Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labour Day Weekend Fairs in Ontario this weekend

Food Fests, Harvest Fairs and Festivals North of Toronto 

Burk’s Falls Fall Fair
August 31 - September 1, 2014
Featured Accommodations in Burk’sFalls & Magnetawan:
Ahmic Lake Resort - Ahmic HarbourPickerel Lake Cottage Resort, Quiet Bay Log Motel, Woodland Echoes Resort

Ontario Fall Fairs
First place award for pumpkins 
August 29th to 31st, 2014
Featured Accommodation:  Booth Landing Campng & Cottages

Ottawa Valley Rural Ramble 
September 1 - October 31, 2014

The annual Rural Ramble - a free self-guided driving tour featuring four weekends during the fall months of Adventure & Exploration, Agriculture & Food weekend, History & Heritage weekend and Arts & Culture.
Book your hotel and resort accommodation in Barry's Bay
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Events at Summer Fairs
Fun themes highlight events..the sheep in wolf clothing




Agricultural summer and fall fairs  in Ontario resort destinations offer family fun. Entertainment and amusement park fun are for families during the vacation and holiday season. See complete list of summer fairs over the Labour Day Weekend.

More Fall Fairs
Owen Sound Fair 
September 4th, 5th & 6th, 2014!
Featured Accommodation:  Walter’s Falls The Falls Inn
Georgian Bluffs Evergreen Forest Resort B&B


Worm Rodeo Country Fun Fair 
Sat. Sept 6, 2014

Where the Country Meets the City at  Highway 11 & Highway 93.  'Grace United Church' and 'Seniors Wish Barrie' are bringing families a day of Worm Rodeo fun on Sept. 7 at Chappell Farms.  A fun day with the kids, with games, talent contest, raffle draw, live auction, worm charming and more.
Stay overnight in Barrie and Horseshoe Valley area resorts, hotels and inns.

Last-Minute - Labour DayWeekend: Getaways and packages in resort destinations in cottage country

FEATURED SUMMER VACATION GETAWAYS NORTH OF TORONTO


End of August summer fun in the sun. Summer activities such as fishing, golf, hiking, canoe & kaying, boating. Summer Vacation north of Toronto can't be beat. Questions Contact Us.

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick


Horseshoe Resort - Barrie, Ontario


Horseshoe ResortHorseshoe Resort- Romantic Package. Bed & Breakfast Available:  January 1 - December 31, 2014 Rate: Starting from $156 per night. Come enjoy the beauty of the Valley. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy a quiet evening here. Relax in the hot tub, indulge in a fabulous dinner or get rid of some tension on the slopes! The peace and serenity will boost you in spirit and mind - making you feel relaxed and refreshed when it's time to leave.  Resort guests are welcome to use our indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, fitness facilities with daily classes and squash court at no extra charge. Other activities that we offer guests (at an additional charge) include: winter tubing, 4 food and beverage outlets ranging from cafe style to upscale dining, retail shop, ski and snowboard lessons, snowshoeing and Nordic trails, Hummer Tours, Yamaha Riding Adventures and Alpine skiing!


Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaways in Ontario Pick


Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre, Spa & Golf Course -  Haliburton,  Ontario


Pinestone ResortPinestone Resort, Conference Centre, Spa & Golf Course -Romantic Spa Package. Indulge yourself, no matter the occasion. Enjoy one night’s accommodation, dinner & breakfast in the Heatherwood Restaurant, a 50 minute couples aromatherapy and relaxation massage. From $241.00 per night, based on 2 adults in the room. Children are not included in the package, children spa and meals are additional.


Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Vacation Getaway Pick


Four Winds Cottage Resort - Parry Sound, Ontario


Four Winds Cottage ResortFour Winds Cottage Resort - We are a clean and quiet family all season housekeeping cottage resort located 10 minutes outside of Parry Sound just off Highway 400, on the shores of beautiful Lake Manitouwabing. The lake has a safe sand beach that is good for swimming and water sports, it also offers great boating and fishing. We cater to family holidays, small family reunions, snowmobile groups and just plain getaways. We have a total of eight 1 or 2 bedroom cottages all steps from the lake. All the cottages are fully equipped with all the comforts of home. Each cottage has its own deck, propane BBQ and picnic table. Paddle boats and canoes are free of charge. Come and enjoy.



