1 Cove Road
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91 Hamilton Street
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Goderich's tidy, landscaped waterfront is perfect for swimming, water sports and picnics; 1.5-km. boardwalks connect three lovely beaches that have playgrounds, washrooms, snack booths and flower gardens. During summer, the Celtic Blue Highlanders preserve tradition by Piping Down the Sun every Friday one hour before sunset at the beach. The Marine Heritage Walkway features signs that describe hidden points of interest and history about the town’s waterfront along the beach paths, harbours and bluff lookouts.
The Sifto salt mine operates a veritable underground city of roadways and chambers that extend more than 3 km beneath Lake Huron, 540 metres below the surface. The mine can produce close to 9 million tonnes of salt per year. Goderich has the largest deepwater port on Lake Huron where huge freighter ships may be seen along with their entourage of tugboats that scurry about like minnows trying to push a whale into dock. Pleasure boaters can also enjoy the convenience of three marinas.
The former CP Railway Station has been moved from its original location beside the harbour to the main beach. A time-lapse video of the move can be viewed at www.goderich.ca/en/visitors/visitors.asp. The station is designated as a heritage building due to its elegant architecture that features a slate roofed, round cupola, lunettes, distinctive wood trim and decorative plaster. The station has been restored as a restaurant.