Sunday, July 06, 2014

Weekend Ahead July 11-13: Family Fishing Weekend. Sightseeing Air Tours, Boat Cruises, Scenic Charlift Rides, Mexican Fiesta, Artisn Festival, Resort and Attraction Getaways


FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS

Blue Mountain Village 

Northface Endurance Challenge (July 12-13)

Can you endure?  Featuring the most pronounced elevation gain trail race in Ontario, this challenge cruises along the Niagara Escarpment on the western shores of Georgian Bay and through the ski trails of the Blue Mountains. 

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



SUPnorth  -Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Cottage Party Pack:  Includes:  Our travel to you. 2 hours of fun.  4 boards, paddles & PFD's.  Certified Instructor.  Price: $350   (extra charges may apply for long distance travel.)   Kids SUP ClubFor kids age 6-10 & 11-13.  A great way for kids to get fit and have fun!  On land and onboard fitness sessions as well as learning paddle techniques and playing fun SUP games.  Full Moon Mexican Fiesta July 12..  Fun filled evening of Yoga, Paddle Boarding, Authentic Mexican Cuisine and Fire Dance Show! 



Haliburton Highlands Destination
18th Annual Dorset Kids Fish Derby.  Dorset Public Dock.
July 12, 2014
Sir Sam's Ski & Bike-Haliburton:  Scenic chairlift rides beginning June 27, 2014 on Friday, Saturday & Sundays for July & August . Enjoy a picnic from the hill top while taking in a beautiful view of Eagle & Moose Lakes.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton,  Minden
More information on the 
Haliburton Highlands Destination






Midland Tourism Bike Week: The inaugural 2014 Southern Georgian Bay Bike Week will take place at Little Lake Park located in the town of Midland, Ontario Canada. Situated amongst the picturesque backdrop of cottage country Ontario we’ve secured the use of 127 acres including camping area situated on the edge of Little Lake.












Ottawa Valley Destination

Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival 2014

Barry's Bay Railway Station
This festival included musicians, arts and craft demonstrations, performing artists and workshops.  
More Information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Featured Resorts in Barry's Bay



Yours Outdoors -HaliburtonYours Outdoors -Haliburton. Check out upcoming adventures in July.   
SUP au Natural:  SUP, nature appreciation July 13, 2014

Wild Edibles Forage and Tasting:  July 13, 2014

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



License Free Ontario Family Fishing Events
July 5-13, 2014 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday).
Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.











Gravenhurst TriathlonJuly 12-13, 2014  Muskoka WharfStay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Gravenhurst 



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FAMILY WEEKEND ATTRACTIONS AND ADVENTURES



Algonquin Highlands Trails
Algonquin Highlands Trails
Where Adventure Awaits!
~ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
~ Backcountry 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
~ Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute




Discovery Harbour

Discovery Harbour -Penetanguishene
Discovery Harbour is a picturesque historic site situated on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay. Celebrate 200 years with exciting events and activities you just can’t miss!
The dynamic H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre offers visitors a world-class facility that showcases the original 1815 hull of H.M.S. Tecumseth. Numerous artifacts from the site’s 19th century history will be on display.
Getaway Package AvailableStay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland




Doran Bay Model Ship Museum
Doran Bay Model Ship Museum -Iroquois
Marvel at one of the finest private collections of model ships in the world. Young and old alike are simply amazed at the detailed carvings, intricate rigging and amazing histories of the ships and miniature military figures on display. Stay at Doran Bay Resort






Horseshoe Resort -Horseshoe Valley
Horseshoe Resort -Adventure Park
Adventure Park
Open Adventure Park Attractions:  Ridge Top Mini Putt, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, Zip Line.    
Lower Adventure Park, Tack Shop & Downhill & XC Mountain Biking..






McLean Berry Farm
McLean Berry Farm
Strawberry Season
McLean Berry Farm is a family owned and operated strawberry and vegetable farm located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Area in south-eastern Ontario. Visitors are welcome to visit the farms and take part in the delicious Ontario tradition of seaonsal berry picking (and eating!). 




























