Although in 2011, this little town wasn’t so pretty. It sustained a lot of damage from a ‘surprise’ tornado, caused by an isolated supercell, which unexpectedly tore across Huron County, Ontario, on the afternoon of Sunday, August 21, 2011.
When the residents of this little town emerged from their ‘homes’, they saw the whole neighbourhood had been virtually devastated. Within seconds, the twister had carved a path of destruction through the heart of the community. Sadly, many historic buildings were reduced to rubble.
But the stalwart people of Goderich were not to be bested by a tornado that was packing 300 kmh winds, killed one man and injured 37 others. Neighbours bonded together and got to work cleaning up the mess, offering food, clothes and places to stay.
This pretty town is like the “Little Engine That Could”. The citizens never gave up hope, they rolled up their sleeves and got to work.
Check out a couple of these restaurants on your trip:
Take in some of the historical places:
It’s definitely worth the trip: Plan to take a drive this weekend check out the beautiful fall colours and be enchanted by Goderich, the prettiest town in Ontario.