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What a start to spring this has been for cottage country! Muskoka, Bancroft, Kawarthas – all so very wet and in some cases, very sad news. Water is reminding us just who’s boss and in these times, we wish all these areas safety and little damage.
Maple Festivals are pretty much done for the season with a last but certainly not least festival happening this weekend in Powassan. Where is Powassan you say? It is near North Bay! The Powassan Maple Festival is a popular one. In fact, on Saturday April 27, Mr. Rick Mercer will be there flipping pancakes – and you know that’s going to be funny! Additional to maple producers, the festival will include other food vendors, artisans, music and family fun events. Click here to book North Bay Hotels and Accommodations.
Kids Fish Too!
The Orillia Perch Festival continues with the announcements of impressive fish already being caught. Prizes are already being won. The festival continues through until May 11. Visit the OPF website for details on how to participate. And if you’re fishing with kids, read our family fishing tips. We also encourage you to check out the Orillia Perch Festival Package at Comfort Inn Orillia or at the Best Western Mariposa Inn Conference Centre.
We continue to update the Spring Family Getaways and there are some fun family activities included! As a new portion to this blog we will be posting our FEATURED DESTINATION AREA of the week: this week we are happy to feature the beautiful town of Midland! This is a vibrant and modern waterfront town full of attractions, nature and family fun.
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 extent the fun.
We made it ourselves!
~BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD~
A RECORD SEASON!
BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT: A record season continues at Blue Mountain as day skiing and snowboarding continues (yes!). All Season Passes will be valid on Thursday, lift tickets will be $29 and we’ll be open until Sunday, conditions permitting. Keep the season alive at the last resort standing!
VILLAGE ACTIVITIES AT BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT: Scavenger hunts and other kids and family fun happening daily in Blue Mountain Village.
SCENIC CAVES OPENING WEEKEND: Scenic Caves Nature Adventures begins green season on April 27th. Reservation hotline for Eco Tours is now open!
Wye Marsh Wet ‘N Scaly…and cute!
WET ‘N SCALY SHOW: Wye Marsh – This program includes a one hour live reptile show in conjunction with an hour of interactive games and activities. Participants will meet and get to know some of the interesting reptilian characters who populate the display hall at the Wye Marsh.
BIRDS OF PREY SHOW: Wye Marsh – The owls, hawks, and falcons that make up the birds of prey are rarely seen up close in nature so the Birds of Prey demonstration provides a unique opportunity to observe these birds in close proximity and discover the unique personalities of the individuals.
NORDIC POLE WALKING WORKSHOP: Note: this event is not for small children. It is recommended for older kids or teens. We have been told many grandparents enjoy this activity with their more mature grandchildren. This three-week course includes professional instruction as well as the use of Nordixx walking poles. The course comprises three two-hour sessions on successive Saturdays. Enjoy the diverse walking trails and wildlife at the Marsh.
ANNUAL PERCH FESTIVAL: One of Canada’s Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus … Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws!
SPRING CRUISE: Annual spring Chi-Cheemaun cruise from Owen Sound to Tobermory (note this event is on Thursday May 2).
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