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Reconnect in Mulmur: Experience Nature & Fun Like No Other Place in Ontario

Posted : April 18, 2023

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.

One of Southern Ontario’s rural hidden gems is Mulmur! Perched atop the Niagara Escarpment in Dufferin County, Mulmur Ontario offers a peaceful place to escape with loved ones. The area is an ideal destination to visit with family and friends to reconnect with nature, while also creating a deeper connection to each other and yourself.

Rawhide Adventures Peace Valley

Planning a trip to the rolling green hills of Mulmur, visitors will find a lengthy list of creative outdoor activities. Each helps restore your relationship with nature in a unique way. Like at Ontario Honey Creations, a family owned and operated beekeeping business. Along with producing 100% raw and unpasteurized honey from their apiaries as well as other products, they provide hands-on experiences.

At Ontario Honey Creations you can learn all about bees and honey. Suit up in beekeeping gear and receive an up close and interactive understanding of these incredible creatures and their hives. Or you can reap the rewards of the bees’ hard work by sampling Ontario Honey Creations’ award-winning Mead, otherwise known as honey wine. And for families visiting with children, the littles will adore meeting the farm’s Kunekune pigs. Kids will love learning all about this interesting breed while giving them all the belly rubs!

Girl and Pig
Ontario Honey Creations

Get your muscles moving and reconnect with nature at Mansfield Outdoor Centre. This four-season facility is focused on outdoor education and recreation. Just north of Mansfield, the centre encompasses forests, fields, and water sources, as well as part of the Dufferin County Forest system.

Along with exciting summer camps, Mansfield Outdoor Centre caters to families looking for a nature driven retreat. Active families will love exploring the over 30 kilometres of trails on the property. The trails offer year-round adventures like mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and hiking. Rentals are available at the centre if you and your friends don’t have your own bikes or skis. Plus, there’s a charming café on site to grab a well-earned bite to eat after a day on the trails.


Delved into the history and characters of the region at the Museum of Dufferin. Perched on one of the green hills of Mulmur, the museum is home to four galleries that showcase the area’s stories and roots. Inside you’ll find a number of historic buildings, each adorned with period pieces. Stepping inside is like stepping into the past.

The second floor houses the museum’s Corn Flower Glass Gallery. Visiting with your family or friends, it’s quite possible you’ll recognize the Canadian tableware and might even recall it in your family’s collection growing up. The Museum of Dufferin also hosts a variety of events throughout the year. One of the best to gather your loved ones for is their Holiday Treasures Arts & Craft Show in December.

Who can resist a little shopping on a getaway! While Mulmur is home to a number of fun shops, one of the most charming is Granny Taught Us How. Set in a historic building, this shop features an array of items from home décor to gourmet food items. Just like grandma’s house, you’ll find all sorts of fun and unique treasures in every nook and cranny of this place. Browse the interesting reclaimed antique furniture, pick out a few goodies from their candy counter, or grab a gift for a friend. It makes the perfect pit stop between adventures in Mulmur.

Reconnect with the wildness of nature on horseback with Rawhide Adventures. Among the rolling hillsides of Mulmur sits Peace Valley Ranch, a working cattle and horse ranch. Rawhide Adventures works out of this over 50-year-old ranch, offering a variety of private trail rides.

Rawhide Adventures
Horse Drinking

Enjoy an authentic country experience on one of their many trail riding excursions. Great for beginners to advanced riders, there’s no reason not to saddle up! Enjoy a casual saunter along tranquil forest trails or bring out your inner cowboy with a bushwacking and river ride. Plus, they also have a lovely picnic ride that’s ideal to blend nature, conversation and connection.

With all this exploring you and your loved ones are going to work up an appetite! A lovely lunch spot is Maple Grove Farm & Market. This family run farm has a passion for community and fresh local food. Grab a few premade sandwiches and tasty baked goods or grab one of their Farmstead pizzas. Hopefully you packed a cooler because this farm market sells a wealth of fresh local produce and items from their own as well as other local farms.

For dinner, reserve a table at the infamous Mrs. Mitchelle’s restaurant. This restaurant offers warm and cozy country kitchen vibes with a dash of sophistication and is set within an old schoolhouse. However, this is not your grandmother’s dining! Mrs. Mitchelle’s serves upscale fare like Duck Confit and Pistachio Crusted Atlantic Salmon.

Mrs. Mitchells Restaurant Food

When planning your Mulmur Ontario getaway there are a few great places to stay. One of which is the Mansfield Outdoor Centre. Along with providing outdoor recreational activities they have a variety of accommodation options. Visitors can choose from camp sites, winterized cabins, or the Field Centre that’s ideal for large groups.

Another wonderful place to stay is the Foxingham Bed and Breakfast! Set in a Victorian home, this lovely inn has three unique rooms with classic country décor with a touch of elegance. Plus, each room comes with a view! With a river flowing through it and birds chirping in the trees, guests can guarantee a relaxing stay at the Foxingham.

So, get ready to book a magnificent Mulmur getaway with your loved ones! With wild outdoor adventures, exceptional eateries, and unique accommodations, Mulmur lets you reconnect and experience Ontario like never before!

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