The Ontario Renaissance Festival is held every summer in Milton. It celebrates medieval culture through all sorts of performances, jousting, games, crafts, food and more.It is only open on weekends, usually from the last weekend in July until Labour Day. Check the website for specific dates.Update: Alas, in 2005 the Ontario Renaissance Festival...more
Just north of Milton is the Halton County Radial Railway Museum. It is a surprisingly interesting attraction, covering many forms of mass transit in addition to the railway. The Musuem sits on the site of the former Rockwood railway stop. It has acquired many different rail cars, streetcars and buses that have been restored, or are in the process...more
Steam Era is one of only a handful of big events that take place in Milton each year. As the name suggests, Steam Era recreates a bygone epoch and celebrates all things steam powered. It takes place every Labour Day weekend (first weekend in Sept) at the Milton Fairgrounds. There is lots to see and do, and it is a great event for young and old...more
If you have a chance in late September don't forget to go to the fair. It is a very typical small town Ontario fair, with baked goods, lots of input by the town children - class projects and individual entries by all ages, animals, although I don't think it is recognized by any of the cattle organizations for point value, and there are equestrian...more
Milton Fall Fair is my favourite event out of the whole year. It takes place at the end of September every year.There are lots of things to see and do at the fair. My favourite part is all of the craft, baking, produce and photography exhibits. In the past couple of years I've entered a few things of my own, which makes it extra fun.There's also a...more
The Milton Farmers' Market happens every Saturday from late April until Mid-October. It is set up in the heart of town on Main Street. It is open from 7 am until Noon.There are always lots of great fruit and vegetable vendors. My old standbys are Plan B Organics and Andrews'.Don't have breakfast before you go to the market because there are lots of...more
Benny's is a great place to go when you really want a good old-fashioned burger or deli sandwich. You'd better be hungry though because the portions are huge. On the other hand, I don't think they mind if you share. You can eat in, take out, or they even have delivery. They also serve a great breakfast.Open 8am - 8pmUpdate: Aug 2005 - Alas, Benny's...more
Everyone in town goes here for delicious fish and chips. Most people get take out, but they have table service as well. They are also licenced, so you can get a beer with your meal. The decor leaves something to be desired, but it kind of adds to the charm in a way. You don't see fishing lure wallpaper every day!You might hear the locals refer to...more
You'd never expect to find great sushi in tiny Milton! Midori is a small restaurant with 5 or 6 regular tables, a sushi counter, and 4 quasi-private rooms. They also offer take out. My husband eats lunch here a couple of times each month, and we now have a New Years Eve tradition of coming for lunch with the kids. They love the little rooms! I'm...more
I'm not sure if I have the best location for this tip - it could well go in off the beaten path, but I'm here now!Springridge Farm is just that - a farm, on a ridge, allowing city folks to enjoy a day out on a cash crop farm. As well, there are gifts to buy and I must say I was impressed by the prices there. IThe kids will have fun with the petting...more
..by how often you see people speaking sign language in Milton. Milton is home to one of the largest schools for deaf people in North America, and so it is not uncommon to encounter people in town speaking sign language with each other.
After having spent a lovely day out for a picnic with friends, I can highly recommend Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area near Milton for a day out. Whether you are there just for a picnic with friends/family, or to go hiking on the Niagara Escarpment, or even to go climbing, then you will have a wonderful time.
We found a table in the shade, with a lovely breeze blowing around. After our lunch we repacked the car, and went for a walk to see the views from Rattlesnake Point! WOW!!!! Worth the drive to Milton (although I understand that both Campbellville and Burlington are trying to claim this as their's!)
Not sure where this actually fits in, but if you're heading out on the 401 from Toronto towards London, Windsor or places beyond, or coming into Toronto and need a stop, Milton is a great place to take that break.
Exit at Rd 25 south into Milton (exit also notes Acton on 25 north). First lights south of hwy 401 is a Tim Horton's and there are several gas stations around there. Just take one of those short breaks that tend to refresh you and make the rest of your trip safer.
Fondest memory: 2003 - As MissAntarctica has written about... the Milton Fair is special. I can't exactly speak from experience, as I had a family emergency come up and I missed going with her, but I did win a ribbon for one of my photos entered in the fair. MissAntarctica and her husband did quite well with their entries.
2004 - Well, as you can see from my pictures I did get to the fair this year. I would say it is the most rural fairs I've been to, despite Milton becoming very much a commuter local. I hope that that doesn't change.