Our Communities

The County of Wellington is located in south-western Ontario just over 100 kilometers west of Toronto along Highway 401. The County is made up of seven member municipalities including the Town of Erin, Town of Minto, Township of Wellington North, Township of Mapleton, Township of Centre Wellington, Township of Guelph/Eramosa, and the Township of Puslinch.

These vibrant and active communities offer a variety of festivals and events and year-round attractions that residents and visitors enjoy. Each unique from the rest, our communities offer individual character and charm. Each with its highlights and renowned destinations, there is something for everyone in Wellington County. Come explore our communities, and experience the wonders of Wellington for yourself.

Town of Minto 

Town of Minto Logo Visiting Minto's three revitalized downtowns boasts an unexpectedly diverse array of entertainment, shopping, history, and food options – from the Grey-Wellington Theatre Guild and the Norgan Theatre, to antique shops and everyday essentials, The Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum, renovated libraries, and independent eateries that mix locally grown ingredients into their delicious menus. Home to locally-grown and made goods that reflect the agricultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of Minto, explore some of the unique farm markets including Reroot Organic FarmSteckle’s Flowers & Produce, and Alpaca Time for exquisitely unique products. While you are here, grab your grocery list, and shop fresh local food at the one of a kind Farmers’ Market in Palmerston, or find handmade goods at the Makers’ Market in Harriston

Contact Information:

5941 Highway 89 Harriston ON N0G 1Z0

T 519.338.2511 F 519.338.2005

Visit the Town of Minto's website for more information.

 

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Township of Mapleton

Township of Mapleton LogoThe Township of Mapleton is a community rich in heritage and culture. Home to the historic Drayton Festival Theatre one of Canada's most successful professional theatres. Experience a live performance like no other, this modernized facility is a must-see! Stop by the cozy Drayton Chop House for dinner after a show- a local favorite, specializing in made-from-scratch recipes using the freshest ingredients and premium beef. Mapleton is proud to host several events year round including the Alma Car Show, Campin' and Jammin' in the park, Custom Rodders Car Show, Drayton Fair, and the NEW Mapleton Farmers' Market. Experience the culture and charm of rural life in Mapleton. 

Contact Information:

7275 Sideroad 16 Box 160 Drayton ON N0G 1P0

T 519.638.3313 F 519.638.5113

Visit the Township of Mapleton's website for more information.

 

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Township of Wellington North 

Township of Wellington North Logo Wellington North Encompasses endless walking and cycling trails, unique stores, and gift shops, and fashion destinations that dot this unique destination on the mountain top. Take a stroll through Luther Marsh, or enjoy a day of fishing at Pike Lake. Find fresh produce and goods like no other from Big John's County Market, or the Farmers' Market, and see for yourself why Wellington North is an agricultural hub. Hosting one of the top 100 festivals in Ontario, watch fireworks fly at the Fireworks Festival, learn about the historic landscape at Mount Forest Museum and Archives and Lynes Blacksmith Shop, or catch a show at the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild, and simply explore all the treasures Wellington North has to offer. 

Contact Information:

7490 Sideroad 7 West PO Box 125 Kenilworth ON N0G 2E0

T 519.848.3620 or 1.866.848.3620 F 519.848.3228

Visit the Township of Wellington North's website for more information.

 

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Township of Centre Wellington 

Centre Wellington Logo

Centre Wellington is an established tourism destination. The charming heritage towns of Fergus and Elora offer a thriving cultural scene catering to every age and taste. Experience the wide range of one-of-a-kind shops and specialty stores, walking tours, art exhibits, and galleries. Home to some of Ontario's most well known and renowned festivals and events like the Fergus Scottish FestivalRiverfest Elora, the Elora Festival and so many more. Take a trip back in time and discover the treasures at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, or relax and unwind at elegant accommodations like the Elora Mill Hotel and Spa and find accompanying gourmet menus at Elora Brewing CompanyLa Fontana, and The Friendly Society just steps away. Paddle the picturesque river, zipline, take a raft ride or hiking trip and admire the majestic waters and dramatic cliffs of the Elora Gorge.  

