Hanover Ontario Visited
by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)
I hadn’t been through Hanover in years, so I was surprised at much the town had grown and how modern it had become.
Hanover is located in Grey County, between Durham and Walkerton.
We had already visit Durham for our “Oh Canada Eh! Game” video, so Hanover was next on out list.
After we had passed the “Big Box Stores” and modern retail, we came to Hanover’s downtown area.
Our first stop was at the Hanover Heritage Square.
This is a beautiful public space that celebrated Hanover’s Centennial (1904 – 2004).
The “Square” was designed to be both functional and inviting.
When we were there a family strolled through the Square, while their children played nearby.
Across from the Square is the Hanover Public Library.
After enjoying the Hanover Heritage Square, decided to continue our journey “of discovery“.
Unlike the “outskirts” of town, the downtown has retained its “rural charm“.
Hanover still preserves its link to the outlying farm community.
There “Eat Well (Framers’) Market” is operated by framers who “focus on healthy local food“.
Speaking of “healthy“, Hanover’s P & H Centre offers residents a whole list healthy activities.
Beside the P & H Centre is the Hanover Raceway.
In addition to racing at the Hanover Raceway, there’s Gateway Casino and a “casual dining” restaurant (Coach House).
Hanover is a great place to “visit” and “discover“.