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Chesley, Ontario

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Chesley, Ontario
Chesley, Ontario

Whether you want to browse the day away in antique shops (check out Yesteryears Treasures, Metzgers and Dusty’s Attic) or opt for some pampering at Rowntree Health & Wellness Spa, downtown Chesley is just a quick trip away.

If you’re a lover of architecture, a short stroll of the main street, 1st Avenue, will offer glimpses of beautiful buildings rich in history from the Chesley Post Office, to the gorgeous Presbyterian Reformed and Lutheran churches. Widen your walk a couple of blocks and more picturesque churches, manicured lawns, and serene parks await. Here’s a few of our favourite spots.

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. Starting out his career visiting fall fairs and plowing matches all over Ontario, this sweet-faced titan is just waiting for you and the camera!