Clarksburg Ontario is part of the Town of the
Blue Mountains and even though it is not found along Georgian Bay has
cut out a niche for itself as an artist community.
The Beaver River runs between Clarksburg and Thornbury.
In fact it is hard to tell where Thornbury
ends and Clarksburg begins.
It is more popular as a winter destination as it is close to Beaver
Valley & Talisman, but because of the Beaver Trail and close
proximity to Georgian Bay don't rule it out as a summer destination.
The reason we ventured into Clarksburg is because I wanted to visit Sue
Tupy's studio. She is an artist that I have followed for many years
through the Southampton Art School, but she only sells a small
selection of her work there.
You can take a peek at Sue Tupy's work in the mid Summer 2010 Our Homes
magazine for the southern Georgian Bay region. Look for the Brett
Lindros designed home on Lora Bay.
Like many other artists Sue Tupy lives in Clarksburg and has a gallery
there. In fact there are so many artists now living in Clarksburg that
it has been nicknamed Artsburg.
Clarksburg is also a great spot for nature lovers. It is found along
the picturesque Beaver River which has its own set of hiking
trails; the Beaver Trail.
We found a historical plaque near the river documenting the life of
local Clifford Claverley who was a record holding tight rope walker
from the turn of the previous century. He tight rope walked across the
Niagara Gorge several times in his life, with his personal record of
just over 2 minutes.
If you aren't into hiking or art, the rejuvenated downtown area has
some other shopping to keep you interested. With a few funky shops as
well as a locally produced honey at the Honey House.
2010 marks the 150th birthday for Clarksburg and the town keeps going,
changing with the times. Starting out as a mill town, transitioning to
a government town and now populated with artists and apple growers I
hope that Clarksburg has 150 more!