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Simcoe, Ontario

Simcoe is a town in Southwestern Ontario and should not be confused with Simcoe County located on the north shore of Lake Simcoe. The town of Simcoe is a thriving community in the centre of an rich, fertile agricultural area known for tobacco, vegetables and small fruits. Excellent fishing for bass and trout can be found at nearby Long Point Bay. Every evening in December during Christmas Panorama Simcoe is illuminated with over 65 Christmas scenes.

Simcoe was founded in 1795 by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe, and is the largest urban centre in the area. It enjoys a moderate temperature, thanks to the warming effects of nearby Lake Erie. Simcoe possesses an excellent park system as well as many heritage buildings. The town plays host to a variety of festivals including The Friendship Festival, the Canadian Open Country Singing Contest and the large and much anticipated Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, held every October.

Tobacco growing in a field near Simcoe, Ontario

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