Dufferin County

About

Dufferin County is home to a wide range of outdoor, artistic and cultural attractions. The beautiful Niagara Escarpment forms a dividing ridge through the County. It is easily accessed via the Bruce Trail or the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Located across the county is the bio diverse Dufferin County Forest that is 2,596 acres divided into twelve tracts providing spectators with beauty that reaches as far as the eye can see.

Dufferin County is the highest plateau immediately west of Georgian Bay, and it forms a watershed between the four lakes: Huron, Erie, Ontario and Simcoe. Headwaters, a 2,534-square-kilometre area gets its name from being the source of some of Ontario’s biggest rivers. Dufferin County takes in the central and northern most reaches of Headwaters.

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Annual Events

The main festivals include:
. March – SugarBush Maple Syrup Festival
. June – Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival
. July – Bass Tournament
. August/September – Savour the Flavours
. October – Orangeville Fall Craft Show & Market

Attractions & Entertainment

THEATRE ORANGEVILLE
Orangeville / Dufferin County
Theatre
Theatre Orangeville is a live professional theatre located in historic downtown Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville has been dedicated to almost exclusively using works by Canadian playwrights and has been proud to mount several World Premiere productions.
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DUFFERIN COUNTY MUSEUM
Orangeville / Dufferin County
Museum
A combination of exhibits and permanent collections, including unique artifacts that provide a glimpse of the local history and evolution of its communities. The museum building is beautifully located on a high point at the intersection of two major roads, and incorporates a former stone silo as a tower which affords a beautiful panorama of the surrounding farmlands.
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CREDIT VALLEY EXPLORER
Orangeville / Dufferin County
Scenic Train
Winter, spring, summer or fall, the Credit Valley Explorer provides a premiere tour train experience. Each season offers unique views and different tour train services through the Credit Valley and Hills of Headwaters in the heart of Ontario’s Greenbelt. Tours are booked in advance.
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Outdoors

HOCKLEY VALLEY RESORT
Hills of Headwaters, Mono / Dufferin County
Alpine skiing, golfing, Adomo Estate Winery, accommodations.
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MANSFIELD OUTDOOR CENTRE
Mansfield / Mulmur / Dufferin County
Skiing (nordic)
Machine groomed and trackset trails wind their way through hundreds of acres of beautiful forest with many picturesque views of the Mulmur Hills, graded from novice to expert. Rustic lodge with homemade chili and soup, fresh baked bread and muffins available.
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Eating

TERRA NOVA PUBLIC HOUSE
Mulmur / Dufferin County
Pub / Patio
Located in the hamlet of Terra Nova, offering a unique pub/country style dining experience. Award winning chef Malcolm Muth creates dishes that use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients sourced from local farmers.
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Shopping

FARMHOUSE POTTERY GALLERY AND CAFE
Caledon / Dufferin County
Gallery
The studio gallery is nestled on the banks of the Nottawasaga River. This log construction studio provides a beautiful setting for Allan Pace’s pottery.
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INGLEWOOD ANTIQUE MARKET
Caledon / Dufferin County
Antiques
This old apple barn houses several antique dealers, offering quality antiques at country prices. Inventory of furniture, china, lighting, jewellery, vintage clothing, hats, purses, sterling silver, books, art, doors, lamps, and toys.
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Rest & Relax

MCKITRICK HOUSE INN
Downtown Orangeville / Dufferin County
Inn
This Victorian home is furnished with fine antiques of the period and is located in Historical Downtown Orangeville, Ontario. Whether you choose to relax by the fire in the parlor, curl up with a book in the upper sitting room, or sip a cool drink on the cozy covered porch, you will definitely feel at home. Just a stroll away from a myriad of restaurants, and shops. Artist studios, hiking, skiing, and golfing are only a short drive away.
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MONOCLIFFS INN
Orangeville / Dufferin County
Inn
The Inn started out as a small farm in the early 1800’s and in 1853 the building was expanded and a general store opened to provide services to the thriving area. In 1984 Carol and Michael Hall purchased the property and reopened the store. In 1987 “The Mono Centre General Store” changed to “The Mono Cliffs Inn” and since then people have been finding their way to Mono Centre to dine in a relaxed, country atmosphere. Situated in one of the most scenic stretches of the Bruce Trail, next to the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park the Inn has become a mecca for lovers of food and Australian Wines. Inn keeper Carol Hall is always glad to see old friends and welcome new diners to the dining room, pub or beautiful Magnolia Deck.
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Maps

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Key Locations

Towns
Grand Valley
Orangeville
Shelburne

Townships
Amaranth
East Garafraxa
East Luther
Melancthon
Mono
Mulmur (including Mansfield, Honeywood, Terra Nova, Primrose)

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