Monday, December 22, 2008
early start to the icefishing season north of Toronto. Check out the many
ice fishing getaways and packages north of Toronto.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Most likely they arrived from the Wye Marsh in Midland.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Kiss Your Way to 2009 with December, Christmas,
MISTLETOE KISS @ SAM JAKES INN:
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" CHRISTMAS ESCAPE @ THE CRANBERRY RESORT
FOUR FRIENDS NEW YEAR CELEBRATION @ WOODLAND ECHOES Includes a personal four person hot tub, Cottage with 4 person hot tub and fireplace, Champagne, Fireworks, Irish coffee warm up, 2 nights accommodation in a 2 bedroom cottage, special New Years Eve surf and turf dinner, Welcome basket with party favours, starting at $150/person/night + Taxes and Gratuities
See more Christmas New Years getaways for additional locations north of Toronto.
Also see a selection of special Romantic Getaways for couples traveling north of Toronto.
Families looking for getaways in 2009 can select a variety of winter getaways including special snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing (x-country & downhill), snowboarding, snow tubing, ice fishing, ice skating in Ontario’s winter resort destinations north of Toronto
Sunday, November 23, 2008
from Jack Lynch, Ministry of Tourism
Date: Sunday November 23, 2008
"The ski season is gradually getting under way across the
cross country centres open today".
These are the alpine resorts open today:
Horseshoe Valley Resort: Open
Snow Valley: Open
These are the cross country resorts open today:
xc Horseshoe Valley Resort: Open
xc Hardwood Ski: Open
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Central Ontario has been blanketed with lots of fresh snow since Saturday evening. Hardwood Ski , located just north east of Barrie, opened their cross country trails.
The Ministry of Tourism reports additional cross country centres to join the list for this upcoming weekend. and an alpine area or so open this weekend. Night time temperatures
will be in the -7 to -9 degree Celsius range this week, which will beideal for snow making . Book winter getaways .
In the recent Toronto Star about Ontario's favourite destinations, the survey identified the top 5 plus honourable mentions to the next five. 8 of the top 10 attractions are north of Toronto. In order they are Algonquin Park, Ottawa/Gatineau, Lake Superior, Killarney Provincial Park, Elora Gorge, Muskoka, Rideau Canal in winter, and the Thousand Islands Gananoque. For the most part the attractions can be accessed by heading north on Highway 400, however several are to the North East, and North West accessible from the 401.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Fresh snow over Kempenfelt Bay Lake Simcoe is the first sign of winter north of Toronto. Many winter enthusiasts are busy tuning up snowmobiles, ice huts, skis, and skates for the upcoming winter er sports season.
Many festivals of lights will glisten with the backdrop of fresh snow. See our selection of 100's of winter getaways, festivals of lights and Santa Claus Parades. Be sure to check out winter road conditions before heading north of Toronto.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Condo and chalet rentals http://www.400eleven.com/condo-chalet.html
are excellent fall & winter venues for large families, family reunions
or groups looking for the privacy of bedrooms with a common area for
socializing. Ontario winter time is ideal for refreshing activities
that the whole family can enjoy such as cross country skiing, downhill
skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice
fishing, ice skating, relaxing around the fireplace and soaking in the
hot tub or Jacuzzi.
