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Ancaster is a picturesque and historic community located on the Niagara Escarpment within the greater area of the city of Hamilton. It was founded officially in 1793 and is one of the oldest European communities established in present day Ontario. Ancaster is known for its historical village core, recreational walking trails and their variety of restaurants, pubs and shops.

Landmarks/ Things to do in Ancaster

 

The Hermitage is a popular site in Ancaster. In 1830 it was the property of Reverend George Sheed. It changed hands many times before burning to the ground in 1943. The shell of the old house and surrounding buildings can still be visited today. It is said to be haunted. Ghost tours run through the summer with tour guides telling haunted stories of the land and surrounding county.

Another popular site would be the Griffin House, which was associated with the underground railway. The house was owned by Enerals Griffin, who was an Africian American immigrant from Virginia. He settled in Ontario in 1834. They offer tours through the house and Black- History related programs as part of the Black Heritage Network.    

If you are visiting Ancaster during late September, make sure to stop in at the annual Ancaster Fair. There is music and live entertainment for all ages,Buskers, Old MacDonalds Farm where you can "Come walk and talk with the animals". There is also an Antique Car and Tractor Show, Pony Rides, Vendors, Horse Shows, Baby Shows, and the Smash Up Derby.

           

For people who enjoy hiking, the Bruce Trail goes through Ancaster as it links Queenston with Tobermory. The famous walking path goes through part of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area and crosses the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail. This offers four seasons of recreation for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, snowshoers and cross country skiers.

Local Attractions

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Posted by Todd Fryer on 2014-07-11
Canada will celebrate its 147th birthday in 2014 and grand events are set to take place to celebrate this momentous occasion in both Hamilton and Burlington.  We are so fortunate to live in one of the world’s greatest countries, so don your red and white, get together with friends and neighbours and help commemorate Canada’s big day at one of these great events.  The Canada ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-06-27

Construction and Expansion

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Generally speaking, when you spend money on your home, you’re adding value to it. The costs of finishing your basement, replacing your furnace and windows or adding a deck will most likely be recouped when it comes time to sell.  But there are some renovations or home “improvements” that may actually devalue your home. Steer clear of these mistakes!  An elaborate garden ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-06-24
  If you’ve ever lived in a home without a powder room, you know all too well the hassle of keeping your family’s main bathroom in perfect order should a guest need to use it. Needless to say, a powder room is an excellent selling feature.  If you’re thinking of placing your home on the market this spring and your powder room has been a little neglected over the years, ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-04-02

Community Events

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Posted by Todd Fryer on 2014-03-05
  No matter what the season, a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens promises to delight, enlighten and inspire. As Canada’s largest botanical gardens and a National Historic Site, RBG is one of Ontario’s premier destinations.  With over 27 kilometeres of nature trails to explore, there is always something new to discover, as the landscape transforms into a winter wonderland. ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-01-15

Family & Kids

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Most adults these days are doing things much later than was typical 30 years ago. You can likely name a handful unmarried 30-year-olds, maybe even a few who still live at the old family homestead. Regardless of this shift, a recent study spearheaded by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) found that a high percentage of Generation X’ers (those born 1965-1980) and Generation Y’ers ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-06-25
Here comes Peter Cotton Tail! Easter falls on April 20 this year and there are a number of fun, family-friendly events taking place in Hamilton and Burlington, some providing an excellent opportunity to get outside and enjoy the spring weather while celebrating Easter weekend.  Easter Weekend from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Westfield Heritage Village Visit the village for some old-fashioned ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-04-18

Parks & Recreation

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  Without realizing it, you may be putting out a welcome mat for pests this summer. Here are some prevention tools to ward off those pesky bugs and some solutions, natural and otherwise, to get rid of the ones that have already made themselves at home.    Ants love a parade, but your home doesn't have to provide the route. Black pepper and baby powder are both touted as effective ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2013-06-23

Market Reports and Conditions

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This means war! How to handle multiple offers Your home has been a virtual Grand Central Station of activity since being listed in this hot-and-heavy seller’s market. Interest in your home has been high since the get-go and now you’re faced with what some consider the holy grail of real estate scenarios - multiple offers.   Naturally, you should go with the highest bidder. But ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-06-21
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Posted by Todd Fryer on 2014-06-08

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

  No matter how many times first time home buyers are told to consider closing costs, it’s very easy to stay focused on that one big number – your mortgage – and forget about all the other expenses that come with buying a home.  In addition to your down payment, here are some of the other costs that you will need to cover before you’ve even stepped through the front ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2013-12-21
  The holiday season is fast upon us, which means it will soon be time to make New Year’s Eve plans. Lucky for residents of Burlington and Hamilton, there are plenty of great options. A fun destination for the entire family is Royal Botanical Gardens’ Winterfest 2013!  Happening December 27 through New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., it’s five days of winter ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2013-12-21

Shopping

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Mother's Day is on May 11 and you are not quite sure what to get your mom? I have some suggestions that will make a great Mother's Day gift that your mom will most likely appreciate receiving on her special day. 1. Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewer Image Courtesy of Walmart Canada Available at Walmart $114 (online) -- check local stores for availability and price 2. Ninja Master Prep Pro ... Read More...
Posted by Miguel Lima on 2014-05-07
Signs of A Grow Op *These are just a list of some of the signs. There are more signs that a home inspector will find that may not be listed here. Exterior 1. Window Condensation High levels of humidity in the home will cause  window   condensation. 2. Unusual lighting Lighting may be left on all the time, or be timed to  be turned off and  at on and are usually very ... Read More...
Posted by Miguel Lima on 2013-06-10

Sports & Activities

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The London Olympic Games are just shy of 2 months away and I can't help but feel a stir of excitement. As passion of mine since I was a little girl was to watch our Canadian athletes try day after day to honour their country and bring home a medal. There is just something so pure and genuin about the emotions and pride they feel for Canada. Simon Whitfield, the Olympic Gold medalist in Sydney and ... Read More...
Posted by Victoria Paddon on 2012-05-30
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