Top 5 Places to Visit in and around Keswick

Dated: August 6 2021

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You can find Keswick less than an hour's drive north from Toronto, this makes it a great weekend getaway or day trip destination. In adddition to its attractive waterfront on Lake Simcoe, Keswick offers historical opportunities to those looking to learn more about the area's history.

Spend the day at the beach, enjoy a pleasant play at the theatre, or grab a fresh ale at the new local brewery! Keswick has all this and more to offer to its visitors. 

 

Let’s check out the top 5 places to visit in and around Keswick!

1. Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives

Photo courtesy of The Town of Georgina Website

Georgina Pioneer Village was officially inaugurated by Chief of the Chippewa of Georgina Island, Lorenzo Big Canoe on Thanksgiving Day, 1975, the Village opened with two buildings: a backwoods log house constructed circa 1870, and a Free Methodist Church built-in 1889. A succession of buildings was moved to the Pioneer Village between the late 1970s and 1999.

 

Located near the south shore of beautiful Lake Simcoe, this ten-acre site is now home to sixteen structures that interpret the rich history of Georgina between 1850 and 1920, including a one-room schoolhouse, a general store, a train station, a blacksmith shop, an apothecary, among other significant historic structures.

 

Workshops and craft activities are offered in the fall and winter, and school programs are available in the fall and spring. Costumed Interpreters are on-site during special events and festivals.

Visit the Town of Georgina Website to view the hours of operations.

2. Stephen Leacock Theatre

Photo courtesy of The Town of Georgina Website

The Stephen Leacock Theatre, named after one of the English-speaking world’s best known humorists, first opened its doors in 1985. Since then, it has been sparking the imagination and tickling audience members with entertainment. The theatre presents not only a varied schedule of local, national and international entertainment, but it offers the best in musical guests, comedy acts, and stage production. 

 

This beautiful building, located at 130 Gwendolyn Drive in Keswick. For showtimes and events visit the Town of Georgina website for more information.

3. Georgina Military Museum

Photo courtesy of The Georgina Military Museum

The Georgina Military Museum is a non-profit, community-based organization. They provide school tours and the general public with a rich and highly textured multi-dimensional presentation of the involvement of members of our society in Canadian wartime conflicts of past and present.

 

The GMM strives to present the struggles of war from all sides, with a focused approach to: collecting, archiving, preserving and presenting artefacts; collecting and maintaining a library of audio/visual/printed interviews with those affected by war, particularly veterans; and educating the community as to the tragedy of war and the necessity of making every effort to prevent armed conflict. 

 

Visitors can view actual military vehicles and receive tours from knowledgeable staff. To learn more visit The Georgina Military Museum website. 

4. Sibbald Point Provincial Park

Photo courtesy of Ontario Parks

 

 

You can find this popular park close to Keswick! Located on the south shores of Lake Simcoe, this popular park features a big sandy beach with warm and shallow waters. Perfect for families and pets. Swimming and sunbathing are obvious choices, and some visitors never venture beyond the shore. 

 

Get out on the water, paddling a canoe or kayak, or fishing for jumbo perch, northern pike, lake trout, and pickerel. Lace-up your hiking boots—or even a good pair of shoes—to make the loop on the Maidenhair Fern Trail or take a walk into Sibbald family history using a route that includes the 1836 family estate, an 1877 Anglican church, and a cemetery where you’ll find the grave of one of Canada’s most famous authors (Stephen Leacock). 

 

For more information visit Ontario Parks

5. Turkey Shoot Brewing Co.

Photo courtesy of The Town of Georgina Website

 

Keswick is home to Georgina’s first craft brewery! Turkey Shoot Brewery Co. first started when co-founder, owner, and brewmaster Kyle lived out west helping launch a local brewery. His acquired brewing skills and interest in craft beer inspired him to start his own brewery. Kyle moved back to Ontario, and together with his Georgina-native partner, Jacklyn, and long-time friend, Brennan, they bought a 30-litre Brewzilla and started brewing for friends and family. Now. you have the chance to sit at Turkey Brewing Co’s beer garden to enjoy the craft beer that they have poured their heart and soul into. 

 

For more information follow Turkey Brewing Co. on Instagram

Make Keswick your next destination for your day or weekend trip! You may even like it so much you may never want to leave! 

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