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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.

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!

The main streets of Thornbury/ Clarksburg are what the towns are most known for. Clarksburg’s Marsh Street, also known as Artsburg, has some of nicest art galleries in the area. The historic Hindle’s Hardware store has anything you may need and the Clarksburg Honey House has some of the best local honey you will ever taste. Thornbury’s Bruce Street has restaurants and stores lining the sides of the street. It’s a perfect place to find a last-minute gift or to take a special someone out for dinner. Some of our favourites include the Bruce Wine Bar and the Corner Cafe & Grill. Thornbury is also home to the Thornbury Village Cidery & Brewery.

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.  Locals and visitors alike love spending time down by the water in the summer as well, whether jumping off the pier or spending time on a boat, the Thornbury Harbour is a favourite summer hangout spot. But, if you’d rather spend your summer away from the water, there’s plenty for you to do; our roads are very popular with cyclists because of the rolling hills and beautiful surroundings, we also have two private golf courses and a public one, plus lots of parks and trails to explore.

In the winter, the snow doesn’t stop these communities from thriving. The Thornbury Arena is constantly busy with hockey games and public skates and the streets of Clarksburg are cozy and quaint under the falling snow.  Local events like Old Fashioned Christmas and The Clarksburg Tree Lighting help kick off winter and Christmas and the Annual Valentine’s Day Tea held by the Thornbury Girl Guides wraps up the winter season.  Thornbury/Clarksburg are just minutes away from various ski hills, snowshoe and cross-country ski trails, so there’s always something to do in the winter.

Thornbury/ Clarksburg have all the amenities you may need such as grocery stores, banks and post offices, with two separate hospitals that are under 20 minutes away.  There are plenty of small businesses such as restaurants, cafes and shops located on the main streets of Thornbury/Clarksburg.  With such a variety of locally grown foods, Thornbury/Clarksburg offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy local cuisine and even delve into cooking yourself!  Also close to larger centres such as Collingwood and Owen Sound with more stores, boutiques, department stores, large supermarkets, cinemas, and fine dining. Thornbury/Clarksburg is the perfect option to enjoy small town living and the small town lifestyle without sacrificing any convenience.

With such a variety of activities and points of interest, from fishing on the Beaver River, to spending a night out on the town, there is so much to do in the Thornbury/Clarksburg area. Add in the amazing beauty that surrounds you in nature and it is clear to see why Thornbury/ Clarksburg  draws people in from near and far to visit and live in!  And it’s only a 2 hour drive from the GTA and Kitchener/Waterloo.