Township of King
The country is right on your doorstep! Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, King Township has exceptional hiking, wonderful cycling, and fantastic activities including golf, high ropes and waterskiing. You can visit the Holland Marsh Winery, and enjoy dining at delightful restaurants like the Blossom Café at Pathways to Perennials, or Pine Farms Orchard. No matter what activity you choose, you will come home feeling refreshed from your day in the country.
Check out our Top 10 Things to do in King Township:
1. Enjoy fine dining, tea rooms and unique shops.
Take the time to explore King’s heritage hamlets and you will be delighted by the high quality dining establishments and quaint stores to be discovered. Try the historic Hogan’s Inn or the well-renowned Locale for a taste of King!
2. Visit Studio Tour King, Schomberg Village Street Gallery and local art galleries.
The Studio Tour is a wonderful opportunity to visit the studios of King’s acclaimed artists. Meet them, see their work and perhaps pick up that special something. The annual Schomberg Village Gallery is an outdoor juried Fine Art Show & Sale held along historic Main Street. The show features stained glass, paintings, pottery, sculpture and more by over 20 artists.
3. Hike the trails or go golfing.
Just one of many options for hiking in King, the Happy Valley Forest is one of the largest remaining intact hardwood forests on the Oak Ridges Moraine. It is protected and classified as a provincially significant area encompassing 2850 acres of upland forest. Also, King is admired for some of the most challenging courses in Ontario and amongst them is Cardinal Golf Club, now recognized as Canada’s largest golf facility with 72 holes.
4. Explore the King Township Museum and other Heritage sites.
King is home to what remains of many historically significant villages from the early days of settlement. The King Township Museum is a place to preserve, interpret and celebrate their history. The Museum is housed in the Old Kinghorn School SS #23 built in 1861. With thanks to the Historical Society who collected and catalogued local artifacts, the museum opened in 1982.
5. Tour the Holland Marsh and purchase local produce at the farmers’ markets.
The Holland Marsh is a wetland and agricultural area that lies entirely within the Holland River valley. In the early 1900s this swampy area was drained exposing the fertile Marsh grounds that farmers have been using ever since. The Holland Marsh is commonly referred to as Ontario’s ‘vegetable patch’ because of its incredible variety and copious amounts of fresh produce.
The Nobleton Victoria Day Fair and Fireworks has the distinct privilege of starting off the summer season in King. The day starts with a parade and ends with spectacular fireworks. The Schomberg Agricultural Fair has been promoting the importance of agriculture in rural life for over 160 years while the Carrot Fest has been deemed the “worlds greatest carrot fest!”.
7. Drive or bike through our scenic rolling hills and rural roads.
The rolling hills and picturesque countryside of the Township of make for a memorable day trip, whether biking or driving. The villages, farms, animals and countryside offer relaxed and tranquil views. Visit King.ca for a driving tours map which includes places to explore and offers a few different scenic routes.
8. Participate in ASK Festival King Workshops, Tours & Events.
‘Arts Society King’ (ASK) is an organization fostering inspiration, understanding and appreciation for the arts, heritage and nature in the Township of King. During the month-long festival held each summer, ASK offers a series of workshops, tours, discussions and other special events.
9. Two Garden Tours – from small in-town gems to large private estates.
The Nobleton King City Horticultural Society and Schomberg Horticultural Society each conduct a Garden Tour, showcasing the exceptional gardens of King. Local horticulturalists have won the Communities in Bloom competition with Five Blooms Awarded in 2006 and 4 Blooms in 2005.
10. Experience Schomberg’s, ‘A Main Street Christmas’ and ‘Parade of Lights’.
“A Main Street Christmas”, is a much anticipated event offering a fun-filled, old-fashioned Christmas experience for both children and adults. The ‘Festival of Lights’ is a wonder to see with brightly decorated farm equipment transporting Santa to the festivities.