Pop-up Picnic in Headwaters


Spring is in the air, and after a long chilly winter, people are eager to get outside and explore all the great things to do in YDH. During this difficult time, it's important you and your family 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 ontariotravel.net 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.

Remember safety is a choice you make and we look forward to seeing all visitors again soon.

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Nothing says “summer day” like a packed picnic – at home, in the park or even lakeside! Whether your carryall of choice is a dependable cooler from the 90’s, a rustic antique wicker basket, an insulated tote bag from your favourite farm store or even a cardboard box – we have everything you need to fill it to the brim with fun this summer!

For a one-stop shop for everything cheesy, swing into Fromage in Orangeville. Owner and cheese monger Christine Patton curates adorably delicious Cheese & Charcuterie Boxes to-go: 3 cheeses, 2 cured meats, pate, olives, jelly, fruit and house-made Dark chocolate covered almonds sprinkled with a touch of sea salt.

Fromage Orangeville

Looking for shareable eats with international flare? Head across the street to RJ’s Taste of Asia – we love the Pancit Bihon (Filipino noodles) or Chicken & Mango cold salad rolls (they’re gluten-free)!  

Stock up on gourmet snacks like jerky, chips and guacamole, shareable prepared salads and cold drinks from Heatherlea Farm Shoppe. If there’s a hot grill at your picnic site, don’t miss out on house-made sausages and grass-fed beef steaks, burgers and kabobs!

Heatherlea Farm Butcher

Dessert (the most important meal of the day) is served up at the Tin Roof Café in Erin.This coffeehouse cranks out some of the most delicious seasonally-inspired squares, cookies, scones and muffins around. We’re partial to the Almond Butter cookies and weekends-only Maple Butter Tarts. Pro tip: buy extras.

Tin Roof Cafe

While in Erin, be sure to stop in at Brighten Up Toys & Games – the village’s go-to source for fun! Choose a giggle-inducing board game for the whole family, or ask one of the wonderfully helpful staff for outdoor play ideas for your day out.