Where the road less taken will take you.
When you make or sell things for fewer people, you can take more care. Come fill a day or a weekend with those very things soon.
You owe your soul a few reminders this year of how stunning Canada is, and this is one of the prettiest and closest. Hike, swim, camp and dream on the banks of the Humber.
Caledon / Albion Hills Campground
The builders of this pre-confederation stone building could never have imagined its reincarnation as a beloved yoga, friends or couples’ retreat. Just steps from a provincial park, Bruce Trail, falls and more. (The phone booth? It’s a DIY bike repair station for passing cyclists at the Inn entrance.)
Alton / forksofthecreditinn.com
Country gentlemen, welcome. Groom your 1867-era beard, get a 2017 shaved hair tattoo and everything in-between, including shop-made grooming products. And a beverage on the house. A tiny, classy gem.
Orangeville / ogbarbering.ca
Kathie Lloyd is on a mission: no boring shoes. Her taste in eye-catching, beautifully-made shoes from around the world draws women from hours away to her shop (or as we call it, “shoe-seum.”)
Orangeville / shoekatshoo.com
Where Berkshire pigs, sheep, veggies, honey and so much more are loved, first by them, then by you. Heritage hen eggs, lamb stew at the ready, tourtière roasting, all amid the graceful hills of Mulmur.
Mansfield / woodfieldfarm.ca