Named after the plant which grows abundantly in the fields, Amaranth is a small township located about 15 minutes north-west of Orangeville. Surrounded by farmland, Amaranth is a quiet community with rural hamlets, country homes, and a number of historic houses that many are bringing their own ideas to. Amaranth is an ideal place to purchase affordable land and many large luxury homes are being built in this area.
The gently rolling countryside of Amaranth is also perfect for golf courses, such as the fun and friendly Lynbrook Family Golf Centre which is a great place to play nine, try the mini putt, or just hit the range. Lynbrook also hosts friendly competitions and social events with live music on their patio overlooking the 9th green. In the summer Lynbrook holds junior golf clinics so youngsters can get in on the game too.
Sweet Peas Farm is another well known spot in Amaranth, thanks to its popular annual fall events Pumpkinfest and the Mudbog which attracts lots of families from nearby towns. It’s a fun day out at the pumpkin patch with wagon rides, hay bales, farm animals to feed and pet, and bouncy castles.
Amaranth has two local schools – the Laurelwoods Elementary School and the Dufferin Area Christian School. Many Amaranth residents also send their kids to nearby schools in Orangeville or Grand Valley.
For people who like the peace and quiet of the countryside but don’t want to be too far away from bigger towns, Amaranth is an ideal place to call home. From Amaranth you have easy access to the amenities available in Orangeville, Grand Valley, Shelburne and Hockley, plus nearby urban areas like Brampton or Guelph.
Located in the Headwaters of Canada’s Heritage River, the Grand River, within the County of Dufferin, the land area defined as the Corporation of the Township of Amaranth is occupied by a diversity of landscape features, rivers, wetlands, wildlife and, most importantly, residents with a strong pride in the sustainability of their community.
The Township is a cosmopolitan of neighbourhoods and hamlets, like Laurel and Waldemar, nestled amongst a strong and vibrant agricultural community, surrounded by the towns of Orangeville, Grand Valley and Shelburne. Also within commuting distance of large urban centres, such as Toronto, Brampton, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Alliston, Barrie and Collingwood, Amaranth offers enjoyment year-round.