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Ontario "North" of Toronto Travel and Tourism News 2015 

Maple Festivals, spring events and unique activities in resort towns and cities north of Toronto. Find getaway packages from resorts, lodges, inns and cottage country destinations. Find road trip ideas to resort country along with outdoor locations to experience natural and cultural activities in Ontario. The press releases below are current and will help you plan a great day trip or getaway this spring. Travel news featureOntario Resort NewsDaily Travel News Updates

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Ontario Travel News Feature This Week

Tap Into Maple Flavours

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Ontario's Lake Country, Ontario: Enjoy the delicious tastes of Spring during Tap into Maple Flavours of Ontario's Lake Country. The 2015 spring edition of Flavours is excited to be a part of the larger Tap into Maple route! Flavours runs from Friday, April 10th, 2015 to Sunday, April 26, 2015. The patrons are excited as Ontario’s Lake Country and the local restaurant sector to have this program back again.


We Are Tapped Into Maple

Ontario's Lake Country, Ontario, This past weekend marked the start of the upcoming maple season! Two events to celebrate the maple season took place including the launch of the Tap into Maple route and the first tapping of the season. The local maple syrup producers are gearing up for the upcoming time of year and with the samplings of the sweet flavours we are all ready and excited for the Tap into Maple program to kick off.


New Owner at 400eleven.com

Midland, Ontario 'North' of Toronto, As of December 2014 400eleven.com has a new owner and manager. Jeanine Jankowski has acquired the popular ‘north’ of Toronto website as well as its little sister site, 411ontariokids.com.


ATV Club to Host second annual Outdoor Show March 20-22, 2015

North Bay Outdoor Show 2015

North Bay, Ontario, December 18, 2014, ATV Club to Host second annual Outdoor Show, in an effort to raise awareness about local trails, showcase local businesses and increase tourism as a whole, the North Bay ATV Club will host its second annual Outdoor Show March 20,21,22 2015. With a passion for the off-road and outdoor experience and a dedication to the safety of local trails, the North Bay ATV Club has been steadily gaining popularity since its initiation in August of 2013. "This event is an opportunity for the people of North Bay who enjoy the outdoors to come together and meet like minded individuals," says Nelson Fletcher, North Bay ATV Club President. The event takes place at the Clarion Resort Pinewood Park and the entrance fee is $5 and children under 12 are free.


Barking Up the Right Tree - 21st annual Kearney Dog Sled Races Feb 7 & 8th 2015

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Kearney, Ontario, December 18, 2014 – As many as 75 dog sled teams will compete in and around Kearney at the 21st Anniversary Dog Sled Races on Saturday February 7th and Sunday February 8th in Ontario's biggest annual dog sled competition.


Scenic Caves Selected as one of Snowshoe Magazine’s Top 10

December 9, 2014, Snowshoe Magazine’s feature article written by Ryan Alford and co-writer Katie Hearsum announced “North America’s Top 10 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Centres”.

Scenic Caves Nordic was selected as one of North America’s top snowshoe-friendly Nordic Centres! It was one of only two in Canada.

See more about Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Christmas at the Waring House

Christams at the Waring HouseLooking for a great Christmas dinner without the cooking? We're offering a Christmas lunch buffet on Thursday, Dec. 18 & Friday, Dec. 19 for $16.95 per person. On Christmas day we'll serve a 4 course Christmas dinner with prices ranging from $45 to $55 depending on your choice of main course selection.

Hit the Hill Early and Save! With half-price lift tickets

Sherwood Inn on Lake JosephSki/board for 50% off the regular price of lift tickets up to and includingDecember 24. 2014.  Opening weekend is Saturday December 6/Sunday, December 7, 2014. Also open December 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. Closed Christmas Day. Open from Dec. 26 to Jan. 4, 2015. To book lessons or for more info visit www.sirsams.com

Sherwood Inn Reports Muskoka Winter Weddings on the Rise

Sherwood Inn on Lake JosephSherwood Inn on Lake Joseph a luxury Muskoka inn and resort that specializes in intimate resort weddings and romantic couple’s getaways, reports a rise in the popularity of winter weddings where romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides, an ice-skating party and a midnight bonfire under the stars are just a few elements that can make a resort winter wedding very alluring.  See more about Sherwood Inn Winter Weddings.

