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What to expect

Explore tiny towns and easy outdoor adventures before cozying up at a local cafe or brewery. Optional wintery activities include ice skating and snowshoeing! Please note: this trip is similar to the Sport Chek Winter Trek for Toronto.

Trip Highlights

Easy wintery snowshoe adventures (year-round hiking trails available)

A local brewery in a historic setting

Cozy cafes in the cutest towns

Glide along a frozen lake on ice skates

An outdoor sculpture garden for unique photo ops

Suggested for
  • Active Families
  • Outdoor Adventurers
  • Foodies
  • Couples
Available to depart
This trip can be taken throughout the year from Wednesday - Sunday.

Itinerary

Stop 1

Start your day in a cozy cafe and fuel up on sweet treats and caffeine. We’ve recommended a few different options depending on the direction you’re coming from. Drive time to your second stop is 20 minutes.

Stop 2

Get yourself ready for an outdoor adventure! In colder months, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and even tobogganing are available at this conservation park. In warmer months, there are several excellent hiking trails to choose from. Drive time to your third stop is 10 minutes.

Stop 3

A brewery break awaits! After all your outdoor adventuring it’s only right that we sit you down for a nice warm meal. This brewery is housed in a surprising historic location. We’ve also recommended two alternatives if you’re not a fan of brews. Drive time to your fourth stop is 20 minutes.

Stop 4

End the day your way! In winter months, twist and turn your skates over a frozen lake or bundle up for a short trail. In warmer months, we’ve recommended a few waterside trails with a fantastic photo op. If you’re looking for a less active option, explore a couple of local shops & a brewery nearby.

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Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Cash
Ice Skates (Optional)
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Snowshoes (Optional)
Water
Winter Boots
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Vegan

Frequently Asked Questions

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See the approximate total round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in time spent at stops.

• From Toronto: 2 hours and 40 minutes / 177 km

• From Oshawa: 3 hours and 17 minutes / 260 km

• From Burlington: 2 hours and 48 minutes / 221 km

• From Kitchener: 3 hours and 15 minutes / 228 km

• From London: 4 hours and 57 minutes / 417 km

• From Niagara Falls: 4 hours and 5 minutes / 358 km

• From Barrie: 2 hours and 47 minutes / 205 km

This itinerary can be used any time of the year from Wednesday – Sunday.

We recommend leaving anytime between 9:00 – 9:30 am. The later you leave the less time you may have to complete all of the stops.

If you are coming from the London Area, we recommend leaving around 8 am.

There are two options on your fourth stop that are included on Vistas & Caves. We have included three other fantastic recommendations to choose from if you’ve already done this trip. The trip is also very similar to the Toronto Sport Chek Winter Trek.

Unfortunately you will have to leave your furry friend at home for the day.

We recommend bringing up to 2-5 people (or up to one carload).

First Stop: No fee

Second Stop: $6 – 8/person + the cost of shoe rentals if needed (free option available)

Third Stop: No fee

Fourth Stop: $6.50/person + rental costs if snowshoes or cross-country skis need to be rented. Ice skating is available here. (free options available)

*Please note: gas, tolls, and food may be additional costs.

After booking your trip, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a few recommended accommodation options.