The old Schomberg and Aurora Railway station station at Oak Ridges, pictured as a fish and chip restaurant in the 1950s.
The village of Schomberg was established in 1830 and was initially known as Brownsville after the first landowners. By 1860 the village had thrived becoming the centre of local commerce boasting banks and a mill, taverns and churches.
At the turn of the century, the Aurora/Schomberg railway came to town, and a private house was converted into a railway station. With the advent of better roads and cars, the railway closed in 1927 and the house reverted to being a private home.
To the west of Schomberg is the Hamlet of Lloydtown, where some of the notables of the Upper Canada Rebellion lived. Here, starting at the Pioneer Cemetery, is a path which takes you on a trip through the local countryside and from which you can see the rolling hills of King and Caledon.
To the east are the Hamlets of Pottageville and Kettleby, both immersed in history and well worth a country ride either in a car or on a bicycle.