Nature Trails near Dresden, Ontario

Dresden is located in the amalgamated community of Chatham-Kent.

Dresden is a small town of approximately 2,700 residents, located in north-central Chatham-Kent. It has a rich heritage closely tied to the Underground Railroad and is home to the famous Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Dresden is surrounded by rich farm lands that produce strong vegetable yields for commercial use. ConAgra Foods (producer for Del Monte Canada) is perhaps the best known commercial food producer in the region, processing locally grown tomatoes for Aylmer ketchup. Several manufacturing industries are also located in Dresden: Martinrea Fabco is a tier one automotive supplier, while MPT Inc and Wood Waste Disposal produce automated equipment and mulch respectively.

Downtown Dresden features a selection of quaint shops and restaurants. In 2007 the town celebrated its 125th anniversary, and its long history and rich heritage are reflected in the architecture of its businesses and homes. The Trillium Trail Historical Walk, a 5.8km trail that meanders through the town and nearby parkland, commemorates more than 50 local historical sites.Uncle Tom's Cabin Historical Site is also located just outside of Dresden. The former home of noted abolitionist Rev. Josiah Henson, the site is now a museum that commemorates the history of the region’s Black population.

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