| NAME: NAPIER
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: The old school, church and a few original buildings still stand.
| Of all the ghost towns in Ontario’s “deep
south Napier remains the largest to have declined so rapidly. Along the
banks of the Sydenham River there were saw mills, grist mills, flour mills,
and woolen mills that were the largest in the entire area. There were two
hotels, three stores, and a wagon and blacksmith shop. A brick church was
built atop the south bank of the river overlooking the village. But then
the railroads were taking their toll on the hamlets and mill towns and Napier
was no exception.