Looking for something fun to do while you're here?
Look no further!
The Colborne Art Gallery
A taste of Arts and Culture, in historic downtown Colborne!
Our current show for 2023 is “REFLECTIONS” and is set to run May 11th to July 2nd at The Gallery. This is a themed show with members showcasing their art as it relates Reflections be it the physical, metaphysical, intellectual, or the spiritual.
Stay tuned each season for a fresh new show!
Thursday - Sunday 12 PM to 4 PM
The Birdhouse Nature Store
The Birdhouse Nature store has gifts, decor, and more!
Looking to get into Birding?
The Birdhouse Nature Store has tools for everyone! Shop gear, seed, feeders, and books to help you spot that elusive winged-friend. Owner Bobbi Wright is a wealth of knowledge, and lover of all things animal!
Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM
Sun 12 PM - 4 PM
The Big Apple
A Little Bit of Country... A Whole Lot of Fun! And everything's about apples! Discover the world-famous bakery and pie factory where iconic pies and breads are made right before your eyes - everyday! The Big Apple offers a cafeteria-style restaurant with paninis, burgers, poutine, pizza, specialty apple items, and more. Gifts, souvenirs and unique market items surround you as you browse the eclectic country-style building. A fun, whimsical area awaits you where you'll feel 'like a kid in a candy shop' again! The apple cider brewery offers FREE cider sampling and a wonderful selection of bottled apple-icious cider blends. Outside (weather permitting), you'll find Mr.Applehead, an observatory - and the world's largest apple-shaped structure, in which you can ascend inside to discover breath-taking vistas of surrounding countryside. Explore the many family friendly attractions, including mini-golf, petting zoo, and NEW Country Vendor Market!
Mon - Fri 8 AM - 7 PM
Sat - Sun 8 AM - 8 PM
One of THE places to check out once you come to Brighton, ON. The Brighton Speedway has been a family-favourite for over 60 years. Shop the Brighton Speedway website for tickets and dates for Monster truck, Freestyle mix, Bus races, Sprints and more! Visit BrightonSpeedway.ca to find out more about tickets.
May - September
A classic - Bowling! Located right in downtown Brighton, and with excellent hours, a rainy day visiting Brighton or Cramahe could turn into an afternoon of intense family fun!
Are you local or visiting for a while? Ask about joining a league!
Mon - 12 PM - 9 PM
Tues - 8 AM - 9 PM
Wed - 12 PM - 9 PM
Thurs - 9 AM - 9 PM
Fri - 12 PM - 8 PM
Sat - 9 AM - 8:30 PM
Sun - 12 PM - 4 PM
Tour this mid 1800’s home to see how the area’s early settlers lived!
From the Proctor House website: This area began, as did most of Ontario, as a wild and wooded region, best traveled by water. The first known settler in the Brighton area arrived in 1796; a gentleman named Obediah Simpson. By 1831 there were 19 official families in the area, as well as a number of unregistered settlers. By 1851 there were 500 people and 10 mills in Brighton. As did most small towns of the area, Brighton reached its peak in population and prosperity between 1830 and 1875. Each of the settler families had their own specialty and their own importance to the community. Since our subject is Proctor House we try to concentrate on that particular family, but you will find references to many of the others who helped to build the town of Brighton.
Also on the property - The Proctor Simpson barn, and the Proctor House Theatre! Visit BrightonBarnTheatre.ca to find out more.
Photo by Justen Soule
July - August
Tues - Sun 1 PM - 4 PM