Charlton is a small anglophone village in Dack Township in the northern part of the Temiskaming Clay Belt, near Englehart. Charlton is not on Highway 11, instead just west of it on Highway 547 by about five minutes.The surrounding area is largely rural and agricultural, made up of beef and dairy farms. When the whole township is taken into account, the population of Charlton and Dack is about 600.
Charlton is a pretty tiny village, but it’s peaceful, quiet, and well-kept.
I’ve only been through Charlton once. There is a general store, a gas station, a United Church, the Timberline and Moose Haven Lodges for accomodations and activities, and the D&R Variety and the Burger Barn for food. There is also a local Legion, and, of course, some houses. There is also a nice little river and waterfall, with a commemorative plaque about the Charlton Powerhouse. There is also a nice waterfront park with boat luanch access, a playground, and a little beach.
I did some searching on Charlton and Dack Township history, but couldn’t find much. So I don’t have too much to say.
Oddly enough, I also found an online listing for the Charlton Medical Marijuana Club.