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Chesley, Ontario

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Chesley, Ontario
Chesley, Ontario

Architecture lovers can converge on this quaint town that’s filled with glimpses of building rich in local history, from the Post Office to churches and stunning mills. For the true history buffs, widen your walk a few blocks in each direction for stunning century homes, serene parks and even more architectural delights.

Whether you are heading in to browse the antique shops, opting in for pampering at the Rowntree Health & Wellness spa, or just strolling the town, Chesley is just a quick trip away.

Krug Memorial Park
Krug Memorial Park

Named in honour of the Krug family who operated the successful local furniture manufacturing business from 1886 to 1987, this lovely park was willed to the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie in 2013. Located nearby the meandering northern Saugeen River, stop in for an alfresco lunch with the serene sounds of the Saugeen as your soundtrack.

Klages Mill & Garden
Klages Mill & Garden

Originally built in 1955, and rebuilt in 1957 following a fire, this gorgeous mill and garden has doubled in size since 1994 when its current owners purchased it. Now operating as a special occasion hall, the gardens are open to visitors.

The picturesque landscape offers an abundance of photographic pleasures, with gardens that are always in bloom, water scenes including waterfalls and the dam, which has provided a “mill pond”, home to a family of swans.

Big Bruce
Big Bruce

Bigger than any steer you’ll find in the fields, this 15-foot giant is a perfect selfie partner! A symbol of Ontario’s best beef stands in the heart of Cattle Country just outside of Chelsey after starting out his career visiting fall fairs and plowing matches all over Ontario. Now as any famous figure does - this sweet-faced titan is just waiting for you and the camera!