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Doors Open Ontario 2013 Road Trips
Huntsville and Lake of Bay June 29-30
Huntsville and Lake of Bays welcomes you to "Touch the past" in a celebration of local heritage and design.. Go behind the scenes of some of our beautiful heritage properties as part of Doors Open Ontario, explore the community on a historical walking tour, and discover great ideas at the tradeshow. Also, enjoy dining and shopping throughout the weekend and entertainment on Saturdayevening!
Click here for Featrured Accommodation and Attractions in the Huntstville and Lake of Bays area.
Doors Open Ontario is a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust. The Trust
also coordinates Trails Open Ontario, with support from the Government
of Ontario. Information on this year's Trails Open Ontario events will
be available soon at www.heritagetrust.on.ca.
For more information, visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca.
The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario
dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's
heritage for present and future generations. See more events
and festivals in Ontario
For further information: Liane Nowosielski, Marketing
and Communications Specialist, Ontario Heritage Trust, Telephone:
(416) 325-5032, E-mail: email@example.com
Past Doors Open Ontario 2012 Calendar of Events
Celebrating 100 Years of Mariposa! Doors Open Orillia: July 28, 2012 See this town as Stephen Leacock saw it 100 years ago.
More on Orillia. Stay in Orillia and area at the following featured accommodation
Doors Open Timmins
August 11, 2012
Timmins celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012!
Doors Open Timmins will give residents and visitors a chance to explore everything from gold mines and cemeteries to houses and civic institutions. Come and uncover the hidden treasures of the Porcupine Goldfields!
Stay in Timmins at the following featured accommodation:
Doors Open Pefferlawa Ontario: August 25, 2012. Discover this historic logging and grist mill community close to Lake Simcoe. Check the Briars Resort and stay on a summer package at the Briars or take a Lake Simcoe road trip
Doors Open Fenlon Falls Ontario: September 9. Discover the cottage country community around the northern part of the Kawartha Lakes region. Consider and overnight fall getaway or road trip and stay in one of the many resorts, inns, hotels or lodges.
Doors Open Mississippi Mills -Carleton Place
September 8, 2012
Sites in Almonte, Pakenham and Ramsay (Mississippi Mills) include the Old Post Office clock tower (bring the kids!) and the new waste water treatment plant (bring the engineers!), as well as a variety of historic stone buildings.
Doors Open sites in Carleton Place include the stunning Carleton Place Town Hall along the banks of the Mississippi River, impressive stone churches, and other historic buildings of distinction. As a guest in our community, you will marvel at how early settlers and the following generations built majestic structures, all with the basic tools of the time.
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Doors Open Algonquin Highlands
September 15th - 16th 2012
Celebrate the Heritage of the Highlands!
Doors Open gives visitors the opportunity to glimpse into the past, capturing the hearts of many.
Admission is FREE
Algonquin Highlands Doors Open Site List:
-Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower
-Dorset Heritage Museum
-Knox United Church
-Hawk Lake Log Chute
-St. Peter’s Anglican Church
-St. Stephen’s Heritage Church
-Stouffer Mill Bed & Breakfast
-Oxtongue Lake Community Centre
-The Last House
-Welch’s Store (The Art Hive)
-Maple Lake United Church and Cemetery
-Blue Spruce Resort
-Beetle Lake Trail
-Log Chute Trail
-Ragged Falls Provincial Park Trail
All of these events are open to the public and free of charge. For a free guide and list of designated sights,
contact us at 1-800-461-7677
Doors Open Parry Sound
September 29, 2012
Enjoy the spectacular fall colours of Georgian Bay country as you explore the rich natural and cultural heritage. Enjoy some of the 19 hosted sites such as a guided walking and cycling tour or visit one of many historic sites.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Parry Sound, ON
April Doors Open Ontario 2013
- April 27 in Guelph Ontario: Doors Open Guelph. Book Guelph Hotels. Plan a road trip to Guelph via Highway 401 to Highway 6 return via Highway 24 to Highway 9 and return to GTA via Highway 400. Spend a romantic night at Millcroft Inn and Spa in Caledon. Families travel further north up to Highway 89 and stay at Nottawassaga Inn Resort
May Doors Open Ontario 2013
Innisfil Ontario May 4
Where is Innisfil might be your first question? Think Cookstown and Highway 89 east and west of Highway 400. Also think Lake Simcoe.
Who would like this?
