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Welcome to Thornbury-Clarksburg

Welcome to Thornbury/Clarksburg, two small town communities with big hearts. Located along the shores of Georgian Bay and just minutes from the mountain, these communities are a perfect place to live for people who love getting outside.

People love summer in Thornbury/ Clarksburg. Many local restaurants have patios set up for you to enjoy the lovely weather and the views of the wonderful scenery. The Thornbury harbour is also a a favourite summer hangout spot & there are tons of local events in the winter.

Thornbury/Clarksburg is also an amazing culinary destination. Some of our favourite restaurants include the Bruce Wine Bar and the Corner Cafe & Grill. Thornbury is also home to the Thornbury Village Cidery & Brewery.

Here, you will find information about the history of the Thornbury/ Clarksburg Area, points of interest and landmarks, activities and things to do in the area including outdoor recreation and winter activities, Thornbury/ Clarksburg local businesses and local services, local news, as well as Thornbury/ Clarksburg Real Estate & Properties for Sale, and so much more!

Thornbury/Clarksburg Amenities

Local Schools

Acorn Montessori Pre School – Thornbury
Beaver Valley Community School – Thornbury
Georgian Bay Secondary School – Meaford

Local Library

L E Shore Memorial Library – Thornbury
Sheffield Park Black History Museum – Clarksburg
The Craigleith Heritage Depot – Craigleith

Nearest Hospital

General & Marine Hospital – Collingwood
Collingwood After Hours Medical Clinic – Collingwood

History of Thornbury/ Clarksburg

Thornbury, most likely named after the town of Thornbury in England, was first inhabited by Solomon Olmstead in 1848.  After being surveyed in 1833, the 900 acres of town plots lay vacant for years until water-power was harnessed by Solomon Olmstead.  Mr. Olmstead was the first miller of Thornbury and operated the largest mill located on the Beaver River.  Other prominent residents in Thornbury’s early history include: the Pedwell family; lumber barons who were well-known for building homes of grand stature, Thomas McKenny; the town’s first druggist and chemist, Dr. George Hurlburt; brother in law to Mr. McKenny and the towns first Doctor, and Mr. Snetsinger; another lumber..