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Break from your normal and connect with the energy of Ontario’s majestic lakes and wilderness. Note of caution: you may not want to leave.

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with stunning scenery, harvest inspired food and drink and pampered, wilderness-style accommodations. From the boundless waters of Kawartha Lakes and the Trent-Severn Waterway to the forests of Ontario’s Highlands and Muskoka’s wilderness, engage with the environment and each other on this nature based adventure.

Witness the century old lock system in action at the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock in Peterborough, paddle 12 Mile Lake at Heather Lodge, sample seasonal, craft ales and brews from Boshkung Brewing, Haliburton Highlands Brewing and Highlander Brew Co. and sweet treats from the Butter Tart Tour and Henrietta’s Pine Bakery.

Take a treetop walk through the forest canopy, tour the outdoor Group of Seven mural gallery, snap a selfie at the Screaming Heads and glamp in the wilderness at Northridge Inn, a lakefront boutique, vintage chic resort that oozes northern Canadiana cottage charm.

Finally, experience autumn colour so arresting, it will take your breath away (regardless of whether it’s the first or countless time).

Image location: Buck Lake, Huntsville

Liftlock & The River Boat Cruises
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Liftlock & The River Boat Cruises
Crary Park Peterborough Marina,
Peterborough, ON K9J 7H5
Welcome to Peterborough, the heart of the Kawartha's! Explore the beautiful Trent Severn Waterway aboard The Island Princess. Discover the unbelievable beauty of this remote region of the Kawartha's. Our season operates daily from Mid-May to Mid-October. We are a small family run business that promotes a fun-loving and friendly atmosphere. Our staff and crew set out to ensure you have a... More Info
Open: May 15 to Oct 15
Phone: (705) 742-9912
Toll Free: (888) 535-4670
Butter tarts on display
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Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour
Various locations in Kawarthas Northumberland,
Peterborough, ON K9J 3G6
Do you love butter tarts? Here's an opportunity to taste various award winning butter tarts offered across Northumberland County, Peterborough County, the City of Peterborough, and Kawartha Lakes in one fun-filled, family-friendly tour! Tour partners include elegant restaurants, resorts and inns, charming cafes, and so much more! Locations are within minutes of each other. Just download the... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 874-8505
Heather Lodge Resort
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Heather Lodge Resort
Hwy 35 & Hwy 118,
Minden, ON K0M 2K0
You will receive the warmest of welcomes at Heather Lodge and will begin to unwind the moment you step through the door. Established in 1942, Heather Lodge is an adult oriented Ontario resort that has managed to retain all the charm and character of the past, while offering its guests all the modern comforts and amenities of a contemporary full service resort. Casually elegant, Heather Lodge... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 489-3257
Toll Free: (800) 362-6676
Boshkung products on a table
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Boshkung Brewing Co
9201 HWY 118,
Minden, ON K0M 1J0
Boshkung Brewing Co. is a small batch brewery focused on cottage living, local fare and great tasting beer located just north of Minden in picturesque Haliburton County. Our annual beers include cream ale, pale ale and dark ale. Taste our delightful seasonals, such as the subtly spiced pumpkin ale. Pick up your favourite flavours, and while you're here, check out our great merchandise for... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 489-4554
Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
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Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
1095 Redkenn Road,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
In prime cottage country at the top of 3 watersheds & bordering on Algonquin Park, we offer a unique combination of adventure tourism & pristine Canadian wilderness. We feature wilderness experiences including Wolf Center, Canopy Tour, mountain biking, dog sledding, hiking & an array of group experiences. As well as continuing with tradition through snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, wilderness ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 754-2198
Abbey Gardens
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Abbey Gardens
1012 Garden Gate Drive,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Abbey Gardens is a not-for profit charity and our big dream is to transform a spent gravel pit (300 acres) into a green space that provides economic and recreational opportunities for our community. Everything we do helps further our mission to create opportunities to learn about living more sustain-ably. Tour our the gardens, visit our heritage breed ponies and chickens, shop for local food... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 754-4769
Haliburton Highlands Brewing
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Haliburton Highlands Brewing
1067 Garden Gate Drive,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Let’s face it, the swag is fun, information about the team is interesting, but the brewery is really all about the beer! From the refreshing, straight forward BlueLine Blonde to our Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, our beers span the gamut and provide a range of interesting options for all seasons and tastes. Haliburton Highlands Brewing is an award winning micro-brewery producing handcrafted, premium... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 754-2739
Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower, Township of Algonquin Highlands
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Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower, Township of Algonquin Highlands
1191 Dorset Scenic Tower Rd,
Dorset, ON P0A 1H0
The Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower, Tower Kiosk and Picnic Site are operated and maintained for your enjoyment by the Township of Algonquin Highlands. The original tower was built in 1922, was 25 metres high (82 feet) and used as a fire lookout tower. Visitors are welcome to climb to the observation deck which is 142 metres (465 feet) above Lake of Bays. Facilities include an extensive picnic... More Info
Phone: (705) 489-2379
Toll Free: (705) 489-3491
Close up of pastries
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Henrietta's Pine Bakery
2868 Highway 60,
Dwight, ON P0A 1H0
Henrietta's Pine Bakery has been a family-run business since 1963 when it first opened its doors in Dwight and is a 'must' when you are in Muskoka. Henrietta's has grown over the past fifty years with the addition of new items all the time, but the "Sticky Buns" and "Muskoka Clouds" remain the most popular items amongst the 150 varieties of breads, pastries (including chocolate croissants and ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 635-2214
Outdoor mural
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Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery
Downtown Huntsville,
Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1
Mesmerized and inspired by the stunning landscapes of Algonquin Park and the Canadian wilderness, Tom Thomson and the painters known as The Group of Seven went into the wilds, carrying canvas and paints, to discover and reveal their own ideals for Canadian art. The Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery is a unique public exhibit which features mural reproductions of masterpiece paintings by Canada's... More Info
Phone: (705) 789-1751
Northridge Inn & Resort
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Northridge Inn & Resort
712 South Bernard Lake Road S,
Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0
The Northridge is the perfect spot for your Muskoka getaway. Situated on the southernmost tip of Lake Bernard (the world's largest fresh water lake without an island), inn caters to all seasonal events and holidays. We are notorious for our picturesque lakefront views, true Canadian atmosphere, and award winning cuisine. The Northridge is small enough to make our guests feel as if they are... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 384-2252
A glass and bottle of beer from Highland Brew Company
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Highlander Brew Company
19 Howard Street,
South River, ON P0A 1X0
Highlander Brew Co. is on the Northern edge of Algonquin Park, making Highlander one of the most northerly craft breweries in Ontario. Highlander began operations in 2009 when Brewmaster Brian Wilson made the brewery’s first beer, a traditional Scottish Ale. Using four varieties each of malt and hops, and cracking barley on site to ensure freshness, Highlander was soon a favourite of the... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 792-0808