Visit Hillside

Named after the Hill family, one of the original families to the area, Hillside was settled by the issuance of free land grants and the logging industry in the late 1800s. It wasn’t long before the breathtaking beauty of the lake and picturesque scenery brought vacationers to the area. Resorts were built and homesteads and sawmills were converted into inns to accommodate visitors who wanted to escape the city.

Today, the Hillside area is a hub for artists and athletes: nine artists’ studios are along Limberlost Road and the Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is home to the annual Limberlost Challenge Ultra Trail Running Race. Visit and experience Hillside’s relaxed and rugged atmosphere.

Arts and Amenities

  • Visit the Artists of the Limberlost Open Studio Weekend in August
  • Stay at wonderful resorts and B&Bs with many amenities
  • Treat yourself to the fine dining restaurants

Take to the Outdoors

  • Paved country roads for cycling and running; hiking and biking trails
  • Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve
  • The Limberlost Challenge, Ultra Trail Running Race
  • Sandy, shallow beaches
  • Driving range and four renowned golf courses within a 7km radius
  • Public boat launch with access to four interconnected lakes
  • Wildlife sightings: moose, black bears, eastern timber wolf, white tailed deer, red fox, beavers, great grey owl, snowy owl and bald eagles
  • Superb fishing: small and large Mouth Bass, Pike, Lake Trout and Yellow Perch
  • Access to hundreds of kilometers of groomed snowmobile trails
  • Downhill and cross-country skiing