Population:7600 (2016 census but growing fast) Hidden Treasures:PomPom’s ice cream hut, Indian Brook and Peasemarsh. The Apple Pie Trail, Hindles Hardware Store in Clarksburg Must do:Visit Blue Mountain all year round for various activities and check out the incredible views over Georgian Bay from the summit. Size of area:287.49 square kms (approx.)
Thornbury was first incorporated in 1831 and was a shipping and processing centre for local agricultural produce especially apples, through its harbour on Georgian Bay, and Lake Huron. Apple agriculture has flourished, and the area has a well-known tourist-based Apple Pie Trail.
Famous for: Year-round outdoor recreation. No matter the season there is always something to do such as skiing, snowshoeing, boating, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, and taking in the autumn colours.
The Town of the Blue Mountains
The Town of the Blue Mountains comprises quite a few areas that are all fantastic, and yet, different from each other, and this creates interesting explorations around every corner. It is a progressive, booming four-season community blessed with an abundance of beautiful, interesting topographical attributes such as Georgian Bay, the Niagara Escarpment, and the Beaver River. The plethora of activities available in the area are second to none and provide the community with an excellent, healthy lifestyle, a full offering of community services, a highly reputable community school, and a rich cultural heritage, with all of this within easy driving distance to the GTA. Within the Town of the Blue Mountains, there are many villages, famous for the lifestyle they offer such as gastronomy, shopping, art, cultural endeavours, and proximity to Georgian Bay and the Beaver River.
Clarksburg has rebranded itself as Artsburg, with a new Art Centre, its own community-based theatre, and many galleries all located close to each other on its charming main street. Located on the magnificent Beaver River, Clarksburg shines as a community that thrives on its helpful residents, and natural outdoor pursuits in fishing and hiking. The wonderful, historical homes speak to its long history.
Thornbury has long been the gem of the Southern Georgian Bay area. It has a deep history and has a fantastic location on Georgian Bay, nestled into its own harbour. Combined with stunning older homes that showcase a sophisticated bygone era, Thornbury has seen an explosion of incredible, high-end homes set into natural surroundings. Thornbury has easy proximity to the larger centres of Meaford and Collingwood. The community of Thornbury is a quiet, yet growing, community which offers a quality of lifestyle not found in many places in Southern Ontario. It offers a remarkable main street experience with excellent shopping and gastronomic choices.
Villages and Hamlets
Not to be outdone by their more well-known siblings of Thornbury and Clarksburg, the small villages of Heathcote, Ravenna and Kimberley offer small town living at its very best, with a beautiful environment in which to settle.
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