organization, fishery remains a viable industry. Built in 1970, the Henry H. Misner Fish Plant sits on two-thirds of an acre that was zoned for tourism and marine industrial purposes. With input from the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Long Point Region Conservation Authority and Norfolk County Council’s recent approval, the site is now zoned to allow for residential use.

PERSONAL COMMITMENT

If Diec’s story has taught us one thing, it’s to be tenacious and to pursue your dreams. Residents of this 48-unit building will have exclusive access to the waterfront terrace. Individual suites include nine-foot ceilings, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, and luxury features and finishes. Prices start from the $300,000s.

Site preparation is now well underway, which includes the installation of support pilings down to the bedrock, and construction of a new sea wall. Dover Wharf is the only waterfront condominium project in Port Dover – there’s nothing else like it.

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519.426.6007 / doverwharf.com


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Flats at Black Creek

Where style and nature unite

Situated in a truly spectacular setting along Black Creek in Port Dover, is the premiere community by Black Creek Developments. Only 39 freehold condominium homes will make up the Flats at Black Creek. Rugged, craftsman-style exteriors are complemented with hand hewn oak timbers to fit in with the natural surroundings.

COMFORT-INSPIRED QUALITY

This newest development is cradled on 21 acres of old-growth Carolinian forest. The river is outside your back door, and provides access to the crystal clear waters of Lake Erie. Imagine quiet paddles through tranquil waters – there really isn’t a better way to unwind and enjoy the incredible beauty of the Black Creek Valley.

The exterior facades of the Flats at Black Creek are intended to blend in with the beauty of the surroundings, while the inside spaces offer up all the modern conveniences in well-designed, energy efficient layouts.

The homes at the Flats at Black Creek combine insulation techniques that far exceed the Ontario Building Code standards, and help to improve the comfort and efficiency during heating and cooling periods. Upgrades include spray foam-insulated basement floors, continuous air barriers, R-60 ceilings and more.

ONTARIO’S PLAYGROUND

There’s plenty of time to enjoy all that this area has to offer, as lawn maintenance and snow removal are included in the low monthly fees. Future planning includes a docking facility on the river, so that residents of the Flats at Black Creek can dock their boat right in the own backyard.

Port Dover is located in Norfolk County, which is often referred to as Ontario’s Garden due to its rich soil. Some of the province’s best produce is grown here. A budding winery business is attracting new attention, and is being recognized for their wide range of products. Residents and visitors come from all over to check out the farmers’ markets held in Simcoe and Port Dover.

Perched on the tranquil shores of Lake Erie, the town of Port Dover is one of the true gems of Southern Ontario. It’s located on the north shore of Long Pont Bay, which was named as one of Canada’s 18 UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves in 1986.

Port Dover has just the right blend of small-town relaxation and big-city bustle. The Lighthouse Festival Theatre draws thousands of attendees to a wide variety of plays and musical performances throughout the year. And when Friday falls on the 13th of the month, a wave of fun descends on the area when motorcycle enthusiasts converge on the town, along with street bands and vendors. Port Dover’s July 1st parade is one of the oldest, and biggest, in Canada. Events include the Calithumpian parade, the boat parade and the Tatoo marching band.

Black Creek Developments is committed to building extraordinary houses. Combined with inspiring designs and an unwavering dedication to quality, they work closely with their clients to ensure that all the details that go into making a house a home are included.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Sales Centre is located at 55 Blue Nose Drive in Port Dover.

519.583.9009


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Destination Ontario: Port Dover

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Destination Ontario: Port Dover

Ontario’s best kept secret.

The lakeside community of Port Dover is located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Norfolk County. Only an hour’s drive from Hamilton, and approximately two hours from Toronto, this area is known for its beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery, as well as fantabulous festivals and unique experiences.

