Things to Do in Halton Hills
Halton Hills has all the ingredients for a delightful getaway destination, including abundant outdoor space, picturesque rural countryside and farms, and a local artistic and culinary scene. Halton Hills encompasses the towns of Acton, Georgetown and several other communities.
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Food and drink
Dining in Halton Hills is a relaxed and casual affair. From newer establishments to converted heritage buildings, inviting pubs and eateries serve everything from comfort food b to upscale menus.
The Copper Kettle Pub in Glen Williams focuses on farm to table comfort food while The Bridgewood on Main Street in Georgetown offers a taste of Italian, as well as gluten-free choices plus steak and seafood. Live music sets the ambiance at Uncorked on Main, which is all about small bites and share plates with creative cocktails and romantic wines. Furnace Room Brewery in Georgetown is noted for its smooth finish beers, including their Wright House Red Ale and Dynamo Cream Lager.
Traditional Taste Bakery & Cafe specializes in European desserts and breakfast but also prepares lunchtime orders such as paninis and other sandwiches. Heather’s Bakery Cafe has a quiche of the day but is known for their specialty cakes. In downtown Acton, indulge in vegan and vegetarian baked goodies at Plant Society Kitchen. And get a taste of Scotland with breads made at Miller's Scottish Bakery.
Outdoor and recreation
Explore Halton Hills’ natural areas, parks and trails on foot or wheels. A handful of trails lead through woodlands conservation areas and into the communities of Acton and Georgetown.
The Bruce Trail, Canada’s longest marked footpath, crosses through Halton Hills connecting to the Limehouse Conservation Area part of the Niagara Escarpment, to the site of an old powderhouse and “Hole in the Wall,” where ladders cut through fissures in the escarpment rock.
In addition to the Limehouse Conservation Area, Halton Hills is linked to two other conservation areas within Credit Valley. With over 400 hectares of land, Silver Creek Conservation Area stretches to babbling brooks, marshland and escarpment rocks. Terra Cotta Conservation Area features a network of trails at different difficulty levels and terrains. During wintertime, many trails convert into cross-country skiing routes.
Experience a slice of farm life in Halton Hills. Scottsdale Heritage Farm is on the Niagara Escarpment, with historical buildings and barns, hay fields, forests and wetlands and evidence of indigenous settlements. Chudleigh’s is known for its apple orchard, food events and summer music nights, and runs the Blossom Café, just five minutes away.
If you’re into antiquing and thrifting, there’s plenty of shopping opportunities. Halton Hills has two unique downtown retail areas in Acton and Georgetown with antique shops and markets. Also within these communities, find galleries, craft stores and ceramic studios.
Arts and cultural experiences
For those who enjoy the arts, the Halton Hills Cultural Centre in Georgetown contains the John Elliott Theatre, which hosts concerts and performances by touring theatre companies, as well as the Helson Gallery, featuring different exhibits throughout the year.
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