Basket Case

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: June 1, 2021

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.

The last year has been no picnic… and we intend to celebrate summer ‘like it’s…2021!

Go the distance, hit the open road, but don’t take the time to prepare anything! That’s right… just grab a blanket, basket, and your summer playlist! We’re going on picnic road trip!

Authentic to the Core, Slab Town Cider, sets the mood for our picnic with a
Pineapple Mimosa cider; unfiltered and hard! Take time to enjoy the orchard. There’s lots of handheld eats from their kitchen, too.


What’s a road trip without car snacks? We’re keepin’ it clean with a stop at the brand new ‘FIG kitchen and market’. We’re craving banana brownies, coconut love, and house made smores cookies.

Off to the roadside farm at Villa Vida Loca farm market where chef has his sticky Cowboy Cauldron smokin’. Take a seat at the picnic table!

Enjoy the country scenery on route to Willowtree Farm. We’re excited to to try the homemade strawberry salsa, pickled asparagus, and maybe even pick some berries ourselves!


Park the car, and foot tour boutique Port Perry where the Port Cheese Co. has a ‘picnic pack’ or ‘charcuterie board’ to-go. Bring your blanket to enjoy ‘Reflection Park’ taking in the view of Lake Scugog.


Stretch out on the blanket and watch the setting sun after a quick drop into Louie’s Cafe (right on Water Street). We recommend the ice-cream piled high on fresh Belgium waffles and a warm coffee for sip on your drive home!

Happy Summer!