Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Getaways & Maple Syrup Festivals

 Barrie Maple SyrupSpring Wildlife Viewing

Easter long weekend continues the spring holiday weekend getaway season. The taps are turned on with Maple syrup festivals for March and April. Consider a Spring road Trip to see variations of emerging wildlife or a day trip for Easter weekend kids activities. With the early arrival of spring golf season and golf getaways have started in many areas north of Toronto. Mothers Day Weekend in May is a time to treat mom to a Mother-Daughter Spa Getaway. Easter is a good time to plan your spring and summer recreation plans around the annual Summer Vacation Getaway.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations &Travel Tourism Associations
Township of Algonquin Highlands Trails DepartmentTownship of Algonquin Highlands Trails Department
The Haliburton Highlands Water Trails (HHWT) consists of approximately 28,000 + hectares of provincial and municipal public lands comprised of countless lakes, rivers, trails and continuous forest. Specifically, the HHWT manages two areas for interior camping known as the Frost Centre and the Poker Lakes as well at 38 km of hiking trails.

Romantic Getaway of the Week
Comfort Inn - Midland, Ontario
Comfort Inn - MidlandComfortInn - Enjoy a delicious meal at Andrea's Restaurant and spend a night at 2009 Gold Hospitality Award winning Comfort Inn Midland.This wonderful package includes: Accommodation in our Plush "Comfort Care" Bedding. Movie Rental Voucher from Blockbuster. “Sunshine” Continental Breakfast. Full Course Dinner at Andrea’s Restaurant. Valentines gift package from The Elegant Gourmet Chocolate & Coffee Co.

Family Getaway of the Week
Algonquin Woods - Emsdale, Ontario
Algonquin WoodsAlgonquin Woods - Your family-friendly lakeside Cottage Resort near Algonquin Park and Huntsville, in Muskoka. 10 immaculately clean, quaint, cozy cottages on Clear Lake with magnificent views of the water. Activities include a wide variety of water craft, horseshoes, ping pong, shuffleboard and water-skiing available right next door for a fee. First class golf nearby. For the winter we are close to downhill and cross country skiing, dogsledding, snowshoeing, skating, horse drawn carriage rides and other activities. In the fall our magnificent fall colours can not be beaten.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week
Clearview Cottages - Emsdale, Ontario

Clearview CottagesClearview Cottages
- Affordable, family fun at Clearview Cottages, located on Clear Lake, just north of Huntsville, Ontario. Close to two provincial parks and other family-oriented activities. Enjoy our beautiful sandy beach, weed-free waterfront, water trampoline, floating raft, kayaks, paddle boats and canoe. The fire pit located on the waterfront is a great place to have an evening campfire. We have a playset and rec centre with air hockey, ping pong and pool table. Other activities include: horseshoes, croquet, tetherball, badminton and volleyball. Two and three bedroom housekeeping cottages available.

Spa Getaway of the Week
Harbour View Inn - Barrie, Ontario
Harbour View Inn Harbour View Inn - Let the Harbour View Inn be your destination for a luxurious spa getaway weekend in Barrie. Let your senses take over as you relax in one of our fabulous waterview suites for the weekend, with a full day spa excursion to the Green Day Spa that is sure to help you unwind from a busy week.

Attraction of the Week
Founders' Museum & Pioneer Village - Thunder Bay, Ontario
Founders' Museum & Pioneer VillageFounders' Museum & Pioneer Village - Take a Walk Through the Past in this unique to Northwestern Ontario Pioneer Village. Drop in at the General Store look through the newly arrived catalogues, visit the shops and chat with the residents while they wait for the train. Spend a quiet moment in the church, recall the memories of a one room school. Whether your interest lies in antique cars, tractors, farm equipment, engines or motors it is all here for you. The pioneer home recalls life in a simpler time. The carpenter, cobbler, printer and the blacksmith welcome you to their business establishments. Enjoy great home cooking in the tea room

Attraction of the Week
Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. - Haliburton, Ontario
Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. - The Outdoor Education Programs at Haliburton Forest are designed to fully engage participants in the Outdoor Experience. Our teaching philosophy is simple: people learn best by doing. In addition, taking the time to reflect on the experience is a very important component of the learning process. Our programs are developed under 3 broad categories: 1) Adventure Based Leadership Programs, 2) Outdoor Skills and Pursuits and 3) Environmental Education. Each of these categories can be overlapped to suit the specific needs and desired learning outcomes. After consultation with your teacher/leader of visiting group, we tailor your programs to suit your needs.

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