Extend your Stay…then go and Play!
With so much to see and do in the region, Cobourg is the colourful anchor of Northumberland Country. It’s well worth an extended stay to discover a wealth of experiences for every member of your family.
Chill time on your agenda? Then a visit to Fieldstone Spa.
The Spa should top your list. Located within an 1800’s farmhouse, Fieldstone has been luxuriously re-designed to accommodate groups of all sizes. Offering half and full-day spa packages at a reasonable price, treat yourself to some pampering from head to toe!
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Begin your day trip with an aromatic visit to Laveanne lavender farm with over 4 acres of lavender fields. Participate in a morning Yoga class amongst the blooms followed by lunch on the terrace. Don’t forget to exit through gift shop and pick up some of their gourmet lavender inspired treats.
An unforgettable encounter, once you have been to Herma’s you won’t be able to wait to tell all your friends about it. Spend some time browsing through their gorgeous selection of artisanal cheeses, delectable chocolates and an unrivalled selection of decorative and personal gifts. Pick up some cheese and charcuterie to enjoy back in your hotel room or participate in one of their themed cooking class presentations followed by a great meal.
Primitive Designs, rated #1 on trip advisor and one of Canada’s top roadside attractions, is the go to spot for all things exotic and bizarre. Importers of unique arts and crafts from around the world, their claim-to-fame is a 26’ tall freestanding robot weighing in at just over 2 tonnes, made out of recycled auto parts.
For the golf enthusiast, you will not want to miss Baxter’s Creek. Designed by Golf Architect, David L Moote (The Rock, Muskoka), this 18-hole championships course offers perfectly manicured rolling fairways and Stanley Thompson inspired greens and bunkers with holes meandering through established woodlot, naturalized areas and along the picturesque Baxter Creek. Finish your round with a nice meal at the striking clubhouse overlooking this amazing property.
Looking to cast your line and land the big one? Rice Lake is a prime destination for people who love fishing. It is often called the “fish factory” by the Ministry of Natural Resources since it still produces the most fish per acre of any lake in Ontario.
Next-door Neighbour – Port Hope
Haute Goat Farm
Haute Goat Farm is a breathtaking 200-acre farm located just outside Port Hope where you can interact with charming Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Huacaya Alpacas, Exotic Chickens, Icelandic Horses, Apiary, Tornjak Livestock Guardian Dogs and a silly mule named “Lucy”. Want to experience a Yoga class like no other, try Goat Yoga.
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The cool new kid in town, Retro Rewind offers retro treasures from across time. Check them out for the most complete assortment of cool vintage toys, video games, comics, albums and more.
Old Mill Alpacas
Take the kids, or grown-up kids, for an unforgettable farm tour at Old Mill Alpacas. Tour groups learn about alpacas, visit their mini mill and meet their heard of 80 alpacas, face to face!
The Big Apple
For families with young children the Big Apple is a must see excursion. Famous for the world’s largest shaped apple structure, Mr. Applehead, is also an observatory. Guests can climb the stairs up the 35 foot high interior to the top observation deck for spectacular views of Cramahe Township, the Village of Colborne and even Lake Ontario! The day’s adventures are complete with mini train rides, mini-golf and not so mini apple pies.