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Getting to Know the Township of Wilmot

Whether you’re looking great food, unique shopping or a day outdoors, the Township of Wilmot provides you with the best of urban and rural living. Home to Ontario’s first Amish settlement, Wilmot is a patchwork of communities sharing a proud history.

The Township of Wilmot is home to Castle Kilbride – a National Historic Site that provides a glimpse into the lavish Victorian era. The township also plays host to several notable events. Quilts are the major attraction at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, which takes place annually on the last Friday and Saturday of May. Each year approximately 200 quilts are auctioned off, with all proceeds going to charity. The relief sale is a remarkable community event that happens at over 40 venues, thanks to the help of over 2,000 volunteers. Each year in August, Canada’s largest all-mopar car show called Moparfest attracts more than 20,000 car enthusiasts and 2,000 cars to the town of New Hamburg.  

Check out Puddicombe House, a stately 1868 building featuring fine dining, guest rooms, a salon and spa, and banquet facilities. Explore New Hamburg’s downtown core with its unique shops and friendly store owners. Savour high tea at the New Dundee Emporium, then wander into its fashion boutique to discover a selection of designer clothing and accessories.  

Be sure to take time to enjoy Wilmot’s rural splendor. The beautiful trails, rivers and backroads you’ll find here provide a year-round escape for hikers, cyclists and paddlers.  


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