Getting your kids or grandkids to press pause on their tech toys for a few days is easier than you think. This two-day adventure filled with Haldimand County activities promises strong connection with no wifi signal required!


Family Cycling


Day One Morning:

Get an early start on your day to allow some time for fun before checking in at where you’ll be staying for the evening with an immersive outdoor activity led by Forest Fit, a company that hosts a wide range of workshops showcasing the natural beauty of the area, like Sensory Fitness, City Detox and Don’t Sweat the Wild.


Day One Lunch:


Tasty options for lunch that are not far from your morning activity include:


Hoover's Restaurant


Day One Afternoon:


After lunch, head to Ruthven Park for a scenic stroll along the network of trails. The Riverside Trail is a one-kilometre loop that showcases the history of this site, including the Greek Revival mansion and an old family cemetery. This trail connects to the Fox Den Trail, which will bring you closer to the Grand River and a small beach area. If you’re visiting between April and the first of June or mid-July through the first of November, consider participating in the park’s bird banding activities.

Birding at Long Point


Day One Evening:


Check into your reserved accommodation.

If you’re a camping family, excellent local campgrounds that offer tent sites include:




If your family prefers a cozy cottage to camping, consider:


If a bed and breakfast is more your speed, the Twisted Lemon Restaurant & Boutique Inn Grand Room has a king bed and a pull-out couch.


Day Two Morning:


Start your second day off with an unforgettable equine experience at Iron Spirit Services. The wide range of horse activities offered here includes riding lessons and Kids Club sessions that teach children about horse care and barn management.


Iron Spirit


Day Two Lunch:


Swing into the quaint town of Dunnville for lunch for tasty burgers at Debb’s Cuisine on Queen or a diverse menu of fair trade and plant-based choices at The Minga. For dessert, pop into Sweet Retro-spect for retro candy, British and American candy bars, locally made chocolate and fudge, and fresh popcorn. 


woman eating


Day Two Afternoon:


For your second afternoon, surprise the kids with an unexpected adventure. Some off-the-radar options in the area include:

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