King

Overview

King township is one of the most scenic and beautiful regions in southern Ontario. The area features the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges moraine as well as the Holland Marsh, the vegetable basket of Ontario.

King is ideal for those who love the outdoors, and are looking for a spacious and quiet alternative to the hectic lifestyle of major cities, while still having access to all the conveniences of an urban lifestyle and easy commuting access to nearby major cities like Toronto and Barrie.

This mixture of rural and urban lifestyle make King one of the best kept secrets in the southern Ontario, and with it's strong sense of community, King is the perfect place to raise your family.

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Cold Creek Conservation Area

If you love the outdoors, you'll love Cold Creek Conservation Area.

Cold Creek features several hiking trails that cover the Oak Ridges Moraine as well as a boreal peat bog. This ecologically diverse area is 190 hectares and part of the Humber River watershed. Spend the afternoon on the trails, observing the natural wildlife, including over 110 species of birds.

Recreation

Residents and visitors of King have the opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage and traditions of the area by participating in the many festivals and heritage events throughout the township. A vibrant community full of great artists and musicians, there is always something to do in King.

King is the perfect place for those that love the outdoors. With the Oak Ridges Moraine and Holland Marsh, the hiking trails are plentiful, the wildlife is diverse, and the opportunities for discovery are endless.

If you're an avid golfer, King has plenty of beautiful golfing options to choose from. Visit the scenic Redcrest Golf Course which neighbours on the Holland Marsh, giving the course a distinct wetland feel, or the majestic King Valley Golf Club.

ref. - Cardinal Golf Club - http://www.cardinalgolfclub.com/portfolio/redcrest-hole-7-2/

Redcrest Golf Course

Whether you are an experienced golfer, or new to the game, Redcrest is the golf course for you. Designed by Kevin Holmes, this course features beautiful views, flashy bunkers, undulating greens, and benefits from a natural wetlands feel from the neighbouring Holland Marsh.

The course opened in 2009 as a par 71 championship golf course, and also features several great dining options.

Puck's Farm

Puck's farm is a great place to spend the day with the family. They feature pony rides, hay rides, cow milking, an indoor an outdoor picnic area, and the opportunity to interact and view their many farm animals. Puck's farm is a beautiful setting for weddings, and they also host many birthday parties and school tours.

ref. - Puck Farms - http://www.pucksfarm.net/apps/photos/photo?photoid=182429263
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Pine Farms Orchard

Pine Farms orchard is the perfect place to bring your family. Family owned and operated since 1942, Pine Farms is a friendly, warm and inviting farm that has multiple varieties of apples, honey and cider available year round. The farm's orchard is bicycle and kid friendly, with many small trees for easy picking for the kids.

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ref. - Pine Farms Orchard - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-Farms-Orchard/176480305709285

History

Prior to European exploration of the area, the native peoples living in the area now known as King long ago identified that the best route between lake Ontario and lake Simcoe was to travel up the Humber river, and portage over the Oak Ridges moraine to the Holland River. This route became know as the Toronto Carrying Place and was not only used by the native peoples, but European traders and explorers as well.

The origins of the settlement of King trace back to 1801, when Timothy Rogers, while travelling Yonge street, came across a section of land that he found very suitable for agriculture. He successfully petitioned the government for a grant of land in the area totalling 40 farms. After recruiting settlers from his home state of Vermont, they arrived in the area in 1802 and became some of the first residents of the area.

King Township Museum

The goal of this museum is to preserve, interpret and celebrate all of the rich history of King Township. This museum is housed in Old Kinghorn School, which was built in 1861, and is home to over 1,800 artifacts, delicately preserved from all over the township. These artifacts include books, clothing, tools, and more. The museum also serves to display works of local artists, as well as being a host to a weekly concert that celebrates musicians from the region.

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