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At FiveHaystacks Farm natural and cultivated environments are not mutually exclusive. Beauty is found in both, and both can teach us how to live more productive, more grounded lives. The farm offers simple pleasures such as guided nature walks to explore the flora and fauna of wetlands, hayfields, flower gardens, and bee yards, and more more structured events such as green exercise classes (stretch therapy, yoga, body flow).
We are Southern Ontario’s Outdoor Adventure Company, offering cycling, paddling & hiking adventures across South Central Ontario since 1997. After successful years as a paddle tour operation, Grand Experiences expanded in 2002 as we began bike rentals, by 2005 guided cycling experiences were offered by trained facilitators. Since then our cycling tours have taken off! We offer cycling adventures in unique areas: The Heart of Ontario, Mennonite Country, The Green Belt, and Ontario’s South Coast. Our tours include riding on the major TransCanada Trail, but our knowledge and experience allows our facilitators to take you down unique local trails & backroads to/from St. Jacobs, Cambridge, Hamilton, Brantford, Paris, and Port Dover! Looking for more? We also offer “Pedal/Paddle Trips” with 1/2 day canoe/kayak & 1/2 day cycling! These have always been popular as they are a great way to experience a new area, or reconnect with a familiar spot. From Self-guided rentals to 2 day all-inclusive packages – we offer it all! Be sure to check out our “Path Less Travelled” which is an Ontario Signature Experience – a title held for Ontario’s top tourism experiences! As many of us have discovered, great adventures are greatly influenced by experiences. Our experienced interpretative cycling guides will lead you to amazing grand experiences. Our tours run from the Niagara Escarpment, the Grand River & its tributaries, & the trails of St. Jacobs Country to Long Point on Lake Erie. 2 world Biospheres, and a Canadian Heritage River!
Charlton Lake Camp is a housekeeping cottage resort set among the towering pines in Northern Ontario’s Rainbow Country just 2km off of HWY 6 between Espanola and Little Current. The cottages are modern one, two and three bedrooms, with large, well-equipped kitchens, modern bathrooms and comfortable living areas. Each cottage has a fully screened porch, propane barbecue and docking right in front. All face the waters of Charlton Lake and are steps from the beautiful sandy beach. The camp offers boat, canoe and kayak rentals, as well as a launch ramp and docking for guests who bring their own boat. The camp offers fishing (bass, walleye, pike and pan fish), swimming, boating and hiking. Eco-tourists will love the easy access to Killarney Provincial Park for canoeing, kayaking and hiking. Nestled in the magnificent La Cloche Mountain range, with the multicolored quartzite rock of the Canadian Shield, Charlton Lake Camp provides a haven for guests looking for peace and quiet. The spectacular scenery, whether from the seat of a canoe or atop one of the mountain peaks, is quite simply – breathtaking. A perfect location for artists and photographers, it is immediately obvious why the Group of Seven called this home.
Welcome to the Award-Winning Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Waterloo/St. Jacob’s.We are located in the heart of Southern Ontario and just steps to the St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market, Antique Market, and Factory Outlet Mall. We are just over an hour west of Toronto and our hotel is only a short drive from the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF). We are one of the closest hotels near RIM Park as well as the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.Travelling for business? Our tastefully appointed and fresh new hotel in Waterloo has Free Corporate Shuttle Service Mondays thru Fridays to several major world-leading companies such BlackBerry, Google, OpenText, NCR, Home Hardware, AGFA Healthcare and Manulife, Sunlife. Join us also for our Manager’s Reception every Tuesday evening. Meet the staff and other guests and enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages on us. Our 100% smoke free rooms feature a fridge, microwave, iron and board as well as a 42” Flat Panel TV and in-room safes. Every room has a speakerphone with voicemail and free superfast high-speed Internet access. Guests can all enjoy our year-round indoor salt-water pool, as well as our water play area for the kids and young at heart. Our friendly and courteous staff will do whatever it takes to make your stay a relaxing and memorable one. We look forward to seeing you!
The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is a scenic natural area located about a 30 minute bike ride from downtown Sudbury. Easily accessible by bike, the area offers 2,415 acres (950 hectares) of protected green space. Imagine the remote tranquillity of a wilderness setting, a man-made lake and pond, scenic lookouts, a self-guided nature trail, numerous wetland areas, hiking trails, bird watching areas, and snow shoeing and cross-country ski trails in winter. Our trails can be biked on all year round on a fat bike, gravel bike or mountain bike. A popular biking route that runs through the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, along a section of the Great Trail, is the Lake Ramsey circle route. The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area offers the photographer, nature watcher, and recreationist boundless opportunity to experience the wilds.
