Forest

GOING STRONG FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY!

The Kineto Theatre is one of the oldest continuously operating movie theatres in the world, in operation for more than a century!
Forest Festivals bills itself as a unique experience in a small town, and those words certainly describe the playbill of the Kiwanis Kineto Theatre. Entirely organized by volunteers, the festivals include the Forest Film Festival, The Travel the World Series, Special Events and the Lambton Film & Food Festival (LaFFF). Each has its own distinctive flavour.

The Forest Film Festival presents films that are thought-provoking and insightful. Check out the schedule at forestfestivals.ca/forest-film-festival/
The Travel the World Series takes viewers on film adventures to places around the world. In October 2019 through March 2020 visit Vietnam, Puerto Rico, Armenia, travel on an Atlantic journey and see Utah.

The Lambton Film and Food Festival (LaFF) is presented by the Forest Kiwanis and Optimist Clubs. Details found at forestfestivals.ca/lambton-film-and-food-festival.

GET ACTIVE

Take the trail. The formal 2.8 km (one way) asphalt Forest Walkway leads south from Forest to the Esli Dodge Conservation Area. The informal trail is along the old railway track and around the lagoons west of Forest with a 4.5 return trip over flat lands.

The new Shores Recreation Centre provides activities like hockey, ringette, figure skating, basketball, volleyball, badminton, fitness activities and entertainment events. Keeping active and engaged in community is arguably essential to our overall-wellbeing and enhancement of our communities. The YMCA Shores Wellness Centre offers group fitness, coaching, and personal trainers.

FAB FOREST

The Forest Lambton Museum is located in the old Forest Home Bakery on Main Street where displays include the history of the Forest Excelsior Band, the longest running civilian band in Canada. The Forest Museum 2020 Calendar includes historic photos from the town.

Forest Glen Herb Farm is a unique destination. Stepping into the barn, beautifully fragrant with the aroma of herbs and spices, will make you think you are in an out-of-the-way centuries-old place in England. Choose from a vast assortment of hand-crafted teas by owner Cynthia Cook. The gardens are awash with colours of varieties of flowers and blooming herbs. Take a class or a tour.

The Forest Fair is a three-day September event that provides family fun for all. Forest citizens are no strangers to organizing a fair – the first record of a Forest fair was in 1870. By 1912 a special attraction was Miss Flo K. Thomkins, the greatest female aerial navigator in North America; she parachuted from a hot-air balloon to the amazement of the crowd.

Williamson Farms Country Store in the heart of downtown has a large selection of gift items, toys, games and kitchenwares. Ontario meats, maple syrup, fresh fudge and other area specialties make this a must-stop-shop for folks, a country store with a modern twist.