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All about Uxbridge series: Uxbridge lifestyle

As mentioned in my last post about Uxbridge’s history, the Township of Uxbridge is ideally located one hour east of Toronto. Ideal not only because of its proximity to the big city, but also because of its gorgeous setting within the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine and the lovely small town atmosphere it offers residents. As such, many people call Uxbridge home and commute into more urban areas for work. And with the 407 extension coming further into Durham Region, as well as the Stouffville line of the GO Transit system proposed to be extended to Uxbridge, it is becoming an increasingly idyllic location to call home.

Uxbridge’s current transportation system already includes the northern terminus of the York Durham Heritage Railway, which runs from Stouffville, as well as GO Transit buses at the Lincolnville station and Durham Region Transit buses that run through the Township every hour on the Uxbridge/Port Perry/UOIT route. The area is also serviced via the Uxbridge East/West community bus route.

With 45 per cent of the Township of Uxbridge located in the Oak Ridges Moraine, there are extensive rural and natural areas to enjoy and the Township has made a commitment to protecting the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Known as the Trail Capital of Canada, Uxbridge is home to more than 220 kilometres of managed trails on more than 8,000 acres of protected greenspace within the township. These trails, which include the Oak Ridges Trail and the Trans-Canada Trail, run through and along such natural attractions as forests, meadows, streams, ponds and wetlands, as well as through historic villages, offering a variety of sights for users.

Other attractions in the area include great shopping, Elgin Park – the site of a picnic held by Sir John A. Macdonald, the Thomas Foster Memorial Temple and the former home of famed Anne of Green Gables author, Maud Montgomery, a location that’s now known as the Leaskdale Manse Museum.

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