Winter cottages with wood burining fireplaces are a special winter
travel treat when travelling north of toronto into Ontario's famous
cottage country. http://www.400eleven.com/private-cottages.html
Monday, November 10, 2008
With the Christmas spirit surrounding us, many visitors north combine a fall getaway with one of the many Festivals of Lights and tree lighting ceremonies in the towns and cities throughout Ontario. Head north for a less crowded experience Always a wonder to enjoy the Santa Claus parades taking place in the many towns and cities north of Toronto. Plan ahead now for your Christmas-New Years Getaways your winter ski vacation.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Who would of thought, Parry Sound, Port Severn and Owen Sound would be side by side with creations from London, New York, Montreal and Halifax.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Today’s Globe and Mail article “The British are coming to play and invest”, may be an indication of future tourism growth in a select number of four season destination areas. Sited in the article was the Horseshoe Valley Resort just
Friday, October 24, 2008
Romancing the Late Fall North of Toronto
Late Autumn, 2008. Some of the best value season rates and Ontario travel bargains are at the many Ontario Resorts, Inns, hotels and B& B’s North of Toronto. Late fall getaways can include film festivals, festivals of lights, hiking and biking, harvest dining, swishing through the fall leaves or just old fashioned relaxing in front of an outdoors bonfire. Outdoor enthusiasts will find less foliage and more wildlife. See fall getaways
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Haliburton and Midland destinations are offering interesting travel options this weekend.
Consider the 19'th annual Harvest Festival Tour throughout from Wyebridge to Downtown Midland. A stop at Mad Michael's is a must on your trip to Midland. See Building Photo.
The Haliburton Sculpture forest in the Village of Haliburton is adding a sculpture by Bill Lishman-A work originally created for Expo ’86 in Vancouver. Leishman is an Artist, sculptor, filmmaker, author, art director, inventor, pilot, naturalist, entrepreneur. See Sculputure Photo.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Outdoors and winter enthusiasts can get a head start on choosing a vacation for Christmas getaways, downhill ski holidays, cross country skiing, snowshoeing adventures, snowmobiling, and ATV treks. Two locations in
Photo by Robin Tapley Thursday October 16, 2008.
See fall Muskoka Road Trips for ideas and destinations for fall colours
Get updates on fall colour report from Ministry of Tourism
Lots of great colours still available north of Toronto!!
See fall colour routes for ideas on your next road trip north.
Check the Ministry of Tourism fall colour report for the current state of leaf change throughout the Province of Ontario
Sunday, October 12, 2008
where the weather is in the mid 20's, the sun is shining and the leaves are close to peak
fall colour foliage along Kempenfelt Bay just north of Barrie Ontario. The colour season is going to be a bit longer with the higher temperatures, with little frost to date.
A trip for those close to Toronto could be a circle trip around Lake Simcoe to see the fall colours.
See additional fall road trips and colors and Ontario resort destination getaways
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Join Naturalist Robin Tapley at Red Leaves Resort this weekend on one of two guided nature walks this Saturday. The nature walks which depart from the Wallace Marina at 10 am and 1 pm allow participants an opportunity to discover the trails that meander through hardwood and coniferious forests. We'll explore the boardwalk which winds its way through cotton grass, pitcher plants and sphagum moss while watching for fall migrants search for food during their southern migration. From the Observation Deck we'll be rewarded with a birds eye view of one of Ontario's magnificent wetlands surrounded in a cavalacade of fall colours. For information or to make a reservation please call the Red Leaves Discovery Centre at 1 705 765 8799.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Additonal Ontario fall travel ideas can be found, at fall colour drives and fall getaways north of Toronto
Monday, September 29, 2008
Algonquin Park. One of the ways to find out about the hardwood forest and the change of the fall colours is to hike up the short trail for a view over the
Smoke Lake Basin. For more Algonquin Fall drives or suggested tours please see http://www.400eleven.com/colour-report-algonquin-park.html
to haliburton Village. SEE Fall Colour (color) Drives north of Toronto
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Fall in Ontario would not be complete without a visit to one of the many artists participating in the many Fall Studio Art Tours north of Toronto. Many of the artist tours are within close proximity to Toronto, however there are many exceptional artists and tours further north. Here is a sample list of the many tours. One of the long sustaining fall art tours takes place on Thanksgiving weekend-The Studio Images Tour in Simcoe County celebrates 25 years of artistic spirit, this year's tour features over 40 artists at 24 unique stops.
Studio Tours for This Weekend on Sat and Sunday September 27, 28.
