Williamsford, just a bit south of Owen Sound, is proof that good things can come in small - very small - packages. What could be a more perfect stop on Highway 6, the road to the Bruce Peninsula and cottage country, than a place where you can get some homemade baked goods and a good book.

The Williamsford Pie Company is on our list of the best bakeries in the province for good reason. Their cinnamon buns are divine and their namesake pies (particularly the raspberry and lemon buttermilk) are also on our best of list.

Across the street is a former mill (one of the oldest surviving in Ontario) turned book store and cafe. Here, you'll find over 80,000 volumes of literature from the floor to the rafters. No matter the season, you can pick up a warm bowl of soup, sandwich, or wrap to enjoy at the cafe.

So next time you're choosing your route to a lakeside retreat, don't forget to stop in Williamsford.
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