Summer Ontario Pick 


Sir Sam's Inn and WaterSpa - Eagle Lake, Ontario


Sir Sam's Inn and SpaSir Sam's Inn and WaterSpa - Labour Day Weekend August 31 - September 3 The last long weekend of the season is fast approaching so there is no time to watste to enjoy all that summer has to offer. Join us for waterfront fun, the first hints of fall and time to relax before the season wraps up. Two and three night packages still available from $355 per couple, per night. Walk in the CloudsSeptember 2 - October 19 Discover the Haliburton Forest Reserve and this package that features a Walk in the Clouds Tour 20 meters above the forest floor. Includes two nights accommodation with wood burning fireplace, full country breakfast and gourmet dinner daily, use of all inn facilities plus your tour and pass into The Haliburton Forest and Wolf Centre. All inclusive midweek from $840 per couple, per package Tour availability limited


August Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Horseback Ridding Weekend Getaways


Northridge Inn and Resort - Sundridge, Ontario


Northridge Inn and ResortNorthridge Inn and Resort - Horseback Riding. Also just a short drive from Northridge is the wonderful experience offered by Coughlin Riding Ranch! Come experience a wonderful ride with the Arabians... They have been serving the Almaguin Highlands area since 1960 with a focus on family fun. They take great pride in accommodating everyone in the family by having something for all ages! There are pony rides for the very young and trail rides for others to experience.


Horseback Ridding Getaway north of Toronto

Ontario Nature Adventure Getaways Pick


Barry's Bay Cottage Resort - Barry's Bay, Ontario


Barry's Bay Cottage ResortBarry's Bay Cottage Resort - If wildlife viewing is your thing then the Madawaska Valley is a great destination. There are over 60 species of birds including great blue herons, kingfishers and the common loon that call the area home. Pileated woodpeckers, warblers, sparrows, indigo buntings and chickadees are other birds that can be seen nesting in the trees. Of the 14 species of mammals in the area, the moose and white-tailed deer are the most popular sites. Seeing these large creatures roam effortlessly through the woods is a sight to remember. Other common critters in the area include beaver, porcupines and the friendly chipmunks. Our cottage books will have a complete list of species, as well as a list of some of the common trees and shrubs in the area to see.



Attractions Ontario Pick


Discovery Harbour  - Penetanguishene, Ontario


Discovery Harbour Discovery Harbour - Take a Family Adventure. Celebrating 200 Years. Explore all that Discovery Harbour has to offer this summer, with family and friends as we celebrate 200 years with some great special events and program highlights throughout the season. Discovery Harbour is a picturesque historic site situated on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay tracing its roots back to the original British naval and military base built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. Throughout the summer, visitors enjoy fun and interactive daily tours and on-site activities that reflect life and work at this 19th century outpost. It is the homeport of the magnificent replica ships. Board the historic vessels and test your skill at some of the daily ship activities and learn what life was like a sailor in the 19th century. Tour the historic buildings with friendly costumed staff, and experience all of the activities offered.

Ontario Attractions north of Toronto


Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week


Ontario's Highlands Tourism OganizationOntario's Highlands
(http://ontarioshighlands.ca/)
There’s so much to do in the Ontario’s Highlands that the only way to appreciate all we have to offer, is to experience it for yourself. You’ll discover an abundance of outdoor adventure, combined with our original offering of arts, culture and heritage experiences, all set against a picture perfect backdrop of unspoiled wilderness and the small town charm of our friendly communities. Our beautiful region is just 2.5 hours east of Toronto, a half hour west of Ottawa, and a world removed from it all.
Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto

Savour local foods at featured farmers' markets in cottage country



Celebrate Harvest Season With Good Things That Grow In Ontario

Ontario Farm Fresh Food
Fresh Crepes at Ontario Farmers' Markets
The best ways to enjoy summer among friends and family is with the many great things that grow in Ontario.  Spotting Foodland Ontario's logo, while shopping at your neighbourhood grocery store or farmer's market north in resort destinations, is an easy way to find fresh local food. 

