This summer, help us ask visitors to Rediscover Grey Responsibly. The Staff at Hanover are offering these insider tips when you are recommending to visitors Rediscovering Hanover.
Contact their Visitor Centre
Hanover Public Library, 451 10th Avenue, Hanover N4N 2P1
Your tourism business has the power to influence travel through your newsletters, blogs, social media posts and daily interactions with visitors to Grey County. Help us ask visitors to Rediscover Grey Responsibly by using this page of insider tips curated by Hanover Staff. It's an easy way you can recommend safe experiences this summer that are also hidden gems and unique travel options beyond the mainstream for your customers.
Top Hanover Summer Outdoor Activities for 2021
Recommending outdoor adventures in Hanover is easy, but before they go, be sure to direct customers to Grey County’s Outdoor Activity Map, to check on parking and the most current information on what’s open, busy or closed.
Walk and Cycle the Community Trails
Did you know that Hanover has 11km of Community Trails in the Saugeen River Valley around the Town of Hanover? Enjoy the fantastic views from the 91m pedestrian bridge over the Saugeen River.
Picnics in the Park
Pack your own, or grab some takeout to enjoy a picnic in the park. Heritage Square is the jewel of downtown Hanover. The Square provides a number of space options, and is home to the Labyrinth of Distinction. Hanover Park gives you access to green space adjacent to the Saugeen River, a picnic pavilion and several play structures
Take a Selfie with one of our Murals
While visiting Heritage Square, you’ll also enjoy a view of Hanover’s murals, paying homage to our past and present, created by local artists. Hanover’s Settlers Mural, by artist Cliff Smith, features Hanover’s founder, Abraham Buck and historical imagery of the Hanover Dam & Old Post Office. The large 20 x 80 ft mural facing Heritage Square was created by renowned artist, Gary McLaughlin, and illustrates fun depictions of historic events, present amenities and hopes for the future.
Fish, paddle or tube on the Saugeen River
Access the Saugeen River from Hanover Park. This is the official beginning of the Saugeen River canoe route as per the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA). Please plan your river trek and also be aware of the Dam (but enjoy the view) located just before the 7th Avenue Bridge.
Self-Guided Walking Tours
Take a self-guided walking tour and take in the natural beauty depicted on the street banners, created by Saugeen Artist Guild members. Windows in Time posters feature historical photos of business locations and list the businesses that existed from the building’s inception. Look for our Building Recognition Signs that provide awareness about our building’s history that date back a minimum of 75 years.
Take in a Movie under the Stars
There’s nothing better then watching a movie in the great outdoors, under the stars in the comfort of your own car. Experience the Hanover Drive-In, one of Ontario’s last remaining Drive-In Theatres.
Join us in the Entertainment District
Be sure to check out the operational status of Playtime Casino and the Hanover Raceway. Post time for live harness racing is Saturdays at 1:30pm. You can even enjoy the races on the patio of the Match Eatery & Public House.
Shop and Dine in the Downtown District
Our vibrant downtown features an array of shopping and dining options for your safe enjoyment. Shop local. Support local.
Eat Well Farmers’ Market
Continue your quest for local each Saturday morning in Heritage Square. The Eat Well Farmers’ Market is a farmer ran farmers market that focuses on healthy local foods. The vendors grow, cook and create healthy food options including produce, meats, honey and baked goods.
Hanover's Best Takeout Meal Kits
With physical distancing in effect, if visitors are finding it hard to score a patio spot, Town of Hanover Staff recommend you remind them of these spots to grab a meal to-go for alfresco dining or a summer picnic. Don’t forget that added reminder asking them to help keep Grey County clean by putting trash where it belongs!
Cravings Family Restaurant
NEW! Find this youth led Ice Cream Truck parked at Launch Pad, Youth Skills Centre. Neptune Scoops brings enthusiasm and liveliness to all community members by scooping fresh ice cream.
Schultz’s Gone Totally Baked
Recommend They Pre-Plan
Reduced capacity, constantly changing rules – this summer it’s more important than ever to remind visitors to pre-plan their visit. The Town of Hanover asks you to start by recommending these places where visitors can secure their spot in advance.
If open for spectators – Post-time Saturdays at 1:30pm
Match Eatery & Public House
Reserve a spot at the Match Eatery & Public House to watch the races!
MacLean’s Ales, if reopened for tours, tastings, or use of outdoor space