Monday, March 21, 2011

Ontario Maple Syrup & Spring Getaways

Maple Syrup FestivalMaple Syrup Festival
Ontario Easter Weekend Getaways provide a warm up to summer family fun resort spring getaways. Spring brings  romantic sunset walks as the days grow longer. See Romantic weekend getaways for couples.  Maple syrup festivals continue through March and April with maple fudge, maple taffy, pancakes and fresh maple syrup.  Consider a spring road trip north of Toronto via Highway 400 and Highway 11.  Start to  plan the annual Summer Vacation Getaway.  See more information about Summer Family Fun in Ontario

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Haliburton Highlands Tourism RegionHaliburton Highlands Tourism Region (
The Haliburton Highlands is just two hours north of Toronto, but it’s also a world away. Unforgettable countryside sculpted by towering rock formations, majestic forests, postcard-perfect vistas, and scenic, rolling hills. Whether you want to tube down a lazy river or shoot white water in a kayak, this is the place. With more than 600 lakes and miles of picturesque rivers connecting them, a person could explore our waters for a lifetime and never see the same shoreline twice. The natural environment of the Haliburton Highlands inspires the vibrant arts community that continues to flourish – with artist studios, theatre, outdoor concerts, opera and the Haliburton School of the Arts.

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Harbour View Inn - Barrie, Ontario 

Harbour View InnHarbour View Inn - Nothing spells romance like a night away with your loved one. Let the Harbour View Inn be your romantic destination. Our boutique heritage Inn is nestled in Downtown Barrie with incredible views of Kempenfelt Bay. Your package Includes: One night in our stunning Penthouse Suite- Relax in the oversized air jet Jacuzzi tub before cuddling up in the luxurious king sized pillow top poster bed with your loved one- buried under cloud like duvets! Enjoy the panoramic views of Kempenfelt Bay and the City skyline from this 3rd floor executive suite. And Much More...

Family Getaway of the Week

Booker's Clear Lake Cottages - Emsdale, Ontario

Booker's Clear Lake CottagesBooker's Clear Lake Cottages - Enjoy this Family Friendly resort for all Seasons. We offer clean and well-kept cottages. There is
plenty of room on our 11-acre property for relaxation and games. Booker’s Clear Lake Cottages is located at the junction of Trail 95 & T.O.P.S. trail D, and are active members of the Highland Rovers Snowmobile Club. Our Club provides excellent groomed trails, with hundreds of miles to ride on.

ATV Adventure Getaways of the Week

Ogopogo Resort - Minden, Ontario

Ogopogo ResortOgopogo Resort
- Extreme Hummer weekend for two. Come stay with us 2 nights 2 adults 1 hour drive your own hummer On an exclusive crazy off road wilderness safari Travelling through the haliburton highlands$615 + tax for a two night weekend $530 + tax for a two night weekday bring 2 extra aduts only $100 + tax for accommodation in your cotttage and they can go too Hummer accommodates up to 4 people Remember kids are free

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Cardinal Pines Cottage - Haliburton, Ontario

Cardinal Pines CottageCardinal Pines Cottage - Cardinal Pines Cottage is located on beautiful Halls Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. This 2,700 sq. ft. vacation home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was newly renovated in Spring 2010. Excellent swimming, boating and fishing on this beautiful lake. Loads of activities in area including 6 golf courses, miles of hiking/biking trails, skiing, snowmobiling, ATV trails and more. Visit for additional cottage info and photos.

Spa Getaway of the Week

Touchstone on Lake Muskoka - Bracebridge, Ontario

Touchstone on Lake MuskokaTouchstone on Lake Muskoka - A Touch of Pampering – from $460 per couple Touchstone will invigorate your mind, spirit & body. Start your day with our healthy breakfast basket in your luxury suite. Two 60 minute massage - your choice of Swedish or Aroma; One Classic Manicure & one Classic Pedicure *based on double occupancy
*applicable taxes are not included; gratuities at guests discretion

Attraction of the Week

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve - Haliburton, Ontario

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd.Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve - Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.  is a privately owned forest in Central Ontario’s Haliburton Highlands.  Comprising of over 70,000 acres of rolling hardwood forests, pristine lakes, meandering rivers and extensive wetlands, it is a nature enthusiasts’ dream.  In order to facilitate the exploration of its natural environment, Haliburton Forest offers unique outdoor experiences throughout the year, be it dog sledding, snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter, or mountain biking, hiking, canoeing or camping  in the summer and fall.  We are well known for our Walk in the Clouds and Wolf Centre, both a must see.

Attraction of the Week

Huronia Museum & Huron/Ouendat Village - Midland, Ontario

Huronia Museum & Huron/Ouendat VillageHuronia Museum &  Huron/Ouendat Village - The Historic Art of Huronia Gallery in the museum building opened and displays art by David Milne, Homer Watson, Manly MacDonald, Franklin Arbuckle, Hilton Hassell, Mary Hallen (Victorian era watercolours), William J. Wood, Thor Hansen, Ted Lord, Group of Seven artists (A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, J. E. H. MacDonald) along with contemporary art, native art and archaelogical collections of Ouendat and Ojibway First Nations. Other exhibits are about Georgian Bay lighthouses, shipwrecks, maritime and military heritage. There is also an extensive photographic collection of the work of Midland’s long-time professional photographer, John W. Bald.