This rural community located in southern Lambton County is a place that is easy to call home. It is a mainly agricultural area with a population of 2,190, one rural school, two libraries, and a fire hall. This community is flush with rustic charm and features an old time feel with friendly neighbours and beautiful landscapes. The Township has several service groups in the community that are always active and planning events for all ages. In August, don’t forget to catch the S.O.T.P.A. Sanctioned Truck/Tractor Pull at the Community Centre in Florence.
The Sydenham River meanders through the township and provides plenty of fun activities from early spring to late fall. During the summer visitors can be found canoeing in the river or camping along its banks. Nature walkers won’t want to miss out on the beautiful sights of the Sydenham River. The Shetland Conservation Area is another popular destination along the river’s shore for families and campers who admire nature and appreciate solitude. With only 15 serviced sites and 15 unserviced sites this park provides an intimate setting for those looking to get away from the hubbub of their busy life.