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Welcome to Chatsworth with its quiet, peaceful atmosphere, visiting Chatsworth can be described as taking a step back in time with its significant Amish community and its strong emphasis on farming and agriculture.To find out more about Chatsworth Real Estate and Properties for Sale, local information about the history of Chatsworth, points of interest and landmarks, activities and things to do, Chatsworth area businesses and local services, and upcoming events, continue exploring this website. Chatsworth is a township in Grey County, Ontario that was formed in 2000 by amalgamating Holland Township, Sydenham Township and the village of Chatsworth. The township of Chatsworth is made up of several small communities including Arnott, Berkeley, Chatsworth (village), Desboro, Dornoch, Glascott, Grimston, Harkaway, Hemstock Mill, Holford, Holland Centre, Keady, Keward, Kinghurst, Lily Oak, Lueck Mill, Marmion, Massie, Mooresburg, Mount Pleasant, Peabody, Scone, Strathavon, Walter’s Falls, Williams Lake and Williamsford.

Chatsworth is home to an immense amount of natural beauty with many rivers, streams, scenic waterfalls, inland lakes, rolling landscapes of hills and rocks, the Niagara Escarpment, as well as many forests.  There are plenty of opportunities to “get back to nature” be it through hiking, cycling, swimming, boating, paddling, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and much more. A very short drive away, William’s Lake and McCullough Lake are home to great boating, fishing and swimming. Chatsworth is also the only location outside of the U.S. to have been known to have a population of one of the most critically endangered insects: Hungerford’s crawling water beetle.

If you want to check out one of the biggest and best farmer’s markets in the area, head to the Keady Livestock Market on a Tuesday morning. Located just 10 minutes west of Chatsworth on Grey Road 3, the market has over 250 vendors. Here you’ll find locally grown vegetables and fruits as well as other specialty items. The market also hosts a livestock auction starting at 9 a.m., which is fascinating to watch. It opens every Tuesday at 7 a.m. and closes around 2 p.m.

Nellie McClung was born in Chatsworth in 1873. McClung was a feminist, politician and social activist who helped Canadian women get the right to vote as well as be identified under the term “person”. Recently, McClung was on the long list of Canadian women who may be featured on a new Canadian bank note to commemorate 150 years since Confederation.

Chatsworth has all the amenities you may need such as grocery stores, banks and post offices, and two hospitals less than 25 minutes away.  There are plenty of small businesses such as restaurants, cafes and shops located throughout the town.  With such a variety of locally grown foods, Chatsworth offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy local cuisine and even delve into cooking yourself! Close by is Owen Sound which has a great variety of stores, boutiques, department stores, large supermarkets, cinemas, and fine dining. Chatsworth is the perfect option if you want to enjoying country living and lifestyle without sacrificing any convenience.

With such a variety of activities and points of interest, from exploring the outdoors, to learning about local history, there is so much to do in Chatsworth. Add in the short distance to Owen Sound and it is clear to see why Chatsworth draws people in from near and far to visit and live in!  It’s only a 1.5 hour drive from Kitchener/Waterloo and a 2 hour drive from the GTA!