Plunge Aquatic Centre -Blue Mountain
Plunge Aquatic Centre
Plunge! is the ultimate, all ages, four season water adventure at the base of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, the largest mountain resort in Ontario, Canada, located near Collingwood - just a 90-minute drive from Toronto. Plunge! is an authentic and magical expression of a place and its people. Indoor-outdoor pools, indoor water playground, hot tubs, rope swing, dock and slides are sure to provide year-round fun.  Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood



























Huronia Museum and Huron Ouendat Village - Midland
Huronia Museum and Huron Ouendat Village
Huronia Museum  consists of the museum building, housing collections & art gallery and  the Huron Ouendat Village features a replica of a “pre-contact” Huron/Ouendat village, including a lookout tower, wigwam and a full-size longhouse.
The museum also features an exhibit gallery featuring tens of thousands of historic artifacts ranging from photographs, native archaeology and art by members of the Group of Seven, and others.  Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland




Rounds Ranch -Elmvale  (East of Wasaga Beach)
Rounds Ranch
Summer Fun Season 
Rounds Ranch is the place for families to have a country and western experience with over 18 attractions.
Birthday Parties and School Trips.

Cowboy Kids Birthday Parties.  Fun, unique and memorable birthday parties; petting coral, private party room, ranchland and cowboy cookouts.  




Sainte-Marie among the Hurons -Midland
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
This world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Wendat nations..
Getaway Packages Available. 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland





Santa's Village Family Entertainment Park- Bracebridge 
Santa's Village Family Entertainment Park-

3 Great Parks and 1 Great Campground
Santa’s Village and Sportsland  
Muskoka Tree Trekking and Zip Lines 
Brand-new aerial park. Offering beginner, intermediate and advanced courses for adventure seekers ages 9+, the park includes zip-lines, monkey lines, wobbly and flipping bridges, balance beams, Tarzan ropes, and a climbing wall. 
Santa's Whispering Pines Campground:  Camping packages with admission for up to 4 people in Santa's Village start at $139.957 nights for 5: Book 5 nights of camping and get 2 more FREE.




Scenic Caves Nature Adventures - Collingwood
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Explore:   Self-guided tour of caves & caverns an nature trails. Suspension Bridge.  Guided Eco Adventure Tour.  New! Thunderbird Twin Zip Line. Gemstone Mining.  Mini Golf.  Children’s Adventure Playground.  Trout Pond.  Rocky the Train.  Picnic area, Snack bar and Gift Shop. Stay and Play Packages  available. Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain / Collingwood



Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Midland
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Live Animal Show - Wet n' Scaly.  Guided Walk, Canoe and Kayak Tours Wonder Wye with a Wye Marsh Naturalist. July 11-13, 2014.
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.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland

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FAMILY SIGHSTEEING AIR TOURS 


Georgian Bay Airways - Parry Sound
Georgian Bay AirwaysLooking for a unique Family Adventure?
Sightseeing Air Tours -Parry Island Tour, 30,000 Island Tour
Fly & Dine -Our Signature "Fly & Dine" to World famous Henry's Fish Restaurant on Frying Pan Island 
Flying Adventures -
Fly & Ride ATV Adventure, Fly In Fishing, Fly & Hike, Fly & Golf
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Parry Sound



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FAMILY SUMMER BOAT CRUISES

Midland Tours Boat Cruises -Midland and Barrie
Midland 30,000 Islands Boat Cruise
Midland 30,000 Islands Boat Cruise - Cruise the Muskoka-Georgian Bay's 30,000 islands.  Family Rate of $67 for 2 adults and 3 children.  Rates include applicable taxes. 
Barrie Boat Cruise -Serendipity Princess.  Family Rate of $67 for 2 adults and 3 children.  Rates include applicable taxes.  Morning, afternoon, mid-afternoon and sunset dinner cruises available.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Midland
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie






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MOUNTAIN BIKING ADVENTURES AND SCENIC TOURS
Hardwood Ski and Bike
Hardwood Ski and Bike -Oro Station
Hardwood Ski & Bike offers over 80km of mountain bike trails which rate as "Fun", "Gnarly", "Serious", "Radical","Crank'd", "Sprokids" and a double track trail "Nice n Easy", a favourite for all ages.
Disc Golf Course Open:  7 Holes for $5 
Register for Camp Hardwood.   Your Place for Summer Fun and Lasting Friendships!   