Theatre buffs, antique hunters, honey lovers, green house gardeners. See detailed events and locations.
Places to Stay: Kempenfelt B and B on Lake Simcoe, or Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston Ontario, or head north to Barrie area for hotels, resorts, and inns.
Peterborough Ontario May 4
Doors open Peterborough features a Canadian Icon-- the Canadian Canoe Museum. This in itself is worth the visit especially for new Canadians and enthusiasts wanting to explore Ontario water travel history. Peterborough, Lakefield and the Kawartha Lakes are often synonymous as a favoured resort destination for Toronto getaways and vacations. Book best deal Peterborough Hotels or stay at area resorts, inns and cottages.
Whitby May 4
Whitby’s unique identity is showcased through both new and historical sites. Exciting events this year include the launch of local artist Peter Smith’s exhibit and initial public offering at the Station Gallery. Explore Groveside Cemetery, the resting place of many of Whitby’s citizens (including Leonard “Len” Cullen, who was a gardener, entrepreneur and founder of Whitby’s biggest tourist attraction – Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village in 1980).
Stay at Whitby Hotels
Richmond Hill May 11
Richmond Hill will open its doors to some of the most intriguing and charming heritage and cultural sites in the town. Residents and visitors alike are invited to experience these hidden heritage treasures first hand. Several town facilities, local historical sites and private homes will be featured.
Georgian Bay May 19
Celebrate spring and join Doors Open Georgian Bay. In 2013, Doors Open Georgian Bay will showcase two National Historic Sites. Locks 44 and 45 will be open for the public and in full operation. These landmark icons serve as a waterway and bring boaters to our community from around the world. Watch as the boats are cradled at Lock 44 and catch them again at Lock 45 as they start heading out to Georgian Bay. With many other sites to see, and a full day of touring, take a historical and artistic journey through Georgian Bay, and "Discover the Landscape through Arts and Culture." Stop by Bressette House to pick up your interactive map.
Click here for more information on Georgian Bay.
For more information, visit www.gbtownship.ca
Stay at area Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Port Severn and Honey Harbour
Port Severn: Christie's Mill Inn & Spa, Muskey's Landing, Rawley Resort & Marina Inc, Severn Lodge, Sunnylea Resort
This spring, Orillia opens its doors to the community in celebration of its rich historical connection to the arts. Tour galleries, museums and theatrical spaces, interwoven with outdoor festivities happening in our historical downtown. Events includ a sidewalk sale, live music, art markets, dance, vendors, food and family games.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia: Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre , Comfort Inn
Collingwood Ontario June 1, 2
Our pick starts with guided Downtown Collingwood walking tours taking place on Sat. and Sun. at 11a.m. and 2 p.m. That will give you an idea of additional things you would like to do. Also included is the Collingwood area of Craigleith. During the same weekend, enjoy the British Car Show and the 23rd annual Studio+Art Tour, featuring over 48 talented artists over 20 locations.See Doors Open Collingwood
Accommodation-Hotels, Resorts, Inns
Attractions in the Collingwood Area
Owen Sound, Ontario June 1-2
Doors Open Owen Sound gives you a wide-ranging look into their heritage. Costumed interpreters at some sites will portray key people from our past. Many sites will feature special events, including art exhibits, music and backstage and guided tours.
Accommodation-Hotels, Resorts, Inns near Owen Sound:
Two days + 100 of the city’s most prestigious buildings + free admission = Doors Open Ottawa. Doors Open Ottawa unlocks over 100 of the area’s most architecturally interesting and historically significant buildings, many of which are not normally open to the public. From Carp to Cumberland and everywhere in between, from embassies and places of worship, to museums, artist’s studios and science labs, it’s all here for you to explore!
Click here for Featured accommodation in the greater Ottawa & Ottawa Valley Areas
Click here for more information on the Ottawa Valley Destination
South Muskoka (Gravenhurst) June 15
Doors Open South Muskoka (Gravenhurst) will highlight the Firestation, Opera House, Railway Station, Heritage Boatworks, the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre with many more attractions.
Accommodation-Hotels, Resorts, Inns in the Gravenhurst area:
South Muskoka (Muskoka Lakes) June 16
Doors Open South Muskoka (Muskoka Lakes) will highlight the Annex to Bala Falls Hotel, Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery, Duke's and the Hall Family Log Cabin at Muskoka Lakes Museum.
Accommodation-Hotels, Resorts, Inns in Bala/Torrance: