Here is another post in my series about Eastern Ontario towns and community events. This time, I’m in Elgin at Elgin Days.
Elgin is situated just off Highway 15 and offers many services. The main street features a post office, pharmacy, video store, grocery store, bank, florist shop, electronics store, hardware store, antique store, restaurant, and more. There is a liquor store, furniture store, laundromat and a car wash.
There are four churches in town, a library, a public school and a regional high school. The local population is about 300 but in the summer, Elgin serves as the hub for several thousand cottage residents.
Points of interest located nearby include the Rideau Canal locks at Jones Falls, Davis and Chaffeys, all within easy driving distance. Visitors to the area can check out the cheese factory at Forfar, located just a few kilometres north of Elgin. In August, be sure to pick up some delicious fresh corn from local farmers. Elgin is located in the heart of corn country.