Dunnville is located on the lower Grand River near Lake Erie. This town grew in 1829 when a dam was built across the Grand River to provide water for the Welland Canal. This dam acted as a bridge to connect surrounding communities.
During World War II, No.6 Service Flying Training School was in operation which helped to populate more than half of the Dunnville community. Dunnville's Flying Training School is a well-known museum today preserving artifacts and training aircraft. The village of Dunnville was incorporated in 1860 and Dunnville as a town was established in 1900. Dunnville continues to be a quaint picturesque community offering beautiful farmland and fun lakeside activities.
Highland RV Resort is conveniently located in Lowbanks which is only a few minutes from Dunnville. Dunnville today offers families and tourists many attractions such as the Dunnville Mudcat Festival, Dunnville Farmer's Market and Canada Day celebration. Our campers continue to enjoy the great experiences that this rural community has to offer on the Grand River!
Come and experience the many places to see, eat and shop around town.
Site Seeing and Shopping
Home to many award winning wines and beers, there is something for every palate.
Niagara and Surrounding Area
Quiet country roads, small town charm and beautiful scenery beckon to visitors who wish to explore Haldimand by bike.
Enjoy cycling along the Heritage Grand River, try the Lake Erie River Run or pedal the Waterfront Trail along the shores of Lake Erie. Our paved flat roads offer attractive destinations for both recreational and touring cyclists. Riding past beautiful farms, interspersed with woodlots, small towns and wide-open spaces. Our flat elevation, and paved roads are a great fit for on-road cyclists who are looking for opportunities to train, or take extended rides.
An extensive network of trails is found along the Grand River, in many of our parks and conservation areas. Looking for a little adventure? Try your luck at Geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. See Hiking & Biking Spots.
Located along the shores of Lake Erie and the historic Grand River, there are plenty of options to explore.
Take a walk by the lake or enjoy a day of fun in the sun at Haldimand County’s beaches & conservation areas. From Caledonia to Townsend, pieces of peaceful paradise, family-friendly picnic spots and expansive trails wait to be discovered. Come explore the outdoors in Haldimand! On this page, you’ll find sites in Jarvis, Simcoe, Niagara, Port Maitland, Selkirk and Townsend.
The Lighthouse Festival Theatre has been welcoming dozens of groups to our theatre every summer for the past 40 years.