Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Festivals...Studio Tours.....Halloween Getaways


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Ontario Halloween weekend getaways north of Toronto. See Halloween Tips and News with links to Pumpkin farms and the latest scoop on October 31 fun. Studio tours, and fall festivals continue and offer up early Christmas shopping ideas along with Santa Claus Parades. Discover autumn fall road trips in cottage country north of Toronto with a weekend mini-vacation or pick your last minute getaway for a quick romantic road trip north at a country inn, cottage, b&b, chalet or hotel. Ontario has many overnight October family fun getaway packages and featured romantic getaway packages for couples during the fall color season.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week 

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Ontario's Highlands Tourism OganizationOntario's Highlands (
Come to know Ontario’s Highlands! You don't need to travel far from home to experience some of eastern Ontario's most thrilling outdoor activities, breathtaking landscapes and quaint country hamlets. Ontario's Highlands is a region abundant with all these attractions, and is a mere half-hour drive from downtown Ottawa—or 2.5 hours worth of singing to your favourite driving songs along our scenic highways on your way from Toronto. Ask yourself what you're looking for: High-energy adventure? Solace from the city? Time with family &   friends? An unforgettable experience you'll never forget? Whatever it is, you'll find it here

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre - Orillia, Ontario
Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference CentreBest Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre - Couples Retreat Package includes; Your One Night Accommodation in a King Size room (if available) Dinner in the Grape & Olive Wine & Martini Bistro, Flowers, Homemade Truffles and Sparkling Wine. Enjoy a In-Room Movie. The next morning  relax and enjoy a late check out until 1pm and a Hot Breakfast with the option of Room Service or Reservations in the Grape & Olive. Package Starting at $139.00 Per Night Per Person. subject to availability; based on double occupancy; applicable taxes and gratuities not included

Family Getaway of the Week

Pine Vista Resort - Lakefield, Ontario
Pine Vista ResortPine Vista Resort - Relax and take in the fall colours overlooking spectacular Stoney Lake. Families will enjoy… 3 nights accommodation in cottage or resort townhouse with full kitchen. 4 c bath, satellite TV, deck with BBQ and many with a/c and whirlpool bath. Boat Cruise of Gilchrist Bay. FREE organized recreation activities for the whole family including a wagon ride, Turkey hunt mapping game, movie night, pumpkin carving, our popular Ghost Walk and much more! Use of the resort facilities- heated pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, canoes/kayaks, trails and more! A Fun and affordable getaway starting at $860/family of four and $740/couple. 

Halloween Getaways of the Week

Christie's Mill Inn & Spa - Port Severn, Ontario
Inn at Christie's MillChristie's Mill Inn  & Spa - Halloween Special It will be Ghoulish Night at Christie's Mill Inn & Spa October 29th.  Come to the Inn in your best disguise and join in our fun.  Starting from $219 per couple including your overnight accommodation, one dinner for two (excludes alcohol) and our hot breakfast buffet Sunday morning.  Ken Meyers will be entertaining in the Dining Room.
Call 1-800-465-9966 to reserve for this great party.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Ogopogo Resort - Minden, Ontario
Ogopogo ResortOgopogo Resort - If you are looking to enjoy the beauty of the fall colours, Ogopogo is a great place to stay. Cycle the back roads, take a ‘Walk in the Clouds’ canopy tour, fish in Mountain Lake, golf the Highland courses and enjoy a relaxing massage and sumptuous dinner in the comfort of your lakeside cottage some with fireplace and two-person Jacuzzi bath. Halloween and November Special
Valid from October 25 -November 30, 2011
Book any 2 nights at one of our luxury cottages and get a third night FREE All prices based on double occupancy.

Spa Getaway of the Week

Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre, Spa & Golf Course - Haliburton, Ontario
Delta Pinestone ResortPinestone Resort, Conference Centre, Spa &  Golf Course -
Experience Relaxation at the Spa At Pinestone Looking to escape the hectic metropolitan lifestyle? Escape the pressures of everyday life and transport yourself to a more tranquil world. The newly renovated Spa at Pinestone, a full spa is ready to pamper your every need. Includes ~ Manicure, Pedicure and ½ hour aromatherapy massage.
(All appointments need to be made in advance.)

Attraction of the Week

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Midland, Ontario
FALCONRY WORKSHOPWye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Wye Marsh offers the opportunity to discover the secrets of a wetland with the assistance of our dynamic naturalist staff. Look for life in thewater during a guided canoe adventure or dip net from accessible boardwalks. You can enjoy the grace of the magnificent Trumpeter Swans. HALLOWEEN MARSH MONSTER MYSTERY Halloween Marsh madness!! The Wye Marsh is hosting a variety of spooktacular events October 29th and 30th. All Guys and Ghouls welcome, activities include;
Scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, Bat house building (one per family), pumpkin bowling and many more. If you are up for the challenge, stick around Saturday evening for the Marsh Monster Mystery, who will help us solve it this year?
Date: October 29th & 30th
Time: 9am-5pm (Saturday and Sunday) - Marsh Monster (Saturday ONLY) 6pm-9pm
Cost: General Admission (Marsh Monster $5.00)

Attraction of the Week

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve - Haliburton, Ontario
Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd.Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve - Why not experience the fall colours from above the tree tops.  The Walk in the Clouds, a four hour tour runs until the end of October allowing participants to view the fall colours.  Tours run twice a day for your convenience, accompanied by a complimentary pass to the Wolf Centre. A Haunted House - October 30th Join Haliburton Forest staff for a bone chilling night of tricks and treats. The haunted house opens at 7pm and will run until 9 pm. It features a haunted walk through a forest filled with ghosts and ghouls, ending at a spine chilling mad house. This event is suitable for all ages and admission is by donation.

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