Ontario Summer Fun Newsletter – Things to do in Ontario


What are YOU going to do this weekend?            May 31, 2012
Enjoy the bounty of local produce!

Now is the time to start enjoying the fruits of local farmers’ labours. Remember the smell of a sun-warmed strawberry, the crisp tang of the first rhubarb of the season? Check out some of Ontario’s local farms and markets to enjoy the freshest the season has to offer.

For berry lovers only! This website is berry, berry helpful for finding info on Ontario Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Blueberries, Currants & other berry crops.  It also provides up-to-date information on Pick Your Own, Recipes, Handling & Nutrition.

Even the name sounds fun!  Let the kids enjoy the fresh country air in the ‘Kids Patch’, pick your own or buy fresh picked.  If the heat starts to get to you, enjoy a fresh berry shake or country-fresh ice cream cone.

Feel like getting back to nature?  Why not Pick Your Own strawberries, blueberries and raspberries?  Make a family outing of it, and settle into a farm fresh picnic when you’ve picked your fill.

Bring the gang to this family run farm for fresh berries and produce or try some of their made-from-scratch jams and jellies. Treat your tastebuds at their bakery with Marlene's Famous Butter Tarts, delicious Gluten Free items & NSA (no sugar added) products too.

Ever eaten cherries picked right off the tree? The warmest spring weather on record means cherry season is coming early this year! So grab a basket, hop on the tractor and pick to your heart’s content.

Whatever type of berry you are looking for, why not get back to the earth and visit some of Ontario’s fabulous U-Pick farms.

Featured Events
A Taste of Manitoulin Festival
Have you ever heard of the Hawberry? Ever tried one? Manitoulin Island abounds with these delicious berries, so become a Haweater! Berries aren’t the only ingredients at this festival. While the main festival attraction is food, the event locations provide some cultural flavor too, as every day highlights a different area/community.

June 8 - 17
(Northern Ontario)
Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity
This is where “all the world is a stage” really comes true.  Toronto streets and public spaces come to life with this celebration of the arts. There’s a new artistic director this year and we’ve been told to expect some great new additions.

June 8 - 17
Odessa 2012 39th Annual car Show and Flea Market & Crafts
Do all things relating to cars get you rarin’ to go?  Check out these antique and modified cars on display.  Lots of vendors, bake sales and lots of fun!

June 16 & 17
(Eastern Ontario)

Did you know that the only Royal Chapel outside of the U.K is right here in Ontario? It is also the oldest Protestant Church in the province, built in 1785!  Get a taste of the past this summer with a visit to this peaceful, spiritual historic site.
Southwestern Ontario

The Summer Fun Guide Print Directory is now available at ONroute Service Centres, attractions & accommodations province wide. Pick up a FREE copy or contact us  - we'll mail you one.



Things are Jumping in June Contest:
Do you grow your own tomatoes or settle for herbs?  Maybe flowers are your preference, but if you test out your green thumb each summer, send us your pics.  Just post the pics of your gardening efforts (past or present) on our facebook page and you could win tickets to Marineland.  Let us see how your garden grows! Contest closes July 5, 2012.

Featured Program: Stoney Ridge Wine Tour & Tasting
Find out how Niagara developed its stellar reputation in the World of Wines by following the grape from vine to wine! A guided tour offers a fun and engaging insider's look at the secrets of the winemaking process. Oh, and don’t forget to sample some fine wines along the way!

Coming Next Week
Summer Events & Festivals

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