West Lincoln

Overview

So many wonderful amenities await you in West Lincoln. Looking for a little excitement? Come and take in the Smithville Fall Fair where fun for the entire family is ensured. Take in one of the animal shows, have some fun at the midway, and delight in the action at the demolition derbies.

For a quieter night, wander over to the West Lincoln Public Library where the children can enjoy storytime or adults can learn a unique skill such as floral arrangement. On a quiet afternoon, wander through the farmers market filled with delicious fresh food.

So many wonders await you. Experience the township of West Lincoln for yourself.

Recreation

West Lincoln has so much to offer for anyone that loves the outdoors. With 9 parks offering a wide variety of amenities, there’s something for everyone. Any outdoor sports enthusiast will find a place to play, as West Lincoln offers fields for a variety of outdoor sports. If tennis is more your speed, come on down to the Wellandport Community Park and enjoy a game. The boat launch allows boaters to enjoy a peaceful day on the water. Offering picnic areas, playground equipment, and pavilions, West Lincoln’s parks are also a great place to spend the day with family or host an event.

South Creek Trail is an accessible trail in West Lincoln which offers everyone a chance to enjoy the peaceful nature that surrounds them, whether they are walking, running, or cycling. Take in the beauty as you follow the trail along Twenty Mile Creek. If you love to cycle, West Lincoln and Wainfleet Cycling Route is for you. This lovely path offers views of sandy beaches, estate homes, and wetlands. A tranquil ride awaits you.

History

The largest town in West Lincoln, Smithville was settled in 1787 by the Griffin Family. The town was named for Griffin’s wife whose maiden name was Smith. A treadwheel was built in 1810, allowing villagers opportunity to ground their own grain provided they hitched their own oxen to the tread.

By 1849 the population had grown to 150, the post office was built and postal service began. In 1894, a rail line was approved from Toronto to Buffalo. Before construction began, one of the directors petitioned to have the railway run through Smithville instead north of the town. 1895, the railway station was built in Smithville. The station was rebuilt in 1903 after a lightning strike caused it to burn to the ground.
Smithville became a permanent police village in 1914 and was amalgamated into the West Lincoln Township in 1970.

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