Hearty Fare in the Winter Air! Whether you’re planning a couple’s getaway or a weekend escape with the girls, this two-day holiday has everything you need: hearty fare, fresh winter air, and local wine and spirits!
Start your weekend at the Cold Creek Conservation Area where you can rent cross-country skis or snowshoes, and explore over six kilometres of groomed trails through the beautiful countryside.
Afterward, check in to the tranquil Kingbridge Centre which is set amongst the rolling hills of King Township. Cap off your day with an unforgettable meal prepared by the Centre’s award-winning chef Raimund.
On day two, your adventure will take you to the Holland Marsh Wineries to sample wine infused with old world traditions.
Afterward, visit Locale for a hearty lunch that will warm you to your soul. Then take a tour of The Last Straw Distillery to see how they make their whiskey, rum and screech – and sample some of their unique spirits! Round out your weekend with a quick jaunt over to Magnotta Winery for a complimentary tasting and tour. Be sure to pick up some souvenirs of your trip and – as always – please enjoy responsibly!
What do you get when you cross dedicated farmers with passionate chefs who want to showcase Ontario’s year-round culinary bounty?
Why, you get Bistro ’67 of course! Bistro ‘67 demonstrates the deliciousness that happens when farmers, students and teachers join forces. This full service restaurant offers a memorable field-to-fork experience with flavourful dishes made from fresh, local ingredients. A 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant, Bistro ’67 also holds a Feast ON™ accreditation.
Speaking of Feast ON™, it’s no secret that the Durham Region is a hub for accredited eateries. Our agricultural roots run deep, and an ever-growing number of local restaurants are getting their ingredients directly from local farms and producers. Treat yourself to dinner at PORT bar – dining room – patio in Pickering, and watch the ice skaters, ice fishers, wildlife and winter storms on Frenchman’s Bay while you savour the local terroir. After a satisfying meal, cuddle up at Before the Mast Bed & Breakfast along The Waterfront Trail.
Brewing beer is a good winter activity: you can do it indoors and the results are tasty! When you spend a day at the Brock St. Brewing Company’s Brew School, you’ll learn about the brewing process, the different types of malts and hops used in beer, and the importance of proper water and fermentation. And at the end of the day, you’ll have a batch of your very own craft beer to keep as a souvenir.
Foodies searching for fresh new flavours must visit The Passionate Cooks Essentials. With cooking classes, special events, recipes and fabulous gourmet finds, the store will inspire many culinary masterpieces! Shop the generous cheese and charcuterie counter stocked with artisan cheeses from around the world. Or treat yourself to a popular in-store cooking class, which includes recipes and a full meal.
Foodies, rejoice! There’s winter bounty to be found in Headwaters. Even in winter, the region is bursting with local specialities and seasonal fare.
Local favourite Heatherlea Farm Shoppe showcases the very best epicurean fare. It’s a must for both sweet and savoury creations, all made from scratch. The welcoming shop is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or a fresh baked snack. Offering goodies from more than 50 local farmers and producers, it’s easy to find that special flavour for every palate.
Your next stop is the award-winning Spirit Tree Estate Cidery. The Caledon craft cidery offers a refined, yet rustic atmosphere with its Farm Shop, Bakery and Ciderhouse Bistro. Experience a cidery tour and tasting on weekends, and be sure to try the hand-thrown, wood-fired pizza. Fill a basket with locally-produced jams and treats, as well as fresh-from-the-oven baked goods.
After a day of culinary adventure, get cozy at the Best Western Orangeville Inn & Suites. Relax in your spacious suite or take advantage of all the Best Western has to offer including an indoor pool, hot tub and exercise facility.
Explore the epicurean delights of Orangeville. From restaurants to speciality shops, the main street of downtown Orangeville is a foodie’s paradise. Stop by the Orangeville Winter Farmers Market, which is open every Saturday morning. The market features the best in fresh produce, fruits, locally raised meats, fish, flowers, home-baked goods and unique artisan crafts. For those who love cheese, Fromage is heaven. You’ll shop (and sample!) close to 60 different cheeses from across Canada and around the world.