Milton is one of the fastest growing towns in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area of Southern Ontario. Part of the Halton Region, Milton is conveniently located just 40 kilometres from downtown Toronto.
The History of Milton
Milton grew out of a settlement founded by Jasper Martin on the Sixteen Mile Creek in 1818. He went on to build a grist mill as well as construct a pond to power the mill, leading many people to settle alongside the Martin family in what became known as Mill Pond. By 1837, the population of the town had grown to 100 people and was renamed Mill Town, eventually becoming known as Milton. Today, the population is over 110,128.
Recreation and Entertainment
Milton is home to many parks, campgrounds, and outdoor spaces as well as sports arenas. The Mohawk Raceway is a harness racing track with slot machines. Milton is also proud to be part of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve known as the Niagara Escarpment. This trail, along with the Bruce Trail, is one of the oldest and longest marked hiking trails in Canada.
While visiting Milton, you can check out the Halton County Radial Railway Museum as well as County Heritage Park. Every September, Milton hosts the Milton Steam-Era, an event that showcases steam engines from the 19th century, along with tractors, automobiles, and agricultural display.
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