| NAME: EUGENIA
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: The most interesting portion of the village is Pellisier Street that leads to the waterfall. Now part of a conservation area, it contains some of the town’s original buildings.
| Located in an area called the Bruce Peninsula,
settlement began from the 1850s through the 1880s. Early visitors were awed
by the sight of Eugenia Falls, calling it one of Canada’s most beautiful
locations. The town was named after Princess Eugene, the wife of Emperor
Napoleon. Its population grew to about 200. It had several mills, general
stores, a carriage factory, blacksmiths, coopers, shoemakers, carpenters,
a Presbyterian and Methodist church, and a school. The railways never came
to Eugenia Falls and eventually the town began to decline. The mills, stores
and shops closed down and people began to move away. But it never became
a complete ghost town.