Escape to Pickering

Frenchman’s Bay

Part 1:

Nigel arrives in Frenchman’s Bay on a Catalina yacht and chats with marina owner Bernie Lutmer about
the extensive improvements to the harbour.

DID YOU KNOW…

The Pickering Harbour Company constructed the channel entrance leading into Frenchman’s Bay in the 1840’s, and built docks to accommodate commercial shipping in the age of sail. In the very early 1800’s it was originally called the Port of Liverpool.

     Frenchman's Bay Marina

ABOUT:

Frenchman’s Bay is home to two marina’s and three yacht clubs and on the eastern side allows marine access to the Nautical Village.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Swans Marina is located at:

590 Liverpool Road, Pickering, Ontario

From Hwy 401 and Don Valley Pkwy intersection head east on 401 about 19 km to White’s Road exit (one before Liverpool Rd where there is no exit). Turn right then 1st left onto Bayly St and head east about 3 km to Liverpool Road. Turn right (south), location is on the right.

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OTHER DETAILS:

 

www.swansyachtsales.com
Escape to Pickering continued…

 

Part 2:

In the Pickering Nautical Village Nigel meets main street shop keepers who sell everything from cake to soap that looks like cake and, of course, ice cream.

DID YOU KNOW…

In the last eight years the area of the Nautical Village has been dramatically revitalized with an array of restaurants, bakeries, cafes, gift shops and service businesses to serve the tourist, local and boating communities. Currently, work is underway to improve the harbour, including a new deep channel to allow access for larger sailboats.

Frenchmans Bay Marina

ABOUT:

The area around Frenchman’s Bay was the first to be developed in what became Pickering in the 1940s. The homes and shops of the Nautical Village were constructed about 10 years ago and the park at the foot of Kingston Road was created as Millennium Square, where summer concerts and performances are held.

Fishermans Bay Nautical Village

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Pickering Nautical Village is located on:

Liverpool Road South, Pickering

From Hwy 401 and Don Valley Pkwy intersection head east on 401 about 19 km to White’s Road exit (one before Liverpool Rd where there is no exit). Turn right then 1st left onto Bayly St and head east about 3 km to Liverpool Road. Turn right (south) to the village.

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS
AND OTHER DETAILS:

 

www.pickeringnauticalvillage.ca

 

Part 3:

At the historic Pickering Museum Village, Nigel dresses up as an 1850s gentleman to tour the authentic houses, meet the costumed inhabitants, then drives a steam traction engine.

DID YOU KNOW…

The Pickering Museum Village is the largest
living history village in the region.

 

Pickering Museum Village

ABOUT:

At the Pickering Museum Village history is brought to life by costumed volunteers in 18 authentic heritage buildings including a blacksmith’s shop, general store, schoolhouse, temperance hotel, steam barn and chapel.

Pickering Blacksmith Tools

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Pickering Museum Village is located at:

2365 Concession Road 6 in the Hamlet of Greenwood

From the intersection of Hwy 401 and Hwy 404 travel north on 404 to the Hwy 407 Express Toll Route (about 27 km or 25 mins) and follow on to Hwy 7. Look for the Concession Road 6 exit. The entrance is just a few yards off the highway on the right.

To avoid the toll route, travel east on Hwy 401 to the Brock Road/Durham Regional Road 1 exit 399 (about 27 km), then travel north about 9 km to Hwy 7. Turn right and travel about 2 km to the Concession Road exit.

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES, GROUP TOURS AND OTHER DETAILS:

 

www.pickering.ca/museum

Swans Marina Map

Nautical Village Map

Pickering Museum Village Map