Monday, March 28, 2011

Ontario Maple Syrup & Spring Getaways

Maple Syrup FestivalMaple Syrup Festival
Ontario Easter Long Weekend Getaways provide a warm up to spring family fun resort spring road trips and summer 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 event or festival north of Toronto via Highway 400 and Highway 11.  Start to  plan the annual Ontario Family Summer Vacation  See more information about summer family fun attractions in Ontario

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Lake SimcoeLake Simcoe (
Lake Simcoe is Toronto's close to home resort destination. It is the first major lake north of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and has often been described as the "Sixth Great Lake". Lake Simcoe is linked to the Great Lakes through the Trent-Severn Historic Waterway to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. The two largest cities on Lake Simcoe are Barrie, and Orillia both with substantial public marinas, beaches and waterfront parks. Simcoe County, York Region, Durham, and Kawartha Lakes all touch on Lake Simcoe. Many say Lake Simoce is the Ice Fishing Capital of North America. See Lake Simcoe Ontario

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Saucy Willow Inn - Coboconk, Ontario

Saucy Willow InnSaucy Willow Inn - Show your special someone how much you care with a weekend getaway at an elegant, Victorian manor. Choose the Sweetheart room, and relax in the double heart-shaped whirlpool tub.
Package includes: 2 nights accommodation. 2 full breakfasts. 1 candlelight dinner, served on the porch or in the library. 325-$370/couple

Family Getaway of the Week

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

Barry's Bay Golf CourseBarry's Bay Golf Resort - Welcome to one of the best newest resorts in Ontario Canada, Barry's Bay Golf Resort. Our resort provides beautiful accommodation to suit any occasion, and any budget. We are surrounded by beautiful lakefront scenery with amazing sunsets and a great environment to explore where you can see wildlife in its most natural habitat. A perfect family vacation destination, our amenities include: a 9-hole golf course to luxurious lakeside view bungalow style cottages. Enjoy a wonderful day of golf, followed by a quiet evening of fine dining by the lake, listening to the wonderful sounds of Mother Nature. 

Canoeing & Kayaking Getaways

Lakewoods Cottage Resort - Dwight, Ontario

Lakewoods Cottage Resort Lakewoods Cottage Resort - Welcome to Lakewoods Cottage Resort, our little piece of paradise on the shores of beautiful Oxtongue Lake. Our fully equipped house-keeping cottages are your ideal home-away-from-home while exploring Muskoka and the Algonquin Highlands. Each of our nine house-keeping cottages comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a gas BBQ, a television set and a gas fireplace. Swim or play on the safe sandy beach, paddle the picturesque Oxtongue River to Ragged Falls, or simply enjoy the views
across Oxtongue Lake.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Chalets At Blue - Collingwood, Ontario

Chalets At BlueChalets At Blue - This new vacation home is the perfect retreat for those who enjoy bringing together family and friends. Conveniently located between the town of Collingwood and the Intrawest Village at Blue Mountain, access to all the local amenities and activities including shopping, skiing, golfing, swimming at the Plunge!, beaches, horse back riding and more is just minutes away. With 5 bedrooms and additional sleeping space in two separate living rooms, groups of up to 16 can be accommodated.

Spa Getaway of the Week

Scandinave Spa - Blue Mountain, Ontario

Scandinave Spa - Blue MountainScandinave Spa - Blue Mountain -Relaxation Package for 2 at Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain Experience the renowned Scandinavian Baths for the day. Soak in the Outdoor
Hot Baths or enjoy the Finnish Sauna & Eucalyptus Steam Room. Rejuvenate in the Waterfalls and Cold Plunges & relax in the solariums or by the outdoor fireplaces. Lunch for 2 is also provided at the Spa Bistro. $69/person. Open daily from 10am-9pm. No reservations are required. Bathing suits are mandatory. Guests must be 19+ yrs. old.

Attraction of the Week

Muskoka Wildlife Centre - Haliburton, Ontario

Muskoka Wildlife CentreMuskoka Wildlife Centre - Take a walk through the forest and explore our trails which feature the largest collection of native wildlife in the province.  Our exhibits of live animals include moose, wolves, eagles, bears, beavers, lynx, owls, wolverines, falcons, various reptiles and amphibians and much more.  Enjoy daily park programming like our "Meet the Creature" sessions and our "Beast Feasts". Located 20 minutes north of Orillia or 10 minutes south of Gravenhurst, right on Highway 11 North.

Attraction of the Week

The MacLarenArtCentre - Barrie, Ontario

The MacLarenArtCentre is Simcoe County’s regional public
art gallery with a year-round programme of contemporary local, regional,
national and international exhibitions. Located in downtown Barrie close
to the waterfront, the MacLaren is housed in a beautiful, award-winning
building that combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie library and a contemporary addition. The complex includes multiple galleries, visible storage, an
education centre, an outdoor sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and
framing department.