Contact Information:

1 MacDonald Square Elora ON N0B 1S0

T 519.846.9691 F 519.846.2190

Visit the Township of Centre Wellington's website for more information.

 

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Township of Guelph Eramosa 

Township of Guelph Eramosa Logo Guelph/Eramosa is a growing and vibrant rural community that is mixed with stunning landscapes and natural wonders. The Rockwood Conservation Area has served as a popular filming destination offering its mesmerizing scenery and formations. Boasting over 11 municipal parks and over 81 kilometers of trails, there are always new places to explore in Guelph Eramosa. Take a walk across The Kissing Bridge, the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, and farm trails and gardens, or have beach day and picnic lunch at Guelph Lake. There are lots of fun activities for the entire family at the Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre. Treat yourself to some freshly baked pastries from Strom's Farm and Bakery, a beverage from Cox Creek Winery, or T-off with a round of golf. Many festivals and cultural events are happening throughout the year in the township like the famous Hillside FestivalEden Mills Arts Festival, and so much more awaiting you in Guelph Eramosa. 

Contact Information:

8348 Wellington Road 124 PO Box 700 Rockwood ON N0B 2K0

T 519.856.9596 or 1.800.267.1465 F 519.856.2240

Visit the Guelph/Eramosa Township's website for more information.

 

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Township of Puslinch 

Puslinch Township LogoPuslinch has the laidback feel of country living while still having convenient access to urban amenities with its close proximity to major cities. Just minutes from Guelph, Puslinch offers immense recreational facilities at the Puslinch Optimist Center and activities and events year round. Find unique treasures at the Aberfoyle Antique Market. Stop in after for a Murder Mystery Dinner theatre show at the Aberfoyle Mill and experience rich heritage, superb food, and charming service. The natural beauty for you to revel and explore in Puslinch is unlimited. Go hiking and sightseeing at Starky Hill, try waterskiing at McLinktocks Water Ski School at Puslinch lake, grab a bite lakeside at the Old Marina Restaurant and explore all the specialty shops in Aberfoyle and Morriston. Explore the history and agriculture of Puslinch and why it is so unique and special.

Contact Information:

7404 Wellington Road 34 RR 3 Guelph ON N1H 6H9

T 519.763.1226 F 519.763.5846

Visit the Township of Puslinch's website for more information.

 

Town of Erin 

Town of Erin Logo The Picturesque Town of Erin is a rural community lush with rolling countryside, meandering rivers, small settlement areas, and quaint village settings. Known for their equine culture, accompanying and bordering the Town of Caledon and Halton Hills, Erin acts as an active member of Headwaters Horse County. Watch horse and rider teams compete for the gold at Angelstone Tournaments and see why the buzzing equine community showcases so many equine resources and events like the Equine ErinErin Fall Fair, and the Headwaters Stable Tour. Its bustling downtown is a medley of adorable shops and lovingly preserved buildings. Visit the Hillsburgh Library, grab a book and read by the pond, find fabulous fashion at Hannah's Boutique, delicious fresh old-fashioned baked treats at Holtom's Bakery, or stop for lunch accompanied by a cup of tea at the whimsical tea room and restaurant of the Maddie Hatter Tea Shop and Cafe. Experience the best of local food in a cooking class with Chef Pam at Fanjoy Restaurant, or for the outdoor enthusiast perhaps a round of golf at Erin Heights, a bike ride on the Elora Cataract Trail, or simply enjoy a stroll through the stunning scenery and trails

Contact Information:

5684 Trafalgar Road RR 2 Hillsburgh ON N0B 1Z0

T 519.855.4407 or 1.877.818.2888 F 519.855.4821

Visit the Town of Erin's website for more information.

 

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 County of Wellington map outlining and labeling member municipalities

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