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Clearview Township is a rich, rural community located beside our neighbours Wasaga Beach and Collingwood. Spectacular views from the heights of the Niagara Escarpment to the vast Minesing Wetlands, our rolling landscape is a four-season paradise for hikers, cyclists, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Take a stroll down the main street through Stayner’s historic commercial district where you can enjoy a hot coffee, a fresh cinnamon bun, and the friendly atmosphere. Stayner is known for its many parks and waterways, and its well-preserved Edwardian architecture.

A charming “off the beaten path” experience, Creemore offers early Ontario charm, a shopping district full of unique treasures and of course, our famous brewery. Visit our Saturday morning farmers’ market or stop for a bite at one of the restaurants and cafés along Mill Street, and don’t miss the many festivals and events that mark Creemore’s calendar.

Watch the sunrise as you travel by motorcycle or bike along the hilly back roads or raise a glass of local cider or beer with friends and family as the night winds down.  In between you can hike the Bruce Trail, take a step back in time at the Creemore Log Cabin, paddle the Mad River or go birdwatching at the Clearview EcoPark. No stop in Clearview would be complete without a visit to the Creemore Springs Brewery or the newest craft cidery, Duntroon Cyder House.

Discover all of Clearview’s annual Festivals and Events which happen in the unique villages, towns and hamlets of our Township. Whether your interests are food & drink, the great outdoors, cycling, or just a weekend of fun with friends & family Clearview, offers you the opportunity to make traditions here! As part of the four-season destination, we are proud of our signature events series which includes over a dozen events. What season will you choose to discover Clearview?

Spring

The Stayner Kinsmen Duck Races held annually on the first Saturday of May at Centennial Park in downtown Stayner is fun for all ages! Watch over 2,000 rubber duckies race down the Lamont Creek, plus vote for your favourite decorated Corporate Duck and Elementary School Class. Live music, great food, plus wagon rides and inflatable games will make you want to stay for the whole day!

The Creemore Springs Turas Mor, a Top 100 Festival in Ontario is on every cyclist’s bucket list. With three different routes, the non-competitive cycling event will take you through the hills of Creemore and the surrounding Niagara Escarpment. There’s incredible food, unique experiences and best of all, finish the day with a cold beer from Creemore Springs.

Summer

Celebrate Canada Day and local traditions in Clearview at three, that’s right, three Canada Day Celebrations on July 1! Since 1967, the Duntroon to Stayner Run/Walk has been a free, participant-based event that starts at 8 AM in the village of Duntroon and now finishes at the Stayner Community Centre. The Stayner Heritage & Canada Day Festival includes a Parade, live entertainment and food at Station Park, local vendors and heritage displays, happening until 3 PM. Plus, free swimming at the Stayner Centennial Pool from 1 PM-5 PM. Head towards Creemore for a full day, and night of activities. Starting at 1 PM, the Creemore Canada Day Bike Parade travels on Mill Street, and there are old-time games and activities at the Creemore Legion. Food, local vendors and of course, the Street Hockey Game round out the rest of the afternoon. Bring your own lawn chair to the Creemore Community Centre for outdoor live entertainment and fireworks at dusk!

The Gathering of the Classics, a signature event in Clearview Township is the largest one-day gathering of classic aircraft, planes and cars, happening on the 2nd Saturday in August at the Edenvale Aerodrome. This ticketed event invites you and your family to get up close to historical aircraft, meet the pilots and crew, and be on the ground as planes arrive and depart all day long. There is a very active KidsCrew Zone, plus food, a beer garden and more.

There’s a party brewing in Creemore! The Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival on the last Saturday of August is the official farewell to summer! Free for the whole family, activities include axe-throwing, giant games, face painting, pony rides and more! Plus, local food, extended patios, award-winning live music on the outdoor stage and lots of cold beer from Creemore Springs. The party starts with the Beinn Gorm Highlanders parade down Mill Street. The Creemore Springs Brewery has been a cornerstone in the village since 1987, so plan your visit to include a tour and complimentary tastings.

Fall

Since 1855, the Great Northern Exhibition (GNE) has celebrated farming, livestock and heritage. Enjoy tractor pulls, live music, step-dancing show, and the demolition derby! Meet local businesses and shop at the vendor booths, plus experience live cooking demonstrations, landscape design sessions and hear from top agricultural experts. The mid-way carnival is great for all ages and open late on Friday and Saturday night!

Discover the Small Halls Festival in Clearview Township, every year the weekend before Thanksgiving. The four-day festival celebrates our nine Community Halls with arts, culture, live concerts, dance, magic, culinary delights and welcomes over 6,000 guests to Clearview. Since 2017, the Festival has been named a Top 100 Event in Ontario and with headliner acts such as Andrew Hyatt, River Town Saints, Skydiggers, Ron James, Dan Needles and the Monkey Toast, you will want to buy your tickets early.

Winter

A blast of cold air and snowy weather doesn’t slow down our Winter festivals! The Tree Lighting Ceremonies take place in Creemore and Stayner to light up the local parks and downtown shopping districts. The Singhampton Santa Claus Parade is the last Saturday night in November and the Stayner Santa Claus Parade and Creemore Santa Claus Parade are on the first Saturday in December.

Sunnidale Winterama presented by Clearview Township takes place annually in late January/early February. Featuring local events such as the Spaghetti Dinner, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night, the ‘Burning of the Green’ bonfire, Winterama Parade, Soup Off, Craft Show and Adult Dance, there are lots of indoor and outdoor activities. The Morgan Taylor Memorial Fun Snowmobile Run starts at the New Lowell Legion on the first Sunday in February.

What will you discover next? Learn more at www.discoverclearview.ca

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