Welcome to our Web Site
History The name Consecon comes from Indian words for "an opening" and "pickerel," and the town’s waterfront location is an important part of its past and future. Samuel Champlain made camp here in the 1600s, Kente Mission was established nearby, and European settlers arrived in the early 1800s. They dammed the river to power grist and saw mills, and the town flourished until the new Highway 33 passed it by in the 1960s.
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that visits the Village of Consecon will come upon our mascot. The swan
called 'Swanee' has been a fixture in and around the pond. Legend has it
that Swanee lost its mate years ago and has been hanging around in
hopes that (he/she we are not really sure) will return. When you are
near the pond you will see Swanee either resting on the shore, swimming
in the pond or walking about the southern side of theVillage. Swanee is
truly a resident of the Village and as such takes advantage of the
generousity of the people by going up to their doors and knocking on
them in its quest for food.
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Fifteen minutes from exit 522 on Highway 401, Consecon is the first town you encounter on the Loyalist Parkway entering Prince Edward County from the west. Trenton is 14 kms away, and travel to and from the mainland is fast. The village is built on Wellers Bay
and has some fine century houses clustered around the river and
millpond at its heart. There is a post office, library, general store,
LCBO and Beer Store and four eating establishments plus many small businesses, regular courier services and high speed internet.
Village Vision Consecon has a long history and an independent attitude. Defined by, but not limited to, its proximity to water, the area has natural beauty, affordable properties and quick access to major transportation routes. A recent study of Consecon by University of Guelph students highlighted the benefits of its location and historic features, its affordability and real potential to as the Gateway to Prince Edward County.
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The area is best known for Consecon Lake and North Beach Provincial Park (http://www.pec.on.ca/other/northbch.html)
and for cottage resorts, campgrounds and fishing camps as well as one
elegant new B&B. Vineyards are flourishing nearby and Geoff
Heinricks, vineyard guru and
author, is a local. In the village are a pizza place, an established,
characterful pub and grill in the old mill on the river (www.cascadespub.com)
and a thriving new Dixie Lee Chicken & Seafood Restaurant and
Country Farm Market. Other new businesses include a specialist Shetland
sheep farm. There are two respected residential schools close by,
providing employment to many residents.
This site is hosted by the Consecon and Area Ratepayers Association Inc.
The Consecon and Area Ratepayers Association Inc., CARA, formed in
2006, is an active entity working for the betterment of Consecon and
surrounding area while giving the people a voice to County Council. We
encourage local participation with a yearly family membership of $20.
All input is welcome and ideas to improve the status of Consecon is
greatly appreciated. We promote our local businesses and let people
know that they are there.
Contact CARA by clicking here firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to see a Map of Consecon