The northern gateway to Wellington County in the Township of Wellington North, Mount Forest is a thriving community with a vibrant downtown rich in history and, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Ideally situated along Highway 6, one of the major routes to Ontario’s pristine cottage country regions, the town is more than just a stop along the way.
Mount Forest offers the conveniences of major urban centers, with a hospital, major shopping outlets as well as local retail businesses and services who invest in their community. There is a pride in place here that is evident in the generous, friendly nature of the people who make this town their home.
Life moves at a more relaxed pace here, despite being a very active community. People here find balance year-round by immersing themselves in activities that revolve with the seasons. Recreational and competitive sports leagues have put this community on the map, with an arts component that weaves through the culture of the town.
The great outdoors are best explored along the trail ways along the Saugeen Trail that extends from reforested areas to riverside along the Saugeen River, or take a path through the McNamara Tract or the Mulhall Tract, to see the natural sites and its inhabitants.
Each July, thousands of people converge on the town to stare up at the night sky for the spectacle of colourful explosions of the Mount Forest Fireworks Festival. The three-day event is an award-winning festival that is a highlight of the summer season, with a full schedule of activities day and night.
With the convenience of an urban setting, but the feel of a rural locale, Mount Forest is a place where the best of both worlds offer a quality of life that is affordable and practical whether you are starting out or slowing down. It’s a town for everyone.