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Discover Norval, a historic village nestled in the valley of the beautiful Credit River. Norval has been a thriving village for over 150 years, with its Post Office established by 1836. By 1851, the Guelph Plank Road was built through Norval.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous Canadian author of Anne of Green Gables, arrived here with her Presbyterian husband the Reverend Ewan MacDonald, and her two sons in 1926. During the next nine years, L.M. Montgomery wrote 5 books and completed two and a half volumes of her personal journals. She penned her books in the upstairs bedroom of the manse, facing “Russell’s Hill of Pines.”

Volumes 3 and 4 of the Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery describe village life in Norval from 1926 -1935. Many places and buildings noted in the journals can still be seen today.

The Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden is a public garden, which blooms with colour from spring to late fall. While there, take the chance to discover a unique human interactive sundial known as an analemmatic sundial, one of only 7 in North America. Norval also honours Lucy Maud Montgomery’s birthday with their annual Montgomery Christmas in late November.

Adjacent to the L. M. Montgomery Garden is the Willow Park Ecology Centre and the Credit River. At the park you can enjoy a Butterfly Garden, Snake Hibernaculum, a wetland environment, a woodland restoration and the Robert Noble Tree Trail.

Norval is a charming village rich in both history and natural beauty whose residents are happy to welcome you.



Art-in-the-Park

Join Willow Park and the Credit Valley Artisans as we have a PAINT-OUT in the park.
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Norval-on-the-Credit Festival - This Weekend!

A nonprofit group involved in municipal issues that affect the village, such as future development, roads and traffic.
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Willow Park Ecology Centre

Willow Park Ecology Centre - Halton's Outdoor Education Destination.
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Montgomery Christmas

Be sure to come visit Norval and celebrate L.M. Montgomery during their annual Montgomery Christmas celebration!
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Norval Strawberry Social at Carter Farm

Join us from 1-3 on June 17th for the Norval Community Association Strawberry Social at Carter Farm.
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Your #1 Hiking Guide in Halton: Loops & Lattes

Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes with a Foreword by singer-songwriter and Niagara Escarpment admirer Sarah Harmer Want to reduce stress, spend time...
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Art-in-the-Park

Art-in-the-Park at Willow Park –
date & time TBA.

Join Willow Park and the Credit Valley Artisans as we have a PAINT-OUT in the park. We will have instructors and supplies on site from 9am until noon. Whether you are an experienced painter or just want to have some fun with creating art – you will have an enjoyable time with us.


For more information please visit the Willow Park Ecology Centre website.

 

 


 

Norval-on-the-Credit Festival - This Weekend!

Norval is going to be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday by hosting the Norval on the Credit Festival June 3 & 4! Featuring: the official opening of the Norval Women's Institute - Time Capsule, the unveiling of Pollinator Canoe, and Moccasin Trail, & more to be announced! Visit their website for even more information on what's happening at the festival & a schedule of events!

Explore Norval where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived for 9 years. Visit the historic sites Montgomery photographed and wrote about in her personal journals.

Norval is family friendly offering beautiful nature trails along the Credit River. McNab Park on Noble Street provides excellent fishing, riverside trail and areas for family picnics.

The Willow Park Ecology Centre provides fascinating nature programs for all ages. Parking is available on Mary Street.

The village of Norval was settled by 1820. Today many buildings remain, including our 3 historic churches which are open to the public.

You will discover our Pioneer Cemeteries, the former home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the Heritage Garden in Norval Park, our unique Analemmatic Sundial and Willow Park Ecology Centre. Norval is proud of the many century buildings including two Heritage Designated properties the Norval Disciples of Christ Church and Lilac Lawns.

To learn more please visit their website

 

Willow Park Ecology Centre

Willow Park Ecology Centre is a year-round nature preserve that provides habitat for native plants and animals. It is approximately 2.1 hectares (or 5 acres) in the floodplain bounded by the West Branch of the Credit River (Silvercreek) and the main Credit River. An ideal site for nature study, education, passive recreation, and relaxation - located in the village of Norval, part of Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada.

The Centre consists of an outdoor park on 5 acres of land in the Credit Valley Watershed and is operated by the WPEC volunteer Board of Directors. The board operates using following their 2010 Strategic Plan and the Management Structure outlined in the Honeycomb Framework (October 2014) -link or insert below . It exists to educate schoolchildren and the general public about ecology and the environment through programs and events, and to provide natural habitat for wildlife in the ravine at the confluence of the Credit River and Silver Creek.

Over 15 years the guardians transformed this former grassy trailer park into a lush and diverse ecosystem along the confluence of the Credit River and Silver Creek. It now includes a board-walked wetland, a rehabilitated riverine shoreline, a snake hibernaculum, as well as vegetated areas planted to attract specific wildlife. Local volunteers have carried through with an ambitious plan to encourage natural regeneration. Today, the 5-acre site has reached early succession.

To learn more, please visit their website .



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Montgomery Christmas

Be sure to come visit Norval on November 25 and celebrate L.M. Montgomery during their annual Montgomery Christmas celebration!

Come and enjoy church bazaars, lunch & more at:

St Paul's Anglican Church
Norval United Church
Norval Presbyterian Church
St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church

For more information, please visit their website .

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Norval Strawberry Social at Carter Farm

Join us on June 17th for the Norval Community Association Strawberry Social.

Featuring Anne Shirley's Famous Raspberry Cordial (non-alcoholic)

Proceeds to Norval's Community Projects.

Tickets include unlimited Tea and/or Coffee

Location: Carter Farm
9880 Winston Churchill Blvd.
Norval, Ontario

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For tickets please call 905-877-7059 .



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Your #1 Hiking Guide in Halton: Loops & Lattes

Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes
with a Foreword by singer-songwriter and Niagara Escarpment admirer Sarah Harmer

Want to reduce stress, spend time with friends and family, feel healthier and have fun? Then lace up a pair of walking shoes and hit the trails.
Building on the success of Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes, Nicola Ross’s latest hiking guide, Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes, expands into new hiking territory.
Nicola describes 37 routes that will appeal to casual walkers as well as seasoned hikers. Her loops all begin and conveniently end at the same location, so there’s no need to drop a car or to retrace one’s footsteps. Ranging in length from 3.6 to 24.8 kilometres, each is accompanied by a detailed map, precise directions, loads of colour photos and a smattering of local lore.

Halton Hikes features routes in Oakville and Burlington, along the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment near Campbellville, Milton, Acton, Georgetown and Glen Williams, and into the rural areas just across the border near Eden Mills, Rockwood, Erin, Cheltenham and Terra Cotta. If you live in or visit the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe, Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes will provide you with days of enjoyment.

208 pages, soft cover, full colour, sewn binding
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For more information, please visit her website or e-mail nross@woodrising.com.

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