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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


Eco Nature Exploring

Immerse yourself in Stratford's natural beauty

As well as being a lush oasis of culture, Stratford was also made for lovers of walking, biking, hiking, or golfing. For a fresh breath of country air, you can simply follow the path through our prize-winning downtown [gardens] and parks to nature trails and a conservation area that lie just outside of town. Spend the day recharging with blooms, greenery, birds, water….

To guide you, we offer some suggestions for walking and cycling tours in and around Stratford.

Gardens—discover our prize-winning gardens and the bird-life along the Avon River

The natural world—trails and places to wander in nature

Tours—choose a self-directed walking or cycling tour

Or guided foraging trek

  • Puck's Plenty opens a door into Nature's Garden of Wild Edibles

Golf—enjoy clean, fresh air and challenging greens

“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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