Temperance & Temptation: Headwaters Detours

Suggested detours for the Temperance and Temptation self-guided Headwaters tour

Headwaters is full of nooks and crannies to discover.With moonshine flowing in the region, you’ll find the region more tempting than ever before! Try a boozy cheese at Fromage or an Espresso Martini at Mono Cliff Inn. You never know what copacetic treat these stops have thought up for you!


994227 Mono Adjala Townline, Orangeville L9W 2Z2 | hockleygeneralstore.com | 519 938 8620

A throwback to a time when the village general store was the hub of goods and gossip. With unique gift ideas, a liquor store, coffee shop and restaurant, the Hockley General Store is a quaint must-see with an urban savvy!

Monday to Saturday
Restaurant open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Grocery, beer and LCBO open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Restaurant open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Grocery open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Beer Store and LCBO open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm


37006 Mono Centre Rd., Mono L9W 6X5 | monocliffsinn.ca | 519 941 5109

Opened in 1853, the “Cliffs” (as it’s fondly referred to) operated as a general store for nearly 120 years. Since then, the store has been reimagined as an inn, where owners Carol and Michael craft exceptional food and atmosphere in this relaxed country setting. The downstairs pub is a favourite with the locals, complete with a toy train running above and behind the bar. Be sure to poke your head into the wine cellar, which is really more of a cave, while you’re there – this would have been the perfect spot for secret imbibing of forbidden giggle water during Temperance!

Check out of one of their tempting cocktails. We suggest the Mono Cliffs Old Fashioned or the Hockley Valley Espresso Martini (made with locally brewed Hockley Valley Espresso).

Inn Hours
Wednesday to Sunday 11:30 am to close
Holiday Mondays 11:30 am to close

Peter Cellars Pub Hours
Wednesday & Thursday 6:00 pm to close
Friday & Saturday 1:00 pm to close
Holiday Monday 1:00 pm to close

mono cliffs inn


1402 Queen St. W., Alton L7K 0C3 | altonmill.ca | 519 941 9300

Home to 25 studio artists, a mill pond, backwoods trails and a thundering waterfall, this Headwaters gem is also a heritage museum and unique shopping experience that is well worth the detour! Explore the beautifully restored, longest-running water-powered mill on Shaw’s Creek, and learn about Alton’s unique milling history.

Hours of Operation
Wednesday through Sunday and Holiday Mondays, 10 am to 5pm



111 Broadway Ave., Orangeville L9W 1K2 | fromageorangeville.ca | 519 307 7070

Is there anything that pairs more perfectly with wine and spirits than cheese? This little store is a treasure trove of cheese, charcuterie and all the accompaniments you need for the perfect Happy Hour! Owner Christine also cooks up a mean grilled cheese and soup, if you’re feeling peckish.

Check out their featured boozy cheese (likely a whisky-aged cheese).

Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm|
Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


5438 Second Line, Erin L7J 2L9 | heartwoodfarm.ca | 416 527 4352

A true grassroots business, this small independent cidery is a farm-to-glass operation focused on regenerative agriculture: doing things the old-fashioned way and creating conversations over every popped top. Their newly opened Bottle Shop and Tasting Room also sells their grass-fed, farm-raised beef to take home.

Ask for a tasting of their deliciously intriguing ciders!

Hours of Operation

Thursday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


17049 Winston Churchill Blvd. Terra Cotta L7K 1J1 | https://heatherlea.ca/ | 519 927 5902

Have a true field-to-fork butcher experience when you visit this family-owned farm shop. Find local goodies, baked treats and take-home entrées to bring home from your trip to beautiful Headwaters!

Check out their featured boozy jams & preserves.

Hours of Operation

Mondays: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spirit Tree Terra Cotta


1137 Boston Mills Rd., Terra Cotta, ON L7C 0N1 | spirittreecider.com | 905 838 2530

On the way in or out of Headwaters, discover a farm-to-glass cidery with yummy snacks, take-home availability and beautiful grounds. Take a tour of the cidery, and sample hearth-baked goodies on your road trip through Headwaters.

Hours of Operation

Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Recommended Accommodations

Forks of the Credit Inn

Hillsburgh House by the Pond

Tailwinds B&B

Devonshire Inn

Foxingham Farm B&B

The Farmer’s Walk B&B

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