Leaskdale Loop

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: September 14, 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.

When the owners of 16 niche businesses are located within 20 km loop of the same rural Ontario hamlet you have the perfect fall day trip: the Leaskdale Loop.

Countryside Cow

Pick up some bison burgers, hike the hardwood forests of a maple syrup farm, load up on fresh organic vegetables, baked goods and local honey from one of the farm markets, explore the home of the beloved Canadian author of Anne of Green Gables, grab some homemade peanut butter fudge, pulled pork poutine, or perhaps some Kawartha Dairy ice cream, order foraged florals for your next special event, stop for a cider on a rural patio – maybe with some live music – then visit the Thomas Foster Memorial, and still do your gift shopping directly from the studios of a variety of artisans/makers. This autumn drive will be colourful, clustered, and full of good characters!

Thomas Foster Memorial
Banjo Cider

Open days/hours vary by location, but please check our Facebook or Instagram page for the dates of our monthly “Loop Day” when we endeavour to have as many locations open at the same times as possible.