Posted : June 9, 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.
Find yourself wondering where to go this season for a fun filled experience. Think outside, no box required. We have the answer. It’s time to pay a visit to the wonderful Mansfield Outdoor Centre (MOC). Imagine outdoor adventures while spending time in nature, taking in the beautiful scenery and breathing in all that fresh country air.
Located just 1.5 hours outside of Toronto in Mulmur, Dufferin County, MOC is a beautiful 300 acred space offering all sorts of opportunities for adventure in nature. This scenic rural setting has it all. When was the last time to saw the night sky without light pollution. The views are un-be-leaf-able. What you need is an intent to have to fun, then pack your gear, head on out and have yourself a wonderful time. Bring your family and friends to enjoy endless hours of adventure at this amazing park.
What they offer
There is hiking, biking, camping and swimming. They have a back country river- less mainstream haha. There are fire-pits, picnic areas and a river for swimming and fishing. There are cabins to rent and camp sites for pitching a tent. So many wonderful options to choose from. Take your pick and maybe try something new. You can go for the day, an overnight or weeklong experience. The MOC is waiting to enhance your summertime outdoor fun. The staff are super helpful and genuinely aim to please. By the end of you visit you just might find yourself singing Kumbaya.
This includes day camps for children with all sorts of interests. There are four styles of summer camps. Campers can get creative in the art camp, join the adventure camp (hiking, campfires, bush crafts, target sports etc.), join a classic summer camp (fun and games, swimming, sports, tie-dye etc.) or there is bike camp for the cycle enthusiasts (learn more about trail and technical skills). They also offer before- and-after camp childcare to help accommodate working schedules. The MOC is an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association.
Biking and trails
The team of experienced riders and trail builders are getting the trails ready for your enjoyment with some of the best single-track trails in all of Southern Ontario. The trails are open all seasons. During summertime bring your own mountain bikes. During the winter they offer fat biking in the snow.
General Camping and Accommodation
Maybe you are looking for a retreat or a corporate outing. Look no more. The MOC offers overnight options for accommodations with cabin rentals or traditional tent camping sites. Be sure to bring your own tent.
Teachers and home-schooling parents please consider the MOC for an exceptional educational session for your children. Who doesn’t love a field trip. The enthusiastic staff enjoy helping children learn about nature in a fun filled atmosphere.
Just to let you know in the winter season the MOC offer rentals for fat bikes, cross county skis and snowshoes.
Annual Pass/ Affiliations
This year the MOC will be offering an incredible opportunity for an annual pass. It is called the “MOC Bike Club” pass. It will cost $160 for the entire year (April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023). This will cover all forms of cycling including mountain biking, fat biking and even helping plan your road or gravel ride from MOC. It will give you access to the facilities, trails (with connector trails to other local places), safe parking, picnic tables, bike wash and river swimming after a ride. There is even a warm fireplace in the winter months.
Another awesome part of being a member of the MOC Bike Club is that the pass will include affiliations with many local businesses. They will be offering a range of perks from discounts and promos to complimentary giveaways, when you show your pass. One example of a partnering businesses is the Taphouse Craft Beer Pub in Orangeville which will be offering a 10% discount. What’s not to like. Other establishments that are affiliated include: GoodLot Brewing Company in Caledon, Cycling Elements (bakeshop in Orangeville), Mochaberry Coffee and Company (Orangeville), Propeller Coffee Company (Toronto), The Old Mill House Pub (Creemore) & Bank Cafe (Creemore) and Kamikaze Bikes (Collingwood). Details of offerings will come soon and hopefully a few more great establishments will be added.
So why not explore the Mansfield Outdoor Centre this summer with friends and family. Seldom does one establishment offer so many opportunities. This is a marvelous place to visit for anyone seeking outdoor fun and adventures.
Clearly, they have thought of everything to make your visit complete. Make this a summer to remember and contact the Mansfield Outdoor Centre today.
See the website or call for further information regarding pricing and availability.
937365 Airport Road Mulmur, ON L9V 3T6