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Explore Oxford County

Learn about what Oxford County has to offer!

In Oxford County you will find eight municipalities with several prosperous communities. We are located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, and our excellent location offers first rate transportation routes through access to Highways 401 and 403, regional and international airports, and service by Via Rail and Greyhound.

Oxford offers all the amenities of a larger urban center with less crowds and added rural charm. Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Woodstock offer a more urban lifestyle with their abundance of businesses and residential possibilities. Our 5 rural municipalities are full of productive farmland and picturesque landscapes. Read the community profiles to learn which community suites you best!

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Located at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, The Township of Norwich enjoys a central location and hosts a population of 10,478.  Norwich residents enjoy the best of rural living  

Norwich Township with its beautiful farmlands, vibrant Amish community, award winning cheese, Dutch bakeries and Quaker heritage provides the perfect mix of picture perfect scenery, rich farmland, winding rivers and charming small towns offering the best of rural living without giving up the convenience of proximity to South-western Ontario’s larger Cities.

To learn more about Norwich visit http://www.twp.norwich.on.ca/

With a population of approximately 7,200 and access to Highways 401 and 403 Blandford-Blenheim residents enjoy the best of rural living without giving up the convenience of proximity to South-western Ontario’s larger Cities.  Blandford-Blenheim Township is home to several notable attractions including a music theatre in a converted barn, stops along the Oxford County Cheese Trail and family entertainment.  As you travel along the country roads you will see cars pulled over near several bridges, as people are out in their canoes and kayaks paddling the Nith River.  The Nith River is a best kept secret amongst paddlers - many who say the paddling exceeds opportunities on the Grand River.  Blandford-Blenheim is also very popular with cyclists who enjoy the spectacular scenery and quiet roads.

To learn more about Township of Blandford-Blenheim visit http://www.blandfordblenheim.ca/

Home to breathtaking scenery, a thriving agricultural industry, quaint towns, rich history and iconic attractions. Whether you have an interest in artisanal products, home cooking, golf, birding or cycling there are numerous opportunities awaiting you. The communities have their own unique history and interesting stories of past and present.

To learn more about Township of East Zorra –Tavistock visit http://ezt.ca/ 

South West Oxford is one of the largest Townships in Oxford County. Covering almost 90,000 sq acres, the township is primarily agricultural land with several villages, and hamlets.  The area is rich in history and many parcels of land have been handed down from one generation to the next.  As visitors soon discover there are many iconic and unique destinations around each corner in our rural areas.  In South-West Oxford this includes Jakeman's Maple Syrup, Coyles Country Store, Stonecroft Folk and Beachville Museum.  Hop in your car and travel the back roads to discover the hiking, dining, shopping and cultural attractions of South-West Oxford.

To learn more about Township of South West Oxford visit http://www.swox.org/

Located in the Northwest corner of Oxford County and intersected by the Thames River, is Zorra Township.  Within the township are several communities including Thamesford, Embro, Kintore, Lakeside and Harrington.  Several events are held in Zorra including Thamesford's Calithumpian Days, Embro Highland Games, Embro Fair, Embro Tractor Pull and Wienerfest Home County Festival. Camping, natural areas, fishing, paddling, golf and accommodations are enjoyed throughout the Township. 

To learn more about Zorra Township visit http://www.zorra.on.ca/

Located along Highway 401 with quick access to Ontario’s larger urban centre, Ingersoll offers all the conveniences of urban living while enjoying the serenity of country life.  Ingersoll’s has a population of approximately 12,000 and is known for its big events.  Ingersoll’s annual festivities included the Harvest Festival, Canterbury Folk Festival and the Winter Lights Festival which bring the town together. Residents can wander the urban footpath connecting the museum, arts centre 7 downtown or hike Lawson Trail along the Thames River. Shop and dine in the thriving downtown or take in the cultural opportunities like the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre and the Ingersoll Theatre of Performing Arts (ITOPA

To learn more about the Town of Ingersoll visit http://www.ingersoll.ca/

Tillsonburg is a lifestyle community offering a balance of culture, heritage and recreation. Residents enjoy heritage, arts, sports, shopping and dining within this community of 15,000.

Take a step back in time at Annandale House (NHS), a superb example of the Aesthetic Arts movement. Get immersed in the visual arts at the Station Arts Centre located in two 19th Century Railway stations. The Tillsonburg Airport is home to a “flying museum” of Harvard Aircraft offering ground tours and flight experiences. If the stage is your passion attend a Theatre Tillsonburg performance.

For shoppers, Tillsonburg offers unique retail districts that include a downtown that has one of Ontario's only town centre malls plus quaint downtown stores and a big box centre.

Residents can get outdoors on the golf course and intricate trail system that bends its way through town.   Lake Lisgar Waterpark provides family entertainment complete with a waterslide and the beaches Lake Erie are just a short drive away. The community is also home to twin ice pads, Jr. Olympic indoor pool, soccer fields and numerous other facilities. .

To learn more about http://www.tillsonburg.ca/

The City of Woodstock offers all of the services and amenities expected of a medium-sized Canadian city. Woodstock also provides many unexpected surprises. History is preserved not only in Woodstock's Museum and County Courthouse, but also in downtown buildings and beautiful Victorian heritage homes. In fact, Woodstock is the only municipality in all of Ontario to still have all of its magnificent original public buildings. These grand public buildings and Victorian streetscapes have become a destination for visitors taking guided historic walks.

The City  of Woodstock offers a selection of specialty stores and boutiques, retail businesses, two bustling farmers' markets, spacious parks, theatre, art gallery, Canada's Outdoor Farm Show, Cowapolooza and the Woodstock Wood Show. Historic sites, cultural events, variety of dining options.  While an urban centre, the City of Woodstock is also home to Pittock Conservation Area known for camping, fishing, and being part of Canada's South Coast Birding Trail.  Woodstock also has an extensive trails network and signed cycling routes throughout the city.

To learn more about the City of Woodstock visit http://www.cityofwoodstock.ca/

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