Technically summer is not over until the boat is put away. Sure back to school time is here but now is the time focus on the long weekend. Labour Day Monday is the last long weekend of the summer. August has been a whirlwind of good fun with fun events, festivals and great getaways at family resorts and accommodations in cottage areas north of Toronto. Let’s not stop now, we’re on a Good Times roll! The weather has been fabulous! So fabulous, it’s been a great season to check out all the great family attractions and try out new activities!
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’.
GO CRUISING:Take a beautiful ride on the Serendipity Princess on Lake Simcoe’s Kempenfelt Bay!
HORSESHOE RESORT ADVENTURE PARK: Fun for the family with the Zip Lining and Treetop Trekking course; build your golf skills and challenge the family to a round of Mini Putt, or explore the Copeland Forest on Segway. Families can also have fun mountain biking on forest trails.
HARDWOOD SKI & BIKE: Hit the day trails or play disc golf. Rent a bike or bring your own. Great trials for all ages and skill levels. Go now and take advantage of their ski sales!
MACLAREN ART CENTRE: Enrich your childrens’ days with art. Every child has the potential and needs the inspiration! Kids are never too young to learn art appreciation.
Browse BARRIE HOTELS
~THE BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD~
SUMMER SUNDOWN: Bid farewell to summer with a weekend of World Music. Enjoy live music, street performers, family activities and fantastic fireworks.
VILLAGE ACTIVITIES AT BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE: Scavenger hunts and other kids and family fun happening daily in Blue Mountain Village.
SUMMER ATTRACTION PARK BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT: Take the exciting Ridge Runner ride or visit the now-open summer attraction park that includes fun activities like Mountaintop Segway touring, Open-air gondola rides, Mini-putt, Climbing wall and more!
EXPLORE SCENIC CAVES: Nature, history and adventures for the whole family. Self-guided tour of caves, caverns and lookouts on the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment. Ontario’s longest Suspension Footbridge offers light adventure and the most spectacular views of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside. Gemstone Mining, train ride, mini golf, trout pond, picnic areas, snack bar and gift shop.
Stay in COLLINGWOOD HOTELS
SANTA’S VILLAGE: 2 Great Parks & 1 Great Campground – We’ve added a Bungee Trampoline and Spray Pad!Tour the village by miniature train or cruise the Muskoka River on Santa’s Summer Sleigh Jet Boat. You can try Rudolph’s Roller Coaster, the Ferris Wheel, and other amusement rides! Visit Santa Claus and then play at Elves Island or at our beach and splash-pad.
BURK’S FALLS FALL FAIR: Family and kids fall fair fun this long weekend!
ROUNDS RANCH: Exactly between Elmvale and Wasaga Beach is country western kids attraction fun and RR knows their stuff! Great toys to ride, a fun play structure with giant slide and zip line and to top it off, there are horse and pony rides.
Stay in WASAGA BEACH
Stay in MIDLAND HOTELS
RIVER RAFTING: High family adventure here with river rafting and zip lining! Age and weight requirements in effect.
SIR SAM’S SKI & BIKE: Take out the bikes and have some outdoor adventure.
DORAN BAY MODEL SHIP MUSEUM: Dad can also get his fill of maritime history here.
Stay at DORAN BAY RESORT
KINMOUNT FAIR: KidsLand, kiddy shows and your regular fall fair fun at the very popular Kinmount Fair!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Kawarthas
~MIDLAND | PENETANGUISHENE~
HARBOUR FESTIVAL: Discover one of Ontario’s most beautiful waterfront’s in the Southern Georgian Bay region. Come to the Midland Harbour Festival and experience a fun filled weekend with exhibitors of one of a kind, unique art & crafts and antiques.
GO CRUISING: Head out on a 2.5 hour Georgian Bay cruise. Saturday the Miss Midland is offering 3 cruises amongst the tall ships. The later 2 cruises include dinner and live music.
MIDLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Meet farmers and artisans and have a taste of Ontario! Sunday morning 9-1 across from the Midland town dock.
GUIDED CANOE OR KAYAK TOURS | GUIDED WALKS | REPTILE SHOW | BIRDS OF PREY SHOW: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Check their website for details and times. This weekend the Wye Marsh also offers a Wildflower Seed Workshop and a Make Your Own Wildseed Paper Workshop.
KING’S WHARF THEATRE: Take in dinner and show at the waterfront King’s Wharf Theatre. Be sure to leave time for a stroll on the boardwalk! Or buy him tickets for a show later in the season.
MUSIC IN THE PARK: Sunday evenings in Little Lake Park. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music while the kids play at the park.
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.
LEARN ABOUT ONTARIO’S HISTORY: Visit Sainte Marie among the Hurons or Discovery Harbour.
Stay in MIDLAND HOTELS
STREETS ALIVE LETTERS OF ORILLIA OUTDOOR ART CELEBRATION: City streets are alive with 6 foot high metal letter sculptures, transformed into exciting works of art by area artists!
GEORGIAN BAY AIRWAYS: Operating from May through October out of Parry Sound’s beautiful downtown waterfront in the Heart of the 30,000 Islands, Georgian Bay Airways Ltd. proudly offers a modern fleet of seaplanes to service your flying needs. Sightseeing Air Tours, Our Signature “Fly & Dine” to World Famous Henry’s Fish Restaurant, Charters, and Flying Adventures are just a sample of the Georgian Bay Airways experience. Not into flying? Well at least come say hello and visit the ice cream parlour and coffee shop!
PERTH FALL FAIR: A ton of fall fair fun, events, classes, animal shows and so much more at the 168th Perth Fair.
POWASSAN FAIR: Family fun all weekend long including a ‘Superheroes’ themed parade on Saturday.
Featured Accommodation: Booth Landing Camping & Cottages
Find more Fall Fairs on our website!
Have a fun and safe long weekend!
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