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Riverside Roaming

Riverside Roaming

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Start your day in a picture-perfect town by the river before strolling along boardwalks, dining at a funky distillery, indulging at farm shops and so much more. This trip is a nice distance from the city and can be done year-round!

Trip Highlights

  • Grab a coffee in the most adorable bookstore cafe
  • Go shopping in a historic mill
  • Head to a brewery for lunch
  • Choose between a few boardwalk trails
  • Countryside farm shops

AVAILABLE TO DEPART

This itinerary can be used any time of the year from Wednesday - Sunday. We do not recommend travelling on a Monday or Tuesday.

SUGGESTED FOR

  • Active roadtrippers
  • History buffs
  • Girlfriend getaways
  • Photographers

Itinerary

STOP 1

Start your day in a town by the river. Grab a coffee and explore a few shops set in a historic mill from the 1800s. Drive time to the second stop is 13 minutes.

STOP 2

It’s time to stretch your legs! Here, we recommend two trails of varying lengths. One even lets you feed chickadees out of your hand. Drive time to the third stop is 5 minutes.

STOP 3

Up next? A farm distillery, brewery & restaurant all in one. If you're not in the mood, we recommend a funky country market instead. Drive time to the fourth stop is 15 minutes.

STOP 4

Choose between a couple of breweries, a riverside stroll with a connection to Hollywood, a gorgeous historic spot, or a farm for local goodies and furry friends.

Region

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Can depart from

Toronto Area, London Area, Kitchener-Waterloo Area

Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

  • Camera
  • Bird Seed
  • Cash
  • Walking Shoes
  • Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Road Trip Snacks
  • An Ice Pack and Cooler
  • Sunscreen (lots of easy outdoor activities)

Additional Details

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Accessible

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: 3 hours and 12 minutes / 251 km
  • From Brampton: 2 hours and 55 minutes / 256 km
  • From Oshawa: 4 hours and 7 minutes / 354 km
  • From Oakville: 2 hours and 41 minutes / 222 km
  • From Hamilton: 2 hours and 5 minutes / 145 km
  • From Kitchener: 1 hour and 38 minutes / 86.5 km
  • From London: 2 hours and 50 minutes / 222 km
  • From Niagara Falls: 3 hours and 27 minutes / 292 km
  • From Barrie: 4 hours and 18 minutes / 385 km

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

We recommend leaving around 9 am. The later you leave the less time you may have to complete all of the stops.

Unfortunately this trip is not pup-friendly.

We recommend bringing up to 5 people on your surprise road trip adventure.

All of our stop suggestions are free to explore. Some parking fees will likely apply on your first and fourth stop. Please have change with you just in case!

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

Customer Reviews

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Jennifer
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Riverside Roaming

I was very excited about this, as it's a great concept, but it felt not thought out well. The first stop was the best, exploring the town was great and the cafe was really nice and did have good coffee. The Mill was cool, but unless you have a lot to spend, it's not the best. The other stop for shopping was better. I was expecting more riverside walking, I would suggest not parking by the stop and walking over so you actually get more "riverside roaming".

The second stop, you definitely need bug spray in the warmer months, but since this was not listed in what to pack, we didn't. Pretty disappointed in that, as it could have been more enjoyable. We couldn't even finish the trail, and we're just discouraged to try the first one listed instead. It was also a very poorly maintained train, which is not their responsibility, but maybe wouldn't suggest this one. Looking it up, we saw a comment complaint that is was too overgrown, I feel like maybe that should have been considered in the research of this trip.

Third stop for lunch at the brewery, we couldn't even do. We went on a Saturday and when we got there it was an hour to hour and a half wait time. This is when we're thought, maybe we should have opened all the stops ahead of time to be able to make a reservation or be able to call and ask if they are busy but that seems like it would defeat the whole purpose of this concept. But the brewery is a very popular one, so it's going to be busy and needs to be planned ahead. Unfortunately, this isn't something great to do on a weekend but being working adults, it had to be. Glad I had packed some snacks so we had something to eat. The farm, we opted out of doing, because we didn't need produce and I wouldn't want to just go to their farm to look and not buy anything.

The fourth stop was a choose your own, which had good suggestions if we were heading in another direction but I also noticed one of them stated that close encounters had to be book ahead of time but you could go and look. This seems silly to me, like the brewery, to get the full experience you need to know ahead of time to plan. We left early to start the day to fit all the stops, but by this time we were just hungry and had to end the trip and find somewhere to eat. Honestly, we were just discouraged to try the other suggested stops by the lack luster of the others.

Overall, this one seemed poorly thought out and didn't have much riverside roaming which we expected. Maybe, we also just got unlucky. Maybe, other ones are better and more thought out, but this one wasn't really the best. It seemed like it would have been better to know the stops ahead of time to plan accordingly, but really would take away from the whole "guess where" idea. I also recommend doing this at a time you're on vacation, so as not to do on the weekend.

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M Levy
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GWT - Riverside Roaming

Amazing! There was enough in the itinerary that we might do a second day just to fit it all in!

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Ron King
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We found the first stop to be excellent…..very nice. The second stop was way beyond anyone with breathing problems so we passed on it. The third stop was fine if you’re looking for fresh farm food. The fourth stop was good …unfortunately it’s where I live and I was already familiar with all the stops with in it ……all in all it was fine , I have no complaints and will recommend it to younger people

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Vanessa M
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Nice to Explore a New Area but a bit underwhelming

Firstly, we recommend getting an earlier start to the trip as we left late and felt pressed for time coming from York Region. In 2nd trimester, we were looking for something romantic with nature elements.

We loved the first stop (farthest drive) and would have spent 2-3 hours there exploring. We skipped the 2nd stop because it was very buggy but would likely be beautiful in spring or winter. We also skipped the 3rd stop because we wanted to squeeze in a visit to Langdon Hall or Butterfly Sanctuary kind of nearby (local attractions close at 5 pm). We grabbed a bite at the 4th stop per reco - the town was pretty but a little gritty and abandoned. Lots of walking at each stop possible, but as much as you make it.

Enjoyed the experience but there are likely better experiences out there. We chose this one because we knew we'd never explored the area before.

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Mariah Ford
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Hidden Gems

My partner and I loved this as our first Guess Where Trip. Lots of very unique suggestions that you probably wouldn’t have found otherwise.