Guests huddled around the fire pit at the Ganaraska Forest Centre

Ganaraska Forest Centre – maple syrup!

Posted on Friday, October 02, 2020 10:30 AM

After arriving in Port Hope, Ontario for our Press Trip, we checked in at the Summerhill Manor BnB, as arranged by the Municipality of Port Hope and Tourism of Port Hope. After placing our belongings into our room, we were heading to the first sightseeing point, which was the Ganaraska Forest Centre to check out the Maple Syrup Day.

The Ganaraska Forest is located about 25 minutes north of the downtown Port Hope, where our BnB is located. It was a nice...

Goat in paddock at Haute Goat farm in Port Hope

Haute Goat Shmurgle

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2020 03:06 PM

Outside historic Port Hope lies a 200-acre farm where guests can experience farm life. You get the opportunity to go behind the scenes and interact with a variety of animals like Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Huacaya Alpacas, Exotic Chickens, Icelandic Horses, Apiary, and Tornjak Livestock Guardian Dogs at Haute Goat Shmurgle. This place is a great family activity.

It was there that I learned that "Shmurgle" was a word made up by the farm, and pretty much means goat hugging. Their definition is...

Woodland Gardens outdoor space

Reset at Woodland Gardens B&B

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 04:06 PM

Our accommodations for a one-day stay during our most recent Port Hope weekend getaway was at Woodland Gardens Bed and Breakfast in Campbellcroft, Ontario. This was a bed and breakfast (which also serves as an Airbnb) in a quaint and quiet neighbourbood with its property boasting about two acres. It was run by a very sweet couple who provides three rooms for renting out to visitors.

On this visit, we stayed at the Spruce Suite which is a main floor room with a private adjacent bathroom. ...

Woman at Port Hope Beach

12 things to do to relax and recharge

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 01:08 PM

So often we forget how many gems are in our own backyard. There are so many great destinations from Toronto that make awesome weekend trips that we have come to love over the years. We want to share with you our guide to exploring the town of Port Hope and all the different things that this town has to offer. Port Hope makes a good weekend getaway, not far from home. The best part? It’s only an one hour drive from Toronto.

Visit East Beach

Whether you’re an early bird and prefer sunrises...

View of the Ganaraska Forest at Moonlight Pines B&B in Port Hope

Moonlight Pines B&B Getaway

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 09:46 AM

This past weekend, my boyfriend and I had the pleasure of visiting The Municipality of Port Hope with 2 full days packed with activities and delicious foods. In the evening, we stayed at Moonlight & Pines Bed and Breakfast. Quietly tucked away in Ganaraska, Moonlight & Pines is a 4 season bed & breakfast that is an approximate 20 minutes drive from the downtown Port Hope. We were graciously welcomed by our hosts Helen & Colin – who have been living there for about 15 years. We...