Top Five Things to Do in Headwaters This Summer

Posted : July 15, 2021

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.

Your Ultimate Summer Staycation awaits in Headwaters. Summer is finally here, and we’re positively itching for all that fun in the sun we’ve been dreaming about over the long, chilly winter. At York Durham Headwaters, we challenge you to make lifelong memories in your own backyard. To help you, we’ve got a special deal we’re excited to tell you about. Also, check out our top picks for things to do, and how you can save and spend while you stay and play in YDH!

Save and Spend in YDH

Beginning July 1st, we at YDH invite you to choose from one of our participating hotels and receive a $100 discount on your stay of two nights or more. Each hotel has its own special package and information on how to receive this promotional offer. For all participating properties and their promo codes, click here:

Be sure to apply the special promo code at the time of booking to receive your discount. Also, this deal is offered for a limited quantity only, so be sure to get in there and book your stay before your desired hotel is “Sold Out.”

Top things to see and do in Headwaters

Ontario gets real in Headwaters, our rural powerhouse of farm-to-fork ventures, artists and artisans, scenic landscapes, and family-friendly entertainment. Escape the bustle of the city and get in touch with unspoiled nature, authentic country tastes, charming main streets and one-of-a-kind shops and stops. Here are our top suggestions for things to do while you stay and play in Headwaters.

Museum of Dufferin

936029 Airport Rd., Mulmur


This is not your ordinary little country museum. This is the MoD, a “high-class” country museum where history comes to life. At the Museum of Dufferin, local history is showcased in a state-of-the-art facility, where visitors are encouraged to interact with the exhibits and participate in an array of programs for all ages. The museum also boasts the largest collection of corn flower glass in the world—which is appropriate, since the company was started right here in Dufferin County. Be sure not to miss upcoming special events, which are always in the works at the MoD.

Adamo Estate Winery

793366 3rd Line EHS, Orangeville

Adamo Estate Winery

For award-winning vintages that come from your own backyard, visit one of our celebrated YDH vineyards: Adamo Estate Winery. This beloved brand of quality wines is recognized for its breadth of intricate flavours and its expert craftsmanship. Enjoy an afternoon on the patio of the estate’s Paddock Café as you wine and dine surrounded by the elegant and sweeping countryside. You may even think you’ve landed in Tuscany for all the beauty you’ll find here. One visit to Adamo and we’re sure you will have found your new favourite winery. To that we say: You’re Welcome!

Alton Mill Arts Centre

1402 Queen St. W., Alton

Alton Mill Arts Centre Caledon

This beautifully restored, award-winning heritage mill with its industrial-chic ambience has been dubbed “a jewel in the crown of the GTA’s arts scene.” It is home to 25 studio artists, galleries, a café and unique shops, as well as a heritage museum that recalls the history of Alton’s industrial past. Spend a day at The Alton Mill Arts Centre learning a new skill at one of many regular workshops, or visit with the artists onsite and refresh your perspective on the world around you.

Rawhide Adventures

638135 Prince of Wales Rd. W., Mulmur, 

Rawhide Adventures

Do wide-open spaces, fresh air, blue skies and a good day’s work of herding cattle on horseback sound like the makings of an adventure to you? Well then, you’re in luck! At Rawhide Adventures, you can be a bona fide rancher. This family-run business has offered an epic ranching experience to guests since the mid-nineties, providing weary city-dwellers with a chance to work the land in the peaceful countryside of the Peace Valley Ranch. Choose from different levels of experiences, beginning with an old-fashioned trail ride and going all the way up to the days-long Days in the Life Of challenge. Experience a simpler way of life, and get in touch with what truly matters at Rawhide Adventures.

Theatre Orangeville

87 Broadway, Orangeville

Theatre Orangeville

Since 1994, this fully professional theatre company has offered a truly Canadian experience in the heart of Orangeville. You won’t find travelling theatre groups here—Theatre Orangeville has its own roster of actors, artists, musicians, set designers, and other theatre-related personnel in one special location. With an all-Canadian artistic mandate, you’ll find performances of Canadian content made from the ground up. Choose from a selection of upcoming shows, or check out what youth programs and workshops are on offer this summer. Experience the magic that happens when community talents have the opportunity to shine “in the limelight” at Theatre Orangeville.

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More places to stay while you play

We have a total of 24 hotels participating in our Save and Spend in YDH program. However, there are still a ton of great hotels that are eager to welcome you while you explore all that Headwaters has to offer. To discover other properties where you can stay while you play, visit our Check-In Canada site:

Story by Katherine Ryalen

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