Norwich (population 11,000) was first settled in the early 1800's by resourceful pioneers who founded one of the most successful Quaker communities in Upper Canada. The township is made up of the communities of Burgessville, Norwich, Otterville and Oxford Centre. You can learn more about Quaker life at the Norwich & District Museum. Afterwards park downtown and visit some unique shops and enjoy Dutch flavours at the local restaurants and bakeries. Be sure to come for the annual Nostalgia Days celebration which includes sidewalk sales downtown and activities at the museum. The village (population 11,000) has all of your basic amenities from banking, pharmacy, grocery, shops, dining, attractions and accommodations. Heading south on Highway #59 towards Norwich you can visit more retailers and food producers including the well known ones, Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese, Oxford Honey, and Norpac Beef. South of Norwich, Otterville offers pretty scenic views and stories of the black settlers to the region. The Trans-Canada Trail runs across Norwich Township just south of Otterville with stunning views.