If you were driving along the 401 and exited at exit # 509, about 90 minutes east of Toronto you would have a choice whether to go south or north. Going south will take you to the town of Brighton, but going north towards Campbellford on County Road 30 will take you through three small communities in Brighton Township.
The first one is a small community called Hilton which consists of a few houses and a very well kept cemetery, the Hilton Cemetery on Concession 4. While I'm not yet sure that being dead is very peaceful, I can say for sure that the people who visit the dead here are in a very peaceful place. It is a beautiful setting indeed.Just a word of advice for travelers, if you happen to be looking for a hotel, you won't find one in Hilton. I also highly doubt that Paris has ever been here either, so don't get your hopes up.
The next little town you will pass through will be the small town of Orland. I couldn't guess how many people live in this small community, but I wouldn't think too many folks live here either. It's really just a few houses along the county road as well as an old mill that was built in 1838 and is now a furniture store that sells quality hand crafted furniture made on the premises. If you are ever out this way and looking for a nice solid piece of furniture, be sure to stop at Country Past Furniture. You will be glad you did, it makes the trip to Orland very worth while indeed.
The final stop in Brighton Township before heading into Trent Hills and on towards Campbellford is Codrington.
There's a very good restaurant called the 100 Mile Diner which serves food made from produce that's been grown within a 100 mile radius of Codrington, an excellent concept. There's also a baseball field, a fish hatchery, a retirement residence, a fire hall, and a community centre that seems to have quite a variety of activities all week long including euchre, line dancing and Tuesday morning breakfasts. I couldn't really say what the population of Codrington is, but there are quite a few more residences in it than there are in Hilton or Orland.
So , if you were moving to this area and had to choose between these three Brighton township communities as a place to live, Codrington would surely be the best bet for you if you enjoy line dancing and were prone to setting your house on fire every now and then. They are all three really nice places to live.
Property taxes are very reasonable in Brighton, so many people choose to live in this area for this reason alone, however, as you can see, there's quite a few good reasons to make this area your new home.