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What to expect

One of our best-selling trips, and for a good reason. It's a convenient distance with the perfect variety of surprise stops. This trip also makes a great gift because of its versatility. Please Note: This trip takes place in the same area as Historic Haunts.

Trip Highlights

A picturesque surprise stop

A historic town with great local markets

Beautiful gorges, riverside walks and a waterfall

A mini self-guided surprise route in the country

Suggested for
  • Couples
  • Photographers
  • Families
  • Foodies
  • Seniors
Available to depart
Available to depart any day with some restrictions Sunday-Tuesday.


Stop 1

Your first stop takes you back in time to a quaint historic village. We’ve packed this first stop full of things to do and eat. Drive time to the second stop is 15 minutes.

Stop 2

Get your cameras out! This romantic landmark deserves a picture or two. Drive time to the third stop is 25 minutes.

Stop 3

One of the most beautiful villages in all of Ontario, packed with photo ops, shops, hikes and a lot more. Drive time to your fourth stop is 10 minutes.

Stop 4

Your fourth stop offers rivers, gardens and more picturesque things to see before heading home.

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to First Stop

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

An ice pack and cooler
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible

Frequently Asked Questions

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Please see the approximate driving distances below. Please note this just includes driving distances and not time spent at stops:

• From Toronto: 3 hours and 30 minutes / 265 km
• From Oakville: 2 hours and 35 minutes / 216 km
• From Hamilton: 2 hours and 29 minutes / 177 km
• From Pickering: 3 hours and 40 minutes / 310 km
• From Kitchener: 1 hour and 15 minutes / 70km
• From Barrie: 3 hours 50 minutes / 335 km

This itinerary can be used any day of the week, anytime of the year. A few of the recommended stops are closed down between Sunday-Tuesday, however we pack the itinerary full of stuff- so there’s always lots to see and do. Please note some closures may occur on holidays. Due to COVID, opening hours and dates may change at any time.

We recommend leaving anytime between 8 am-9 am.

You can bring your pup on Local Markets!

The trip includes patio options for when it’s warm & takeaway that work well for your pet. There will also be at least one dog-friendly activity at each stop. If you bring your furry friend, you will be unable to bring them into any indoor suggestions.

We recommend bringing up to 5 people. Some of the food stops along the way have a maximum capacity of 5 people per seating area

None of the stops require an entrance fee. We recommend an interesting pit-stop for the third stop which accepts cash donations.

We have included a few accommodation recommendations in the confirmation email.