Other features include an elementary school (Aberfoyle Public School) and the Aberfoyle Mill, a popular restaurant.
Arkell has a long relationship with beer brewing. Arkell was founded in 1830 by John Arkell, an Englishman who returned to the UK and founded Arkell's Brewery. Just north and east of the village runs the Arkell Spring Aquifer, renowned for its fresh spring water which has brought many beverage companies to the area, including Sleeman Breweries, Wellington Breweries, and F & M Breweries. Wellington Breweries named one of their most popular beers Arkell Best Bitter in honour of the prized water they use in their brewing. The Arkell Springs also provide much of the municipal water for the city of Guelph.
Arkell is a popular stopping point for cyclists and hikers to take a break when touring the country-side roads the surrounding city of Guelph, or the popular trails the Starkey Hill loop just east of the village, or the Arkell Springs trail which stretches along the Eramosa River from Watson Rd. just north of Arkell, east to nearby Eden Mills near the Eden Mills outdoor education centre and south-east to Arkell Rd. at the Nassagaweya-Puslinch Townline Rd. intersection, opened in 1974 by the Guelph Hiking Club.
The township also includes the communities of Aikensville, Badenoch, Barbers Beach, Corwhin, Crieff, Killean, Little Lake, Morriston and Puslinch.
What are the folks at Duff, Puslinch, Ont., doing in a remote reserve nearly 600 kms. north of Thunder Bay, Ont.?(People & Places)
Dec 01, 2008; [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Caption: What are the folks at Duff, Puslinch, Ont., doing in a remote reserve nearly 600 kms....