The Lakewood RV Resort is located in the beautiful Municipality of West Elgin, ON. The primary townships that comprise the Municipality are Rodney, West Lorne, Churchville, Clachan, Crinan, Eagle, Kintyre, New Glasgow and Twin Valleys.
The original township of Aldborough was named in 1792 after Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England.
The community of Rodney was originally named Stewart's Mills after the owner of the first sawmill in the community. From 1840 to 1865, it was called Centreville due to its central location at the intersection of Furnival Road and 7th Concession (now Downie Line). In 1865, the community was renamed Rodney after British naval officer George Brydges Rodney. The centre of the village was relocated three kilometres to the south when the Canada Southern Railway was built in the area in 1872.
The community of West Lorne also had its origins the Canada Southern Railway. Originally named Bismarck after the German chancellor, the community was renamed West Clayton, Dutton, Lorne and finally West Lorne. The name came from the Lorne Mills on the south side of the railway, themselves named for John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne. The station itself was renamed West Lorne in 1907 to avoid confusion with a community named Bismarck in Lincoln County.
The villages of Rodney and West Lorne were incorporated as municipalities in 1907 and 1908 respectively and separated from the township. Subsequently, Aldborough remained a mainly rural municipality.
In 1994, Aldborough and Rodney amalgamated to form an expanded Township of Aldborough. In 1998, Aldborough amalgamated with West Lorne to form West Elgin.
The Lakewood RV Resort’s location allows its Campers to enjoy a number of local attractions and activities.
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Buy produce from a road-side stand or pick it yourself directly from the field; navigate a corn maze; visit an adventure farm complete with a petting zoo, pedal Go-Carts and a zip-line; breathe in the sweet fragrance of a lavender field or learn the secrets of viniculture during a tour and tasting at one of Elgin County’s wineries.
Artistic inspiration is bountiful in Elgin County. Take in original works of art, be entertained, or develop your own creative talents! Live amateur theatre, fall, winter, and spring. A dynamic group of volunteers that strives to entertain and stimulate our patrons with live plays and musical performances.
Museums and cultural attractions provide an important link to our region’s rich heritage and keep the stories of our past alive. From pre – 18th century Attawandaron villages to the enigmatic Colonel Thomas Talbot, the railway boom of the 1850s, and the agricultural roots of our community, these museums highlight the development of Elgin County through collections of artifacts, documents, and photographs.
With 9 unique and picturesque golf courses to choose from, there's always a tee time ready for you in Elgin County. Whether you're an expert or new to golf, you can choose from 9 to 18 or even 12 holes of golf. 'Fore Golfers Only' has a large selection of new and used golf clubs, bags, and other golf essentials.
With four unique port-side villages, over 100 kilometres of trails, Conservation Areas, horse ranches, golf courses, and more, you can choose a different playground every day of your stay! Hike, cross-country ski, boat, paddle, bird-watch, golf, ride a horse, cruise (via bike, motorcycle or car), fish or swim all right here in Elgin!