Move to the Lake


Lifestyle & Amenities

Area residents and cottagers benefit from fresh air, beautiful countryside, sandy beaches and Lake Huron’s sparkling waters, as well as amenities available in larger urban centres.

We are well-serviced with healthcare (Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre with locations in Grand Bend and Hensall; North Lambton Community Health Centre with locations in Forest and Kettle Point), legal, banking (Grand Bend – TDCanada Trust & Bank of Montreal; Forest – CIBC & Royal Bank; Exeter – ScotiaBank & Royal Bank) and real estate professionals. Public and Catholic school boards provide nursery, junior, intermediate and high school education with the University of Western Ontario (London,) University of Guelph (Clinton), Fanshawe College locations (London, Simcoe, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Clinton) and Lambton College locations (Sarnia & Petrolia) just an hour’s drive away or less.

Libraries are located in Arkona, Bayfield, Exeter, Forest, Grand Bend, Port Franks, Thedford and Zurich and all areas have conveniently located post offices.

Recreational Fun

Service and special interest clubs and sports and recreation organizations are found throughout the area. Whether its bridge, euchre, baseball, shuffle board, hockey, scouts, music, quilting, theatre, photography, books or more intellectual pursuits – you’ll find a like-minded group of people. Take a look in the Services section of this website for Community & Clubs and Churches and Religious organizations.

Major festivals and events going on in the immediate and greater area are listed on this website. Or, go to the Municipality of Lambton Shores listing of community events and meetings at For recreational clubs and organizations in Exeter (South Huron), visit

Pick Your Perfect Scenic Outlook

Whether you’re looking for a cottage or permanent residence, re-sale or new home development, the area offers a choice of residence styles – Lake front, river front, forest, farm or downtown small town.

Dream Lottery Home

The Lambton Shores / Grand Bend Area has been the selected location for several years’ worth of London Health Sciences’ Dream Home Lottery homes! Why not make your dream home location lakeside?

Chamber Member business Medway Homes has provided the dream home for a number of years, including this year’s. In 2014, the dream home was located in Harbourside Village.

Retirement Residences & Community Support Services

Perhaps you’re considering retiring to the lake and are looking for a retirement residence community. There are a number of mature lifestyle communities such as Grand Cove Estates in Grand Bend, as well as retirement residences like Country Manor Estates Retirement Home in Thedford (519-296-4949), Queensway Retirement Home in Hensall (519-262-2830), Bluewater Rest Home & Apartments in Zurich (519-236-4373), Goderich Place (519-524-4243) and Harbourhill Suites (519-440-0110) in Goderich and Seaforth Manor in Seaforth (519-527-0030). Private services like Willow Homecare (519-294-8807) and Community Care Access Centre in Huron help coordinate local services to accommodate retirees remaining in their own homes.