Sir Sam's Ski and Bike - Haliburton
Sir Sam's offers 14 kms of Cross country and 9 kms of downhill trails including their new addition " Python" Gravity Run.  Full lift & food service available Friday-Sunday. Monday to Thursday, bike rental & washrooms available  You can ride the XC trails using the Honour System after hours
Scenic Chairlift Rides on Friday, Saturday & Sundays for July & August . Enjoy a picnic from the hill top while taking in a beautiful view of Eagle & Moose Lakes.


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FAMILY RAFTING ADVENTURE





RiverRun Rafting and Wilderness Resort -Foresters Falls
Family style raft trips that are great fun for adults as well as a wonderful experience for children. 












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SUMMER THEATRE GETAWAY 

King's Wharf Theatre -Penetanguishene
2014 Season at King's Wharf Theatre
King's Wharf Theatre
Run For Your Wife  June 25 to July 12
I'll Be Back Before Midnight   July 16 to August 2
Twist and Shout: The British Invasion   August 7 to August 30
Accommodation and Theatre Package:From $160.00 per person (based on double occupancy).  Call the Box Office to coordinate all the details: 1-855-drayton (372-9866).
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in nearby Midland, ON


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FARMERS' MARKETS
Bracebridge Farmers' Market

Bracebridge Farmers' Market - Seasonal

The Market runs each Saturday, 8:30 to 1pm from the Victoria Day long weekend in May, until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  Come and visit us in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. We are located in Memorial Park on Manitoba Street, next to the Norwood Theatre.



Gravenhurst Farmers' Market - Seasonal
Gravenhurst Farmers' Market -

Opens Wed. May 21 (weather permitting), Wednesdays 9 am - 2 pmIn the special events field at Muskoka Wharf (across the road from Boston Pizza)
Come Savour the Flavour of Muskoka. Established in 1992 in the heart of Ontario’s scenic cottage country, the Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market has become one of the region’s most popular attractions with over 90 vendors




Karma Project Markets

Harbour Market   - Seasonal

The Harbour Market runs from June through September, on Fridays from 3:30 - 7:30 pm on Veterans' Lane, Victoria Harbour.

Midland Farmers' Market - Seasonal

The Midland Farmers' Market runs from June through Thanksgiving, on Sunday from 8 am - 1 pm across from the
Town Dock (bottom of King Street), Midland

Penetanguishene Community Market - Seasonal

The Penetanguishene Community Market runs from June through
October on Saturdays from 9 am - 1 pm at the Town Dock.


Lakefield Farmers' Market - Seasonal
Lakefield Farmers' Market -

Lakefield Farmers' Market is located in the town of Lakefield,in the heart of the beautiful Kawarthas. Our market brings together many local farmers who produce food from the surrounding fertile countryside, a wealth of talented artisans who showcase the creativity of our community, and a variety of interesting prepared food vendors who used locally grown produce in the delicacies they serve.  Open Thursdays 9am - 2pm., May 22nd to October 9th, Rain or Shine.




Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers' Market
All Year Long, Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm
Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers' Market
4500 Fairgrounds Road just off of Hwy 12 W.
Over 50 local farmers, food producers, bakers and artisans. Fresh fruit, meat and vegetables, baked goods, cheese, honey, prepared foods, sausages, maple syrup, and live music! FREE PARKING for everyone! COME TO THE FAIR
!





