Sunday, April 07, 2013

Ontario Spring Weekend Getaways & Maple Syrup Festivals

Ontario Weekend getaways to attractions and Spring Maple Syrup Festivals.

Need accommodation? Check the last-minute weekend getaways and day trips for April 2013.

Maple Syrup Festivals North of Toronto

Find a selection of Maple Syrup Festivals in rural Ontario resort destinations north in cottage country. Discover sugar bush tours with pancake barns and fresh maple syrup.


Featured Maple Syrup Festival

Wye Marsh Sweet Water (Maple Syrup) Festival
Saturday and Sunday April 6, 7 2013 in Midland Ontario

Sweet Water Harvest 2013

Taste, smell, and learn all about traditional maple syrup. Enjoy the aromas of maple sap boiling and bannock cooking over an open wood fire as the sounds and smells drift through the Marsh’s maple sugar bush.
Activities include:
• All-day Pancake Breakfast (10:00 to 3:30)
• Sugar Shack Demos and maple taffy tasting
• Live music and vendors
• Bannock Roasting
• Maple kids zone: Face painting, crafts & pioneer toys
• Snake, Frog, and Turtle displays with a naturalist
• Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
• Chickadee Feeding
• Wye Marsh Woodcarvers exhibition
• Visit to the Birds of Prey in our new Bird Barn
• Observe the magnificent Trumpeter Swans
• Learn techniques for Cooking with maple syrup
• Nature Walks
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday and Sunday) Cost: $5.00 per person (Children under 5 are free)( *pancake breakfast is an additional $5.00)

Suggested accommodation in Midland and area Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference Centre, Comfort Inn, Little Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast or nearby Port Severn Ontario at Christie's Mill Inn & Spa, Muskey's Landing, Rawley Resort & Marina Inc


Featured Resort Destinations & Events


Algonquin Highlands Trails|
Where Adventure Awaits!

~ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
~ Back ountry Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
~ 38kms of Hiking Trails, Hundreds of kms of ATV trails
~ Canoe rentals
~ Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish
~ Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower – Best view of Fall colors in the highlands!
~ Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Minden, ON Haliburton, ON
More information on Algonquin Highlands Trails 





Blue Mountain Village
Blue Mountain Village

Celebrate Spring at Blue Mountain Village.  Throughout Ontario’s largest pedestrian Village you’ll find . five hotels, 40 shops cafes & restaurants, Plunge! Aquatic Centre, the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Crock A Doodle Pottery and now open the NEW Woodlot Low Ropes course.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Blue Mountains/Collingwood, ON



MacLaren Art Centre
April 5, 2013

Youth Spring Coffeehouse:  Marcie's Birthday Bash.   Celebrate by enjoying music and spoken word performances by local Simcoe County youth, while enjoying a great cup of coffee or hot chocolate. This is an all-ages event.  Proceeds from this event go towards MacLaren's ArtFuse Fund, an art class bursary programme.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Barrie, ON



Sir Sam's Ski & Bike

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike-Haliburton
Sir Sam's Ski & Bike is now CLOSED for the ski season.  Mountain Biking Starts in May 2013.
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS: Purchase next year's Season Pass by April 30, 2013 to receive these FANTASTIC SAVINGS:
Save $300.00 off Family Season Pass

Save $150.00 off Individual Season Pass

Save $50.00 off Books of Eight Tickets

Email or call 705-754-2298 to take advantage of these HUGE DISCOUNTS!


Maple Syrup Production in the Haliburton Highlands
Wintergreen Maple-Every Weekend in April .

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton, ON  Minden, ON
More information on the Haliburton Highlands Destination



Midland Library
Local chefs and food artisans create spectacular, edible creations inspired by their favourite books. You vote which one is best, then eat the rest! The event is perfect for adults and kids and for those who love to read, eat and have some fun!

Annual Girls Night Out
April 4, 2013
The Rotary Club Of Midland Presents the 3rd Annual Girls Night Out! Manicures! Massage! Tarot Card Reading! Henna Tattoos! Hair Tinseling!  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres & TONS of prizes.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Midland, ON



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Hardwood Ski & Bike2013-14 Winter Super Early Bird Season Passes on Sale!

Winter Season Passes on Sale at Super Early Bird prices.  Now is the time to get your next year's pass for the lowest price.  Super Early Bird pricing ends April 30th. 
You can buy your pass online today. Buy your pass online now!




Spring Cottage Life Show-International Centre-Mississauga-April 5-7, 2013.  Booth 411.   Pick up a travel guide, road map and other useful information about cottage rentals, things to do and places to see in the Ottawa Valley.  Whether looking for a waterfront cottage rental or something nestled amongst the tall pines,or investment property, the Ottawa Valley is your cottage destination.

Owling Night-Wilberforce Twp Park-April 6, 2013. 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels near Ottawa, ON 
Ottawa Hotels on-line
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

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