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Paisley, Ontario
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Close enough to Lake Huron for day-trips to its beaches and harbours, Paisley is a vibrant heritage village built at the eddy of two important rivers. We are situated on the south west corner of Municipality of Arran Elderlie and at the doorway of the beach country. This area is famous for Beef Farming and the Power Industry including the creating of nuclear power and wind power. Paisley is also a popular destination for mountain bikers, hikers, and even horseback riders! The Brant Tract at Paisley has 20 kilometers of single-track trails designed specifically for mountain biking and hiking, and an additional 10 kilometers of double-track trails, which are designed for multi-use. The trails are open for all four seasons, and are a great destination for family fun and movement! Paisley surrounds its residents and visitors with history. From the legendary confluence of two rivers, the Saugeen and the Teeswater, to the heritage red-brick buildings, this charming community conveys an atmosphere both relaxing and inspiring. Explore Paisley If exploration on land is more your style, Paisley offers several walking tours. You can stroll several kilometres along the grassy dykes that contain the spring-surging Saugeen. On the streets of the village, follow the Heritage Walk to see homes a century-and-a-half old, set amid lovingly cared-for grounds. Right at the old market square you'll find the three-storey Town Hall dating from 1876 and the intriguing Firehose Tower, built in 1891. A pleasant walk or a short drive takes you along the Teeswater River to the five-storey Paisley City Mill, built in 1885 and recently restored as the setting for one of Paisley's interesting shops. Three other mills offer unique settings where public access is welcomed by businesses. In any season, 25 kilometres of trails at the Bruce County Brant Tract provide active recreation for hikers, mountain-bikers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers and horseback riders. Just a few steps from the square, the Treasure Chest Museum presents a remarkable collection of household and farm tools, antique furniture, memorabilia and themed displays. Open during the summer, it offers resources for researchers, and a gift counter. The area's agricultural heritage comes alive each August at the Bruce County Heritage Farm, just down County Road 3. Steam-powered equipment for farming and sawing, horses at work, music and fun in the country mode offer something for everyone in the family. The yearly Agricultural Fair, highlighted by one of the area's best horse shows, has been a September event since 1856. Paisley invites a longer stay with comfortable and charming bed & breakfast homes, river-front camping at the in-town Rotary Park campsite and close by at Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area. For those who decide to make Paisley their home, it's good to know that properties here provide excellent value in a friendly community with its own elementary schools, community centre, several churches, a public library, and health services. Social and service clubs keep residents' calendars full, whether it's curling, storytime at the library, getting together at the Legion or one of the community's special events, Paisley offers plenty to do.

P.O. Box 398
Paisley, Ontario, N0G 2N0

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