Discover Dufferin and Hockley

Whoooooooooah! Winter Lock Down Alert!

At YDH, we love visitors, but we also want everyone to enjoy winter safely during COVID-19. During lockdown, it's important you and your family stay close to homewhile taking the opportunity to explore all the wonderful things to do in your own backyard. Don't know what's in your own backyard? Visit to re-discover some pretty cool activities all over the province while supporting your local businesses and communities. If you are lucky enough to live in YDH (we are biased), we've got some great ideas for you to hibernate in style, get active outside, learn something new and celebrate this awesome season...virtually or in-person.

Remember safety is a choice you make and we look forward to seeing non-locals again soon.

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If there’s one place to stop for both spectacular Headwaters views and stories, it’s the beautiful Museum of Dufferin in Mulmur. Take in the Corn Flower Glass gallery, seasonal exhibits, and then hit the road on one of the MoD’s three local driving tours.  Due east is the historic Rosemont General Store – home to great shopping, imported treats and an adorable little restaurant. Don’t forget to grab a selfie with the moose statue out back!


Next, head into Hockley and visit another fabulous general store. The Hockley General Store recently reopened after some beautiful renovations – prepare yourself for delectable pastries, lunches, gourmet pantry ingredients and gorgeous housewares! This adorable shop is also an LCBO outpost – so you can snap up some of Headwaters’ beloved local brews and wines while you’re there.

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Down the road, you’ll find Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Preserve (part of the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve) and home to a great mix of moderately-challenging trails. Take in the stunning cathedral forests under a fresh snowfall, and the head across the road for check-in, rest and refuelling at Hockley Valley Resort and Spa!

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