Learn about the South Grenville area
South Grenville is located on the majestic St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario. South Grenville is comprised of three townships;
Augusta Township home of the Homewood Museum National Historical Site, Harvest Days Demonstrations, Wheels’A’Churnin’, The Blue Church, The Rothesay Dive Site, the North Augusta Labour Day Festival, several accommodations & so much more. To visit the municipal website CLICK HERE
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Township home of the Battle of the Windmill National Historical Site, Conestoga & Weehawk Dive Sites, The Spencerville Mill, the St. Lawrence Marina, The Spencerville Stampede, Canada Celebrations, Labourfest, The Spencerville Fair, art galleries, A Country Christmas Remembered, summer camps, recreational facilities, campgrounds and other accommodation options & more. To visit the municipal website CLICK HERE
Thanks to ABark Rodeo Productions for the Spencerville Stampede Photo.
The Town of Prescott home of the Fort Wellington National Historical Site, Forwarders’ Museum, Sandra S. Lawn Harbour & Marina, Sports Clubs, Canada Day Celebrations, the Fort Town Concerts, the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure, the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, the Sunday Night Concert Series, the South Grenville Guild of Fine Art, Prescott Farmer’s Market, local shops, bed & breakfasts, summer camps, a recreational facility, dining on the river and so much more. To visit the municipal website CLICK HERE
South Grenville flourished during Canada’s beginnings. As a forwarding centre Prescott was crucial to the transportation of products from Montreal to Toronto. Fort Wellington was built to defend the shipping route during the war of 1812. The Fort was used again in 1837 when Upper and Lower Canada rose up in rebellion. The area has many Ontario Heritage Act Designated Properties which are protected from being destroyed. The properties are maintained, restored and are a perfect example of how South Grenville prides itself on the history of the area.
Did you know that by 1887 J.P. Wiser’s Distillery, Labatts and Grenville Breweries were established in South Grenville? In addition to the alcohol production industry there were several alcohol consumption locations; 23 hotels & 24 taverns! (Dodge & Brown, 2012) Although the alcohol producers are long gone you can still find taverns & hotels in the area. For a history on each municipality CLICK HERE. For more historical information on the Grenville area you can visit the Grenville County Historical Society online at http://web.ripnet.com/~gchs/
Today we are a place for visitors to experience the history, the outdoor adventures, the breathtaking performances, the unique accommodations, the one of kind events and the St. Lawrence River. Please visit the ‘Experience’ Pages for more detail on Points of Interest & Events.