Exterior Property Information
52 Grand River St, S. is nestled in the quaint town of Paris, ON. It is a nature lovers dream as the property looks onto the Grand River with river access. Perfect for the lover of water allowing for kayaking, canoeing and more. With the added bonus of an Artic Swim Spa, the options are endless to get outside and enjoy the peaceful views of the Grand River.
The property also has an upper back veranda that was completely rebuilt, the original windows are protected with storm windows and screens. The Floor was re-done with recycled 1840 floorboards and stained the original walnut colour. Enjoy your morning coffee looking out on the Grand River.
The Grand River
The Grand River and its major tributaries - the Conestogo, Eramosa, Nith and Speed rivers - were designated Canadian Heritage Rivers in 1994.The designation recognizes the outstanding human heritage values and excellent recreational opportunities along the rivers. The designation carries no regulatory or legal authority or restrictions.
The Canadian Heritage River System was established in 1984 by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. The goal is to conserve and protect the best examples of Canadian river heritage, to give them national recognition and to encourage the public to enjoy and appreciate them.
The Grand River valley has been home to Indigenous peoples for more than 10,000 years. The Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation have a strong presence to this day. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the region attracted waves of immigrants to its fertile lands: Scots and Irish in the north, Mennonites and Germans in the central area and United Empire Loyalists in the south.
Others followed from around the world.
The area's rich history is reflected in the watershed's historic sites and artifacts: dams, mills, canals, unique bridges, historic homes, archaeological sites and other features.
The Canadian Heritage River designation recognizes the countless recreational activities that the Grand River watershed offers such as:
Boating - canoeing, kayaking, rafting, motorized boating
Angling - fly fishing, ice fishing, fishing vacations
Water sports - swimming, water skiiing, stand-up paddle boarding
Water associated activities - hiking, hunting, camping
Winter activities - dog sledding, skiing
Natural heritage appreciation - wildlife viewing, scenic views
Human heritage appreciation - sporting events, visiting historic sites.