DescriptionThe first residents of New Hamburg used the flow of the Nith River to turn the water wheels in their mills. To commemorate their past, New Hamburg residents built the Heritage Waterwheel that now turns in the river from spring to fall. The 15-metre (50-ft.) wheel is reputed to be the largest operating water wheel in North America. Walking trails and parklands can be found along the riverfront.
New Hamburg's architectural heritage is evident in the many Victorian buildings found throughout the downtown area. They house numerous arts and crafts shops. On the first and third Saturday of each month from July to mid-October, local farmers display their wares at the farmers market on Peel Street. On the last Friday and Saturday in May, New Hamburg holds the Mennonite Relief Sale, where participants can bid on handmade quilts, shop for crafts or feast on the bounty of food. Moparfest, said to be the largest Mopar car show in Canada, is held yearly the third weekend in August.
Visitor InfoNew Hamburg Tourist Information Centre 121 Huron St. NEW HAMBURG, ON N3A 1K1. Phone:(226)791-2672