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Getaway to Cycling Country

Being an avid cyclist and living in the GTA has its challenges. The greatest being the time it takes to leave the city and find those wide-open back roads – free of stoplights and stressful vehicle traffic. One easy solution is to go east to Cobourg, which is at the epicentre of a wide variety

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High-Steppin’ History

If you’re going to kick up your heels in Bobcaygeon, there’s no better place to put some swing in your step than Bigley Shoes and Clothing. A family-run business since 1911, Bigley is the place to find “Big City Fashion in a Cottage Country Atmosphere,” and the largest selection of shoes in Eastern Ontario. After shopping,

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Farm Fresh Weekend Fun

Get fresh this weekend at one of the many Farmers Markets located throughout Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland – theland of 1000 perfect getaways. The region is located only a short drive east from the GTA and grows an impressive variety of world-class produce. With an abundance of clean air, fresh water and rich farmland,

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Country Lavender

Roll down the windows on a summer’s drive through nearby Cobourg (only 60 minutes east from the GTA), and you might think you’re in France, thanks to Scott’s Barn on Mclean Road. Scott’s Barn grows 16 varieties of lavender, all with distinctly different colours, tastes and wonderful smells – and is the site of this weekend’s Lavender

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Tastes of Summer

Farmer’s markets and roadside stands are now bursting with delicious strawberries. The short drive from the GTA northeast to the Kawarthas brings you to the McLean and Buckhorn Berry Farms and their annual Strawberry Festival running throughout July.  Live music, pick-your-own-strawberries, wagon and hayrides, and a BBQ make for a “berry” good day for the

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