Norfolk County includes charming villages, towns and hamlets, such as La Salette (1875), Waterford (1826), Port Rowan (1825), and the county’s main town, Simcoe (1795), which boasts a vibrant downtown, a lush park system and several historic sites. Turkey Point (1793) was previously the county’s capital, and is aptly named for the rafter of turkeys that used to roam the area.

AGRI-TOURISM
Microbreweries, wineries, eco adventures and farm-related attractions are thriving in Norfolk County. Inasphere Winery is one of the newest, and features a tasting room and relaxing patio. The Hometown Brewery serves up craft beer at local restaurants and beer stores. New Limburg Brewery is housed in a re-purposed public school. Plans for expansion, as well as food service and event space, is pending. Opening soon is Charlottesville Brewery. Book a guided tour of local beer, wine and cider companies through Ride the Bine.

New Limburg Brewery

Red Apple Rides off er historical and culinary bike tours of Port Dover and Norfolk County.

FRIDAY THE 13th
Dating back to 1981, PD 13 (Port Dover 13) has become a motorcycle enthusiast’s tradition. Bikers from across North America descend upon Port Dover every Friday the 13th, making it the largest one-day motorcycle event in Canada. The most recent gathering was on the 13th of April, but gear up for another one on the 13th of July. More than 100,000 visitors and participants enjoy a festival-like atmosphere.

Port Dover

NATURAL ATTRIBUTES
Named one of the Top 10 Beach Weekend Escapes from Toronto (blogTO, 2017), Port Dover touts white-sand beaches and shallow waters. Glorious days can be spent walking the shores of Lake Erie.

Palm trees at The Beach House

Enjoy a cold one on the patio of The Beach House, surrounded by whimsical palm trees that are planted every year by the owner. Other Port Dover restaurants include, the 1946 Erie Beach Hotel (now run by the third generation), Urban Parisian, which features authentic, French-style bakery items, and a new seasonal patio is opening this year at Lago Trattoria.

Port Dover has an extensive boating and fishing history, and once possessed the world’s largest fresh-water fishing fleet. Commercial fishing still plays a significant role.

Photography, courtesy of www.norfolktourism.ca

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Destination Ontario: Ontario’s Riviera Port Dover & Norfolk County

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Destination Ontario: Ontario’s Riviera Port Dover & Norfolk County

By Cece M. Scott www.cecescott.com

Photography, courtesy of www.norfolktourism.ca

Located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Norfolk County, Port Dover is one of Ontario’s best kept secrets with tropicallike beaches, fresh-water activities and fishing, as well as some of the province’s most beautiful scenery.

Motorcycle enthusiasts from across North America descend upon Port Dover every Friday the 13th. This tradition dates back 20 years. If the 13th falls during the summer months, more than 100,000 enjoy a festivallike atmosphere, making it the largest one-day motorcycle event in Canada.

Friday the 13th

VILLAGE VITALITY

Norfolk County includes eclectic villages, towns and hamlets, such as La Salette (1875), Waterford (1826), Port Rowan (1825), and the county’s main town, Simcoe (1795), which boasts a vibrant downtown, a lush park system and several historic sites. Turkey Point (1793) was previously the county’s capital, and is aptly named for the rafter of turkeys that used to roam the area.

LIFE’S A BEACH

Palm trees on port Dover beach

Norfolk County is flushed with sparkling lakes – providing splashperfect destinations for swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking.

Named one of the Top 10 Beach Weekend Escapes from Toronto (blogTO, 2017), Port Dover touts white-sand beaches and shallow waters. Glorious days can be spent walking the shores of Lake Erie (known as Ontario’s South Point and Long Point), or renting a stand-up paddle board (SUP) from South Coast Paddle Sports.

Port Dover

Enjoy a cold one on the patio of The Beach House surrounded by whimsical palm trees that are planted every year by the owner. Other Port Dover restaurants include Lago Trattoria (Italian with a local twist), the 1946 Erie Beach Hotel (now run by the third generation), and Urban Parisian, which features authentic, French-style bakery items.

