Shrewsbury
    

Phone : (519) 676-9903
Phone : (519) 676-6711
E-Mail : Click Here to E-Mail us
Outside Web Page : http://shrewsbury-on.blogspot.ca/
Your Host(s) : Shrewsbury Community Association, Shrewsbury and Raglan Assembly

Blenheim, ON (Nearby: Erieau, Morpeth, Ridgetown, Charing Cross, Ouvry)

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27 Wellington St. Shrewsbury ON
Blenheim, Ontario
N0P 1A0


Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

can accommodate tour groups Wheelchair accessible snack foods, light lunches, banquet facilities, etc. rides, play areas, mazes, animals, puppets, festivals, live entertainment, etc.

Tour Group Person Limit: 10

Driving Directions:
  • From Chatham, south on Communication road, to Blenheim through the lights. Turn left, (south) on Chatham St. (Hwy #3) and drive 4km South. Where Hwy #3 bends East head strait onto Communication Rd. Yield at the traffic merge. Drive south 4km.

Business Hours:
  • We're always OPEN

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 630. In Harwich T., Municipality of Chatham-Kent., on the N shore of Rondeau Harbour and C. Rd. 11,30 km SE of Chatham.
  • In 1792, Governor, Simcoe declared all of Rondeau as “ordinance land” which reserved the waters and peninsula for federal naval purposes. Shrewsbury was surveyed as a future naval base.
  • 'Rond eau' translates from French as 'round water' and describes the egg-shaped harbour.
  • In 1797 it was named after the head of the Talbot clan, the Earl of Shrewsbury in England.
  • In the mid 1800's Shrewsbury was a safe haven for escaped slaves who re-established the abandoned port town.
  • In 1857, a grand plan was drawn to run a canal from Shrewsbury to the Thames River just below Chatham. This would bring commerce and reduce shipping times in Lake Erie and the Thames. After much bickering , the canal proposal was rejected!
  • An 1879 map shows Rondeau Harbour as the post office name and Shrewsbury as the name of the community.
  • Today, Shrewsbury is a destination for young families, buying their first home and many retirees, looking to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Shrewsbury has a free boat ramp and dock at the end of Brock Street.
  • The main draws to Shrewsbury are fishing, duck hunting, birding and nature tourism, Wind surfers occasionally launch from the dock.
  • And of course boating, including canoeing, kayaking and eco-tours.
  • Community Center with 4 acres of land is owned and managed by the Shrewsbury and Raglan Assembly.
  • The Center and grounds are available for rental and community activities.
  • Festivals:
  • Shrewsbury Maple Syrup Festival, late March every year
  • Shrewsbury Ribs and Blues, Late July every year


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Off the beaten track:
 
  • Shrewsbury, 1km
  • Raglan, Blenheim area, 1km
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  • Ridgetown, 16km
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  • Kent Centre, 17km
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  • Northwood, 24km
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  • Doyles, 21km
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  • Thamesville, 29km
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  • Kintyre, 32km
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Nearby Lakes:
 
  • The Mill Pond, 42km
  • Club House Pond, 49km
  • Goose Lake, 49km
  • South Pond, 49km
  • Goose Lake, 55km
  • Bush Pond, 60km
  • Lake St. Clair, 56km
  • Snooks Lake, 57km
  • East Cranberry Pond, 61km
  • West Cranberry Pond, 61km
  • Lake Pond, 61km
  • Redhead Pond, 62km
  • Round Pond, 62km
  • Girardin Pond, 62km
  • Sanctuary Pond, 62km
  • Stub Lake, 61km
  • Bell's Pond, 71km
 
  • Lake Erie, 68km
  • Union Pond, 75km
  • Lake Chipican, 88km
  • Sanders Pond, 76km
  • Lake Henry, 79km
  • Pinafore Lake, 79km
  • The Cove, 92km
  • Fox Lagoon, 88km
  • Walkers Pond, 92km
  • Westminster Ponds, 92km
  • Pond Mills, 93km
  • White's Pond, 87km
  • Tennants Pond, 93km
  • Springwater Pond, 89km
  • Foster Ponds, 99km
  • Fanshawe Lake, 104km
  • Beattie Pond, 100km
 
  • Mud Lakes, 101km
  • Mill Pond, 103km
  • Lake Whittaker, 104km
  • Morrison Lake, 124km
  • International Lake, 101km
  • Mud Lake, 112km
  • Spring Lake, 111km
  • Sunova Lake, 124km
  • Wildwood Lake, 128km
  • Centreville Pond, 121km
  • Lake Lisgar, 116km
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  • Embro Pond, 127km
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