Located in the heart of Minden, the downtown area hosts a number of locally owned shops and restaurants.  As you leisurely walk along our streets, you will find unique items not found in any box store.  Hand-made decor, antiques, and one-of-a-kinds are all here.  Our stores offer decor, plants, books, clothing, banking, medical services, and general merchandise to name a few.

Offering great food at great prices, the downtown restaurants aim to please every appetite.  Whether you are looking for a coffee or a filling breakfast, or an ice cold drink with a hearty meal in the evening, you will find it here.  Many have outdoor patios and tables, allowing patrons to take full advantage of summer.

Several events also take place downtown throughout the year including sidewalk sales.  Listen to live music, watch the kids fishing derby, and more by the river during the summer.  The Festival of the August Moon allows you to decorate and float lanterns down the river, creating a beautiful site.  The ghost walks allow you to explore the area, and the annual Christmas parade travels across the Gull River bridge.

The downtown area offers ample free parking and marked crosswalks, access to the Riverwalk trail, a bike rack, and is accessible and pet friendly.  Bobcaygeon Road is often adorned with decoration, whether they are banners or hanging baskets.