Temperance & Temptation: Headwaters Detours

Posted : August 2, 2019

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.

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! 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!

Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19, Hockley General Store is Temporary Closed, please visit our website for the latest updates.

Hockley General Store


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.

Hours of Operation

Mono Cliffs Inn & Peter Cellars Pub is Temporary Closed, please visit our website for the latest updates.

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

Alton Mill Arts Centre


1498 Cataract Rd, Alton, ON L7K 1N9 | forksofthecreditinn.com | 416 721 5831

As the site of a real speakeasy that operated as an illicit establishment from 1916-1950 and Caledon’s first brewery, this stop is rich in the history of bootlegging. In addition, being situated next to the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park and Belfountain Conservation Area, Forks of the Credit Inn is your escape to nature with countless hiking trails nearby to spend your time enjoying the surroundings and reflecting on the area.

Hours of Operation

Sunday to Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

Forks of the credit inn


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