Township of Cramahe
Joseph Keeler, a Vermont Loyalist, along with a group of followers, settled in this area in the 1790s. The village of Keeler's Tavern was renamed Colborne in honour of the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, Sir John Colborne, during his term from 1828 to 1836. The town boasts a unique raised the widest main street in Northumberland County, an attractive central square, and a bounty of 19th century architecture. Self-guided historical walking tours of the village are available.
Colborne Art Gallery & Historic Site has showings of the works from the best Northumberland County artists. Year 'round there are events of interest for all ages; lawn bowling, figure skating, church socials & theme dinners... Apple Blossom Tyme Festival is held annually in May, and the fragrant apple blossoms can be savoured for miles around at that time of the year. Colborne marries small town flavour with history, charm and friendliness, with a welcome mat that's out year 'round.
The Big Apple theme park, lying west, north and east of Colborne, Cramahe Township is perhaps best known for one of this area's greatest tourist spots... the Big Apple. Here, in the world's biggest apple, you'll find a bakery that makes some of the yummiest pies, cakes and tarts around. There is a petting zoo, mini-golf,a children's playground and a nature trail. Nestled throughout its rolling hills are orchards and farms where you can pick your own produce, antique and craft shops, campgrounds, riding stables, fishing & boating. A visit to the fine studios of Gordon Hoselton, or the Castleton General Store which still retains its old wooden floors and sells hardware the old-fashioned way, is not to be missed.
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