Creemore is a former village, now part of Clearview Township, located in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. It lies approximately 130 kilometres (81 miles) north of Toronto, 40 minutes west of Barrie, and 20 minutes south of Collingwood and Georgian Bay. It sits on the eastern boundary of the Niagara Escarpment.
The settlement of Creemore began in 1842 and by the turn of the century it was a thriving village of around 800 people with a vibrant business community. In 1993, the amalgamation of Sunnidale, Nottawasaga, Village of Creemore and Town of Stayner took place and it became Clearview Township. Today, the village of Creemore is a thriving village of around 1,300 people. Creemore has a vibrant small business community and is the home to Creemore Springs Brewery. The microbrewery was acquired by Molson on April 22, 2005. Each year the Copper Kettle Festival attracts thousands, closing the entire main street with activities and antique automobile displays, bands, farm animals and many other attractions for young and old. With its trendy boutiques and a large legion hall, where auctions are frequently held, Creemore is a popular stop for Torontonians looking for a fun getaway. The local pub is also a busy place on weekends attracting thousands of motorcyclists during the summer and snowmobilers in the winter.
Creemore’s scenery is one of its great natural attractions. When people think of Creemore, they think of hills. The wonderful hills are actually part of the Niagara Escarpment, one of only 15 designated World Biosphere Reserves in Canada.
Without getting out of the car, you'll see beautiful landscapes including pastoral farmlands rolling off into the distance sometimes guarded by hundreds of gigantic sentinels of hay. Rivers are another great feature of the area, the Mad and the Noisy being the foremost. Head west out of town along Country Road 9 and you'll be accompanied most of the way by the Noisy River, sometimes on your right and sometimes on your left.
Creemore’s hilltop views rival those of Tuscany, really. The big difference being their towns are on hilltops (medieval warfare) while Creemore’s towns are in the valleys (ease of access). On Creemore’s hilltops you'll see the classic quilt pattern of farmlands stitched together by thick rows of trees. Silos and barns serve as our rural castles. Here are just a few spots where the views are worth the visit.
Mulmur Township is considered a wee bit of heaven tucked away at the north-east corner of Dufferin County, about an hour's drive north-west of the City of Toronto. Mulmur straddles the famous Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The level, fertile fields above the escarpment provide a prime environment for the cultivation of a variety of crops including vast quantities of potatoes.
The steep slopes of the escarpment offer vistas unparalleled in the County. Mulmur's residents are passionate about their landscape and are eager to invite visitors, innovators and newcomers to experience the wealth of opportunity that Mulmur offers.
The escarpment itself consists of steep slopes and river valleys surrounded by extensive forests. Below it, Mulmur descends into gently rolling farmlands and rural areas.
The area was initially settled by Europeans, primarily the Irish along with the English and Scottish, in the 1830's. The Township of Mulmur was incorporated in 1851. In 2001 they celebrated their 150th birthday!
Mulmur Township has changed considerably over the years and while it still encompasses some traditional agricultural family farms, it has become a preferred area for weekend country retreats as well as home to a great many commuters.
The inviting rural countryside has welcomed many entrepreneurs and city folk looking for the opportunity to continue working while enjoying the quality of life afforded in Mulmur. The easy access to the Greater Toronto Area by the well maintained road system means you are never far from clients, friends or the big city bustle.