Art on The Trail

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: December 9, 2020

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.

A little dose of exercise, fresh air and nature makes any day great! Escape to the Trail Capital of Canada to embark on an outdoor trail adventure.  Enjoy a leisurely hike through the Countryside Preserve where you can enjoy the winter birds and icy pond life along the way.  Look for the nature paintings, interpretive ecology displays and explore over nine kilometres of trails.  There are also three kids’ loops mapped out to guide your journey, these loops were inspired by the frogs, butterflies and birds that inhabit the Preserve.

Scenic Tree and Bird

After you have worked up an appetite on the trails, !  Head downtown to enjoy lunch under an umbrella at one of Uxbridge’s local eateries. The Urban PantryTIN Restaurant, and Wixan’s Bridge are family friendly spots open all day for takeout.


Before you head home, grab a memento to take with you.  Uxbridge’s downtown shops offer online shopping and curbside pickup a great selection of local products!  Pick-up your favourite winter read at Blue Heron Books, indulge in an Uxbridge-made Desbarres chocolate bar at the Passionate Cook’s Essentials, or take home some locally-grown Foggy River tea from The Bridge Social to brew up for.

Passionate Cooks Essentials