For over 30 years, visitors have enjoyed the ambience of the village of St. Jacobs and its one-of-a-kind boutiques. While much has stayed the same, much has changed. In addition to well-loved places such as La Crème, Stone Crock Bakery and Restaurant, the village is now also home to Block 3 craft brewery, EcoCafé – a fair trade organic coffee roaster – and many other up-to-date fashion and décor stores.
But there is more. Visitors can take a self-guided tour at The Mennonite Story to learn about the “Old Order” who you may spot selling their goods at the nearby St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, or travelling rural roads in their horse-drawn buggies. Visitors consistently rate The Mennonite Story a “must-see” interpretive centre, and well worth the 45 minutes or so typically spent there.
There are also well-maintained walking trails along the river, St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway (open weekends and special show dates), and professional theatre options right in the village or nearby at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. With several top notch hotels in the immediate area, it’s easy to turn a day trip into a memorable longer stay.