Small town Ontario-what's left of it with the encroachment of endless housing tracts, strip malls and box stores-is a favourite run. The mindset changes when you get out of the city.
The plan was Orangeville. Many questioned the idea.
~gorgeous century properties and gardens
~clean streets with well maintained buildings
~walking tour of over 50 old trees that had been carved into unique sculptures
~downtown walking tour of the historic buildings
~shops catering to cooks, chocolate lovers, shoe fetishists, home decor enthusiasts, readers and collectors of art
~a good pub lunch
~Island Lake Conservation area-hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and boardwalked wetland
Contrary to popular belief, you can spend the day in Orangeville.
NB: bring your hiking shoes and rain gear. You never know when a storm will blow in from the West!