Days Out Ontario
Due west of West Montrose is the hamlet of Wallenstein. Completely unknown to tourists (and even many locals in nearby Kitchener-Waterloo), Wallenstein is a farm community with a high percentage of Mennonites. Wallenstein General Store is an authentic Old Order Mennonite shop, selling summer sausage, inexpensive food products (Mennonites are known for their thrift), dark-coloured felt hats for men, bonnets for women, and inexpensive, traditional fabrics for home sewers. There are usually just as many buggies as cars parked out front.