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The Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail is a new cultural tourism attraction in Kawartha Lakes, opened in February 2017.  The ‘trail’ is virtual, allowing visitors to choose from a wide range of destinations on the Trail Map. The result: your own custom tour, focused on your arts and heritage interests.

Trail members are identified by the official “Arts and Heritage Trail” sign.

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Source: https://kawarthanow.com/2017/02/20/arts-heritage-trail-kawartha-lakes/

The Trail has grown significantly over the past year and now includes over 40 destinations for the 2018 season.

Local artists, museums and cultural destinations that would like to increase awareness about their work can fill out an application to become a part of the Trail.

Participants include:

  • Artists or artisans working in any medium
  • Galleries or museums that are open for public viewing with hours of operation posted
  • Heritage sites that are managed or cared for by local organizations and are publicly accessible for visitors
  • Historic buildings
  • Walking trails

 

The trail will help you discover the area’s rich heritage and artistic talent. Use the interactive map to discover lesser-known places and local legends, visit galleries, artisan studios and craft shops, or take in a concert or festival. The Arts and Heritage Trail website and interactive map provide s information about each Trail destination so that you can create your own weekend tour.

Example:

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Source: http://kawartha.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=92177e060b8b4cdda0e6ce53093f387c

Members include Kinmount Artisans Marketplace, Ballyduff Trails, Your Dreams in Wood, Doube’s Trestle Bridge, the Olde Gaol Museum, Kawartha Settlers’ Village, the Austin Sawmill, and  Miskwaa Studio & Outdoor Art Gallery…and many more.

Two new destinations include bird and wildlife photography in the Carden Alvar and Wall Together Now, a restoration project for the historic Balsam Lake Dry-stone Wall.

Plan your trip today!

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Source: http://kawartha.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=92177e060b8b4cdda0e6ce53093f387c 

For more information contact Debra Soule, economic development officer of Arts, Culture and Heritage at dsoule@kawarthalakes.ca or 705 324 9411, ext. 1498.

 

 

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If the reviews are any indication, you have to book some time this summer at the Trail Tours Dirt bike/ATV School.

  • “Dirt bike and forest tour…awesome!” 
  • “Best family event we have done to date!” 
  • “Such a great time!”

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrailTours/photos/rpp.207362329282823/2004891986196506/?type=3&theater

With over 25 years of experience, Trailtours is the largest and oldest off road training operation in Canada. It doesn’t matter what your experience or abilities are, they cater to everyone…conservative, average, above average or technical…everyone gets training that fits their comfort level.

Trailtours staff also guide experienced riders and groups on tours through the Ganaraska…all on modern Honda Bikes and ATVs.

Many consider off road motorcycling to be one of the most exhilarating things you will ever experience. Even the many customers who have never ridden before. The excellent training facility, experienced staff and a supply of Honda bikes will ensure everyone has fun.

Here are a few of the summer options.

TRIALS/DIRTBIKE PACKAGE: Spend the morning on a TRIALS bike and the afternoon on a Dirt Bike.

STREET RIDER PACKAGE This package caters to the street rider who is just starting out and to the seasoned veteran. Training will be customized and the curriculum will turn you into a better, more confident street rider! You will be introduced to traction control, brake control, accident avoidance, clutch control, etc.

BEGINNER PACKAGE Training for beginners is offered everyday but this package gives you an opportunity to get your friends together in one group.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrailTours/photos/rpp.207362329282823/2041479512537753/?type=3&theater

COUPLES PACKAGE Staff will teach you both at the level required and customize the day so that you both have a great time.

There are also packages for large groups including corporate groups or bachelor parties. And of course, packages to meet all budgets.

And there is a Kids/Teens Camp for ages 7 to 12 and Teen Camp for ages 13 to 19! Pick two, three, four or five days in a row. Learn how to climb hills, ride through mud and even wash and maintain a bike. You’ll ride different trails every day.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrailTours/photos/rpp.207362329282823/2041479505871087/?type=3&theater

Trailtours is open between May 1 and October 31.

They are located one hour east of Toronto, just 25 minutes south of Peterborough. Customers will be met by Trail Tours staff at a carpool located at Porter Road and the 115 Highway at the time agreed upon in the booking confirmation package.  The facility is located nearby.

Contact Steve Weykamp via email steve@trailtour.com or telephone 705-875-2980.

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g796992-d3315485-r313417846-Trail_Tours_Dirtbike_ATV_School-Bethany_Kawartha_Lakes_Ontario.html

 

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It never fails to amaze me – living in the Bethany area provides unlimited opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding us. And the month of June is a perfect time to get out and enjoy the local conservation areas.

