Ridgetown, known for years as the friendliest town in Ontario, is also now known for Agriculture at its Best. The people celebrate the joys of smalltown living, set within the lovely Victorian landscaped streets. Summer festivals, including Festival of Porches and Verandahs, Art in the Park and East Kent Vintage Equipment Show draw thousands of visitors each year.
Shoppers who appreciate high quality jewelry should be sure to drop into Mitton’s Jewellers. This multi-generational jewellery and gift shop believes in the quality of Canadian craftsmanship. From watches and diamonds, to custom-made jewellery and gifts, you will find the best Canada has to offer.
A well-stocked, friendly hardware store, Carter’s Home Hardware, has what you need for camping or a day on the beach.
Ridge House Museum is set in an 1875 Victorian home and showcases life in the late 19th century. Costumed guides share stories and history of the local community.
Ridge Players and Dinner Theatre perform to sold-out audiences every February/March.
Home to world-respected University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, Ridgetown is at the heart of agricultural excellence. A Saturday Farmer’s Market, that runs from June to September, brings the bounty of the land to your table.
Ridgetown’s Dempster House Bed and Breakfast is a turn-of-the-century home, renovated for overnight guests, that has delighted visitors for decades with its friendly service, comfortable accommodations and delicious breakfasts.
A short drive from Ridgetown is one of southwestern Ontario’s most popular family attractions, Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo. Visitors to this large outdoor zoo get up-close views of hundreds of domestic and exotic animals including lions, tigers, zebras, wolves, reptiles, monkeys and farm animals.
Stop in to Foodland for the best of meats, dairy, produce and pantry items. Campers, cottagers and visitors looking for the perfect picnic appreciate the fresh selection and friendly service.
Ridgetown is home to one of Chatham-Kent’s oldest and most prestigious golf courses, an 18-hole, par 72 course with driving range, pro shop and licensed clubhouse.