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.
May Real Estate Market Report
When looking at the Municipality of the Town of the Blue Mountains, there has been an increase of 108.7% in the number of new listings compared to April and a 40% decrease from May of 2019. The number of sales is up with a 166% increase from April and saw an 56.7% decrease compared to the same month last year, with the highest number of sales being in the 5-7 hundred thousand range.
Acorn Montessori Pre School – Thornbury
Beaver Valley Community School – Thornbury
Georgian Bay Secondary School – Meaford
L E Shore Memorial Library – Thornbury
Sheffield Park Black History Museum – Clarksburg
The Craigleith Heritage Depot – Craigleith
General & Marine Hospital – Collingwood
Collingwood After Hours Medical Clinic – Collingwood
Explore each section below to see some of our favourite local spots. You can choose from Arts & Culture, Local Businesses that we love, Outdoor Recreational Activities and Natural Treasures!
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 baron and later mayor.