Welcome to the Municipality of West Perth
...where nature, industry and agriculture live together in harmony! The beautiful countryside will lead you to the towns and villages of Mitchell, Dublin, Staffa, Brodhagen, Bornholm and Fullarton.
Come visit in 2013 as West Perth will host the 100th Anniversary of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in September just east of Mitchell. This celebration offers something for everyone. Highlights will include exhibits in farm machinery, environmental technology, 1800 RV sites, a hospitality tent, entertainment, church service and plenty of locally produced food and beverages.
As Chair of the 2013 I.P.M. and the Executive Committee, I am excited and look forward to present the 2013 International Plowing Match to all the people of Perth County and the Province of Ontario.
- Bert Vorstenbosch, Chair, I.P.M. Executive Committee
West Perth is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Spend a day at the Mitchell Lions Park. Enjoy a picnic by the millpond. Take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool and splash pad. Stop by the animal zoo. Covered pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms and a short walk downtown make it the ideal spot to spend the day. In winter, the Lions Park is popular for tobogganing.
Shopping is a delight in downtown Mitchell. Unique giftware, household items, fabric and quilting supplies, clothing and a second hand shop offer something for everyone. Take a short drive to Dublin known as “The Furniture Village” for its selection of home décor boutiques and fine furnishings.
Visit the Mitchell Farmers’ Market on Friday mornings. Buy some butter tarts that Food Sleuth Marion Kane declared the best she’s ever had. Enjoy local fruits and vegetables, locally grown garlic, jams and preserves.
West Perth boasts 10 km of trails perfect for geocaching, hiking, biking, running or cross country skiing in the winter. Visit the 65 acres of wetlands featuring three rehabilitated ponds. Rare species of birds and wildlife call the wetlands home including the Blue Heron – West Perth’s pride. Take a walk to find the four large scale hand carved wooden herons around town. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour to find the magnificent heritage homes.
Take a short drive to Fullarton to the Sawyer Preservation Woodlot and stop at the general store. Drive to Bornholm to the old-fashioned country general store. Head west to the Brodhagen Community Centre. A baseball diamond, washroom facilities, playground and covered horse shoe pits awaits your family reunion. Come in July for the Brodhagen Chicken BBQ.
Highlights of the area include the Staffa Maple Syrup Festival, Optimist Music Festival, Mitchell Cornfest and the Kinsmen Ribfest in August. The Mitchell Agricultural Fall Fair and parade is held over the Labour Day Weekend.
Finish out the year with the Annual Quilt Show & Sale, a “Spooktacular” Haunted Halloween Walk, hockey, ringette and curling at the arena and the Santa Claus Parade and Lighting of the Lights in Morenz Park.
Make West Perth your next destination for a wonderful daytrip with family and friends!
For more information about West Perth visit the following pages:
- Bed & Breakfast
- Visitor Services
- Things to See & Do