December 27, 2021
BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — In May through July, South Grey News embarked on a series of stories highlighting the Township of Southgate and all it has to offer. Although we were always aware of many amenities in the area, we were absolutely blown away by what we uncovered when we took a long and lingering look. By all accounts, so too, were our readers!
From culinary trails, cultural experiences, festivals, history and recreation to natural attractions, shopping, worship and business opportunities, Southgate has it all going on! Stories released weekly on SouthGrey.ca, gave highlights from each of ten categories and focused attention on many local businesses and initiatives.
The most visited story explained the region’s history from the earliest known inhabitants — the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation — to European settlers, their descendants and achievements.
Culinary Trails was another popular story as food continues to be a motivational driver for us all. Describing butter tarts, maple syrup and homemade breads to classic pizza, burgers and pub fare, our mouth-watering tour of Southgate gave us an insight into the many options available for hungry travellers in the area.
While Southgate is a four-season destination for visitors, it is experiencing significant growth in residential, commercial and industrial developments, thus creating affordable housing and sustainable local employment.
With a long history of prosperity in agriculture, the area has seen other sectors come into prominence. Following many years of economic downturn, the area is now poised for growth. Gander through the pages of our Southgate Adventure series and see for yourself.
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