SouthamptonAs real estate agents who specialize in Southampton, let us be your guides to what Southampton Ontario has to offer as a neighbourhood to finding homes for sale in the area.
Reminiscent of a coastal fishing village, Southampton is a thriving community of about 3000 residents located at the mouth of the Saugeen River, the home of the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nations and their ancestors. Southampton is the “oldest port on the Bruce coast”.
Known for its beautiful, unspoiled sandy beach and breathtaking sunsets, Southampton has a rich nautical history, with shipwrecks still visible in the clear waters of Lake Huron. Historic Chantry Island is just off the coast where tours of the lighthouse and the keeper’s quarters are offered by volunteers from the Chantry Island Institute.
Southampton has a vibrant arts community. The Southampton Art Centre opened in 1958 and continues to be a cultural centre for the region with classes from painting to drama available from March to October each year. And for over 40 years, the Annual Southampton Craft Show in July has drawn artisans and shoppers to the town.
The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre on Victoria Street North is home to the County Archive with a wealth of historical artifacts from nautical treasures to First Nations pieces. The museum runs many activities and events throughout the year to educate and entertain both children and adults alike.
If you’re a music lover, bring a lawn chair and enjoy big band concerts at the band shell on Fairy Lake during the summer. The small lake is a nature lover’s paradise with ducks, swans and other wildlife calling it home.
Southampton is Ontario’s hiking heaven. There is a wide selection of hiking trails to choose from including the Southampton Boardwalk with its gorgeous views along Lake Huron or the Beiner’s Bush Trail which meaders through rolling hills and rich forests. Southampton is perfect for long and short walks.
The Saugeen River is perfect for kayaking and family canoeing. The Saugeen River Canoe route starts in Hanover and ends 102 kilometers later in Southampton. The canoeist will be able to see a variety of wildlife along the route, such as great blue herons, mallards, beavers and muskrats. Sport fishing opportunities are good for bass, pike, rainbow and brown trout.
Southampton‘s quaint shopping district, casual dining establishments and spectacular scenery make it the ideal location for either a vacation cottage or retirement living. Whether you prefer new condo construction or a historical family home, you can soon be enjoying the vibrant sunsets in Southampton with friends, both new and old.
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