which for some, is already a destination in it's own right, is cherished for
many attributes associated with it's unique rural Ontario heritage. The Century
and a half old built heritage, undisturbed from early 1900's photos, has
survived the ravages that have decimated most other villages of this heritage.
While the value of this heritage may be obscure to some, it is of front and
center importance to both the residents and businesses for Shakespeare as well
as the many tens of thousands of customers spending their leisurely time in the
Hamlet of Shakespeare each year as they take in local festivals and events. Customers reflect on the
picturesque rural nature of the hamlet, charming nearby settlements, the rich
agricultural heritage of both modern and centuries old farming systems, the
treasures waiting to be discovered in the quaint centuries old shops, the
abundance of fresh locally produced foods available in our shops, the
pedestrian friendly nature of the hamlet for retired slow-walking folks, many
with walking assistance, and the mystique of exploring yesteryears treasures
for that perfect memento or gift.
Why visit Shakespeare???
County Tourism Gateway
Antiques and Uniques
and "Pride of Place" in food products