A Culinary Adventure

Whooooooooooah! Stay Safe Alert!

People are eager to get outside and start exploring all the great things to do in YDH. But don't forget....it's still important to stay safe while you are having fun supporting our local businesses and communities.

If you are lucky enough to live in YDH (we are biased) or you want to come for a visit, we've got some great ideas for you to get active outside, explore your inner artist, learn something new and celebrate this awesome season...virtually or in-person. Please note that many conservation parks and trails are over capacity, so ensure you pre-book your visit or even better...step off the beaten path and find discover a new terrain to enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you!

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The coldest part of the year is upon us and it’s a perfect time to warm your soul by exploring food in a new way with a culinary adventure.

In the winter, gather ‘round a table overlooking the frozen pond at Nestleton Waters Inn. Their candlelit dinner series with chef Aaron Moss offers a wide selection of local food and drinks to warm your heart you on when the icy winds blow.

Nestleton Waters Inn Dish

Warm your soul with unique cider, meades, and wines harvested right on the farm at Applewood Farm Winery. It will be hard to narrow down the choices to pair with delicious cheeses and chutneys, but we suggest Applejack with warm brie and maple.

They say the measure of a ‘foodie’ is the quality of their paring knife! Better get yourself to The Passionate Cook’s Essentials and spoil yourself with something new from their extensive selection of quality kitchenware items. Learn from the fromage at the cheese counter and find the perfect addition to your charcuterie board.  Looking to expand your cooking expertise?  Ask about their in-store cooking and cheese classes.

Cooking Class

Find a new protein! At Thunder Ridge Bison Co. their bison are fed pasture grasses and are raised naturally on their 100-acre farm atop the Oak Ridges Moraine. Check out their on-farm workshops. Or you can find their bison at Willowtree Farm, along with other butcher shop, bakery, café and farm events, year-round. Maple syrup season is one of the favourite times of the year for the Mckay family at Willowtree Farm when they get back outside and start harvesting from the land.