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!
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:
- Fish and chips at Hoover’s Marina and Wharfside Restaurant, open starting in May, in Nanticoke
- The all-day breakfast at Sunflower Cafe in Selkirk
- Lake Perch tacos from the Fisherville Tavern
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.
Day One Evening:
Check into your reserved accommodation.
If you’re a camping family, excellent local campgrounds that offer tent sites include:
- Byng Island Conservation Area
- Haldimand Conservation Area
- Rock Point Provincial Park
- Selkirk Provincial Park
- Knights Beach Resort
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 include riding lessons and Kids Club sessions that teach children about horse care and barn management.
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.
Day Two Afternoon:
For your second afternoon, surprise the kids with an unexpected adventure. Some off-the-radar options in the area include:
- Try the Exotic Dream Car at Toronto Motorsports Park or come watch the races on the dragway
- A cooking class hosted by Rabi’s Grand Kitchen
- Creating your own small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate tasting at My Sweet Sweet World
- A flower-filled hands-on workshop at Bluewater Flower Farm available from May onward depending on the growing season
- Looking for the exposed ancient fossils embedded in the limestone shelf along the beach at Rock Point Provincial Park
- Walking through a marsh wetland on a boardwalk on the Wheeler’s Walk Trail at Selkirk Provincial Park
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