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Fall in Chesley, Ontario

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Downtown Chesley

Architecture lovers can converge on this quaint town that's filled with glimpses of rich 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 with the gorgeous fall colours as the backdrop. 

Hiking & Trails

Named in honour of the Krug family who operated the successful local furniture manufacturing business from 1886 to 1987, Krug Memorial Park was willed to the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie in 2013. Located nearby the meandering northern Saugeen River, stop in for an outdoor picnic lunch with the serene sounds of the Saugeen as your soundtrack and scenic fall background. Continue your journey down the Chesley Heritage Trail which offers 4km of linear, hard packed surface and follows along the Saugeen River. For all those history buffs, this trail also connects two historical sites and two bridges which offer beautiful views of the river and the town of Chesley.  

Mountain Biking

Although summer is coming to an end, it doesn't mean your mountain biking season has to! See the beautiful fall colours come alive right before your eyes as you feel the wind through your hair while you pin it down the trail in a perfect line. Only a short distance from Chesley, visit the Brant Tract Trails just off Concession Road 3, consisting of about 20km worth of amazing trails suitable for all varieties of experienced bikers. Enjoy a less crowded tract, perfect trail conditions and cooler weather to make this mountain biking season one of the best.  

Remember to download our Mountain Biking Map and click here to learn more about Mountain Biking the Bruce. 

Fishing the Saugeen River

Calling all anglers! Home to the infamous Saugeen River, Chesley is the spot to hit this fall for a quick catch. While the main river is a side stream off the main Saugeen River, there are many deep pools located throughout that river that are swimming with fish! Head to the Chesley Community Park or follow along the Chesley Heritage trail for some great access points. Just remember to refer to the latest edition of the Ministry of Natural Resources Regulations summary for specific rules in this area.  

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 this fall!