Orillia Farmers' Market
Orillia Public Library
All Year Long¸  Saturdays 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Get your Boots to the Roots - est. 1842.
The market happens every Saturday morning at the Orillia Public Library.  The Farmers' Market continues to boast of its range of locally produced foods, handmade crafts from around the county and regularly scheduled special events for the family. 
Bring your family, meet your friends, get to know the vendors, enjoy the local musicians in the Market Cafe.

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Featured Resort Destinations and Events




HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS DESTINATION
#My Haliburton Highlands The Haliburton Highlands include a unique topography of rolling hills, rock cuts, crystal clear waterways and exceptional woodlands.  You will not want to miss all of excitement between amazing outdoor adventures, arts & culture experiences and spectacular delights for foodies.  Located a short 2 ½ drive north of the GTA, we invite you to discover the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands.  

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



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 MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN

MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN 
The Municipality of Magnetawan is located in the District of Parry Sound between Parry Sound and Burk's Falls. With a population of approximately 1300, Magnetawan is a beautiful, natural area boasting the Magnetawan River and many scenic lakes. From its headwaters in Algonquin Park, the Magnetawan River flows through lakes, rapids and waterfalls as it winds its way to Georgian Bay.  

Stay at Resorts in Parry Sound and  the Magnetawan area.
More Information on the Municipality of Magnetawan

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MIDLAND  & PENETANGUISHENE DESTINATION


Downtown Shops and Docks   
Beautiful downtown Midland has more than 100 shops, boutiques and services located in a beautiful waterfront setting.

With restaurants, bakeries and even a coffee roasting cafe, downtown Midland has city-standards shops with clothing, home items, handmade chocolates and everything you need to have a successful and fun shopping adventure. 




Midland Cultural CentreMidland Cultural Centre
The Midland Cultural Centre (MCC) is a self-sustaining, inspiring and exciting year-round facility for arts and culture in Huronia. The MCC has an active calendar of programs and events for enthusiasts of art, culture, music and theatre. Drop in to see what's going on.




Tourism Midland
Tourism Midland
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands and hosts many events throughout the year.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
Click here for events and more information on Tourism Midland



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RESORTS OF NORTH MUSKOKA

 RESORTS OF NORTH MUSKOKA
There are plenty of exciting things to do in North Muskoka, all within close proximity.  Resorts of North Muskoka features private and family owned accommodations offering:
  • Accommodations only minutes from Algonquin Park, Huntsville and Lake of Bays
  • Family vacation packages and couples getaways
  • Weddings and conference venues
  • Casual restaurants and fine dining
    Click her for activities and more information on Resorts of North Muskoka.

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ONTARIO'S HIGHLANDS DESTINATION  

ONTARIO'S HIGHLANDS There’s so much to do in the Ontario’s Highlands that the only way to appreciate all we have to offer, is to experience it for yourself. You’ll discover an abundance of outdoor adventure, combined with our original offering of arts, culture and heritage experiences, all set against a picture perfect backdrop of unspoiled wilderness and the small town charm of our friendly communities. Our beautiful region is just 2.5 hours east of Toronto, a half hour west of Ottawa, and a world removed from it all.
More information on Ontario's Highlands Destination


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ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY

ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRYOrillia & Area’s four season outdoor playground!
Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round, located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.


Festival of Banners May 1-October 31, 2014
Celebrating Art in the community. The Festival produces and displays banners that are designed and hand-painted by the citizens of Orillia and area.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia.
More information on Ontario's Lake Country.


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OTTAWA and OTTAWA VALLEY DESTINATION

OTTAWA VALLEY Ottawa 

RBC Royal Bank Bluefest 
LeBreton Flats 
July 3-13, 2014 This 10-day, multi-stage extravaganza of music has featured some of the world’s top artists

Ottawa Valley 
Cradled between the Ottawa River and Algonquin Park, the Ottawa Valley is famous for its stunning outdoors and cultural and heritage riches and is known as Ontario’s Adventure Playground and Whitewater Capital of Canada.
Located only 3 hours northeast of Toronto and 45 minutes west of the Nation’s Capital, the Ottawa Valley consists of a unique blend of towns, villages and municipalities.

More Information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

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