YDH Summer Patio Bucket List

Posted : June 20, 2022

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Update May 26, 2022: Please note some patios are temporarily closed due to storm damage. Check with businesses prior to your visit.

The summer sun is finally beating down on us and what better way to embrace the warmer days than with a patio adventure! There is no shortage of incredible patios across the regions of York Durham and Headwaters so if you’re wondering where to go, check out this YDH patio bucket list and let’s get the summer fun started!

Caledon Hills Brewing Company

Address: 17219 Highway 50 in Palgrave

Soak up the sun on this all-season biergarten as you sip on German-inspired brews and take in the gorgeous architecture of the neighbouring church dating back to 1882.

Caledon Hill Beer

Mount Alverno

Address: 20706 Heart Lake Road in Caledon Village

Say hello to one of the newest patios in Caledon! This stunning patio offers spectacular views overlooking the beautiful Niagara Escarpment.

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Address: 1137 Boston Mills Road in Terra Cotta

A crisp, refreshing cider is the perfect summer beverage, especially when paired with such a tranquil oasis as their patio is an extension of the orchard!

Spirit Tree

Barley Vine Rail Co

Address: 35 Armstrong Street in Orangeville

Head to the heart of downtown Orangeville where you’ll enjoy locally sourced eats as everything is made in-house… at the historic 1907 Canadian Pacific Train Station no less!

Mrs Mitchell’s Restaurant

Address: 887395 Mono-Mulmur Townline in Mulmur

Fine dining meets a cozy atmosphere in the heart of the Headwaters Region here as you’ll enjoy incredible eats at an old schoolhouse. As if this wasn’t magical enough, their garden patio is absolutely enchanting, especially once the sun goes down and the lanterns come to life!

Pickles & Olives Bistro

Address: 110 Water Street in Port Perry

Indulge in fresh eats as you take in the beautiful views of Kinsmen Beach and Lake Scugog. There’s always something new to enjoy with their daily dinner specials!

Marwan’s Global Bistro

Address: 187 Queen Street in Port Perry

If you’re a fan of people watching, this is the prime spot to do so in the heart of Port Perry. Their internationally-inspired fare pairs perfectly with this passtime!

PORT Restaurant

Address: 1289 Wharf Street Bay Ridges in Pickering

Settle in for a bite and a cocktail as you drink in the sights of Lake Ontario and its brilliant sunsets along Pickering’s waterfront. 

Banjo Cider

Address: 614 Sandford Road in Uxbridge

Banjo Cider

Sip on a fresh cider made on-site as you sit under tall silver maples next to this gorgeous cidery. Be sure to keep an eye on their events page as Banjo is known to have pop-up chefs, musical performances, and more!

Two Blokes Cider

Address: 21300 Simcoe Street in Seagrave

Enjoy a taste of England as they focus on UK style cider. Enjoy the views of the orchard at one of their picnic tables (and you can bring a picnic along until they have their own food menu!) or settle in by one of their fire pits.

Schomberg Pub & Patio

Address: 226 Main Street in Schomberg

Said to be the best patio in York Region, you’ll quickly understand why as this historical house dating back to the 1800s only makes their tree-shaded patio more charming. It’s a must-visit once the sun sets as their Edison bulb string lights illuminate the courtyard!

Fishbone by the Lake

Address: 155 Cedarvale Boulevard in Stouffville

This seasonal patio offers brilliant views of Musselman Lake. The brilliant sunsets only enhance the flavours of Fishbone’s Portuguese cuisine!

Il Postino

Address: 186 Main Street in Unionville

What was once the area’s post office has been transformed into one of the finest Italian restaurants in Markham. Located in the heart of Unionville, their covered front patio is the perfect spot to enjoy one of their pasta dishes made from scratch in-house!

Ground Burger Bar

Address: 352 Doug Duncan Drive #2 in Newmarket


Sink your teeth into some seriously incredible burgers on Newmarket’s best patio while overlooking Fairy Lake Park as well as the city’s Riverwalk.

Locale Restaurant

Address: 12981 Keele Street in King City and 14845 Yonge Street in Aurora

With two fantastic locations to choose from, their garden terrace patios are incredibly chic with couches that bring the lounge vibe outdoors!

So now the big question is… which of these YDH patios do you hit up first? Are you game to visit them all? Grab your friends, family and/or significant other and let patio season begin!

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