Rolling agricultural land makes for a beautiful backdrop
Located in the Township of Stone Mills, Camden East has some pretty impressive nature trails close by.
It also has a robust history. First named Clark’s Mills after Samuel Clark; the name officially became Camden East in 1787. At one time this small town was a bustling area with hotels, stores, mills and factories. Today this rural community is small but close knit.
- Samuel Clark’s (one of the founders) house still stands today.
- Between Camden East and Newburgh you’ll see the distinctive arches fronting the verandah on the Carscallen farmhouse, built in 1830.
- Cataraqui Trail – Running from Strathcona to Camden East and onwards to Yarker, this is a year-long, shared use recreation trail. Everyone from hikers to cyclists to snowmobilers enjoy the nature views and wildlife that you can discover in this area.
- Camden Lake Provincial Wildlife Area – Rolling hills and long flat stretches make this a popular spot for hiking and cycling. The wildlife area has a boat launch, dock, elevated lookout, picnic tables, picnic shelter with multiple boardwalks, and a second lookout. There is also a large numbered parking lot specifically designed for all waterfowl hunters.
- Camden East Conservation Park – Pack a picnic or bring something to cook on one of the two barbeque pits, enjoy the playground and just enjoy some great family time in this little park. You can find it at 33 Old Mills Street in Camden East.
people live here
The first sawmill was built
Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine
Originally called Harrowsmith, this magazine was founded in 1976 by James M. Lawrence who cut and pasted the first issue together on his kitchen table in his home in Camden East. It eventually became Canada’s 8th largest magazine and was published until 1988 by Camden House Publishing Inc.
Reasons to Live in Camden East in Stone Mills
Camden East in Stone Mills is a great place to live. Here are some of the reasons why residents enjoy living here.
- Lower housing costs
- Reasonable cost of living
- Low crime rate
- Great location
- Access to health care
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