Due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, some attractions in our regions have opted to close until further notice. Additionally, some events and programming in YDH may be cancelled or affected. Prior to your visit, please refer to individual attractions, events and organizations directly to confirm hours of operation and programming updates.
People are eager to get outside and explore all the great things to do in YDH. But don't forget, it's still important to stay close to home while 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 destinationontario.com 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 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.
Remember safety is a choice you make and we look forward to seeing all visitors again soon.
Please check with all businesses for updated hours of operation, programming, COVID-19 policies, and restrictions.
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.
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!
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.