Both Acton and Georgetown have thriving Main Streets with a variety of shops, professional services, restaurants. churches and more.
The Farmers Market is a very popular summer attraction that runs from June to October downtown on Saturday mornings. The Market hosts many local Ontario vendors that sell their crops and prepared food. There are also other events that change every week and buskers that provide other entertainment.
Toronto Premium Outlets is also located in Halton Hills. It opened August 2013 and was the first Premium Outlet Center in Canada.
The main shopping center is The Georgetown Marketplace, the mall recently went through major renovations and has stores such as Sportchek, Mark;s Work Warehouse Walmart, Winners to name a few.
One of the many features of living in Halton Hills is the nature that surrounds us.
There are many parks and recreational outdoor areas in Georgetown, such as:
Gellert Park with baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, trails and a rec centre; Cedarvale Park which is close to the downtown area and boasts a Frisbee golf course, soccer pitches, and a leash free dog park.
To learn more about Georgetown parks click here.
You also have access to many trails.. One of the more notable trails is located around the Hungry Hallow near the bridge on Mountainview that connects the main part of Georgetown to the south. The trails are located both east and west of Mountianview Road. The Hungry Hallow forest itself cuts through Georgetown and follows Silver Creek, a creek that feeds into the Credit River. Almost directly north of Georgetown you can find a Bruce Trail Side Trail and traveling a short distance to Limehouse will take you to the Bruce Trail itself.
For more on trails around Georgetown click here.
In Georgetown people are very passionate about sports.
The highest level sports that are watched in Georgetown are the hockey team the JR. A Raiders, and the Lacrosse team the JR.B Bulldogs.
There are also “house leagues” for many sports for children and teens with leagues like the Georgetown Soccer Club, the Georgetown Minor Hockey Association,Georgetown Baseball Association, and Halton Hills Minor Lacrosse Association.
Georgetown has a wide assortment of sports fields located in all parts of the town, the more notable ones include the baseball diamonds and soccer fields at the Gellert Center, Trafalgar Sports Field, Barber Park, Cedarvale Park and the Croatian Center. One of the main sports complexes in town is Moldmaster Sportsplex (formerly Alcott Arena) that boasts 4 ice rinks that are converted to lacrosse floors in the summer. There are also various tennis courts in town including one at Moldmaster Sportsplex as well as Joseph Gibbons Park.
For golf lovers, there's Georgetown's private course, North Halton Golf Club which is is located off of Maple Avenue close to the downtown area,
Georgetown Golf Club is located on 10th Line north of Mayfield/17 Sdrd it has lots of challenging holes and you can really get a sense of the hilly terrain. There's also Hornby Glen which is located off of Trafalgar Road just outside of town off Steeles Avenue West of Trafalgar. It's pretty flat and makes for a nice walking course.
Like in Georgetown, Acton is surrounded by nature. The streets are lined with trees. Also like Georgetown, there are many parks and small trails in town such as Prospect Park which sports baseball diamonds, a soccer field, and a leash free zone for dogs.. To learn more about Acton parks click here.
Acton also has several small trails in town and nearby including Prospect Park Trail and Wallace Trail. Just south of Acton, you can find the Guelph Radial Trail, a more advanced trail that hooks up with the main part of the east and heads towards Guelph to the west. Almost directly east of Acton you can find a Bruce Trail Side Trail and traveling a short distance to Limehouse will take you to the Bruce Trail itself. You can also see the old kilns and explore crevasses at the Limehouse conservation area. For more on trails around Acton click here.
To keep the youth active there are many sports leagues to join in Acton. The major competitive sports to watch and participate in are the Halton Hills Thunder hockey teams, the Halton Hills Eagles baseball teams, and the Halton Hills Jr. B Bulldogs Lacrosse. There are also “house leagues” for many sports for children and teens with leagues like the Georgetown Soccer Club, the Acton Minor Hockey Association, Acton Minor Baseball Association, and Halton Hills Minor Lacrosse Association.
Acton has a variety of sports fields located in all parts of the town. The more notable are the Hockey Arena, baseball diamonds and soccer fields at the Acton Sports Park, Prospect Park, Sir Donald Mann Park, Acton Rotary Park and Tanners Drive. There are also tennis courts in town at Prospect Park.
For golfers, there's, Blue Springs which is a Club Links course located just outside of town, and Acton Golf Club a public course that is just northwest of town on Dublin Line.