Category: Outdoor

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

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5 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

Winter in Ontario can be energizing and invigorating, with the bold white landscapes and blue skies beckoning you outdoors to play. Winter activities can test your balance, endurance and strength, and with the right gear, no day is too cold for some outdoor fun. If you love outdoor adventure and plenty of snow you will Read More

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5 Family Fall Day Trips From Toronto

The forecast is calling for unseasonably warm temperatures this Fall which is perfect for family day trips to outdoor Fairs and Festivals. Enjoy the autumn colours while taking a horse-drawn wagon ride, watching a rodeo, racing through a corn maze, or by savouring a pumpkin spice treat. What are you waiting for? Load the family Read More

Horseback Riding at Pleasure Valley

Horseback Riding Adventures in Ontario

Horseback riding in Ontario takes you off autopilot and tunes you into your natural surroundings. If you have never ridden a horse before, don’t worry, no experience is required. From tranquil trail rides, exciting cattle drives, and galloping Polo side-by-sides, there is a riding adventure waiting for you and your family.   Pleasure Valley Take Read More