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Paisley and Area

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Things to Do in Paisley and Area

For a unique camping experience, gear up at Cowan Canoe & Kayak and paddle to the Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area, just north of Paisley. New in 2016 is an entire area designated for the horse camping enthusiant and offers 15 kilometres of challenging riding trails for day rides. The Bruce County Rail Trail is an 80 kilometre multi use trail that circles the charming town, with two refurbished trestle bridges giving trekkers panoramic views of Paisley's rivers.

Shopping in Paisley and Area

Visit Paisley's artistic, riverside community for homemade, natural soaps, pottery and unique finds at Elora Soap Company. Looking for a rainy day activity? Visit Past Time Goldmine for all your board game and play time needs. Well worth a visit is Nature's Mill Works, located in Paisley's historic flour mill. Local artisans showcase their work here, including paintings, crafts, children's books and more.

Eating in Paisley and Area

Save your appetite and reserve your table at Marty's Bar & Grill for huge, fresh plates of ribs, chicken, seafood, and more. Big Dipper Bakery Cafe offers artisan breads, old fashioned baking, homemade chocolates and gormet dine-in lunch options. Enjoy the riverside patio at Back Eddie's for scrumptious breakfast or lunch. Food here is made using local ingredients, plus the fair trade, organic coffee is roasted on site. Stroll into the Paisley Farmers Market for fresh finds every Saturday morning during the summer. 

Where to Stay is Paisley and Area

The Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area is lcated just outside of Paisley's north side. It features rolling hills  and spacious campsites right by the Saugeen River, with river access. Sleep in tents or bunkies surrounded by 250 acres of sugar maples and trails. Gar-Ham Hall is a charming Victorian-era home surrounded by lovely gardens, within walkering distance of downtown Paisley

Visit Big Bruce!

Take a short drive from Paisley over to the neighbouring town of Chesley to visit Big Bruce, a local icon. This 15 foot high beef cow statue sits in the heart of cattle county. Big Bruce represents the great beef produced in the county, raised by passionate farmers who love their animals and community. Don't be afraid to snap a picture with him!