Not every vacation we take has to be an exotic beach vacation or European adventure although those who know me know that those are my preferred type of vacations. But when a girlfriend invited me and a group of friends up for a girl’s weekend at her home in Beaverton we all jumped at the chance.
The town of Beaverton has a population of about 2,500 people making it the biggest town in the township of Brock. Located just North East of Toronto about an hour and a half drive will take you out of Toronto and its suburbs to the country roads and cottages along Lake Simcoe.
We enjoyed the fall colours, a walk down Beaverton’s Main commercial area, a chilly visit to the Harbour and some fun at a local pub. If you are visiting the Lake Simcoe Cottage area it is a nice little stop along the way, and here are some of my highlights.
The towns main street Simcoe Street was a pleasant stop during our weekend getaway. We visited Shirley’s Country Clutter a small country shop full of awesome trinkets, country gifts and memories. Scented country candles, fresh fudge and some great knit hats this store had a bit of everything.
Shirley’s Country Clutter
Enjoy this little country store filled with charming country gifts, keepsakes, homemade candles, fudge and knitwear. Shirley will be happily behind the country with a smile all to happy to help you find what you are looking for, or to just let you browse around the store yourself.
330 Simcoe Street
Beaverton, Ontario, L0K 1A0
Phone: 705-426-1616 Toll-free: 1-888-567-2596
Owner: Shirley Stephenson
Rachel’s Books and Beans
Enjoy a cappuccino or late while browsing through Rachel’s impressive collection of used books and comics. There are some great sofa’s where you can sit and enjoy your coffee while reading and every day there are fresh baked goods to enjoy with your drink. Not a coffee lover no worries she serves up tea, hot chocolate and sodas. Be sure to get there early in the day before the locals snatch up all the good fresh baked treats! A wonderful, calm store filled with some old classic books and some of the latest and greatest all for a great used bookstore price!
379 Simcoe Street, Beaverton, ON
Other Great Stops in Beaverton Ontario
The Welder’s Wife
Just on the outskirts of town is a great new country store opened next to Beaverton Metal Works by the Welder’s wife herself. This is a great store filled with country collectables, gifts, homemade candles, antique tools and knick knacks. The store is filled to the brim, with cottage and country stars, signs, candles, wreathes and decorations. Definitely worth the stop on the way into town!
Hwy 12, Conc.4 , Beaverton, Ontario L0K 1A0
Tar’d & Feather’d Canadian Cottage Pub
Enjoy a beer and some wings at this great little pub in Beaverton. The small pub is decorated with a unique and large collection of athletic bobblehead dolls. An assortment of country music played in the backgrounds and the TVs were all watching whatever sporting events were on during the day.
The menu has a large assortment of Wing rubs and sauces to choose from, but if you’re not in the mood for wings don’t worry the usual pub fare of burgers, ribs, nachos etc… were also available.
- 378 Bay St
- Beaverton, Ontario L0K 1A0