Rural Routes and Dirty Boots

Discovery Routes

Durham is developing a reputation for harvesting award winning, craft beer and cider products!

Follow the Rural Routes & Dirty Boots trail to visit outstanding breweries and cideries and experience their artisanal flavours. You’ll travel along the waterfront shores of Lake Ontario to the rural countryside of Ontario’s protected Greenbelt. Take a tour, sample the latest recipe, and discover fall favourites like beer butter tarts, spent grain bread, cider doughnuts, and cheesy ale soup.

This self-guided map has a total of 18 stops including Feast ON-accredited restaurants, robust farmers’ markets and head-clearing hike options. Plan for a weekend stay and check the many options of Port Perry Bed & Breakfast Association, which is centrally located along the Route. If your trip falls on a weekend, board the York Durham Heritage Railway for a Fall Colours tour train trip.

Whether an outdoor enthusiast, craft brew connoisseur or Sunday scenic driver, remember to drive with care; you are sharing the road with bicyclists, farm equipment and other motorists. Please drive responsibly.

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