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Whether you're escaping the city or just getting to know a new community, the resort and recreation destination areas 'north' of Toronto are waiting for the chance to be great hosts. Embrace summer one last time!
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Fall Fairs begin to dot the weekend landscape. One of the most classic and fun fall traditions are midways, carnivals and fall fairs. Harvest bounties, farm animals, midway rides and games - all the sights, sounds and smells create great memories that will last a lifetime.
Whether you're staying at a nearby resort or cottage, live in the next town over or are looking to get out of the hot city, we recommend heading to cottage country for these featured events.
Run or Dye
Hardwood Ski and Bike
Run or Dye, the world's most colourful 5K, is headed to Hardwood Ski and Bike on August 30! Bring all your friends and run a colour-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer. Then enjoy our world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun.
Learn to Cyclo-Cross Clinic
Hardwood Ski and Bike
Join former provincial champion Andrew Watson for an all day cross clinic where you will learn to corner better, mount and dismount, shoulder your bike, ride up and down hills better, ride in sand and mud, bike set-up and maintenance, clothing and equipment, race tactics, better starts and improve your all round bike skills. Sunday August 31.
BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD
Blue Mountain Village
Bid the season farewell as the hottest summer entertainment returns for encore performances and tons of live music, FIREWORKS, street performers, beach volleyball, hiking, biking and scenic gondola rides.
Scott Whittington Live at Taboo Muskoka Lobby Lounge.
Have you heard about the Sunday Special ... for only $25.00 you can Discover Mountain Biking. Available from 1:00 - 3:00 . Must be booked in advance - call 705-754-2298 ... includes bike rental, lift pass & lesson! What a deal!
Find out what's happening in #MyHaliburtonHighlands. Lots to do and see in one of the most scenic and beautiful places in Ontario! Events this weekend include farmers markets, heritage happenings at the museum and a ghost walk in Minden.
MIDLAND & AREA
Twist & Shout the British Invasion
King's Wharf Theatre
Experience the phenomenon again, as this imaginative, infectious, and immensely irresistible piece of 60s nostalgia will have you bopping in the aisles and singing your way out of the theatre.
Singer / Songwriter Workfest & Open Mic
Midland Cultural Centre
Open Mic at the MCC's Cafe Roxy. Saturdays from 1pm - 4pm. Free Admission.
Music in the Park
Little Lake Park
Sunday evening music at the park bandstand. Music starts at 6:30pm.
One of the best things about Clevelands House Resort is the amount of things to do! We're happy to announce that this summer we will have live music starting at 9:30pm at c.j. minett's kitchen and tavern. There will also be additional live music on Friday and Saturday evenings at Duke's Refresher.
ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
Just visiting or staying; OLC is your one stop destination for information on festivals, events, activities, shopping, and accommodations. Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round, located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.
The Municipality of Tweed is located half-way between Toronto and Ottawa. Known for being the gateway to both the Bay of Quinte and Land O’ Lakes Tourist region; we have an abundance of outdoor experience right here in Our Backyard. We invite you to come visit our area and experience world-class musky/black crappie fishing, events, culture and heritage, hiking, atving, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and so much more.
We also recommend visiting any or maybe all of our Featured Farmers' Markets and Farms!
Visit our website for family friendly accommodations in these areas.
Have a fun weekend!