Long Point shore fishing

Port Dover has an extensive boating and fishing history, and once possessed the world’s largest fresh-water fishing fleet. Commercial fishing still plays a significant role in the local economy, and restaurants serve up tasty lake perch and pickerel dishes. Anglers can fish from the pier during the summer months, and come winter, ice fishing for pike is a popular past time.

The town’s marine heritage is celebrated at The Port Dover Harbour Museum.

WINE DOWN

The sandy soil and lake-moderated temperatures of Norfolk County are a perfect combination for grape growing. The area hosts 11 wineries, including Villa Nova Estate, Burning Kiln Winery and Bonnieheath Estate, which also grows lavender. Several area wineries have won international awards, both for their wines, as well as their hard ciders. In the process of getting their DVA designation, the region is now considered to be Ontario’s new emerging wine region.

VillaNova girls toasting

Craft breweries are also jumping on board with local favourites from Blue Elephant Craft Brew House and Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm.

GREAT FINDS

Turkey Point, Long Point, Port Rowan and Normandale are great locations for birding and for spotting wildlife. Long Point is home to Birds Study Canada and the Long Point Bird Observatory – considered to be one of North America’s most important waterfowl areas. Sightings include the rare Peregrine Falcons, Cave Swallows, Fox Sparrows and the Horned Grebe.

Norfolk County is one of Canada’s most diverse agricultural regions. Once a tobacco belt, the county is now the country’s top grower of asparagus, cabbage, ginseng and peanuts.

Seasonal, and year-round, farmers’ markets include Simcoe Market held on Thursdays, and Port Dover Lions Silver Lake Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.

Lavender field at Bonnie Heath Estate

Great finds can also be found at Franni’s Actic. This destination features close to one acre of treasures and collectibles in a rustic environment, complete with tin ceilings and oiled, hardwood floors. More than 60 vendors carry up-cycled antiques, pottery, textiles, etc. at the Waterford Antique Market. Deer Creek Antiques & Creations sells beautifully aged, and repurposed, furniture.

One of the largest agricultural fairs in Canada, the Norfolk County’s Fair and Horse Show, features fabulous food, a midway and main-stage concerts. Come fall, Waterford hosts an annual Pumpkinfest, Port Dover hosts Beerstock, and Friday the 13th celebrations are a yearly tradition.

 

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It’s Friday The 13th

It’s Friday the 13th. Don’t be spooked by the superstition. Instead, if you have a motorbike, hop on it and head down to Port Dover, Ont., for the PD 13  motorcycle rally. Just remember to lift your feet and hold your breath every time you ride past a cemetery.

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Flats at Black Creek

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Flats at Black Creek

Naturally beautiful surroundings in Port Dover

Situated in a truly spectacular setting along Black Creek in Port Dover, is the newest community by Black Creek Developments. Only 39 freehold condominium homes will make up the Flats at Black Creek. Rugged, craftsman-style exteriors are complemented with hand hewn oak timbers to fit in with the natural surroundings.

This newest development is cradled on 21 acres of old-growth Carolinian forest. The river is outside your back door, and provides access to the crystal clear waters of Lake Erie. Imagine quiet paddles through tranquil waters – there really isn’t a better way to unwind and enjoy the incredible beauty of the Black Creek Valley.

The exterior facades of the Flats at Black Creek are intended to blend in with the beauty of the surroundings, while the inside spaces offer up all the modern conveniences in well-designed, energy efficient layouts.

The homes at the Flats at Black Creek combine insulation techniques that far exceed the Ontario Building Code standards, and help to improve the comfort and efficiency during heating and cooling periods. Standards include spray foam-insulated basement floors, continuous air barriers, R-60 ceilings and more.

There’s plenty of time to enjoy all that this area has to offer, as lawn maintenance and snow removal are included in the low monthly fees. Future planning includes a docking facility on the river, so that residents of the Flats at Black Creek can dock their boat right in the own backyard.

