Weekend Family Fun Guide North of Toronto for April 11-13

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Hope spring is being kind to you. Folks north of Toronto are finally seeing parts of their lawn they haven't seen in months and are so excited to see spring and share that excitement with their guests.

So pack the car for a day trip or last minute weekend getaway with the kiddos. This weather is screamin' ROOOOOAD TRIP!

This weekend's 'PLAY LIST'...

KIDS AND FAMILY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEKEND AHEAD BY AREA:

These events are within 1-3 hours north of Toronto and are reasonable when considering a day trip, or stay at any family friendly accommodation and extend the fun. These events would also be within proximity or close to many of Ontario's 'cottage country'. 

 

~FEATURED MAPLE FESTIVALS~ 

TAP INTO MAPLE TOUR
Ontario's Lake Country
until May 31

Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. 

MAPLEFEST
Horseshoe Resort
April 12

MapleFest is a first year event and part of the Lake Country Maple Trail. We are expecting families and couples to attend. Activities include all day pancake breakfast for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Recreation Expo, Maple Beer flavors, and a concert. 

Find: More Maple Festivals North of Toronto
 

~BARRIE~ 

HARDWOOD SKI AND BIKE
Hardwood is a full service nordic ski centre providing trails for all levels of skiers or snowshoers. They are open seven days a week and offer rentals, retail nordic ski, lessons, cafe and children's programs. 

*Spring skiing hours are now 8am-5pm, Monday through Sunday. Hardwood is looking to be able to stay open for skiing until Sunday April 6th depending on the snow and weather conditions. After that date they will see what the snow conditions are like before they make a decision to stay open any longer. 

MAPLEFEST
Horseshoe Resort
April 12

MapleFest is a first year event and part of the Lake Country Maple Trail. We are expecting families and couples to attend. Activities include all day pancake breakfast for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Recreation Expo, Maple Beer flavors, and a concert. 

Browse BARRIE HOTELS

 

~THE BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD~ 

SKIING & ATTRACTION PARK BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Click here for the latest snow conditions. Be a part of our biggest winter ever with new terrain in the Orchard – six new trails to be exact – and a brand new high-speed chairlift. The increased terrain brings the total skiable acres to 364 with a grand total of 42 trails – the most at any resort in Ontario. 

*check directly with BMR re: current condition and operations* May not be open past Friday. 

PLUNGE! AQUATIC CENTRE
Plunge! is the ultimate, all ages, four season water adventure at the base of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, the largest mountain resort in Ontario, Canada, located near Collingwood - just a 90-minute drive from Toronto. 

BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE - ACTIVITY CENTRAL
Activity Central is your source for the region’s and the resort’s best year-round activities! Pure adrenaline or simple serenity, we have activities to suit every interest and budget! Currently selling Scandinave Spa packages, Wine tasting, Caving tours and gearing up for winter with Snowmobile tours, snowshoeing and the list goes on.  

~MIDLAND | PENETANGUISHENE~ 

DOWNTOWN SHOPS AND DOCKS
Check out the shops and docks in beautiful Midland! Walk about and strolling fun for kids and check out one of the largest outdoor mural collections in North America. 

HURONIA MUSEUM
Huronia Museum is a fun place for taking the kids and is located in Little Lake Park, directly across from the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre and behind Campbell's Tobaggan hill. Fun exhibits for the whole families and be sure to check their website for specials events and activities. 

MIDLAND CULTURAL CENTRE
Drop in to see what's going on or visit our website for the latest programs. Cafe Roxy is open for hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments, light meals and snacks, wine and beer. Open Mic at the Cafe on Saturday at 2pm. 

WYE MARSH
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Situated on approximately 3,000 acres of natural property in the beautiful Wye Valley (Georgian Bay), it is that perfect place for a family or group outing. With over 25 km of snowshoeing/skiing trails, an observation tower and boardwalks, visitors can get closer to nature. 

* SATURDAY & SUNDAY * Birds of Prey & Reptile Shows. 

HOME & COTTAGE SHOW
Penetanguishene Memorial Arena
The Cottage and Garden Show has everything you need for outdoor living featuring the latest trends in cottage and garden products and service including: Gardening Supplies Greenhouse Displays Lawn Care Options Docks Decks Boats & Water Toys Patio Furniture Interior Décor ...and much, much more! There will be several displays and educational opportunities for those looking to learn more about gardening, renovations and more! Cost General Admission - $5 Children (Under the age of 13) - FREE 

HURONIA FOOD TRAIL
You will find a list of the farmers, producers, restaurants, retailers and accommodations that have identified themselves as advocates of local taste and local products, within the towns of Midland and Penetanguishene & Townships of Tay and Tiny, Ontario through the Huronia Food Trail. 

MIDLAND TOURISM
The Town of Midland is a dynamic community situated on Georgian Bay and based in the heart of one of our nation's most beautiful recreational areas. It's perfect for a family fun day trip or overnight getaway. 

PENETANGUISHENE TOURISM
Penetanguishene has many cultural attractions, wide range of leisure & recreation activities to choose from at our community centres and libraries and on our sports fields. Experience the outdoors in our parks, along our pathway system and our beach and harbour. 

Stay in MIDLAND HOTELS
MORE Midland Tourism Region
MORE Penetanguishene Tourism Region 

~ORILLIA | SPRINGWATER~ 

TAP INTO MAPLE TOUR
Starting on March 1st and running through to May 31st, the Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase our local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile, our local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple, Ontario’s Lake Country has something for everyone. 

ORILLIA FARMERS' MARKET
One of Ontario's longest running markets runs every Saturday from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Orillia Library on Mississauga Street in Downtown Orillia. This is family friendly market that offers kids alot of fun activities and tasty treats. 

ORILLIA FAIRGROUNDS FARMERS' MARKET
Over 50 local farmers, food producers, bakers and artisans. Fresh fruit, meat and vegetables, baked goods, cheese, honey, prepared foods, sausages, maple syrup, and live music! FREE PARKING for everyone! COME TO THE FAIR! 

SPRING FLAVOURS
Experience the liquid gold that is maple syrup through delicious 3 course set meals created by participating Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country Chefs! *Note for mature food appreciating children...or date night.* 

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