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Stratford Spring Adventure: Explore the Chocolate, Bacon and Ale Trails

Posted under #STRATFORDALWAYSON on May 13, 2019


Does your heart melt at the thought of sweet, rich chocolate? Or does your pulse race at the thought of bacon and beer? Either way, we get it.

Covid-19 Update: Some locations and activities included in this blog post may have altered services or cancellations due to the current pandemic. Please check with each business or group directly or contact Stratford Tourism for more information.

That’s exactly why Stratford is home to two world-famous self-guided culinary tours: the Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail and the Savour Stratford Bacon & Ale Trail. They’re fun, affordable, delicious, and totally customized to your Stratford experience.

Here’s a look at these two tempting options for an adventure this spring - or all year round.

Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail

The bakers and confectioners of Stratford are known around the globe for their fresh, modern takes on traditional favourites: chocolates, cakes, cookies, candies, tarts, ice cream, drinks, and much more.

When you set off on the Chocolate Trail, you’ll experience a sampling of decadent desserts and hand-crafted indulgences unlike anything else on Earth. Take your time. Stroll through the shops of Stratford and enjoy a personalized adventure at your own pace.

Along the way, you’ll meet the chocolatiers who craft each shop’s unique creations. Browse treats for sale and see new innovations in the world of sweets. You’ll quickly discover why Stratford is a hot spot for chocolate lovers.

How can you take the tour? In person, visit Stratford Tourism . Online, you can buy a gift certificate in advance and when you arrive in Stratford, stop by 47 Downie Street for a trail voucher. Each voucher is good for six self-guided tour stops and is valid for one week from the date of purchase, year round. See a complete list of Chocolate tour stops here . Cost: $30+HST.

Savour Stratford Bacon & Ale Trail

What makes bacon better? Beer! What makes beer better? Bacon! That’s the simple and delicious philosophy behind Stratford’s Bacon & Ale Trail.

And it’s no wonder the city decided bacon and ale would be perfect partners. Stratford sits in the heart of Ontario’s pork-producing country and is home to plenty of clever craft brewers.

Chat with the rising culinary stars of Stratford and move at your own pace on the tour. The Bacon & Ale Trail includes restaurants, shops, breweries, and even a 160-year-old farm. So bring a buddy, set aside some time, and explore the bacon and beer flavours of Stratford.

How can you take the tour? Buy a gift certificate in advance and when you arrive in Stratford, stop by Stratford Tourism at 47 Downie Street for a trail voucher. Choose a mix of five self-guided tour stops per voucher, which is valid for one week from the date of purchase, year round. See a complete list of Bacon & Ale tour stops here. Cost: $30+HST.

Spring in Stratford

Ready for even more adventure this spring in Stratford? We’re a city full of authentic culinary wisdom, soaring artistic vision, and hip shopping options. Take the perfect spring getaway and explore the vibrant cultural core of Ontario. To help you #SavourSpring, our partners have put together special offers.