Town of Beeton
The picturesque Beeton Creek Valley provides the perfect backdrop for the South Simcoe Heritage Railway journey that transports travelers in a historic turn-of-the-century steam train from Tottenham to Beeton. The villages are two of the four bustling communities that make up the Town of New Tecumseth, which is cradled in the Nottawasaga River Valley. Amid the area’s rolling hills you’ll find historic architecture, magnificent scenery and some of Ontario’s friendliest people.
Beeton is located north of the Greater Toronto Area and is accessed by Highways 400, 9 and 89 and Regional roads 27 and 50. Families can access Georgian Bay beaches just one hour north, and Lester B Pearson International Airport is a one-hour drive south. A walk down Beeton’s Main Street and the west end of town is like stepping back in time. Surrounded by the Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles of the mid-1800s, you’ll find the Old Bee Town Honey Museum offering displays about the village’s bee industry.
Fostering family values and friendliness, Beeton is also the site of the popular Annual Meet Your neighbor Picnic at Beeton Park. The park comes alive with kids’ games, vendors, a silent auction and even a slo-pitch tournament.
There’s a lot to celebrate in New Tecumseth, which is famous for its festivals. Ontario’s best family music event, The Bluegrass Festival, is held here every June. The Potato Festival in August starts with a parade on Friday evening and continues through the weekend with family fun. New Tecumseth also holds one of the oldest running Fall Fairs in the province.
When you live in this area, you have your choice of an attractive array of amateur and professional theatre, art galleries and concerts in the park. A wide range of dining is available from elegant formal fare in heritage buildings to patio dining and takeout. Residents also find excellent shopping, plus acres of prime parkland and ponds. Beeton is also a short drive to Earl Rowe Provincial Park in Alliston and Tottenham Conservation Area. Beeton is truly a place for all seasons!