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Oakwood Resort Grand Bend



By the late 1800’s, Grand Bend was well on its way to becoming a summer resort. One of the men who realized the potential of the area was Clayton McPherson Walker, who purchased a small tract of land fronting on Lake Huron, mostly sand dunes and scrub oak, from Joseph Ravelle in the summer of 1917. He soon purchased several more parcels of land adjacent to the shoreline from the Canada Company, as well as a farm on the east side of Highway 21, eventually owning 200 acres and 3/4 of a mile of lake frontage. Walker dreamed of a resort with a cluster of cottages nestled in the oaks, fanned by the breezes of Lake Huron. But his property, being useless in agricultural terms, made the locals dub the transactions as “Walker’s folly.
(courtesy of Lynda Hillman-Rapley)

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We are collecting images of memorabilia from Oakwood Resort like this money clip from the original Scatcherd Golf Tournament in 1989. Have something to share? Send us a picture! Email us at or send it to us so we can add it to our Oakwood Resort 95 case for display in Dave’s Pub & Grill.
Oakwood Limited Edition Hoody


Get your Oakwood Resort Limited Edition Hoody and Long Sleeve T-Shirt while supplies last. Our fleece hoody sports our 95th Anniversary logo and is made with 55% cotton/45% polyester.

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