An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Archive for the ‘Wellesley Township’ Category

Farm near Bamberg

Wellesley Township in Waterloo Region


Written by Ruth

January 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Crosshill Old Colony Mennonite Church

Many Old Order Colony Mennonites left western Canada early in the 20th century to settle in Mexico. Today a few thousand of them live in Mexico’s northern states, particularly Chihuahua and Durango. Some have returned to Southern Ontario including Waterloo Region and this congregation meets in the hamlet of Crosshill, Wellesley Township. (map) You can read more about Old Colony Mennonites at the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) website.

Written by Ruth

December 5, 2010 at 12:04 am

Nith River Chop House

…One of the sites from Wellesley, the Nith River Chop House, taken at The Apple Butter and Cheese Festival (see previous post).

Saturday’s Apple Butter and Cheese Festival

Last Saturday I ended up in Wellesley – it was the Apple Butter and Cheese Festival. Missed the pancakes (yep, it was that busy!), but, I managed to have an apple dumpling…and a sample of Wellesley’s Apple Cider. Delish. Also enjoyed the market they had at the Arena close by.

One more picture is coming for tomorrow….

Albert Erb Conservation Area, Wellesley

Wellesley Village is located in the northwest corner of the Region of Waterloo nestled among the rolling hillsides, farms and settlements. The village was first known as Smithville, named for John Smith who developed a dam site creating the picturesque Wellesley Pond in the Albert Erb Conservation Area. The village boundaries were surveyed in 1855 and eventually renamed Wellesley for the eldest brother of the Duke of Wellington, Richard Wellesley. (source)

Written by Ruth

September 1, 2010 at 12:12 am