Last days of 2018 summer vacation are here!

Aug 24, 2018

School’s back in session in a few days! We’ve compiled the top activities for making the most out of the last remaining days of summer.

Did you know, recreation and tourism contribute $403 million and $1,886 million of the GDP of municipalities in the Greenbelt.

From getting ready to make school lunches with produce grown in Ontario’s protected Greenbelt to taking self-guided brewery discovery tours or hiking through the Greenbelt’s picturesque landscape - this last weekend can be filled with many fun local adventures:

# 1 Visit a Farmers’ Markets and/or a Farm

With the majority of farmers’ markets and farms closing Thanksgiving weekend, now’s the time to make sure you and your family continue to incorporate healthy local food in all meals.

# 2 Pick Your Own Produce

From apples to corn, take your family for a fun filled day out in the Greenbelt to see where our produce grows. Imagine how delicious a homemade apple pie will taste with apples that were picked by you and your family!

# 3 Take a Hike

Check out our Greenbelt Walks guides and explore the Greenbelt’s 10,000 km trail network. Guides include Forks of the Credit Provincial Park in Caledon and Little Cove Provincial Park in Tobermory.

# 4 Preserve Local Food

Want to enjoy eggplant, peppers and beans all year long? Well, the labour day long weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend an afternoon preserving in-season local food. Read our post to learn how.

# 5 Take a Self-Guided Brewery Tour

Leave the kids at home and explore one of the 5 self-guided craft beer, cider, Feast On restaurants and local attractions in Ontario’s protected Greenbelt.

# 6 Cycle the Greenbelt Route

Grab your bike and explore the over 475 km Greenbelt Route! Enjoy lush forests, winding rivers, welcoming communities, and family farms, as you ride across this stunning landscape.

– Andreea Nicoara

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