Many Ontario resorts specialise in culinary getaways with menus featuring Ontario recipes served with Ontario wines, ciders and beers.

Visit a local farm such as McLean Berry Farm in the Kawartha Lakes


Here are some other helpful ways for making locally grown goods a part of your summer months:

  • Look for delicious fresh fruits and vegetables available now.
  • Find some great barbecue tips using fresh local ingredients.
  • Meet the people who produce your food and discover the wide variety of local food products available, including world-class Ontario VQA wine. Visit a local farmer's market or find a local on-farm market.
  • Choose Ontario-brewed craft beer and cider to complement your next outdoor party
  • Sunflower Oil from Huronia
    Fresh Virgin Sunflower Oil from Simcoe County Farms
Supporting local food is part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure, and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.


 

 

 

ONTARIO FOOD FACTS

  • Ontario’s agri-food industry contributes more than $34 billion to the province’s GDP and supports more than 740,000 jobs.
  • There are over 200 farmers’ markets in Ontario some of which are featuring VQA wines from local wineries.
  • Ontario’s flower and vegetable greenhouse industry accounts for approximately $1.34 billion of revenue.
  • The province’s Local Food Act allows Ontario to work with sector partners to set targets and goals to increase awareness, access and sales of local food in markets, schools, cafeterias, grocery stores and restaurants throughout the province.
  • Since 2003, the province has invested more than $116 million to support sales of Ontario foods.

More Tips For Fresh Ontario Food

Boat Cruises On Ontario Lakes North of Toronto This Summer

Ontario Boar Cruise
Barrie Boarding of the Serendipity Princess

Cruise Ontario Lakes and Waterways

Canadian waters are waiting in resort destinations north of Toronto. Discover Lake Simcoe or Georgian Bay with a Midland Tours cruise.
The Serendipity Princess cruises out of Barrie Ontario, and the Miss Midland out of Midland Ontario.
Book your Georgian Bay Cruise, OR Book your Barrie-Lake Simcoe Cruise


Resorts, Lodges and Hotels Offer Cruises during the Summer and Fall Months

Ontario Wildlife Viewing
Merganser Ducks and fledges along Ontario shore line

Ontario resort destinations offer some of best romantic lake cruises north of Toronto. 

Many resorts offer sunset cruises in as part of their summer getaway packages

Pontoon boats offer closer views of the shorelines and provide opportunities to see local flora and fauna up close.

Featured Ontario Beach Resort At Bonnie View Inn in Haliburton

Ontario Beach Resorts

This month features two resort destinations one for private resort guests at Bonnie View Inn in Haliburton  and the beach at  Killbear Provincial Park near Parry Sound. 

Beach watersports fun
Banana Boat Rides in Haliburton
Ontario beach resorts are plentiful in resort destinations north, northeast and northwest of Toronto. Beach activities at Ontario resorts are private for registered guests and offer boating and water based activities.

Favourite destinations can be found on Ontario Lakes such as Lake Ontario, Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, Muskoka Lakes, Halliburton Lakes and Algonquin area lakes.

 

 

Ontario Beaches Public and Private

Georgian Bay Beach
Swimming at sunset off a Georgian Bay Beach
Ontario beach directory has more than 60 public beach locations for day trips as well as beach locations in both Provincial and National Parks north of Toronto.

Visitors often explore to find their own favourite Ontario Beach.  Beach resort destinations often surprise first time visitors with Ontario's fresh clean waters, and open beach space
Very often beach volleyball, sailing and rowing regattas or sup races are fun activities. Find more Ontario public beaches

 

 Ontario Beach Sunsets 


There are often delightful surprises while watching a Beach Sunset

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Celebrating Tour of 10 @ Sunbeam Bungalows in Callandar Ontario

We salute Sunbeam Bungalows in Callandar Ontario on Lake Nipissing (Callandar Bay) as one of Ontario Travel North (400eleven.com) original members.


