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Acton | Ontario

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Acton Leathertown Festival

August

Acton Leathertown Festival celebrates the community and connects families and people over unique take-out eating options by the downtown restaurants for an online presentation of recorded live popular music.

Tanning has been an important industry in Acton since 1842. This year, the first tannery was established by Abraham Nelles. The ACTON area was attractive to the leather industry because of the large number of hemlock and spruce trees.

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The Olde Hide House

The Olde hide house is a historical building known for being one of the first leather companies founded in Canada. The hide house sells leather clothes and furniture. It is the largest leather store in Canada.

In 1969, the hide house was back in business with a boom as they specialized in split leather. The Olde Hide House was established in 1980 by a new company. It has the largest collection of garments and furniture. It is a great place to learn about the history of leather and the making process. In addition, it is a nice place to shop for quality leather clothes and furniture.

Photo: https://hidehouse.ca/about/the-hide-house/imgp1090/

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Home Town of Sir Donald Mann

Sir Donald Mann was a Canadian railway baron, builder and entrepreneur. He contributed to building branch lines of the Canadian Northern Railway.

Mann was born in 1853 in Acton, Canada West (now Ontario).

He died at the age of 81 and was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Acton.

 

Read more about Sir Donald Mann | People of Small Towns

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Acton Fall Fair

The Best Little Fair in Ontario | The second weekend after Labour Day

In the spring of 1913, the Town of Acton held a meeting at which many citizens came forward to support a “Fall Fair.” Previous to this meeting, the Esquesing Fair had been held two years in Acton, then two years in Georgetown, starting in 1846.

From 1889 to 1892, the Acton Fair was called the Acton Union Fair and was a two-day fair held during the week.

Photos: https://actonfallfair.ca/

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Prospect Park

Prospect Park is a park with a playground that has small ziplines and a nice beautiful view of trees and a lake. In addition, the park has a splash pad for kids.

The park also has a 1.6km loop trail that takes about 30 min to complete. This trail is good for running and hiking. Dogs are allowed on the trail with a leash on. The park also has a leash-free zone for dogs to play. It is a great park with many amenities to enjoy and relax.

Photo: Google Street View

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Smallwood Acres

Smallwood Acres was built in 1960 on 30 acres of land. Smallwood Acres is a campground that is adjacent to Fairy lake. The campgrounds have many amenities like a laundromat, pool, playground, washrooms and free showers, firewood for sale, a rec hall with pool tables, an air hockey table and vending machines.

The campground is only open from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend. They also host many events like Christmas in July, Halloween in August, crafts, dances/karaoke, darts, card tournaments and bingo. A huge campground to stay in with a nice overlooking view of the lake.

Photo: https://smallwoodacrescampground.ca/photo-gallery

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Blue Springs Golf Club

The Blue Springs Golf Club is spread over 444 acres of land with the golf course, bistro, and venues for meetings, seminars and small events. The golf course is surrounded by the beauty of large trees, forest views, ponds and leafy valleys.

In addition, they offer academy courses to sharpen your game skills. They also offer membership to open up additional services. A great place to visit to play golf or to meet up with friends and family to enjoy top-notch cuisine.

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/bluespringsGC/

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Fairy Lake

Fairy lake is a 26-hectare lake in Acton. The lake is surrounded by Prospect Park, Rotary Park and Smallwood Acres campground. The water of Fairy Lake flows from Black Creek.

The land was a wetland before the creation of the lake, which is until 1830. The lake is used for boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. The huge lake has a nice scenic area that can be visualized from many places in Acton and has many activities that can be enjoyed on the lake.

Photo: https://www.haltonhills.ca/en/explore-and-play/fairy-lake.aspx

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Acton Bio Farm

Acton Bio Farm specializes in growing Haskap boreal beasts and boreal blizzards through micropropagation. The Haskap fruit is also known as honeysuckle, which are berries similar to a mix of raspberries and blueberries. Haskap fruits and plants are bigger than regular berries and have a sweet/tangy taste.  You can buy the seed or the exotic plant from the Acton Bio Farm with instructions on caring for the plant. It is a great place to learn about the Haskaps and maybe even grow them yourself.

Photo: https://www.actonbiofarm.com/

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Breezes Trailer Park

Breezes Trailer park is a 15-acre park that overlooks Fairy Lake, which is open seasonally. They offer big lot sizes that have power sources and water available. The gated park is open from May until November and is available for daily or seasonal rental. Swimming, boating and fishing are allowed on Fairy lake. The trailer park also has a playground to enjoy. This place is pet friendly. It also hosts many activities every week for people to enjoy and celebrate—a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Photo: http://breezespark.com/

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