LEISURE & LIVING
A wide variety of Recreational opportunities are available within the Township.
The Arthur & Area Community Centre contains a 185’ x 85’ ice surface, a Lower Hall with a licensed capacity of 500 and an Upper Hall with a capacity of 160. The new Mount Forest & District Sports Complex which just opened in 2008 contains an olympic size ice surface, walking track and numerous rooms for rental. The Community Hall has a licensed capacity of 430 people; Leisure Hall can hold 120 and various meeting rooms from 35 – 95 are available.
Both Arthur and Mount Forest have excellent curling clubs, large outdoor swimming pool facilities, lawn bowling clubs, snowmobile clubs, baseball diamonds, soccer pitches and children’s playgrounds. These facilities are supported by vibrant minor hockey, Minor ball and soccer associations and community service groups that organize youth athletic activities all year long. Karate, Tae Kwon Do, dance and other programs are also offered. In Arthur we have an excellent lacrosse program and in Mount Forest a skateboard park is available.
Wellington North is also blessed with a number of public parks and walking trails. The Saugeen Trail in Mount Forest connects major park areas within the town and offers a variety of landscapes to enjoy along the way. The Arthur Community Park and Marvin Howe Trail is a community trail and park along the south side of the Conestoga River. At the Luther Marsh you can hike, bike or cross-country ski on level trails and interior roads throughout the wildlife management area. Enjoy bird watching, canoeing, kayaking and walking through this wonderful three-trail system that has been established at the marsh.