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Interior of the Social Bar and Table

The Social Bar and Table

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 08:23 AM

So….this was based on a true story and actually happened during our June Port Hope Press Trip. A number of our media individual groups spent the entire day participated a number of outdoor activities, which included visiting the Haute Goat and horse back riding at Trickle Creek Farms. Our dinner at The Social Bar and Table (The Social) was booked at 5:00 pm. To be honest, 5:00 pm for dinner was a bit too early for many of us and since the horse back riding took a bit longer than expected,...

Exterior of hotel Carlyle

Historic Hotel Carlyle

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 09:30 PM

Located in the heart of downtown Port Hope, Hotel Carlyle was originally built in 1857 as a bank. Interestingly enough, the bank vault has now been turned into a private dining space inside their gorgeous restaurant. In terms of accommodations, they have ten rooms available that were designed to preserve the past while offering all of the comforts of a modern hotel. Their rooms were recently renovated and we were lucky enough to stay in one of them!

All rooms include free WiFi access, complimentary...

Port Hope historic Town Hall also doubled as the Derry Maine library

IT film locations and more

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 08:26 PM

Did you guys know Stephen King’s IT film was actually filmed in downtown Port Hope? Bet you guys didn’t know that! If you visit Port Hope’s Visitor’s Centre, you can pick up a handy map of IT’s filming locations and go on a selfie tour. We did exactly that and made our way through 6 of the notable locations (during the day of course haha). The map shows you screenshots of the film so it can help you remember exactly which scenes you’re standing in.

Lunch at Queenies Bake Shop

Queenies Bake Shop...

Marque at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope

On Stage at the Capitol Theatre

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 03:53 PM

After a splendid dinner, we headed two minutes down the street in downtown Port Hope to the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre (Capitol Theatre) to watch a musical!

I have loved watching musicals ever since I watched my first one in 2008 (ten years ago in fact!). Thus, when I found out that Port Hope had its very own theatre and that a Disney classic was going to be on stage, I was extremely excited and looking forward to it. As a huge musical theatre fan, it was another dream fulfilled to be able to watch...

Person zip-lining in Ganaraska Forest in Port Hope

Treetop Trekking in Port Hope

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 03:29 PM

Our adventure in Port Hope started off at the Treetop Trekking Ganaraska in the Ganaraska Forest on a pretty warm Saturday morning. Located at the Ganaraska Forest Centre, this park offers ton of activities for those ages 9+.

Thanks to Port Hope Tourism, we got to partake in the zip line and aerial game treks ($59.99 per person), which is one of their most popular activities. Guests have up to three hours to complete the treks. Treetop Trekking consist of fun games like suspended bridges, Tarzan swings,...