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The natural beauty of the township provides considerable drawing power from the two major urban centres within close proximity. This and a wide range of activities available within the township are turning tourism into a growing business in Alfred and Plantagenet.

The Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail, which runs across the township, offers a long distance cycle and walking path in summer and is an exceptional trail for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. The township has a well-developed snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle trail system and is home to several golf courses.

Numerous festivals covering an eclectic range of interest are held throughout the year.  During the summer, the villages of Wendover and Alfred each hold an annual western festival.  These events attract visitors from several provinces and the northern US.  Wendover in particular plays host to several hundred travel trailers and motor homes during their event.

For naturalists and birders, the well-known Alfred bog is an eco-system of national importance that features a 1000 foot long trail that allows visitors to observe the animals, birds, plants and insects that live in this 4 200 hectare natural haven.  The Bog is home to more than eighteen rare species.

The Village of Alfred lays claim to the title of French Fry Capital of Canada.  Home to many very popular chip stands, in 2008 Alfred was featured in Radio Canada's La petite S√©duction whose host Dany Turcotte invites a Francophone media star to come with him and discover what make the chosen Francophone village special.  This feature involves residents putting on a huge display of who they are and what make them special.  In Alfred's case - French Fries.

Available accommodations for all tastes and budgets consists of motels, campgrounds Bed and Breakfasts located mainly in and around the two villages of Alfred and Plantagenet.