- Deer Trail Studio Tour, Elliot Lake region
- Bancroft and Area Autumn Studio Tour
- Purple Hills Fall Studio Tour (Creemore region south of Collingwood)
- The 22nd Annual Elora, Fergus Studio Tour
- 20th Annual Hills of Erin Studio Tour (Erin and Hillsburgh area)
- Merrickville Artists Guild Studio Tour
- 4th Temiskaming Studio Tour, New Liskeard area
- Norfolk Studio Tour (Norfolk Country area including the community of Simcoe)
- 24th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour
- North of 89 Studio Tour (Shelburne area)
- Sudbury Arts Tour
- Apples and Art Studio Tour (Cornwall area)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Robin Tapley is reporting from the Algonquin area with changes being a bit slower this year, however there are a number of spots where fall colours are more prominent. Tapley reminds us that not all fall colours are bright and red, and the dark hues of an Algonquin Moose will always raise the hairs on the back of your neck. There are lots of berries usually in hues of reds this year. Tapley lives in the Dwight area near Huntsville and is the Naturalist at the new Red Leaves in north East Muskoka. See suggested Algonquin Fall Drives and Road Trips.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Ansaku B&B sits on 120acres of beautiful mature forest and rolling fields.
The Bruce Trail runs
adjacent to our property. Come and enjoyhiking,canoeing,fishing,skiing,golfing,and water sports.Read a book on the
porch or relax in our sauna,hot tub or swimming pond. We offer a lot of privacy.
Each guest suite and one self contained apartment features an en-suite bathroom
and a separate guest entrance.We are located between Felsherton and Thornbury,
just 5-10 min.from the Ski hills.Collingwood and Blue Mountain are just 30min. away.
The colour route from Collingwood is:
Hwy 26west towards Thornbury turn left onto Grey 40 then turn left
onto grey 13 (Beaver Valley road) turn right onto Grey 4 , turn right
onto east back line (Hoggs Falls) turn right onto Grey 32 stay
straight on 7th line. turn right onto sideroad 13, turn left onto grey
7 all the way to Meaford turn right onto hwy 26 back to Collingwood.
There are two great ways to enjoy the fall colours in Beaver Valley. If you enjoy hiking one of the best places to see the fall colours is on top of Old Baldy, part of the Bruce Trail. Driving or cycling along the back roads of Beaver Valley is also a great way to see the coloured leaves. Come enjoy fall at Cedars Cottage Resort. Cedars Cottage Resort 1-800-747-7014
Cedars Cottage Resort
Monday, September 15, 2008
Muskoka Fall Colour (Color) Road Trips
Muskoka Ontario is renowned for the 'Cavalcade of Fall Colours' and the many fall touring routes available between charming towns and villages from Gravenhurst in the South to Huntsville and Lake of Bays to the north and East. Bala and Port Carling to the West. A variety of accommodation awaits including historic lodges, country inns, golf resorts, and waterfront cottages. Fall is the best time of year for a canoe or hike or a quick trip over to the Algonquin Park Area along the Highway 60 corridor. See Muskoka Fall Colour Road Trips
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The 2008 Georgian College Auto Show on September 19, 20, 21, is showcasing technological advances in the automotive industry and their direct impact on the environment. The slogan for this year (Renew, unite, evolve) also has an environmental or “green” focus.
The second major event is the 2008 International Plowing Match in Teeswater , Bruce County Ontario September 16th to the 20th... The focus is to highlight the many aspects of agriculture, rural life and down home hospitality. Experience
The third main event is the change of the fall colours and views of the magnificent hardwood forests of Sugar maple, Striped Maple, Yellow birch, Beech, and Black Cherry trees north of
More than 25 fall colour routes and road trips are suggested for your travel north in
All of the events have family activities, educational information, and are reasonable in price for an affordable family fall outing. The fall colour displays are in most cases free unless you are paying for a park admissions fee.