|A day trip to Eugenia Falls is a great way to see the fabulous fall colours, explore some local history and folklore and eat some very yummy food. If you are planning to take a trip to Eugenia Falls, be sure to pay a visit to Eugenia Falls Emporium across from beautiful Eugenia Falls at 194355 Grey Rd. 13. Owners Patricia Schupp-Halliday and Stewart Halliday are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their business which has expanded to include the Beaver River Grill,|
the Pickle Guy Company, the Wow Candy Store and brand new tenant, The Brilliant Bread & Cheese Co.
The building that now houses Eugenia Falls Emporium was a former gas station and garage. Since the renovations in 2000, the colourful store has an old fashioned diner style counter and plays music from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s as well as tunes from more recent crooners. The atmosphere is welcoming and the staff very friendly and helpful. Complimentary maps & brochures are available in their extensive INFO section. They will direct you to Eugenia Falls, Hogg’s Falls, Old Baldy, Beaver Valley, Lake Eugenia dam and the boat launch at Lake Eugenia.
Eugenia Falls Emporium offers their signature Oil & Lube Sundae (a sundae with chocolate sauce and hot butterscotch sauce), milk shakes, soft ice cream (vanilla, chocolate & twist) treats, frozen yogurt with mixed fruit, hurricane flurries, avalances, mudslides, slushies, ice cappuccinos, locally made fudge, coffee, tarts & muffins, espresso/cappuccino & lattes. There is also a selection of photo cards and post cards created by local artists depicting the beauty of the area. Locally made hemp jewellery and imported sterling silver rings, earrings and pendants are affordable treats of a different nature. Canoe rentals are also available.519-924-0344
The Pickle Guy Company products are made on site in Eugenia by partner Ken Bustin and sold at the Emporium and throughout Ontario. The Pickle Guy’s “$1,000,000 Relish”, Honey Mustard Sauce, Smokey BBQ Sauce and gourmet sauces are offered as condiments at The Beaver River Grill”. Some of the most popular Pickle Guy products are the Super Dills, Perkles, WOW Sauce, Horseradish, Hungarian Red Pepper Jelly, Red Pepper, Peach & Red Pepper Chutney (beautifully compliments the Brilliant Cheese), Orange & Lemon Marmalade. The Wasabi Sauce, Oceania, Chili Salsa, Blueberry Drizzzle and a wide selection of unusual jams are also very popular.
The Beaver River Grill, managed by Jim Halliday, features the “WOW Burger” made of 100% Grey/Bruce County Beef and a choice of 17 toppings on a freshly baked Brilliant sour dough bun! They offer weekly specials (including sweet potato fries), cheeseburger, banquet burger, veggie burger with fresh cut fries and gravy (veggie based) or GOOP (a Pickle Guy Product), chicken or steak on a bun with fried onions, a Kids Special, jumbo hot dog, sausage, chicken or steak and Caesar salad, poutine & onion rings. Arrive early and you can order a Breakfast Sandwich: fried egg, bacon & cheese on a (Brilliant fresh baked bun). Unique to the “Beaver River Grill” are the popular “Beaver Chips with the Works”. Beaver Chips are a thickly sliced potato chip made like a french fry and served with a topping of sour cream, salsa (a Pickle Guy product), bacon & chopped green onions or chives. Yummy! You won’t leave hungry!
The WOW Candy Store is located in the Emporium and offers Novelty & Retro Candy as well as British, American & European treats. You can choose from Pink Elephant Popcorn, Magic Mountain Taffy, Dutch Licorice, British Walker’s Toffee & Curly Wurly, American Wonka Bars, WarHead Sour Sprays, Toxic Waste and a huge assortment of Pop Rocks candy! Sweet!
The newest tenant is The Brilliant Bread & Cheese Co. Owners Marina & Luke Sheepers offer fresh baked bread daily using no dairy, fat or preservatives ; also delicious cheeses from Ontario, Quebec and Europe. 519-924-3128.
Patricia publishes the “The Lake Eugenia Wave”, an email newsletter (circulation 700) of events and activities in the area. To receive “The Lake Eugenia Wave contact Patricia Schupp-Halliday at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make it a point to include a visit to Eugenia Falls Emporium in your plans the next time you are visiting the sites in the Beaver Valley and Eugenia area!
Eugenia Falls Emporium is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm (Fridays, Saturdays 6pm) as well as holiday Mondays.