As a small town with lots of space to expand, Shelburne has a number of new real estate projects in the works as well as many beautiful historic homes and farms. In 2016 Shelburne was the fastest growing community in all of Ontario and thanks to this growth there are lots of new businesses and amenities being developed to keep up with the needs of this thriving community.
In recent years Shelburne has attracted a lot of young families looking for a great place to raise their kids. There are more than a dozen parks, playgrounds and trails to get out and enjoy, as well as recreation centres, heated outdoor pools, gyms and sports teams. The nearby Boyne Valley Provincial Park is a wonderful place to hike on the Bruce Trail or play by the river. The Shelburne Golf and Country Club is a fantastic course with lessons for juniors (and adults!). And the STREAMS Hub is a place for tweens and teens to gather and learn new skills.
In the downtown strip, you can find many places to eat and drink, like Jelly Craft Bakery with its incredible breads, pastries and sandwiches, or the church-turned- pub on the corner, The Duffy. At Beyond the Gate you can get authentic French cuisine while Shannon’s Tap and Grill is the place for a pint and some pub food. At the corner of Highway 10 and 89 you’ll have to try both Superburger and Champburger to see which one is your favourite. And don’t miss the Shelburne Farmer’s Market which runs from May to October for fresh local produce and interesting homemade items.
For a small town there’s a surprising amount of diversity available as the influx of new residents also brought about a boom in small businesses. There are now a number of Afro-Caribbean groceries, food trucks, a Jamaican restaurant with the best jerk chicken, beauty salons, little cafes and coffee shops, and more!
Shelburne is known for its annual Heritage Music Festival which started as a traditional fiddle festival and has grown to incorporate a wide genre of music performances. There’s also Pickin in the Park which is a fun weekend event. In the winter strap on your skates for outdoor skating and hockey, tobogganing on the hills, and the Shelbrrr Fest with carriage rides, hot chocolate, dog sleds and tons of winter activities.
With lots of new subdivisions and affordable prices, Shelburne is a historic town that is sure to keep expanding and welcoming new residents.