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We are very proud of being from Norfolk County – it comes through in everything we do! In fact, the North Shore Challenge was developed as a way to showcase Norfolk as an ideal place to visit if you are an endurance athlete!

While the North Shore Challenge takes place on a Sunday, we encourage you to spend the weekend with us – or bring the family and make a vacation week out of it – and visit the many highlights that make us Ontario’s Garden! There’s a lot of things to do and something for everyone – shopping, beaches, wine tours, kayaking and many other activities to try.

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Where to Stay

Why not make the North Shore Challenge an adventure getaway for you and the whole family? We’ve been fortunate to partner with two very unique accommodations very close to the race locations. Both are offering great discounts for competitors and their families to experience the race and all that Norfolk County has to offer. Explore our two partners below to chose your resting place in Norfolk County!


Normandale Century Inn

The Normandale Century Inn, located in the heart of Norfolk County, was built in 1875 by John Dey Post and was originally named the Normandale General Store. Since then it has been owned by various entrepreneurs and remained a general store until 1996 when the current owners, Hans and Brenda, expanded this local store to include an inn and restaurant.

Normandale is a quiet and serene hamlet bordered by Lake Erie, Crown Land, a Reforestation Project and a Wildlife Refuge. It is an ideal location for bird watching, cycling, walking, and enjoying all that the area has to offer.

All of our rooms have a private ensuite, satellite television, high speed wireless internet, and are air conditioned. Breakfast is included with all reservations.

Our restaurant serves delicious country cuisine and features a large outdoor patio, a beautiful gazebo and a cozy lounge all licensed by LCBO.

As Official Accomodations for the North Shore Challenge, The Normandale Century Inn is offering swimmers a 15% discount. To book a room at this Historic Inn, please call (519) 426-8345, or e-mail brenda@normandaleinn.com


Long Point Eco Adventures

Located just 3km from our Turkey Point finish line area, and our registration pavilion, Long Point Eco-Adventures provides its guests with many fun activities, including ziplining, mountain biking, stargazing at the Long Point Observatory, and wine tasting at Burning Kiln Winery right across the road.

Long Point Eco-Adventures provides luxury glamping accommodations which are not only unique to the Long Point area, but to Ontario! Wilderness Pods will provide the comforts of home with views, sounds and sensations seldom, if ever, experienced elsewhere in the world! Tastefully furnished to create an authentic and relaxed atmosphere, the decor has been picked to match with local tastes and history

As official accommodations for the North Shore Challenge, Long Point Eco-Adventures is offering swimmers and their families a special weekend discount (15%), by using the code NSCROOM. To book an eco-pod for your Norfolk weekend, please click HERE.