Tree Toppling and Toasty Treats

Old fashioned Christmas fun awaits in Headwaters with a daytrip to find the perfect tree. Christmas tree farms are plenty across the region, offering hayrides, hot chocolate and more. Dress for the weather and come ready to spend the day. Farms provide all you need to make your day easy and memorable, supplying a saw, rides to and from acres of Christmas tree stands, and free shake and bale services to ensure your special tree makes it home safe and sound for decorating.

Head to Elliott Tree Farm for a tree-cutting experience rooted in tradition. Spend the day enjoying nature trails and exploring the grounds as you make winter memories that will last a lifetime. The farm features an 1850 Settler’s Cabin and Heritage Barn. Warm yourself with a hot cup of cider while you and the family select and harvest your own Christmas tree or choose from the many pre-harvested trees.

Girls at Tree FarmAfter securely strapping your new find to the roof, why not stop in to Hillsburgh restaurant Fan/Joy for a well-deserved (and deliciously local) lunch? Chef Pam Fan/Joy strives to create comforting meals made with as many ingredients from the region as possible; nearby Everdale Farm provides a wide variety of field and greenhouse-grown veggies used Chef Pam’s recipes! Our must-try is the famed “Hills-burger”: a 7oz Wellington County beef patty that you can get decked out 1 of 5 mouth-watering ways.

Friendly Chef Fan JoyIf you’re able to move after lunch, the Elora-Cataract trail (just around the corner) is a beautiful walking path to stroll. Paved and relatively flat, this 47km trailway actually stretches from Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, all the way to Elora! Don’t worry, we won’t tell if you only commit to a few kilometers…

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