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Christmas Shopping Day Trips

Christmas shopping day trips can be a fun way to discover new artists and try new food and drinks. Each place you explore has its own captivating character and many are beautifully decorated for the season. We’ve found a few places in Ontario where you can soak up the festive spirit while gift shopping for Read More

Small Town Christmas Shopping in Headwaters

  ‘Tis the season of Christmas villages, Santa Claus Parades, and decorating the tree. A time for eggnog, ugly sweaters, and office parties. Unfortunately, it can also be the season of busy parking lots, crowded stores, and stress-filled last minute shopping. Thankfully, York Durham Headwaters is filled with shopping destinations known for their unique selection Read More

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Farmers’ Market Day Trips From Toronto

Running north from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is Ontario’s Greenbelt, part of a two million acre protected green space that encompasses environmentally sensitive areas and fertile farmlands. This land is filled with over 5,500 farms that produce everything from fresh fruits, vegetables, maple syrup, flowers and plants, to dairy, beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. Read More

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Top 10 Things to Do in Caledon

Nestled between the Credit and Humber rivers, Caledon is a charming town. With a relatively newer history, the town and area surrounding it are full of fun activities to partake in. Here is Central Counties Tourism’s the top 10 things to do in Caledon, Ontario. 1. Martha’s Place Visit this themed-room shop and find something Read More

Things to Do in Historic Newmarket

In 1795, John Graves Simcoe took a trail along the Humber River that led him to the town we now call Newmarket. He started construction of Yonge Street, which ran along the trail he had taken, establishing the town. Newmarket is now a bustling area with the historic Main Street still intact. Here are the Read More

Top Things to Do in Historic Unionville

Unionville’s Main Street, settled in 1794, is the ultimate in picturesque charm. Lined with seasonal decor and flowers, original historical buildings, and a pond at the end of the street, many find themselves strolling the streets, ice cream in hand on a lazy Sunday afternoon. With a nod to some films that have used the Read More

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Top Things to do in Historic Uxbridge

Not too far outside the GTA lies the historic main street of Uxbridge. Having undergone a recent restoration, revitalization, and facelift, Brock Street is bustling with action. Feel the small town charm with these top 10 things to do in historic Uxbridge! Start your tour of the town with a gourmet cup of coffee in Read More

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Farm Fresh Holiday Fare

Hosting the holidays can be quite a stressful and busy affair. Not only do you have to ensure the house is in order for all your guests, but planning the meal (or multiple meals) is another large order. Rather than a last minute dash to the grocery store this year, try farm fresh holiday fare Read More