Local Food and Drink Adventure: Summer Edition

Jul 28, 2015

The school year’s finished and the famers’ markets are bursting with in-season Ontario produce, now is the time to go out and enjoy all the delicious local products the Greenbelt has to offer.

Did you know that Niagara’s 1.9 million tender fruit trees produce about 800,000 baskets of fruit? If you lined all the baskets up, they would stretch along the QEW from Kingston to Niagara Falls! With so much to see, eat, and drink it can be hard to know where to start.

That’s where pre-made food and drink routes come in handy - from the Apple Pie Trail to our Greenbelt Brewery Discovery Routes - these routes help you curate your own local food adventure.

See our list of food and drink trails below and take advantage of the Greenbelt’s bounty.

1. Apple Pie Trail in Simcoe and Grey County - Love apples? This trail’s for you! With over 36 things to see and do - from choosing your favourite variety at the farmers’ market, to sampling apple-based culinary treats, to sipping on hard apple cider–you can sample the Greenbelt’s apple diversity in all its forms.

2. Ontario Craft Beer Route in Niagara, Hamilton, Halton and Peel Region - Check-out these self-guided beer routes to explore some of the breweries that the Greenbelt has to offer.

3. Niagara Wine Routes, in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Niagara Escarpment - Wine Country Ontario’s “Wine Route Planners” allow you to build your own wine route through the Greenbelt’s renowned wine county!

4. Greenbelt Beamsville Beach Vineyard Trail located in Beamsville - Looking for a wine trail in Beamsville? This trail lists seven vineyards in the heart of Niagara’s Greenbelt!

5. Greenbelt Brewery Discovery Routes in Peel-Halton, Waterloo, and the Grey-Bruce area - If you’re a craft beer fan you probably already know that Ontario’s got a world-class craft beer scene. This trail lets you sample some of the best small-batch beers, ciders, coming out of the Greenbelt! With 3 different routes and 9 stops, don’t forget to bring your friends and enjoy all the Ontario’s craft breweries have to offer.

6. The Butter Tart Trail in Wellington County - Where the trails of Wellington North lead to butter tarts! Stay tuned for more information about this trail.

– Andreea Nicoara

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