If you’re ready to enjoy the warmer weather and stretch your legs, then it’s time that you rediscover what the Town of Hanover has to offer! Progressive and vibrant, Hanover has a vast array of choices in outdoor activities, dining, shopping and entertainment – all following the reopening framework. We invite you to enjoy the outdoors by hiking our trails, floating on the river and gazing under the stars at the Drive-In Theatre. You’ll also enjoy the excitement of our Entertainment District, the hospitality of our restaurants and the shops of our Downtown District. We are a hub of activity that you can enjoy safely while you support local, like at the Farmers’ Market in Heritage Square on Saturday mornings.
Here are our Top 10 Summer Outdoor Activities for 2021:
1. Picnics in the Park
Pack your own, or grab some takeout for a picnic in the park. Heritage Square is the jewel of downtown Hanover 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.
2. 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.
3. Take a Selfie with one of our Murals
While visiting Heritage Square, you’ll also enjoy a view of Hanover’s murals, illustrated by well known local artists, Cliff Smith and Gary McLaughlin. Two murals display a fun depiction of historic events, present amenities and hopes for the future.
4. 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.
5. Self-Guided Walking Tours
Take a self-guided walking tour of our downtown street banners, created by the Saugeen Artist Guild. Look for our Windows in Time posters and Building Recognition Plaques that provide awareness about our businesses and building’s history.
6. Take in a Movie under the Stars
Catch 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Eat Well Farmers’ Market
Continue your quest for local quality each Saturday morning in Heritage Square at a farmers ran farmers’ market.
10. Neptune Scoops
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.
*Operations subject to Ontario's Reopening Framework. Please check with each to confirm operating status.
|Hanover Raceway||265 5th Street, Hanover||Every Saturday from June to September. Post-time is 1:30pm. Streaming online.|
|Match Eatery & Public House||265 5th Street, Hanover||Enjoy a patio view of the races!|
|Playtime Casino Hanover||265 5th Street, Hanover||Featuring your favourite slots and electronic table games. Try your luck!|
|P&H Centre||269 7th Ave, Hanover||Home to the Hanover Honda Arena and Regional Acquatic Centre. Also includes meeting rooms, walking track and gym area.|
|More Entertainment Options|
|Maclean's Ales Brewery||52 14th Ave, Hanover||Hand crafted beer, brewed locally! Featuring a patio and special events.|
|Hanover Theatres||For a great family attraction & outing, catch an outdoor movie at the Drive-In Theatre (one of Ontario's last remaining), or a traditional setting at the Paramount Theatre.|
|Hanover Civic Theatre||
If you love live entertainment and are looking for a great local venue that features world class tributes and original artists the Hanover Civic Theatre has you covered, check out the great entertainment we have for you at backporchevents.ca, we would love to see you at our shows!
Also home to Hanover Community Players, Grey Bruce Singers and more great local productions!
|Schultz's Gone Totally Baked||482 10th Ave, Hanover||
The bakery has been a long time staple in our community and has the best donuts around. Trust us, they're that good!
|Eat Well Farmers' Market||Heritage Square||
2021 Season - June 5 through October 9th
Customers are reminded to physical distance, wear masks, use sanitizer for hand hygiene between vendors, and have patience.
|Parks & Trails||11km of Community Trails in the Saugeen River Valley around the Town of Hanover.|
|Heritage Walks||Learn about our history through self-guided walking tours, community trails, downtown and Windows in Time!|
|Saugeen River||The Saugeen River is a world-class river for steelhead rainbow trout and salmon fishing. Teh Saugeen River Canoe Route begins in the Town of Hanover and heads west to Lake Huron. Fish, paddle, tube, canoe or enjoy the trail system adjacent to the river.|
So much awaits you in Hanover – Thanks for joining us!