Living in Nottawa

Source Clearview Township

Nottawa is a smaller, rural community located within Clearview Township. Its rolling landscape, quietness, and relaxed lifestyle are attractive to those who want to live a more balanced lifestyle but still live close enough to larger urban centers for work and entertainment.

There is one elementary school local to Nottawa, the Nottawa Elementary Public School. Students in high school will attend the Stayner Collegiate Institute. Those searching for Catholic school options must travel to the nearby town of Collingwood to attend St. Mary’s Catholic School or the Our Lady of the Bay Catholic High School.

Parks and greenspaces are not limited to Clearview Township. The McKean Memorial Park recently received new playground equipment and there is also plenty of green space here to enjoy. For those who enjoy walking the Nottawasaga Bluffs Loop is almost four kilometers long that takes you through forested areas and showcases a lookout and caves. The Devil’s Glen Provincial Park Trail is a slightly longer trail that has some boardwalk and dirt walking areas. This trail also has a lookout area that showcases a sweeping view of the entire valley.

Clearview Township also offers various recreational opportunities like adult fitness classes and youth programs in the arts, robotics, sports, and recreation. These programs take place at different community centers and clubs throughout Clearview Township. Within Nottawa, there is a baseball diamond which the Nottawa Minor Fast Ball club operates from as well as a golf course. The Osler Brook Golf & Country Club is a beautiful 18-hole course that showcases spectacular views. This course is challenging and great for those looking to improve their game.

During the winter the township will offer skating lessons and public skates at the Creemore and District Arena. For those who enjoy snowshoeing the Devil’s Glen Provincial Park trail is a great trail for experienced snowshoers as there are challenging areas of steeper terrains and the lookout view is even more spectacular during the winter with snow covering the trees.

Nottawa has recently developed a small local shopping area that has a general store, clothing boutique, bate shop, and convenience store. For grocery shopping and other amenities and services, residents must travel to the nearby town of Collingwood.

Source Dorntoch Tap & Grill

The Dorntoch Tap & Grill is a casual dining restaurant that also opened in Nottawa just a few years ago. This local restaurant always has a welcoming atmosphere and is a popular place for locals to watch sports and gather with friends and family. The menu offers a variety of food options with various burgers, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers.

If you’re looking for a quiet place to retire or raise a family, Nottawa is a great place to consider. There is plenty of access to recreation locally and throughout the township, and still close to other larger urban centers in Collingwood and Barrie.

-The BDAR Team

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