Fall Daytripping in Cottage Country

Fall is here, now get out and do a little exploring! Daytripping in Cottage Country offers so much to see and do, and we would love to show you around the region.

From Peterborough’s Canadian Canoe Museum and Riverside Park & Zoo to area heritage settings and the Indian River Dinosaur Park near Norwood, there is so much on offer for your next family outing. Lang Pioneer Village in Keene and Kawartha Settlers Village in Bobcaygeon offer a trip back in time and a definite learning experience. The Curve Lake Cultural Centre invites you to immerse yourself in their indigenous culture, and Petroglyphs Provincial Park in Woodview is an amazing experience to take in when the fall colours are at their peak.

Needing a little nourishment while on the road? Chuckwagon BBQ in Douro has freshly smoked delicious offerings for takeout, and right next door you will find the Kawartha Butter Tart Factory to satisfy your sweet tooth; Blacks Distillery welcomes you to their patio in Peterborough and invites you to try some of their locally made spirits. In Fenelon Falls The Locker at the Falls waits to welcome you, and Euro Delight has the best selection of cheese in Lindsay!

And oh, the shopping – our towns and villages offer some of the best destinations, where you can find literally anything you can imagine, and then some. Fenelon Falls is home to fabulous antiquing at Grr8 Finds Markets and Treasures by the Locks, and Snow ‘n Sand combines beachwear and a year ‘round Christmas shop; Buckhorn’s Boathouse Boutique offers home and cottage décor – and all of these are within a pleasant drive in the cottage country region, whether by road or by water – perfect for a day trip.

If being out and about still isn’t your thing, most of our shops offer online shopping with curbside pickup or delivery. Restaurants are happy to provide takeout and some even make use of local delivery services for your comfort and convenience.

Whatever your plans this fall, we hope you and your family stay safe, have fun and support our local economies.