Pop-up Picnic in Headwaters

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.

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.