Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Clearview

We have compiled a list of rainy day activities to do in Clearview – a great area to explore the shops, restaurants, historical landmarks and other local attractions! These activities will be sure to brighten up your day!

North America’s Smallest Jail and Creemore’s Log Cabin

Learn more about Creemore’s history by visiting the jail and log cabin situated beside each other near downtown. The log cabin and Creemore’s jail are open to visitors from May to October. There is also a History Host at the Log Cabin every Saturday morning from 10-1pm in the summer!

The cabin is the last remaining log residence in Creemore and was home to James and Abigail Scarrow and their ten children. The cabin is run by volunteers and has cultural programs for people of all ages.

Creemore’s prison is known as “North America’s Smallest Jail” because it only has 3 cells inside. The jail was used in the 1800’s to hold lawbreakers overnight. In the morning, the prisoners were shipped off to Barrie’s prison if they had committed more serious crimes.

Creemore Jail

Heirloom 142

Browse the stores in downtown Creemore. Heirloom 142 is a great place to shop for re-styled furniture and vintage décor shipped from places in Europe and Canada. Revamp your house, buy gifts for your family and friends or take part in a workshop. Sessions include: a Milk Paint and Fusion Mineral Paint workshop, private paint parties and open studio time.

Heirloom 142

Creemore Springs Brewery

What’s better than spending a rainy day sampling local beer? Creemore Springs Brewery is located in downtown Creemore in what used to be a hardware store. Brewery tours run Monday to Saturday 12pm to 4pm on the hour and Sunday 12pm to 3pm on the hour with free samples included in the visit! Make sure to browse the retail store or sample the beers on tap.

Creemore Springs Brewery

Giffen’s Country Market

Have breakfast or lunch at Giffen’s Country Market and enjoy freshly made sandwiches, soups, salads and other options. Buy homemade baked goods, frozen food, cheese, local produce, maple syrup, meat, jams and more. Don’t miss Giffen’s Orchard Fresh Apple Cider or try their apples that are available year-round with varieties such as Honeycrisp, McIntosh and Gala.

Giffen's Country Market

Leishman Pottery

For a truly unique experience, visit Leishman Pottery – a family run business located in Stayner. Leishman Pottery sells mugs, serving pieces and dish sets featuring Georgian Bay Pine, Spruce on the Rocks and Canadian Wildlife. Customized orders can also be requested. Browse their store and see all the different colours, styles and sizes of pottery being sold!

Leishman Pottery

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