Woodstock, Ontario

Woodstock, ON, Canada
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Listing Type : City
State or Province : Ontario
Population : 38000
Visitor Centre/Info Address : 580 Bruin Blvd., Woodstock, ON
Highway or Route #s : 2, 9, 12, 30, 59, 401
Visitor Info Phone : 1-866-801-7368
Visitor Info Email : tourism@oxfordcounty.ca
Official Website : http://www.tourismoxford.ca/
Transportation : General Aviation Airport, Bus Depot, Train Station, Transit Buses, Taxi
Local Accommodations : Motels, Hotels, B&Bs, Campground, RV Park, Apartment

Located in Oxford County in southern Ontario midway between Brantford and London, Woodstock is a small but certainly not a tiny city.  The population currently sits at about 38,000.

Like most cities and towns in southern Ontario, Woodstock is surrounded by fertile farmland, yet it is also home to a large manufacturing sector – mainly automotive.

Some well preserved older buildings and the Victorian homes in the west side help to give this city the special charm that makes it worth visiting.  Most of the buildings in the downtown core are over 100 years old.

Some key attractions include the Woodstock Museum which is a national historic site.  You’ll also want to check out the Woodstock Art Gallery.

At the north end of the city you can enjoy walking scenic trails, having a picnic or just relaxing in either Hoth Park or the  Pittock Conservation Area situated on both shores of the Thames River.

At the south side of the city is the appropriately named Southside Park where you will find a pleasant pond, walking trails, picnic areas, ball diamond and a childrens playground.

The city also has a very nice 9 hole golf course – Cedar Creek Golf Club.

During the summer months the main street is shut down to traffic for a ’streetfest’ event where you can enjoy special sales and entertainment.

Other festivals include:

  • The Woodstock Wood Show
  • The Woodstock Car Show & Shop
  • The Ontario Woodworking Championships
  • The Canadian Farm Show
  • The Woodstock Fair
  • Cowapolooza
  • Woodstock Rotary Club Dragon Boat Festival
  • Woodstock Rotary Festival of Music
  • Woodstock Fleece Festival

Woodstock is particularly pretty in the Autumn when the leaves transition from bright green to varying shades of yellow, orange and crimson red.

The city and surrounding area is famous for its cheese, having a total of 98 cheese factories in the county.

Area Activities and Attractions
Aerial Sightseeing
Art Gallery
Beach
Boating
Botanical Garden
Bowling
Camping
Casino
City Park
Craft Brewery
Cycling
Dancing
Dining
Farmers Market
Fishing
Golf
Hang-gliding
Heritage Building
Hiking
Historic Site
Horseback Riding
Hunting
Ice Rink
Indoor Pool
Lake
Live Music
LIve Theatre
Mini-Golf
Mountain Biking
Mountains
Museum
Nightlife
Ocean
Off-Roading
Outdoor Pool
Paragliding
Picnics
River
Shopping
Sporting Events
Swimming
Theme Park
Viewpoint
Walking
Water Slides
Water Sports
Wilderness Park
Wildlife Viewing
Winery
Winter Sports
Zoo / Wildlife Park
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