St. Marys

St. Marys

The historical town of St. Marys was settled in the 1840s and sits at the junction of the Thames River and Trout Creek.

Known for picturesque views and limestone architecture, the town features a charming, walkable downtown with streets lined with cafes, antique stores and more.

Those looking for outdoor activities will find them with hiking trails, including one that leads to the town’s old limestone quarry, plus areas for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

The town is also home to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, celebrating the lives of 150 baseball players who’ve made their mark on the Canadian sport.

Map of St. Marys

Where is St. Marys?

St. Marys is located in southwestern Ontario, bordered by the Township of Perth South in Perth County. The town is situated approximately 20 kilometres from nearby Stratford and 170 kilometres southwest of the Greater Toronto Area.

The town is most easily reached by car, although VIA Rail and GO Transit both offer rail service to St. Marys’ station. Limited local bus service is also available with Perth County Connect.

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Things to do in St. Marys

Visit a baseball museum

Peruse historical baseball artifacts and interactive exhibits at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. The museum pays homage to 150 players who made their mark in Canadian baseball.

Visit a maple farm

Learn how maple syrup is made at McCully’s Hill Farm. The farm also offers fresh seasonal produce, local meats, baked goods and serves pancake brunches—with syrup.

Find vintage treasure

The Pass It On Store offers antique hunters an opportunity to browse an eclectic collection of vintage treasures, gifts and goods.

Visit a coffee roastery

Settle in for a barista-made Americano, latte or flat white at Snapping Turtle Coffee Roasters. Housed in a historic limestone building, this cozy cafe also serves fresh baked goods.

Hike a historic trail

Spend a day hiking the historic Grand Trunk Trail or Riverview Walkway, a 2.4-kilometre trail that traces the Thames River from the heart of town all the way to the limestone quarry.

Camp in a conservation area

Head to Wildwood Conservation Area for a camping getaway. Wildwood offers boating, fishing and hiking opportunities, along with an outdoor swimming pool.

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Last updated: May 13, 2024

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