| NAME: MARYSVILLE
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: The historic tavern still serves drinks to thirsty travelers.
| The American Revolution played a part in establishing
settlements in Ontario, particularly along the shoreline of Lake Ontario
east of Toronto. Marysville was one of those early villages. Expelled from
the war-torn Colonies south of the border, Loyalists toiled to re-establish
themselves in the safety of a British territory. Marysville had its beginning
during the 1870s as a stopping place on the Kingston Road. A small railway
station was built with the arrival of the Grant Trunk Railroad and the town
began to grow. It has survived to this day with more modern homes but the
ghost of its earlier existence can be seen.