The Hills of Headwaters tourism region will again be participating in Ontario’s Doors Open program.
On Aug. 15, visitors and residents are invited to explore and discover 24 unique heritage sites that depict the history of this picturesque region of the province.
The area offers 24 sites that will provide visitors with a unique look at the history of the region. From the heritage homes to the places of worship that were central in the small towns, to natural heritage sites, parks and trails, the program will offer something for everyone.
A variety of events will be taking place at the various Doors Open locations, including a re-creation of an old-fashioned croquet match at Devonshire Guest House in Erin, guided downtown heritage walking tours in Erin and Cheltenham, guided tours of the Woollen Mill Conservation Area, Upper Credit Conservation Area, the Dufferin County Court House, the Orangeville Town Hall Opera House and the Alton Mill.
For a complete schedule of events and times visit www.doorsopeninthehills.ca.
The heritage sites in Erin:
Village of Erin:
– All Saints Anglican Church, 81 Main Street;
– Burns Presbyterian Church, 155 Main Street;
– Charles Street Dam, Charles Street, just west of Main Street;
– Devonshire Guest House, 3 Union Street;
– Erin United Church, 115 Main Street;
– Mundell Mill, 51 Main Street;
– Porcupine’s Quill, 68 Main Street;
– Village of Erin Main Street
– Woollen Mill Conservation Area, Mill Street and Woollen Mill Lane; and in Hillsburgh;
– Century Church Theatre – 3 Hill Street.
The mandate of Doors Open Ontario is to bring together communities throughout the province and allow them to showcase the heritage of their communities. Each year, from April to October, communities open their doors.
Like all Doors Open events across the province, admittance to all sites is free. The event runs from10am to 4pm.