Staycation Ideas!

tree with lights in store

Take a stroll downtown to enjoy the holiday décor while sipping a warm beverage from Mocha Berry. The downtown core is a great window-shopping destination with retail businesses open to serve you and help you find that special something to help wrap up your holiday shopping. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that you need not travel to the city to scratch items off your holiday list. After all your hard work, stop in at the Bluebird Café where you can dine-in, or take dinner home to enjoy.

two women sitting at a table

Did someone say Girls Night?! Pop in to visit Freddy at Beyond the Gate: he always has something extra special in mind for dinner to go along with a nice glass of wine. Not ready to head home quite yet? Stroll down Main Street Shelburne to enjoy the historic architecture until you reach Dufferin Public House. Pop in for a beverage and a great evening vibe.



pizza going into wood fire oven

Explore the hidden gems of the Hills of Mulmur including the Red Hen Gallery which bodes a unique collection of handmade items from local artists including pottery, stained glass, paintings and bird feeders. Take the scenic route to Rosemont and enjoy their fire-oven pizza or mouth-watering butter tarts- or heck, why not both!


two people snowshoeing

We challenge you to explore corners of Dufferin County that you have never experienced before. Did you know there are 1066 hectares (2,636 acres) of Dufferin County forest to discover? Hope on your bike, grab your hiking shoes and find yourself in the wonder of the diverse landscape that is the Dufferin County Forest. The Terra Nova Pub is just a few kilometers away and a great place to re-fuel after adventuring in the forest. We suggest you call ahead for availability!


colourful lights on trees

Enjoy the colours of the season at Kay Cee Gardens in Orangeville. Drive or walk past the park to take in the many lights and holiday decorations while enjoying a warm beverage from one of the many cafes downtown Orangeville. Why not take the opportunity to visit some local shops and stroke a few holiday gifts off of your list while you’re feeling festive?                      


Mother Daughter Day

Spend some time with your mom this weekend. Treat yourselves! Go to Suzanne Gardener to have a nice espresso and a chance to be surrounded by beautiful plants! Go shopping at Noinkees, and when you get hungry go to Euphoria for a fresh and tasty bite!

beets in a basket

Did you know you can continue to enjoy fresh local produce through the winter? Add the Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market to your Saturday plans and re-stock your fridge with local goodness. Why not grab a treat or two while you’re there for dessert?

Woman rolling out dough

Heading up through the County? Stop for goodies at Maple Grove Farm in Mulmur.

They are a family owned and operated Strawberry U-Pick farm. They also grow raspberries and seasonal veggies.  Inside their new market they have a huge selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen local meats, delicious baked goods and much more!