Shirley Sue Visits 7 Provincial Parks

Hi, it’s Shirley Sue. I’m one of the few new faces around the York Durham Headwaters (YDH) office. As the outdoor adventure correspondent for YDH, it’s my job to offer tips and tricks to get you outside and adventuring. Adults always ask me how my love of the great outdoors got started; I tell them Read More

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Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals

Maple syrup season is underway and it is the perfect time to venture out and get a view of the behind the scenes creation of the sweet stuff. The process takes approximately 40 gallons of raw tapped sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup. You can expect to enjoy local food, a taste of Read More

March Break Colouring Activities for kids

March Break Kid Fun North of Toronto

Whether you are looking for weekly or daily camps for your young artist or sports enthusiast, or some family outdoor adventure or indoor attractions, there is something for everyone during March Break.   Bowmanville Hands on History Camp For the young history buff and explorer this camp gives kids the opportunity to create a “Heritage Read More

Beer tasting at Old Flame Brewing Co.

A Winter Escape to Old Flame Brewing Co.

Winter months can be long, dark and, for lack of a better word, cold. For some, no matter how many layers we wear to the point that we’re immobilized, we’re still downright freezing. In our case, it’s just easier to stay inside and hibernate until spring but that can be a little uneventful for the restless Read More

Ice Fishing on Lake Simcoe

Ice Fishing on Lake Simcoe

Lake Simcoe is noted for its winter ice fishery and, as such, is one of the most popular locations in Ontario for ice fishing. The Southern part of the Lake is located within an hours drive from Toronto and typically opens up for ice fishing in mid to late January and closes on March 15, Read More