You know those amazing adventures or weekends that people at the office rave about on Monday mornings, that someone organized around a clever theme and filled them with all kinds of little trips, tastes and tries, just one new experience after another, and you’re sitting there listening and going, we should do something like that? Well, here are three of them. All genuinely, uniquely Headwaters.
No. 1: THE WILD & WELL WORKOUT
Bike a road, trail, or the track at Albion Hills. Hike at Hockley Nature Reserve and reward yourself with pie at The Farmhouse Pottery Gallery & Café or a bird-watching lunch at Black Birch. Try nature-inspired yoga at Forks of the Credit Inn near the Cataract Falls, at a class at Island Lake, or at GoYoga, Orangeville. Get rooted in the botanical gardens of Plant Paradise Country Gardens™; get the dirt on food sustainability at Everdale Farm. At GO Adventure Co. or EcoCamp, unplug the kids or be one yourself.
No. 2: THE TREASURE HUNT
Tour Headwaters via merchants who pride themselves on being one-of-a-kind. Get a sweet start at Wicked Shortbread, it’s all they make. Sample exquisite cosmetics and skincare products at Glam Goes Green, marvel at locally-foraged floral creations at Snowberry Botanicals, then see why women drive four hours to Shoe Kat Shoo. Break for cowboy cookies and a singing chef at the Hockley Valley General Store, get lost in the consignment treasures of ChicàBoom, then hit Canadian Bath Bombs to make your end-of-day-bath a blast.
No. 3: THE HEADWATERS HANGOVER
Pick a designated driver (thank them with great food at every stop) and discover Ontario’s newest cocktail trail. Discover the bootlegger-inspired creations of Grand Spirits Distillery (in an 1892 school), innovative ciders at Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, refreshing fruit wines at Downey’s Farm Market & Estate Winery, and the stunning new Adamo Estate Winery. And of course, insist on local when dining and celebrating: Pommies Cider, Caledon Hills Brewing, and GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Company. (And you heard it here first: Headwaters will soon host a meadery.)