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Glen Miller Ontario

Glen Miller OntarioThe town of Glen Miller is only a couple of miles north of Trenton. It is a rather small community of approximately 500 or so people and lies on both the east and west sides of the Trent River. Glen Miller is the home of Lock #3 on the Trent Severn waterway.

The town of Glen miller has been around since the mid 19th century, it wasn't named after the popular American band leader with the similar name of Glenn Miller (although I probably would have believed it if someone had told me so).

Locks are very important on the Trent Severn waterway, there are 45 of them between the mouth of the Trent river in Trenton and Port Severn on Georgian Bay. there are also 39 swing bridges and 160 dams on the waterway. The waterway is controlled by Parks Canada who are responsible for maintenance and water level management.

Glen MillerGlen Miller is a rather quiet place, it serves as a bedroom community for the larger town of Trenton. Only minutes from the 401, it's also a popular spot for commuters to live. It is one of those smaller communities that make the Trent area such an interesting place to live.

Glen Miller is also the home of the Bleasdell Boulder (or Glen Miller Rock as it's sometimes referred to). This gigantic rock is belived to be over 2 billion years old and was deposited in its current spot when the glaciers retreated a few millenia ago. It's a very big rock and likely won't be going anywhere in the near future, it's almost three stories tall.

Glen Miller is one of the small towns that I happen to sell real estate in, so if you are interested in buying or selling a home in this very pretty little town, give me a call.



Comment balloon 12 commentsMalcolm Johnston • February 13 2012 04:21PM


This sounds like a very alluring place...that yesteryear flavour.   Nice localism post!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm,

I am with Li, somehow Glen Miller, sounds and feel like a friendly little community where time has not moved as fast as the rest of us.... (and that is sometimes a great thing....)

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm, the town of Glen Miller sounds like a gem of a place tucked away among beautiful scenery!  The locks and the boulder sound fascinating!

Posted by Linda Holloway, REALTORĀ®, Your Next Home in Tampa Bay Starts Here! (Keller Williams Realty Tampa Central) over 8 years ago

Isn't "Glen" a Scottish word for a stream? Nice write up. I need to do more of these too.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - Glen Miller sounds like a great community and that looks like a very pretty waterway.  Now, all they need to do is construct some outdoor speakers and play "In the Mood", and the town will feel complete. 

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 8 years ago

wonderful info on one of your areas! Sounds like a wonderful little community.. Hopefully many buyers and sellers will contact the best Realtor in the Glen Miller area - Malcolm Johnston!

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) over 8 years ago

Glen Miller sounds like the type of community folks from our 'big' city are leaving in search of Malcolm. Next time we talk to clients such as these we will mention Glen Miller and you of course since you have your finger on the pulse there.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Thanks Li, Glen Miller does have its charms.

Peter and Linda, it is a friendly little place.

Linda, I do find the locks interesting, the boulder - not so much.

Ellie, thanks to Wickipedia, I now know that Glen is actually the word for valley, and there's usually a stream in a valley.

Sally, that's what they do all summer long. Well, maybe not.

Sheila, thanks, I hope so too.

Thanks Al and Peggy, you're right, a lot of folks from the G.T.A. are ending up here.


Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, thanks for the information on Glen Miller.  My first thought was that it was named after the band leader.  What fun to learn something new and YOUR version of Glen Miller looks like a great bedroom community to live in .

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 8 years ago


I suppose I'm an easy mark, but someone told me it was named after the band leader and I believed them.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Juli, people who live there do seem happy about the place, so it must be a great place to live.

Brian, I probably would have believed the same thing without having researched myself.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - Small town living close to major transportation and highway corridor and with Trenton shopping in close proximity the best of all worlds

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 8 years ago