Drayton Ontario Visited
by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)
Judi (Scoop) and I love traveling throughout Ontario, visiting communities and their events along the way.
Traveling in the spring, summer and fall is easy, but the winter months can pose winter challenges… snow!
In spite of winter challenges, we still love visiting Ontario communities. That’s why we were visiting the Village of Drayton on a snowy winter’s day.
Drayton is part of the Township of Mapleton and “supports a mostly agricultural and rural population”
In most ways Drayton is typical of most small rural Ontario communities.
It has beautiful older homes.
It has a small downtown that caters to the needs of local residents.
Stores that provide products and services.
Restaurants to feed visitors and locals.
It has all the amenities that make a small community comfortable and safe to live in.
And, like many Ontario communities, it has a river flowing through the downtown area.
And, of course, parks “play” a big part in the enjoyment of living in a wonderful Ontario village!
However, catering to the “local population” is not all that Drayton is known for!
Drayton is also the “hub” of the “one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies“!
Drayton Entertainment “presents the finest in live theatre for all ages at seven unique venues across Ontario: the Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge in Cambridge, Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II in Grand Bend, King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, and St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs“.
Like Drayton and other “amazing” Ontario communities, you never know what you will “discover” until you actually visit them (in all seasons)!