New Hamburg is a community of approximately 7,500 in Wilmot Township, a rural township of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario. It is bordered by Baden to the east and Perth County to the west, and is within easy driving distance of the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Stratford via Highways 401 and 7 and 8.
Our shopping district is a designated Heritage District. Nineteenth-century buildings are home to bookstores, clothiers, fine dining restaurants and offices.
The Nith River winds its way around and through downtown with parks and sports fields. Fishing and picnicing are favourite activities beside the dam where North America's largest operating waterwheel steadily turns. The 50-foot waterwheel was built in 1990.
Annual events draw tens of thousands to town. In August, New Hamburg plays host to Moparfest (a gigantic Chrysler car show) and the Ontario Mennonite Relief Sale is held at the local arena and fairgrounds each year on the last Saturday of May.
The weekly newspaper serving the community is the New Hamburg Independent.
Find out more about New Hamburg at www.newhamburg.ca.