Beach in Callandar Bay
Sunbeam Bungalows Private Beach
Sunbeam Bungalows

1, 2 and 3 bedroom housekeeping cottages are clean, fully furnished, fully equipped, deluxe and spacious. They have open concept kitchen & living room area, 3 or 4 piece baths, and are made up and ready for occupancy....modern conveniences, such as flat screen TV with digital cable, DVD player, and Wi-Fi internet service.  Fall Fishing season is booking now.

10 Year Members

We will be featuring members as part of the 10th anniversary for Ontario Travel North of Toronto and will be recognising our original members who have provided exceptional hospitality to guests and visitors travelling to Ontario's resort destinations.

Previously Featured Members


Westwind Inn On The Lake -Enjoy a Serene and Peaceful getaway  on the north shore of prestigious Lower Buckhorn Lake.  The Westwind Inn offers an escape from life's pressures, a place to reconnect and unwind. Experience a starlit sky on your own private balcony in our “log cabin” inspired Lodge Room or Chalet Suite

Monday, August 11, 2014

Early Morning Start in Cottage and Resort Country

Canoe and Kayak Adventures.

Many prefer first thing in the morning as a start to a day a on the water. Pick a canoe or kayak getaway before the summer is over! Discover one of more than 250,000 lakes in Ontario.

Kayaking early morning colours
 Early morning has the best colour reflections on the water as the sun rises

Last-Minute - August adult and family resort country getaways and package

FEATURED SUMMER VACATION GETAWAYS NORTH OF TORONTO

August is a great time for summer fun in the sun. Summer activities such as fishing, golf, hiking, canoe & kaying, boating. Summer Vacation north of Toronto cant be beat. Questions Contact Us.

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Westwind Inn On The Lake - Buckhorn, Ontario

Westwind Inn On The Lake Couples ResortWestwind Inn On The Lake - Nothing says “you’re special” to the one you love quite like a romantic lake’s edge retreat.  Enjoy your own private CHALET  suite just steps away from our sand beach.  Hold hands and watch the loons together on your private balcony.  Canoe, kayack, paddle around in our paddle boat or hydro bikes, then relax in our outdoor hot tub overlooking Lower Buckhorn Lake.  Nature trails, hammocks, in ground pool horse shoes and MORE!  Indulge in candle lit, three-course dinners, and full country breakfasts for two daily. Breakfast, Dinner and FULL use of resort amenities are all included!  

Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaways in Ontario Pick

Casino Rama -  Rama, Ontario

Casino Ramao Casino Rama - Sweet Cheeks and Sweet Treats. Valid July 1 - August 31, 2014. Try our new Arctic Berry Peptide Illuminating Facial at Balance in Life Spa at Casino Rama. Each facial comes with a sweet dessert and mocktail for only $115 plus tax. Mid-week appointment only - Mon. - Thurs. Some date restrictions apply.
Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Vacation Getaway Pick

Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages - Whitney, Ontario

Hay Lake Lodge and CottagesHay Lake Lodge and Cottages -Family Adventure: Hidden Treasures. 3-day  package,  July and August. 2 adults, 2 children   $1,358 + HST  or adult $382, child $202 + HST. Here is a special opportunity for you and your family to experience three adventures unique to this region. Our Algonquin location is great for relaxing, swimming and kayaking while you settle in to your own log cabin the first day, but there is so much more to do. The next morning, after we bring you breakfast, you’ll head off to Bancroft.  Try rockhounding, digging for minerals  and learn about Canada's Mineral Capital.  After lunch, we'll take you out on the latest trend -Geocaching -as you discover your inner sleuth. Spend a morning on a whitewater raft trip that is the ideal start for families with young children on the Madawaska River including a Riverside lunch.


Summer Ontario Pick 

Tornado's Canadian Resorts Inc. - Port Loring, Ontairo

Tornado's Canadian Resorts Inc.Tornado's Canadian Resorts Inc. -Waterfront housekeeping cottage rentals on the Pickerel River.  2 & 3 bedroom comfortable housekeeping cottages that feature fully equipped kitchens, 3 or 4 piece bath, sitting/dining area, covered porch, propane BBQ, picnic table and fire pit.  Also available a 5 bedroom lodge, perfect for large groups or families.  On the property - sand beach, swimming, badminton, beach volleyball and boat, canoe and kayak rentals.  Licensed restaurant, and lounge with wi-fi, satellite TV and pool table.  Boat launching and dockage.  Bookings by the week, or shorter stays where available.

August Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Girls Weekend Getaways

The Briars Resort & Spa - Jacksons Point, Ontario

The Briars Resort & SpaThe Briars Resort & Spa - Soul Sisters Getaway. A spa getaway on Lake Simcoe, designed with you and your soul sisters in mind. Get a group of your friends together to relax and recharge and make new memories. Your arrival will be greeted with a delectable tray of treats, a bottle of wine, and a cozy spa robe to wear in your room. Each Soul Sister gets a ½ hour manicure! (Please book your manicure appointment well before your arrival).

Girls Weekend Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Fishing Getaways Pick

Pine Vista Resort - Douro-Dummer, Ontario
Pine Vista ResortPine Vista Resort - Regardless of how seriously you take your fishing, Stoney Lake provides some of the best angling opportunities in the Kawarthas. Pine Vista Resort offers new modern fish cleaning and freezing facilities, rod and reel rentals as well as bait and tackle sales. Fishing licenses and gas are available at a small supply store next door. Excellent launching and docking facilities are available for your private boats.
Ontario Fishing Getaways north of Toronto

Attractions Ontario Pick

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike - Haliburton, Ontario

Sir Sam’s Ski & Summer ResortSir Sam's Ski & Bike - Located 15 minutes North of Haliburton at Eagle Lake Sir Sam's offers 13 kms of Cross country and 10 kms of downhill trails including their new addition " Python" Gravity Run. The sport of mountain biking is a great way to spend time alone in nature or with friends and family. It brings us closer to the trees and dirt, tunes our reflexes and tones our bodies.  You can enjoy riding the trails up and down or use the lift to transport you and your bike to the top.

Ontario Attractions north of Toronto


Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

The Municipality of TweedThe Municipality of Tweed (http://www.tweed.ca/)
The Municipality of Tweed is located half-way between Toronto and Ottawa.  Known for being the gateway to both the Bay of Quinte and Land O’ Lakes Tourist region;  we have an abundance of outdoor experience right here in Our Backyard.  We invite you to come visit our area and experience world-class musky/black crappie fishing, events, culture and heritage, hiking, atving, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and so much more.  Visit our website www.tweed.ca or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Municipality-of-Tweed/363180783696260 and twitter @TweedOntario.

Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Last-Minute - August adult and family resort country getaways and package

FEATURED SUMMER VACATION GETAWAYS NORTH OF TORONTO

August is a great time for summer fun in the sun. Summer activities such as fishing, golf, hiking, canoe & kaying, boating. Summer Vacation north of Toronto cant be beat. Questions Contact Us.

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Horseshoe Resort - Barrie, Ontario

Horseshoe ResortHorseshoe Resort - Romantic Package. Bed & Breakfast. Come enjoy the beauty of the Valley. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy a quiet evening here. Relax in the hot tub, indulge in a fabulous dinner or get rid of some tension on the slopes! The peace and serenity will boost you in spirit and mind - making you feel relaxed and refreshed when it's time to leave.

Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaways in Ontario Pick

Nottawasaga Inn Resort -  Alliston, Ontario

Nottawasaga Inn ResortNottawasaga Inn Resort - Escape the everyday stresses and experience the ultimate relaxation for the body, mind, and soul with our TGIF Getaway Package.  Choose from aromatherapy massage, therapeutic massage, hot stone massage, and Thai Body Work. Our TGIF package is perfect for those looking for a weekend of relaxation and includes accommodation, country buffet breakfast each morning, gourmet 4-course dinner* one evening, one hour RMT massage one day, complimentary cocktail and appetizer in the Starlite Lounge and gratuities.


Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Vacation Getaway Pick

Golden Getaway - Baysville & Dorset, Ontario
Golden GetawayGolden Getaway - This 3+1 bedroom, two-storey, all seasons cottage sits on the south shore with a view of the rippling waters of Ril Lake. It’s approximately 2 hours north of Toronto, just south of Lake of Bays & Hwy 117, between the towns of Dorset & Baysville. Enjoy numerous back lakes and trails that offer an array of nature experiences. Hiking, Biking, ATVing, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Kayaking, Fishing, are yours to enjoy just out your back door.


