Out and About in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The vibrant communities of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry are rich in history and natural beauty, with many places to explore. Have fun with your family and relax and unwind.
South Glengarry features several museums, festivals and community special events. Williamstown Fair as always promises fun for all. The Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum regularly features special collection viewings and the South Lancaster Walking Tour offers the opportunity to explore many of its hidden jewels. St. Raphael’s Galorama is a much anticipated event that features live entertainment and games for the whole family. The Char-Lan Recreation Centre in Williamstown is home to athletes of all ages, including the Char-Lan Rebels. In spring when water levels are high, many compete in the annual Raisin River Canoe Race which prides itself as being the longest canoe race in Eastern Ontario.
An extensive network of groomed trails makes North Glengarry a popular destination for hikers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers. It is alive with festivals throughout the year while home to the world-famous Glengarry Highland Games. North Glengarry is the envy of many rural communities with two full-service arenas.
The best part of a visit to South Dundas is diversity. Spend a day as a pioneer, working the land that a country will be built on. Visit prehistoric times when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Curl up with your favourite book on the shores of the St. Lawrence and enjoy the beauty and tranquility. Shop our quaint village stores for a hidden gem. Camping, beaches, scuba diving, fishing on the St. Lawrence River, and snowmobiling on winter trails are activities at the heart of a memorable family vacation.
North Dundas is a vibrant rural community. A historical society and an amateur theatre group offer local theatre with big city fun. There are several major summer fairs and festivals that take place in the Township of North Dundas. Every summer, Chesterville holds a summer agricultural fair. The Village of Winchester hosts “Dairyfest” in early August and the Village of South Mountain hosts their summer agricultural fair also in August. The Village of Chesterville hosts the ‘Chesterville Farmer’s Market’ on the waterfront every Saturday during the summer months.
When you visit South Stormont, you’ll find much to do. There are attractions, adventure and history along with acres of parks, camp sites, beaches and the unspoiled beauty of the Long Sault Parkway. Along with exercise and fresh air, there’s an opportunity for a fascinating look at what life was like in South Stormont 50 years ago, before the flooding of the St. Lawrence with a visit to the Lost Villages Museum. History comes alive as you stroll through the park. Visit St. Andrews West – the oldest parish in the area and nearby pioneer cemetery with a rich history, many fine buildings and monuments.
The small communities of North Stormont are alive with community spirit and fresh country air. Spend the day with your family picking berries, apples or pumpkins. Let the kids run in one of the many parks. Explore the many snowmobile or ATV trails or find the perfect wedding dress at the Moose Creek mall.