Creemore, Ontario takes its name from the words “croi” and “more”, meaning “big heart” in Gaelic. Consequently, it has come to be known as the little village with a big heart. There are so many great things to do! To help plan your visit, here are our Top 5 Things to Do in Creemore
Creemore Springs Brewery has been on our “Top 5” list since its inception in 1987. Creemore Springs’ beers are fire-brewed in their traditional copper kettle with local Creemore spring water. Stop by for a tasting and a snack at their retail space located in one of the beautiful, historic, red brick buildings that line downtown Creemore.
The Old Mill House Pub
The Old Mill House Pub is family-owned and operated in the heart of Creemore beside Creemore Springs Brewery. They are famous for their wings, homemade AAA Canadian Beef burgers, Creemore Springs beer-battered Fish & fresh-cut local chips and a broad selection of local and imported beers. This pub has a friendly vibe, relaxed atmosphere and tasty food!
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 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” with only 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 Bakery and Cafe
Creemore Bakery and Café is your next stop for sweet things to do in Creemore! The staff put their hand rolling, finger fluting, and good ‘ole’ tradition and technique into everything they create. You’ll defiantly be able to taste the tender care and love that went into each and every product. Creemore Bakery offers a variety of pastries and sweets, ranging from their wide selection of tarts, to their daily fresh made Brioche Donuts. With distinct European inspiration, wholesome ingredients, and a little bit of devilish goodness, Creemore Bakery and Café invites you to come try some of these delicious treats.
The Township of Clearview stands behind a “voluntary ban on single-use plastics” making it the ideal location for a chique refillery that helps you ditch the plastic bottles and choose to refill! All-natural, cruelty-free, and organic, Creemore Refillery sells everything from shampoo to household cleaners. More sustainable products are also available, all without that plastic packaging. Creemore Refillery is yet to know a life without COVID, but has been met with tremendous support and has successfully adapted to the changing times. The “little refillery that could” will welcome you! Checkout their Instagram for more information.
A bonus addition to the top 5 things to do in Creemore is this breathtaking hike that is phenomenal and free, only 15 minutes away! The Nottawasaga Lookout is an astonishingly spectacular view of the Niagara escarpment and the geological marvels it offers. Hike through some vast farmland before being plunged into the majestic trillium-infused forest winding around crevasses and diverse plant life. Your physical effort is rewarded by beautiful views of Georgian Bay and the surrounding landscape.
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