Summer Ontario Pick 

Moose Horn Lodge - Chapleau, Ontairo

Moose Horn LodgeMoose Horn Lodge - Do you want your family to experience the true Northern Ontario, which is pristine waters, abundant wildlife, peace and quiet, and the millions of stars in our night sky? We have a spring fed, crystal clear lake for swimming, a playground, a hot-tub and sauna at your disposal. We also have the nicest lakeshore and lakeview cottages that you will ever stay in.

August Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Cycling & Mountain Biking Getaways

Blue Mountain Village - Blue Mountains, Ontario

Blue Mountain VilllageBlue Mountain Village - Mountain Biking The 2014 season is here. Choose from a variety of park passes, lift tickets, lessons, packages and more to create the ultimate day on the trails. Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience under your wheels, Blue Mountain is the place to ride this summer!


Ontario Fishing Getaways Pick

The Lodge At Pine Cove - Noelville, Ontario

The Lodge At Pine CoveThe Lodge At Pine Cove- The French River is an angler's dream... Where anglers can fish for a wide variety of fish species such as northern pike, pickerel, sturgeon, small and large mouth bass, and muskie. Stretching from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay, this Provincial Waterway Park is made up of 80-miles of interconnecting rivers and lakes, falls, rapids, and tranquil pools. Because the river provides such a great diversity of natural fish habitats, including areas of fast moving water, still coves, flats, weedy bays and rocky shoals, it is home to many different fish species, French River fishing vacations just can't be beat!

Ontario Fishing Getaways north of Toronto

Attractions Ontario Pick

Santa's Village Family Entertainment Park - Bracebridge, Ontario

Santa's Village Family Entertainment ParkSanta's Village Family Entertainment Park - 3 Great Parks & 1 Great Campground… All On-Site at Santa's Village Family Entertainment Park. Muskoka is soaring to new heights in 2014 with the addition of a brand-new aerial park. Offering beginner, intermediate and advanced courses for adventure seekers ages 9+, the park includes zip-lines, monkey lines, wobbly and flipping bridges, balance beams, Tarzan ropes, and a climbing wall. All this at 3-15 metres (10-50 feet) above Santa’s Village’s famous whispering pines.

Ontario Attractions north of Toronto


Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Municipality of Magnetawan Municipality of Magnetawan (http://www.magnetawan.com/)
The Municipality of Magnetawan is located in the District of Parry Sound between Parry Sound and Burk's Falls. With a population of approximately 1300, Magnetawan is a beautiful, natural area boasting the Magnetawan River and many scenic lakes. From its headwaters in Algonquin Park, the Magnetawan River flows through lakes, rapids and waterfalls as it winds its way to Georgian Bay. The historic lift locks, located in the Village of Magnetawan opened in 1886, making this one of the oldest colonized areas in the Parry Sound District. St. George the Martyr Anglican Church was painted in 1933 by A.J. Casson of the Group of Seven.

Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Last-Minute-July adult and family resort country getaways and package

FEATURED SPRING VACATION GETAWAYS NORTH OF TORONTO

July is a great time for summer fun in the sun. Summer activities such as fishing, golf, hiking, canoe & kaying, boating. Summer Vacation north of Toronto cant be beat. Questions Contact Us.

Romantic Ontario Getaway Pick

Barry's Bay Cottage Resort - Barry's Bay, Ontario

Barry's Bay Cottage ResortBarry's Bay Cottage Resort - Looking for that romantic getaway where the first thing you see every morning is the gorgeous lake view? Where the only sounds you hear are the rustling trees, the singing birds and chirping chipmunks? Where the biggest decision of the day is shall I go for a paddle down the lake or read another chapter in my book? Then look no further.

Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaways in Ontario Pick

Clarion Resort Pinewood Park -  North Bay, Ontario

Clarion Resort Pinewood ParkClarion Resort Pinewood Park -SPA GETAWAY With a wide range of treatments including exceptional anti-aging facials, luxurious spa pedicures and manicures, body wrap treatments from Paris, couples massage, aromatherapy and heated stone massages, Revive Your Senses Spa is a perfect getaway.  This luxurious retreat also offers a wide range of specially tailored treatments.  Couples can enjoy a unique healing experience "for two" in a cozy setting; "Soin Absolue Minceur", direct from Paris, is an essential oil and clay body treatment to detoxify, contour and firm the body complemented by a sensory shower massage; Hydradermie is the ultimate anti-aging star of facial treatments that is sure to leave your face radiant; and gentlemen can enjoy our signature facial with a hot towel treatment and a relaxing massage.
Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Vacation Getaway Pick

The Irwin Inn - Lakefield, Ontario
The Irwin InnThe Irwin Inn - Its summertime at the Irwin Inn and the focus is on fun! The entire family has a great time. Everyone enjoys the many resort activities — fishing, waterskiing, wake-boarding, tubing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, island picnics and sunset cruises. A perfect summer family vacation resort destination with amenities including: a 9-hole golf course, riding stable , tennis court, outdoor pool, sandy beach, and countless fun and interesting activities. Accommodations range from traditional, cozy rooms in the Inn to luxurious lakeside cottages and suites with private hot tubs or pools. Supervised children's program youth program, and many family activities provide summer fun for the kids and relaxation for parents.

Summer Ontario Pick 

Pier 100 Cottage Resort on Lake Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontairo

Pier 100 Cottage Resort on Lake Muskoka Pier 100 Cottage Resort on Lake Muskoka- Pier 100 - A superior Housekeeping Cottage Resort on Lake Muskoka. 2 and 3 Bedroom Cottages for 50 on immaculate grounds. Safe sandy beach, swimming, boating, fishing, docking your own boat or rent a boat. Plan an outside or tent wedding or a family reunion.Golfing, Live Theatre, Boat Cruises, Santas Village, Horseback Riding, Artists Studios close by.
July Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Cycling & Mountain Biking Getaways

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike - Haliburton, Ontario
Sir Sam’s Ski & Summer ResortSir Sam's Ski & Bike - Check under Events & Racing for the biking season lineup. Located 15 minutes North of Haliburton at Eagle Lake Sir Sam's offers 14 kms of Cross country and 9 kms of downhill trails including their new addition " Python" Gravity Run. Trails for all levels of riders with lift service, chalet & food service available 3 days per week (Friday to Sunday) .   In July and August you can also ride the XC trails Monday-Thursdays with bike rentals available. Scenic chairlift rides beginning June 27, 2014 on FridaySaturday & Sundays for July & August . Enjoy a picnic from the hill top while taking in a beautiful view of Eagle & Moose Lakes.

Ontario Fishing Getaways Pick

The Irwin Inn - Lakefield, Ontario
The Irwin InnThe Irwin Inn - Fishing vacations abound at the Irwin Inn on Stoney Lake in Ontario, Canada. The Kawartha Lakes, of which Stoney Lake is a member, is ranked in the top ten fishing destinations in Canada. For the young fisherman, endless hours can be spent fishing from the dock where panfish abound. Few things are as exciting to a 4-year old as feeling a tug on the fishing rod for the first time! For the more experienced fisherman, Stoney Lake offers many opportunities. Originally it was the trophy fishing that brought visitors to the Irwin Inn. Although the 40+ lb. Lake Trout are gone, Stoney Lake still has an abundance of fish to catch on your fishing getaway.
Ontario Fishing Getaways north of Toronto

Attractions Ontario Pick

SUPnorth Paddle Board Adventures - Haliburton Highlands, Cottage Country
Ontario, Canada

SUPnorth Paddle Board AdventuresSUPnorth Paddle Board Adventures - Stand Up Paddle Boarding ( SUP ) is a combination of surfing and canoeing. Using a thicker and longer type surfboard and a long paddle to push yourself through the water using paddling strokes in an upright position. It is an excellent total body workout and allows for an amazing view of aquatic life below the waters surface. Cottage Party Pack. This package is perfect for your group of family & friends at the cottage who would like a little SUP sampler.
Ontario Attractions north of Toronto