The Niagara Glen is a unique spot of beauty deep in the Great Gorge that has been a designated Nature Reserve since 1992. Stairways lead to 4 km (2.5 mi) of paths that wind through a pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past boulders left behind as the Falls eroded through the area thousands of years ago. Visitors should be aware that hikes through the Niagara Glen involve an elevation change of over 60 m (200 ft). Proper footwear suitable for steep and rugged terrain is required. The trails are well laid out and easily negotiated if you take your time! There’s lots of interesting geology and biology to explore. The Niagara Glen Nature Centre overlooks the Niagara River Whirlpool, a unique natural phenomenon that you must see to believe! Thousands of years ago, as the Niagara River slowly eroded its way through the Niagara Escarpment, creating the Great Gorge, a right-angle turn in the river’s path forced the rushing water into a deep counter-clockwise spin. Daily hiking tours and bicycle rentals are available seasonally at the centre, and visitors are invited to explore new educational displays including “Animals of the Glen”, nature and geology “touch tables” and interpretive panels on the flora, fauna and geology of the Niagara Glen. Parks Naturalists will also be available at the centre to answer any questions you may have about this precious jewel known as the Niagara Glen. Important Note — the Niagara Glen is a Nature Reserve that contains wild flora and fauna (plants and animals). Please observe all posted regulations, stay on trails that are marked and follow generally accepted trail etiquette. Fires are not permitted. Take only photos, leave only footprints!
Welcome to the Brand New Staybridge Suites Waterloo/St. Jacobs; an all-suite, IHG Hotel. As the newest hotel in the Waterloo Region we are proud to offer full suites with kitchens, spacious bedrooms & work desks with free high-speed WIFI. Feel right at home & enjoy our complimentary hot buffet breakfast served daily with a variety of eggs, bacon, build-your-own waffles, fresh local fruit & much more. Join us for our Social Gatherings every week where we provide our guests with a complimentary light dinner while they mix & mingle with other guests & the staff at the Hotel. Unwind after a long day at our top of the line 24 hour open fitness facility or indoor heated pool with kids play area open every day from 6AM-10PM. In the heart of the St. Jacobs Market District, the Staybridge Suites is steps away from the St. Jacobs Outlet Mall & Canada’s Largest Year-Round Farmer’s Market. We are conveniently located a short drive from the St. Jacobs Village, the internationally known University of Waterloo, Schlegel Villages, ON Semiconductors, Ultra Manufacturing, Blackberry & more. Stay relaxed at the Staybridge Suites Waterloo/St. Jacobs. Guests love the local heritage & culture of St. Jacobs we have incorporated into our Hotel. From the Mennonite made furnishings, & custom glass work to hand stitched quilts & Mennonite artwork presented throughout the hotel. All guests enjoy these unique features & return regularly to get away from their busy lives. We look forward to seeing you!
The Hive is comprised of two buildings – an old historical church (The Hive Centre) and a retro executive home (The Hive Bed & Breakfast), nestled in 18 acres of the Wilmot Creek Commemorative Forest. Both The Hive Centre and the Bed & Breakfast are used for programming, workshops and events and are available for private events – ideal for retreats, family gatherings, special occasions, conferences, etc.
Timberlane Rustic Lodges is a very traditional, very casual, and very private full-service cabin resort (all facilities are for cabin guests only) with individual rustic cabins The lodge is hidden away in a quiet location on Timberlane Bay along the South shore of Lake Manitou on 200 acres of quiet countryside.
You can set your own Island agenda, or get in some great fishing, while we do absolutely everything for you – for a day, a weekend or a week. You will feel ‘right at home’ in our experienced hands. We have a recreation hall, a beach, lots of fishing boats (fish cleaning and packaging included!), big pontoon boats, a nature walking-trail and a lakefront fire every evening. We also offer delicious home cooked meals in the amazing atmosphere of our century-old farm house, and a happy-hour on Saturday evenings – all of which takes place at the resort which has been providing comfort and good value since 1926 to our many long-time guests who return year after year.
Cyclists are welcome! We offer private cabins and bed and breakfast accommodation. Transportation to and from the ferry for cyclists and or their luggage can be arranged. Personal items are safe here but if you wish, bicycles can be taken into the cabins or securely locked to the covered porch railings. Repairs can be arranged with the management. An official repair shop is located on Manitoulin and transportation can also be arranged. Points of interest and other local accommodations can be made available upon request, should you wish to tour the island.
Our season runs from May to the end of Hunting Season in November. You can also enjoy winter activities such as ice fishing, cross country skiing, or snowmobiling (by reservation only). Kids of all ages have a great time here so call about our Winter and Summer Specials for Families and Seniors.