The trails of Wellington North lead to butter tarts.
Elora Cataract Trailway
Elora Gorge Conservation Area
Friends of the Grand
Highland Pines Campground
Historic Walking Tours
One Axe Pursuits Zipline
The Butter Tart Trail
That about describes how best to approach the wonders of Wellington North, an area that offers walking, cycling and birding trails, all winding through tranquil vistas you can discover on your own self-guided tour.
Of all the trails, the Butter Tart Trail™ is perhaps the most popular, which is hardly surprising. Who doesn’t like a rich, decadent butter tart? And on the sweetest road trip since 2006, you can find at least a dozen varieties, along with some more unusual tart creations: doggy butter tart treats, pottery trays in homage to the butter tart, butter tart sundaes, milkshakes, pies and ice cream, even butter tart-inspired soaps and scents.
Wellington North is all about experiences, which are all around. This is the heartland of local food, evidenced by the Wellington North Farmers’ Market in Mount Forest. Here’s where you’ll find farm-fresh foods offered by the people who grow them. Also in Mount Forest the third weekend of July brings the three-day Fireworks Festival, designated a Top 100 Festival in Ontario for the past seven consecutive years. On September 27, discover the wealth of heritage and cultural attractions showcased through Doors Open Ontario, this year commemorating the centennial of the First World War. The Village of Arthur—a Doors Open site all its own—is designated “Canada’s Most Patriotic Village”. Proudly displayed on its buildings are detailed murals paying homage to the designation, carefully rendered by local artists.
There’s much to see and do in Wellington North, a place where premiere fashion destinations, traditional fall fairs, Christmas parades and home cooking are as much a part of the experience as the birdsong and flowers that surround you. How sweet it that!
Wellington North Farmers’ Market is held every Friday, 3 to 8 pm, King St E, Mount Forest. Plan to Simply Explore by visiting our website for downloadable maps, event dates and times. Township of Wellington North, 519.848.3620.
The Butter Tart Trail
throughout North Wellington