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Summer in Paisley, Ontario

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Paisley - The Artistic Village
Paisley - The Artistic Village

The two free-flowing rivers converging in downtown Paisley create a unique energy. An energy that is free, independent, ever moving and emulated throughout the town. Downtown Paisley is where residents and visitors alike come to enjoy arts festivals and enlightening experiences while embracing the creative energy of the town.

Historic buildings majestically line the downtown core and many are respectfully hand-decorated with bright, energetic colours and up-cycled materials. Paisley is a shining example of a rebirth of rural Ontario, where the past, present and future are part of everyday life.

Paisley's elemental connection with the water and its artistic free-spirited inhabitants run directly into the downtown and create a unique, downright unconventional community.

Things to Do in Paisley
Things to Do in Paisley

The Bruce County Rail Trail is an 80-kilometre multi-use trail that circles the charming town of Paisley, with two refurbished trestle bridges giving trekkers panoramic views of the rivers.

Home to Saugeen River Access Points #9a, #9b, #10 and #11 - there are almost too many options to choose from! Making Paisley the perfect place for your summer paddling adventure. 

Not interested in hiking or vigorous activity? Be sure to participate in the Paisley Mural Walking Tour, where you can take a self-guided stroll through the historic buildings of downtown and see for yourself the free spirited artistic abilities of Paisley's community. 

Shopping in Paisley
Shopping in Paisley

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 playtime needs. 

Eating in Paisley
Eating in Paisley

Paisley's restaurant scene has been growing the last few years with some great unique restaurants opening up. Save your appetite, support local and pick up your favourite homeade pizza at Bonfire on Queen. Not your average pizza place, they specialize in artisan Neapolitan style pizza, using special Italian flour and local ingredients for their homemade toppings, sauces and cheeses.

Rak Thai Kitchen is another delicious place in Paisley offering take-out for lunch or dinner, specializing in Thai Curry and Authentic Pad Thai.  

Check out The Paisley Common Bar, Bistro and Cafe, where they are committed to offering healthy, homemade and locally sourced foods. Awaiting opening, you can still order online, pick up take-out and enjoy this local hotspot. 

Where to Stay in Paisley
Where to Stay in Paisley

Perfect for the summer seaon, Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area is located just outside of Paisley's north side and 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 walking distance of downtown Paisley

Visit Big Bruce!
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 of him or make him the perfect selfie partner.