Historic Village of Washago
The Historic Village of Washago offers beautiful scenery, numerous Lakes and Rivers to enjoy and explore. The residents are enthusiastic and dedicated to making their village the best it can be! Many residents started as summer cottagers and either retired to the area, or made the neccessary changes in their lives that would allow them to make Washago their permanent home. There are a lot of us who have lived here all our lives, and our parents before us.To visit is to fall in love with the area.We have a thriving Community Centre, Rotary Club ,three Churches, Lions Club, a flourishing Seniors group,I
Rotary Club project.
Washagomin-An Ojibway word is believed to be the origin of our village's name- meaning" Green and Sparkling".Today the name is just as apt- with the Severn River winding through and around the village of Washago and SevernBridge. The lumber industry was the driving force behind the settlement of this area. The waterways contributed greatly to the introduction of settlers, mills, the advent of the railroad, and close on the heels of the opening of the railroad station in Washago came the first of the tourists. Today tourism is a big part of our local economy.
Washago is situated in a terrific location for anyone seeking the small town, rural lifestyle. Ten minutes south is Orillia, with Farmers Market, Library, Georgian College satelite campass,University temporary campus with the new campus in the works,OPP Headquarters, The Opera House, numerous Art Galleries and music Festivals. The Westridge offers all the shopping you could want as well as the beautiful shops in the downtown core.
Ten minutes north puts you in Gravenhurst, on the shores of Lake Muskoka, with new Wharf develoment, an Historic Opera House and a thriving artists community, Gravenhurst puts you in the heart of Muskoka.The Farmers Market in Gravenhurst is rated as one of the best in Ontario and is always busy.
Washago- Severnbridge puts you in a central location for employment and recreation. We have a public Park on the north shore of Lake Couchiching. The Trent Severn Waterway flows past here, offering unlimited boating access, or if canoeing or kayaking is more to your liking, the quieter sections of the Severn, locally referred to as the Green River ,might be more to your liking.
Here at Century 21 B.J. Roth Brokerage we offer you expert knowledge of the area- we are all long time residents and can help you with expert first hand experience in your seach for home, cottage, building lot or recreational property.
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