Ste. Anne's Adds New Fitness Facility to Spa Village

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell LeahyMaison Sante is Ste. Anne's new multi-dimensional focus on fitness and wellness.  Located in the heart of the spa village it houses a wide range of equipment familiar to exercise buffs, including treadmills, elliptical machines, weights, rowing machines and a recumbent bike.  For the past eight years, Ste. Anne's has been voted "Canada's Favourite Spa". Located on more than 400 acres of scenic, rolling countryside, it offers guests more than 35 rejuvenating spa services, uniquely appointed accommodations, first-class amenities and, of course, delicious cuisine. Read more on Ste. Anne's New Fitness Facility

Fall in love with Ontario’s Lake Country

Ontario’s Lake CountryOntario’s Lake Country, ON: With the cooler nights the vibrant fall colours are beginning to appear in Ontario’s Lake Country. Orillia and area’s four season playground is a great place to visit any time of year, but you don’t want to miss the stunning fall colours along the rolling hills and beautiful shorelines. Located just one hour from the GTA, we welcome visitors and locals to experience the fall activities and attractions available in the region and revel in the breathtaking shades of yellow, orange and red. Read More on Fall in love with Ontario's Lake Country

Fundraising Event for the Midland Cultural Centre is a Cuban Affair

Midland Cultural CentreMIDLAND, ON | Friday, September 19, 2014 - A new photographic exhibition of the UNESCO designated World Heritage city Havana, Cuba will be on display at the Midland Cultural Centre from September 26 until October 31.   Entitled Seven Nights in Havana, the exhibit is a collaboration of three local photographers and a joint presentation of Quest Art and the MCC.  Admission price for the evening is $15 with all proceeds from the exhibition donated to the Midland Cultural Centre. Read More on Fundraising Event for the Midland Cultural Centre is a Cuban Affair

Fall leaf colours are emerging north of Toronto

Fall Colour Autumn leaf colour reports from the Barrie Ontario Travel Centre have started and resort destinations north of Toronto are leading the way. As the seasons change so do the travel for September getaways at Ontario resorts in cottage country.  Ontario is one of Eastern Canada's premier destinations for rich shades of red, orange and yellow. It is also harvest time with road side stands and farmers' markets offering colourful fresh produce. Discover great scenic lookouts, shorelines and valleys on autumn road trips and hiking tours, community events, studio tours and fall fairs. 

Reclaim Muskoka with this 25% Savings Fall Retreat

Deerhurst ResortThe summer rush is gone and now is the perfect time to enjoy the quiet side of Muskoka.  As the Fall colours start to dot the woods, there’s still lots of fun - from boating and beach strolling to hiking and horseback riding. Indulge in harvest menus, take a scenic drive to nearby Algonquin Park, relax at the spa, or light up your night at a live stage show. It’s all here, waiting for your turn to experience the best of Muskoka, at Deerhurst Resort.

Reserve your date with Muskoka and book now

Georgian College Golf ClassicTake the Trail Well-Traveled along Georgian Bay

The award-winning Apple Pie Trail through Collingwood, Blue Mountain Village and Meaford pllus the beautiful towns and hamlets that surround it has added a number of exciting new stops and experiences. Visitors have more choice for a culinary and outdoor adventure. Apple Pie Trail News

Record White Bass in North Bay?

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The 3.25-pound fish is being considered for a possible Ontario record. ... White Bass caught off King's Landing at the North Bay waterfront the other day. He was using a pickerel rig with Gulp minnows decorated with smelt pattern and Morin said it's the first white bass he's caught after decades of dock fishing.But it might be a new record for Ontario with an unofficial weight of 3.25 pounds and measuring 18.625 inches long. The girth was 15 inches.  See Fishing Story from North Bay. Find more Ontario Fishing Stories and plan your fishing getaways in Ontario

Ontario Saves Experimental Lakes Area

Ontario Saves Experimental Lakes AreaOntario and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have signed an agreement to continue vital freshwater research at the Experimental Lakes Area -- the only freshwater research facility of its kind in the world. This has significant long term research on water quality that will benefit the travel and tourism industry water sports such as fishing and recreational swimming and beach enjoyment.  See water research story

Simcoe County Highway Dedicated to Sarah Burke

The Ontario Government is dedicating Highway 93 from Barrie to Midland as the Sarah Burke Memorial Highway. The Sarah Burke Memorial Highway runs for 24 kilometres through Simcoe County,  This is the heart of Ontario ski country, where Burke was born and raised and was initially inspired to pursue skiing. See Ontario news release

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