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Township of Uxbridge

Come visit our ‘countryside playground’ less than an hour away from the GTA.

Uxbridge has been classified as the Trail Capital of Canada. Throughout the seasons, walk, jog, hike, cycle, cross-country ski, snowshoe or even ride along the trails on horseback. A rural treasure nestled among rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine in north Durham, the Township of Uxbridge has some of the finest farmland in southern Ontario.

A wide variety of recreation opportunities await you, including world-class golf courses, 15 soccer fields for all ages, more than 200 kilometres of country-side trails, downhill and cross-country skiing, public outdoor skating on Elgin Pond, mountain biking, and much more.

Take a ride aboard the York-Durham Heritage Railway--a heritage train operating on the railway line from Stouffville to Uxbridge. Many special events are staged on the train, including a Halloween and Fall Colours Run and ride the train with Santa.

Visit the Leaskdale Manse, the beloved homestead of Lucy Maud Montgomery from 1911 to 1926, just across the road from the century-old former Presbyterian Church now owned by the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario. The site has been preserved as an interpretive centre for the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous Canadian author of Anne of Green Gables, who wrote 11 of her 22 books and raised two children while living in this historic Manse.

Just 10 minutes south of Leaskdale, explore the Thomas Foster Memorial, a temple inspired by the Taj Mahal, built in 1936 by the former mayor of Toronto. This structure is a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture. Enter and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this special, unique structure.

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Thomas Foster Memorial