Taste your way thru Newmarket

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People are eager to get outside and start exploring all the great things to do in YDH. But don't forget....it's still important to stay safe while you are having fun supporting our local businesses and communities.

If you are lucky enough to live in YDH (we are biased) or you want to come for a visit, 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.

We look forward to seeing you!

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For today’s adventure, all you need to bring is your appetite – and your wallet! Jump in the car and head to Main Street Newmarket, to explore this trendy street, lined with unique retail shops, restaurants, pubs, cafés and more.

Begin with a stop at Cardinal Press Espresso Bar. With a warm latte in hand, venture up the street to the Elman W. Campbell Museum to learn a bit about Newmarket’s rich history. Be sure to stop in at any shops along the way that catch your eye, or make a mental note to pop in as you make your way back down.


Next, it’s time to get those taste buds working at Made in Mexico with some authentic Mexican cuisine. Start with an appetizer and, perhaps, pair it with a margarita or two! Then head over to the acclaimed Hungry Brew Hops, with its unique spin on traditional pub food, for your main course.  And if beer is more your thing, you are in luck as HBH offers an extensive selection of some of Ontario’s finest microbrews on their rotating taps.  Or even better, did you know that Newmarket is home to three craft breweries? Old Flame Brewing Co. and The George both also conveniently located on Main Street, and Market Brewing Co. just a short drive away*.  Stop in at one or all and grab some beers to go. Be sure to visit The Maids’ Cottage for their award-winning butter tarts, before departing Main Street.

Market St. Brewing

Want to make for a longer day, pack your skates, mitts and toques and head to Riverwalk Commons Outdoor Ice Rink for some fun gliding across the ice. Or just sit back and enjoy the cold crisp air at the adjacent Newmarket Ice Lounge, complete with modern outdoor lounge furniture. Once you’re ready to thaw out, warm up with some poutine at Ground Burger Bar or if you’re appetite has grown, a mouth-watering classic burger – with multiple patty, gluten-free and vegan options, you won’t be disappointed.


*Be sure to drink responsibly or travel with a designated driver.