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Dresden

​In Dresden, visit the historic downtown strip, the unique shops, amazing restaurants, and lush green parks. Take time to admire the Dresden War Memorial and head to the Dresden Arboretum or the Trillium Trail Historical Walk for a relaxing autumn stroll. Grab take-out from Burns Restaurant & Catering or Union Block Bakery and head to Kinsmen Community Park or Stranak Conservation Area for a picnic and fun in the sun. 

An afternoon of fun and excitement awaits you with the thrill of live horse racing at Dresden Raceway. In July, enjoy the Dresden Exhibition featuring a midway, live music, kid events, agricultural contests and more! You can put in your boat, kayak or canoe in the Sydenham River at the Dresden Boat Launch for fun day on the water. You can visit the Crappie Store for new fishing and hunting gear or various watercraft rentals.

You will enjoy visiting, Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site that commemorates the life of Reverend Josiah Henson (1796-1883) and his work in the abolition movement and the Underground Railway. Spend the day learning with the Josiah Henson Interpretive Centre, featuring the Underground Railroad Freedom Gallery and North Star Theatre, interactive exhibits, numerous artifacts and tours. Every August, the site is home to a large event honouring Emancipation Day. You can continue to explore Dresden's rich history with the audio self guided tour of the Dawn Settlement Walking and Driving Tour

If you are looking for a true organic farm experience, visit the River Bell Market Garden it will have you coming back again. Be sure to visit the Summer Night Market, held every August, you can enjoy unique local vendors, food, entertainment, and shopping. You will love the Downtown Dresden Night Market, an open air shopping experience, held on the same night as Dresden Santa Claus Parade. Here you can find that perfect Christmas gift from local businesses and artisan vendors, try different cuisines, and enjoy entertainment under the starry night sky.