Port Dover is located in Norfolk County, which is often referred to as Ontario’s Garden due to it’s rich soil. Some of the provinces’ best produce is grown here. A budding winery business is attracting new attention, and is being recognized for their wide range of products. Residents and visitors come from all over to visit the farmers’ markets held in Simcoe and Port Dover.

Perched on the tranquil shores of Lake Erie, the town of Port Dover is one of the true gems of Southern Ontario. It’s located on the north shore of Long Pont Bay, which was named as one of Canada’s 18 UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves in 1986.

Port Dover has just the right blend of small-town relaxation and big-city bustle. The Lighthouse Festival Theatre draws thousands of attendees to a wide variety of plays and musical performances throughout the year. And when Friday falls on the 13th of the month, a wave of fun descends on the area when motorcycle enthusiasts and spectators converge on the town, along with street bands and vendors. Port Dover’s July 1st parade is one of the oldest, and biggest, in Canada. Events include the Calithumpian parade, the boat parade and the marching band Tatoo.

Black Creek Developments is committed to building extraordinary homes. Combined with inspiring designs and an unwavering dedication to quality, they work closely with their clients to ensure that all the details that go into making a house a home are included.

Fulfill your passion for wildlife and natural spaces in the beautiful surroundings at the Flats at Black Creek in Port Dover.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Sales Centre is located at 55 Blue Nose Drive in Port Dover.

(519) 583-9009
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Dover Coast Homes

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Resort-style living by the lake

Keep your vacation memories alive by meeting friends on the pickle ball courts, or playing a challenging game of golf. Have a dip in the lake, followed by drinks at the waters edge, or have dinner prepared by an award-winning chef. At Dover Coast’s master-planned adult, luxury resort community it never has to end.

Ideally situated on the southern shores of Lake Erie in the village of Port Dover, boomers are being drawn in by the lovely warm weather and staying for the relaxed, beach-town lifestyle.

Dover Coast is located 90 minutes from downtown Toronto and 40 minutes from Hamilton. You can escape the hustle of the city, but still be close to family and friends with all the amenities that you are use to. A hospital is just 15 minutes away, and a brand new 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical centre is being built within the community. It will be complete with a pharmacy, a lab, and diagnostic services.

Port Dover has quickly become home to many former city dwellers who are looking to enjoy their retirement years with miles of walking trails, a river for canoeing and kayaking, gyms, a hospital, theatre, and wonderful restaurants and bars.

The centre of activity revolves around David’s Restaurant, owned and operated by the developer. With a lakefront setting, David’s boasts three floors of fun, including a restaurant, Elements Day Spa and the Double Olive Lounge with a renowned martini menu. Residents enjoy privileged membership with discounts on all three levels.

Leading down to the tranquil waters of the lake you will find a three-tiered stone infinity deck, and a 30-foot swim dock adorned with umbrellas and Muskoka chairs. It is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day.

The Links at Dover Coast is a breathtaking, championship, links-style course winding through the enclaves of homes. It will challenge golfers of all levels, and will most certainly become a destination course for golfers near and far.

Amenities also include state-of-the-art pickle ball courts and a leash-free dog run. No matter what your interests, Dover Coast has something to offer all year round.

Now being offered in phase two are a combination of Cape Cod-style bungalow townhomes with one- and two-car garages, and detached bungalows with optional lofts. Sizes range from 1,354 to 2,602 square feet. Flexible layouts allow owners to make changes to accommodate their unique lifestyles. The homes are of unparalleled design and construction for worry-free ownership. Whatever the season, the grounds’ crew will take care of the outside yard maintenance so that every day will feel like a holiday.

Register now to be put on a list to receive an invitation to the third annual Doors Wide Open celebration in June 2017. Prices start from just $324,900.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Presentation Centre is located at 70 Schooner Drive in Port Dover, and is open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

(519) 583-2049
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