A thriving area of working farms, historic villages and small businesses. Many points in North Dumfries have easy access off hwy. 401 which lead to conservation area hiking, canoeing, and a wide range of farm gate experiences.
With the rolling hills of the countryside, the ponds and rivers, North Dumfries is the go-to destination for recreation and relaxation. There are numerous recreation opportunities; community parks and a state-of-the-art Community Complex that boasts an NHL size ice surface, a walking track and community rooms. The outdoor facilities of the complex include soccer fields, a walking trail, playground and splash pad.
Heritage walking tours will take you by some of the 20 designated historical landmarks including stately stone houses, log homes, one-room schoolhouses and barns that are recognized and protected under the Ontario Heritage Act. Visit the quaint Village of Greenfield which was the first Heritage Conservation District in North Dumfries. This small historic 19th century mill settlement was founded by the Goldie Family. The District includes a four storey limestone mill and stacked plank grain house known as ‘Greenfield Mills’, along with mill race, pond, original sluice gates, the ‘River House’ and ‘Brick House’, the original residences of the Goldie family, and six ‘salt-box’ row cottages used to house workers- all of which created a’ tight-knit milling community.