Our Favorite Places in Georgetown, Acton and Surrounding Areas (Ontario)
By Bill and Lia McNally
Cedarvale Park in Georgetown- A great spot to while away a summer afternoon. Picnic by the river and toss a ball in the wide open spaces afterwards. With soccer nets, a dog park, playground equipment, and a fitness trail, Cedarvale Park has something for everyone.
Downtown Georgetown- The mix of hip boutiques and older landmarks makes strolling downtown a pleasure. Make a day out of it by checking out all the unique, independently owned stores offering everything from arts and crafts, clothing, children's books, natural foods and more. Afterwards, indulge in a massage or stop in for a meal at one of the many great restaurants or pubs.
The Park District in Georgetown- This mature area, set behind Main Street, features beautiful and unique homes, gorgeous gardens and huge trees. Be sure to stop by the library- it often features the work of talented local artists and photographers.
The Georgetown Marketplace- A popular place to spend a rainy afternoon. If you've lived in Halton Hills for any length of time, you're certain to run into lots of people you know.
Fairy Lake in Acton- has a variety of things to do for people of all ages. Prospect Park offers paddle boat and canoe rentals, a leash free dog run, tennis courts, a playground, a baseball field, a wading pool for small children and benches to sit and look out at the picturesque water. Fairy Lake also has a sandy beach and an ample grassy area for picnics.
Limehouse Nature Walk- Starting out by the old scout house off the 22nd sideroad, this loop of trail is actually a branch off of the Bruce trail. Follow the trail markers or pick up a map at the library and enjoy a day in the woods. One of the trails will lead you past the old lime kilns and through caves! Exciting for children kindergarten age and up!
Tanners in Acton- This licensed restaurant, located across the street from the Olde Hide House, offers delicious pub fare and great live entertainment. Sit inside in the restaurant (a converted house) on chilly days and enjoy the patio when the weather warms up. Weekend nights often feature fantastic singers and a laid back atmosphere. A great place to relax and catch up with friends.