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Blackstock Real EstateBack in the 18th Century, Scugog was part of Cartwright, Reach and Port Perry, but a flood changed all of that. During the process of creating Lake Scugog with the use of the dam in Lindsay, a flood was a result of the efforts and thus created an island which was swiftly named Scugog Island. The separation lent to Scugog becoming its own township. Port Perry is the core hub of the municipality, with the communities of Scugog, Scugog Point, Scugog Centre, Aldreds Beach, Williams Point, Blackstock, Victoria Corners, Cadmus, Utica, Caesarea, Sunrise Beach, Carnegie Beach, Strattonville, Cedar Shores, Shirley, Epsom, Seagrave, Fralicks Beach, Saintfield, Gerrows Beach, Purple Hill, Greenbank, Prospect, Highland Beach, Prince Albert, Port View Beach, Honey Beach, Pine Point, Lakeside Beach, Nestleton Station, Manchester, Nestleton and Marsh Hill within the municipality. The Township of Scugog is northeast of the city of Toronto and is within the Durham Region and north of Oshawa.Living in Scugog has its own charm with surrounding nature, small town feel and real estate opportunities that reflect the heritage and culture of this area. Beautiful homes that are loaded with character and marvelous square footage are just a viewing away. House lots are very spacious (which lends to the fantastic land gaps between neighbours) and the waterfront real estate for sale is highly enticing. Homes of all shapes and sizes can be found in Scugog, with desirable communities & amenities surrounding current on-the-market options. Starting a business or relocating an existing business is simplified with numerous resources and commercial property options in Scugog. The main source of employment in Scugog is the Great Blue Heron Casino which is found on Scugog First Nation (on Scugog Island). Another major employer here is Schneider Meats facility. For families with children, there is the Trinity Grace Academy Christian school, the Cartwright High school and the Cartwright Central Public school. Health services are provided by the Lakeridge Health Port Perry Hospital and the Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic on Paxton Street in Port Perry.Perks of living the good life in the township of Scugog is the many marinas for avid boating & fishing enthusiasts (Beacon Marina, Westshore Marina, Scugog Island Marina, Goreski’s Landing Campground, Restaurant & Marina and the Port Perry Marina). Facilities within the area that are of interest to living in Scugog is the Blackstock Recreation Complex, the Scugog Library, the Public Pool, Scugog Shoes Heritage Centre & Archives, and the Scugog Community Recreation Centre. For outdoor experiences at local parks, the Port Perry Park, View Lake Park, Blackstock Park, Seagrave Park, Caesarea Park, Nestleton Park and Greenbank Park are enjoyable and well-maintained. Trails are abundant throughout Scugog and Port Perry (Cawker’s Creek Trail, Durham East Cross Forest Trail, Cartwright Fields Trail, Millennium Trail, Canterbury Trail, Birdseye Nature Walk Trail, Rotary Environmental Park Trail, Crow’s Pass Trail, Victorian Village Loop and Dr. Bruce Park Loop are the best. To step back into history, residents and visitors will enjoy the Scugog Shores Museum Village, the galleries and the theatre shows. Shopping is a whole other experience in the Township of Scugog and in the downtown core of Port Perry, quaint shops and boutiques line the streets and cafes are sprinkled here and there that provide a true country chic feel (the aromas from the bakeries are enticing!). The Old Flame Brewing Company and the Ocala Orchards Farm Winery are a must see & taste experience. Some of the farms around the outside area of Scugog host farmer’s markets and onsite activities right at the farms (corn mazes, pumpkin patch fun and hayrides).Traveling to and from the Township of Scugog is as easy as utilizing the 400 series highways to regional roads (like highway 57 and highway 7A), Durham Region Transit and GO Transit. With private and public transportation in place, living and playing in Scugog and working in one of the cities provides a higher quality of life.The Waterfront hosts a plethora of activities from taking the kids to Palmer Park to splash around in the splash pad or watch a movie, stroll along the boardwalk, swimming at Birdseye pool, rent a boat at the marina, shop and dine at fantastic venues and take in the calming effect that only the waterfront can provide. If a quicker pace is desired, then the Great Blue Heron Casino (east of Port Perry on Scugog Island) will be the spot to go. Beaches around Scugog and Scugog island are very enjoyable in the good weather months and some are a bit more out of the way for those seeking a bit more seclusion. Trails around Scugog are varied for use, some are for cycling and jogging and some are just quaint enough to just take a quiet walk along to really get in some time with nature and obtain some additional physical fitness at the same time.
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