Posted : November 8, 2018
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.
With the holiday season fast approaching, gift-giving is certainly at the top of your mind. This year, we invite you to skip the shopping mall and gift your loved ones an unforgettable experience in Headwaters!
Experience tranquility, comfort and heritage charm at the Millcroft Inn & Spa, the definitive country inn retreat located in the Village of Alton, Ontario. A blend of rural serenity and sophisticated hospitality is less than an hour northwest of Toronto. Their 100 acre estate is nestled in the rolling countryside of Southern Ontario’s Hills of Headwaters.
The Experience: A Day at the Hot Spring Pools
A day at Millcroft’s outdoor hot spring pools will be sure to soothe cares away. For full health benefits, spa-goers will brave the polar plunge pool, and then reward themselves with another steaming soak in the hot pools. Open year round, the hot spring pools are a guest favourite, with their waterfalls and lush surroundings.
At the Museum of Dufferin (MoD) you will find an eclectic mix of exhibits and special events as well as a collection of over 10,000 artifacts relating to Dufferin County and the people who were born, lived in or contributed to the region.
The Experience: Membership at the MoD Museum
MoD members benefit from knowing they are supporting a vital aspect of the community, as well as free admission to the museum. They also receive 25% off admission for additional guests, an event guide and a special annual publication mailed directly to them. They will also enjoy special member ticket rates for MoD events and programs, 15% off Corbetton Church, and MoD grounds rentals.
From the moment guests arrive at the Hockley Valley Resort they’ll be treated with genuine hospitality and surrounded by comfort and elegance. Whether visiting for a weekend getaway, a romantic dinner, an afternoon of golf, or a day of skiing, Hockley promises to make every stay an experience to remember.
The Experience: Skiing and Snowboarding at Hockley Valley
This year, give the gift of an exhilarating experience! Beginners, seasoned veterans and everyone in between will delight in receiving ski and snowboarding passes at Hockley Valley Resort.
Whether you need a pass that includes lessons, an inclusive weekend stay or just a day pass, Hockley has something that will accommodate your gift-giving need.
Conservation Parks: TRCA and CVC
Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and Credit Valley Conservation Parks (CVC) works with its partners to ensure The Living City is built on a natural foundation of healthy rivers and shorelines, green space and biodiversity, and sustainable communities. The TRCA and CVC believe that by committing to protecting, restoring and enhancing nature, we allow the natural world to bestow its many benefits on our bodies, our minds, our spirits and our communities.
The Experience: Conservation Parks Membership
Your friends and family will be filled with that warm fuzzy feeling, knowing that TRCA/CVC members help conserve natural areas for everyone to enjoy. Membership includes admission to all TRCA/CVC Parks (Albion Hills, Boyd, Bruce’s Mill, Glen Haffy, Heart Lake, Petticoat Creek), access to the historic Black Creek Pioneer Village and Kortright Centre for Conservation, admission to all of Credit Valley Conservation Parks (Belfountain, Island Lake, Ken Whillans and Terra Cotta Conservation areas), cross-country ski trail admission at Albion Hills, as well as admission to special events such as the Maple Syrup Festival, Kite Festival, and more!
In case you needed little more convincing, did you know that it is a scientifically proven fact that those who spend their money on experiences report being happier than those who spend their money on things? Make sense to us!
On the other hand… there do happen to be some pretty cool things here in Headwaters that would make someone on your list happy.