Ontario Tourism Destination of the Week

Haliburton Highlands Tourism Region Haliburton Highlands
 
(www.myhaliburtonhighlands.com)
The Haliburton Highlands include a unique topography of rolling hills, rock cuts, crystal clear waterways and exceptional woodlands.  You will not want to miss all of excitement between amazing outdoor adventures, arts & culture experiences and spectacular delights for foodies.  Located a short 2 ½ drive north of the GTA, we invite you to discover the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands.  Visit myhaliburtonhighlands.com or follow us on Facebook (/Haliburton.Highlands) and Twitter @VisitHaliburton.  Search #MyHaliburtonHighlands for more!


Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ontario Road Trip to Midland & Penetanguishene Via Highway 93 north from Highway 400

Mad Michael's Wyebridge
Mad Michael's in WyeBridge on Hwy 93
Experience a road trip to the shores of Georgian Bay from Lake Simcoe in Barrie to Midland, Penetanguishene via Highway 93 now recognised as the The Sarah Burke Memorial highway and discover new lake vistas and trails.


 Midland-Penetang road trip via Highway 93 from Barrie or Highway 400 to Hwy 93. After visiting Penetanguishene work your way east on Highway 12 to Victoria Harbour, Waubashene and Highway 400 or explore side roads and rolling countrysides.

Stop for lunch or dinner on the way in Wyebridge and enjoy the historic village.


Historic Towns and Lakeside Villages in Huronia

Midland Ontario Murals
Midland Murals in Downtown Midland
Discover the towns and villages:   Elmvale, Hillsdale, Midland, Minesing, Penetanguishene, Victoria Harbour, Waubashene, and Waverly, Wyebridge, Wyvale or Balm Beach 

Huronia is one of Canada's early settlements with Samuel de Champlain's arrival in the early 1600's.

Take a Cruise from Midland on Georgian Bay or Barrie
on Lake Simcoe. See cruise options.

Featured Overnight Accommodation 
Stay in Barrie at Comfort Inn Barrie off of Hart Drive. 
Enjoy  featured area accommodation in the Georgian Bay area near Midland and Georgian Bay.  For families wanting full service stay at the Best Western Plus Highland Inn and Conference Centre; for romantics stay at  Little Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast.

For a family cottage experience try
Tranquility On Georgian Bay Executive Cottage Rental (Tiny) or Beachview Cottage (Tiny -Wahnekewening Beach)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Weekend July 17-20. Featured Events: Mountain Biking Championship, Obstacle Course and Southern Georgian Bay Bike Week

Head north of Toronto this coming weekend on a road trip to enjoy beautiful lakes and beaches and family fun events in Ontario's resort destinations.




Canadian XC Mountain Bike Championships. July 17-20.

Hardwood  Ski and Bike. Oro Medonte between
Barrie and Orillia. north of GTA

Hardwood Ski and Bike -Oro/Medonte.   Races for all levels of riders. Get details on Hardwood Ski and Bike.


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Warrior Dash.  World’s largest obstacle race series July 19-20.


Horseshoe Resort.  Horseshoe Valley. north of GTA
Horseshoe Resort  -Horseshoe Valley. World’s largest obstacle race series.  3-4 mile course and 12 extreme obstacles. Warriors celebrate with turkey legs, beer steins, and live music at a post-race party. Get details on Horseshoe Resort and click on event calendar. 




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Southern Georgian Bay Bike Week Continues to July 20

Southern Georgian Bay Bike Week.  Midland.  north of GTA

The inaugural 2014 Southern Georgian Bay Bike Week will take place at Little Lake Park located in the town of Midland with 127 acres including camping area. Fun and memorable motorcycle gathering catered to the purity and enjoyment of motorcycle ownership. Get Details on Southern Georgian Bay Bike Week and Tourism Midland..




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More exciting Events and activities July 18-20



Find a perfect Ontario beach on your getaway north
Find information on Sightseeing Air Tours, Boat Cruises, Scenic Chairlift Rides, Treetop Trekking and Zip Lining, Eco Adventures, Rafting Adventures, Mountain Biking Adventures and more by clicking on the below links:
Ontario Summer Attractions