Essa Township is southwest of the city of Barrie and it has a population of just over 21,000 people.
Any place that has it’s administration offices located in a village called Uptopia is worth visiting and here are a few of the highlights that the Weber Team has put together for you if you are interested in visiting or moving to Essa Township.
The Village of Thornton may very well be the ice cream capital of Ontario with three great ice cream shops all on Barrie St. If you can’t visit all three you will have to come back.
- Thornton Café & Ice Cream
236 Barrie Street – 4.7 star rating with 49 Google reviews
- The Parlour
245 Barrie Street – 4.8 star rating with 90 Google reviews
- Sweet Tooth Scoops
244 Barrie St – 4.6 star rating with 53 Google reviews
In between ice cream scoops you can visit Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet Restaurant at 238 Barrie Street in Thornton. Besides being a vegetarian and vegan restaurant they also provide meeting space. 4.6 star rating with 59 Google reviews.
Some other places of interest in Essa Township:
- Earl Rowe Provincial Park
Concession Rd 7 Alliston – camping, lake, hiking and swimming pool
- Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary
8633 10 Line of Essa
– 4.9 star rating with 59 Google reviews
- Base Borden Military Museum
18 Waterloo Road, Borden
– 4.7 star rating with 239 reviews on Google
- Tiffin Conservation Centre
8195 8th Line, Utopia – Forest, wetland & meadow conservation area with a pond, accessible trails & camping.
- Drysdale’s Tree Farm
6635 County Road 56, Egbert – Christmas tree farm and wedding venue
– 4.4 star rating with 195 Google reviews
Essa Township website: www.essatownship.on.ca