Brighton

Overview

Brighton is a beautiful town on the shores of Lake Ontario with a great small town feel. Residents of Brighton are among the nicest people you’ll ever meet, known for their warmth and welcoming nature.

Brighton is a great getaway for those looking to avoid the fast paced nature of the big city, while still home to all of the amenities and activities you would expect of a larger town.

Brighton has a quaint downtown, full of unique shops and artisans, there are several local heritage sites to explore, as well as plenty of greenspace, including many hiking and cycling trails.

Come and make Brighton your future home. You’ll be happy you did.

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Recreation

Brighton is an amazing area for those looking to keep active and have fun, especially outdoors. Not only does it have many community facilities and programs that residents can take advantage of, but there are many outdoor spaces including Presqu’ile Provincial Park and events like Applefest that are enjoyable for the whole family.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park is ideal for nature lovers, especially bird watchers, as it’s home to more than 300 species of birds, including a popular migration stopover for ducks and other waterfowl. You can also visit the park to enjoy swimming, camping, nature programs along with other enjoyable outdoor activities.

If you travel around Brighton and the surrounding areas, you may notice an abundance of apple orchards. Brighton takes advantage of its plentiful harvest by hosting an annual festival known as Applefest. This festival takes place at the end of September, and attracts visitors from all over Ontario with its street fair, car show, arts and crafts show, parade and more.
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History

Brighton is rich in history, with several heritage sites that you can visit to learn more about the past.

Visit the Hilton Hall Heritage Centre that was built in 1861, just a couple of years after Brighton was incorporated as a village. Here you can view exhibits and presentation on Brighton’s history, and they are working on creating a digital archive on the history of the region for those interested in digging even deeper into the past.
You can also visit the Proctor House Museum, which is a nineteenth century mansion that has been restored so that visitors can explore how a wealth businessman in the shipping industry used to live.

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