So few people seem to know about this place, that I felt I had to write a review. This is a hidden gem which is part of the Hamilton conservation authority. They have fantastic seasonal programming and are open more in the summer. We just took in the spring syrup festival event. There are around 35 heritage buildings and the setting is 1867. In our 2.5 hour visit, we only saw half of them. For the maple syrup festival (now done) we saw the making of maple syrup by pioneers, natives and more recent methods. There were some excellent re enactments by volunteers and workers so the kids got lots of information about how to make syrup and how different life was back then. Along with that, we went to the train station, trading post, confection store and printing press locations. The summer has an ice cream festival, something on trains for father's day and other special events. Apparently in October, the hallowe'en program is excellent and we did the one at Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with Father Christmas, sending a telegram and making a craft. Very reasonably priced and if you think you may wish to go again, try the season's pass as you get into more conservation areas, and get one big freebee like canoeing or water park passes. Definitely very good value for the money. We are looking forward to do some more programming throughout the year and since 7 people can enter (4 adults) on one season pass card, we will bring friends and share the fun.
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