This summer I had the pleasure of vacationing in one of my favorite places in the world, Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada. There is something special about Port Stanley. It isn’t a fancy resort town, I slept in a bunk bed all week, and the shower was about 3ftX3ft. Yet, I have been coming here for years and I love it more each time I come here. My mom grew up vacationing in Port Stanley every summer with her three sisters and my grandmother had a house up on Front Street until she could no longer live on her own. Even after my grandmother passed away 10 years ago, we continued to come up to Port Stanley as a family simply because Port Stanley is very special to us.
Port Stanley is in Southwestern Ontario, about 25 miles south of the beautiful city of London, ON. It is on the north shore of Lake Erie and our cottages are less than a block from the beautiful sandy beach. For those of you who have never been to a Great Lake before, the sheer size is awe-inspiring. It looks (and even acts) like an ocean.
A big part of our vacation to Port Stanley is doing a whole lot of nothing. We walk to town, we walk to the beach (it’s right on Lake Erie), we nap, we read, and we eat. A lot. As with all of my trips, I do my research before getting to my destination. I remember from my last trip to Port Stanley in the summer of 2008 that my mom found a small shop in town that sold a few gluten-free desserts. Although I can’t remember if it was the same place or not, there is a small cafe in town that sells gluten-free food.
Killer Desserts has gluten-free bread available for sandwiches as well as a few sweet treats. The selection isn’t big, but it is a nice place to stop and pick up something before heading to watch the drawbridge go up. Yep, that’s a highlight of our week in laid-back Port Stanley. Fine with me.
291 Bridge Street
Port Stanley, Ontario N5L 1C2