CPRA celebrates the month of June as Parks and Recreation Month.  We take this opportunity to recognize the benefits of parks and recreation, encouraging Canadians to get out and be active in their communities.  This initiative raises awareness about the importance of parks and recreation and the role it plays in the quality of life for all Canadians.”   (Canadian Parks and Recreation Association)

There are 2 conservation areas within 10 km of Bethany: Fleetwood Creek Natural Area and Squirrel Creek Conservation Area.

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Source: https://ontarioconservationareas.ca/component/geocode_factory/?view=mapcb&idMap=1&Itemid=538 

Fleetwood Creek Natural Area is a river valley system located within the Oak Ridges Moraine. Visitors can discover and experience a distinctive part of Ontario’s natural heritage including lowland forests, hardwood bush, meadows and steep valleys. You will also find over 250 kinds of plants and 44 types of birds, including wild turkey that were reintroduced into the region during the 1980s.

And if geology is a hobby of yours, you will find a variety of geological formations caused by the past glacial period including kames, kettles, eskers and ice-contact ridges.

Squirrel Creek Conservation Area sits along the Otonabee River. In addition to the natural vegation it includes a beach, picnic shelters, baseball diamonds, boat launch and small dock. If you have an event, you can rent the picnic shelters and ball diamonds.

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Source: https://ontarioconservationareas.ca/ 

Travel a little further. Within a 25 km radius there are 9 more conservation areas.

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Source: https://ontarioconservationareas.ca/component/geocode_factory/?view=mapcb&idMap=1&Itemid=538

CPRA is encouraging followers on Twitter and Facebook to help spread the word about what ‘June is Parks and Recreation Month’ means to you.

Post pictures to @CPRA_ACPL or to Canadian Parks and Recreation Association on Facebook, using #JPRM2018 over the month of June.

All participants will be entered into a draw for the chance to win 1 of 3 – $50 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift cards to start your summer off right with new recreation gear.

You can post your pictures all month long!

 

 

 

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As the warm weather starts many of us begin thinking of day trips to ensure we get out and enjoy the features and attractions around us. There are museums, farmers markets, arts and craft shows…the list is almost endless.

But have you ever been on the Butter Tart Tour? Yes, you can take The Kawartha’s Northumberland Butter Tart Tour where you will have the opportunity to stop at dozens of locations, all offering the best butter tarts in Ontario. And what is even better, if you don’t get to take the tour this summer, you can visit the vendors 365 days a year!

The idea for the tour started in 2011 and has grown to include over 50 locations.

If you are counting calories, you can skip this paragraph. But if you are due for some sweet treats, then you will accept that a butter tart is pretty basic: butter, sugar, syrup and eggs. And then the additional ingredients are added to appeal to every sweet tooth. Consider raisins, pecans, walnuts, currants… and even cream fillings. Of course, times have changed, and you can even find gluten free versions.

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Source: http://buttertarttour.ca/

Not sure where to start? Then pick one of the suggested mini tours – with over 50 locations, you have to focus your driving and eating efforts!

Tour #1: “It Gets Butter” is the Sturgeon & Balsam Lake Route, taking you through Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls and Kirkfield.

Tour #2: “We’ll Butter You Up” is the Kawartha Route and will take you through Rice Lake to Peterborough and Stoney Lake.

Tour #3: “A Tart of Gold” is the 401 Route and will take you along Highway 401 to Port Hope, Cobourg, Grafton and Warkworth.

Tour #4: “A Change of Tart” is the Northumberland East route and will take you along country roads in Port Hope, Cobourg, Grafton, Warkworth and Campbellford.

The following map shows the complete picture of the locations of the bakers and vendors.

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Source: http://buttertarttour.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-010-Buttertart-Tour-Map-WEB.pdf

We are waiting for the 2018 results of the Butter Tart Taste-Off but in 2017 there were winners in the following categories:

  • Best Plain Butter Tart
  • Best Canadian Collection Butter Tart
  • Best Gluten Free Butter Tart
  • Best Emerging Baker
  • Best of the Best

You can see the 2017 winners at http://buttertarttour.ca/

The first recorded recipe for a butter tart appeared in the early 1900’s in the Royal Victoria Cookbook by the Women’s Auxiliary to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie Ontario. Now it is a staple of Canadian Cuisine.

You can follow all the fun on…

Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/buttertarttour/?hl=en

Twitter at https://twitter.com/buttertarttour

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ButterTartTour/

Enjoy your own tour!

 

 

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The Rolling Hills Studio Tour runs today till 5pm.

Check out the website for all of the details:

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

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Last month I wrote about the annual Mother’s Day event – The Rolling Hills Studio Tour and covered Studios A, B, C, D and E. Today I will cover the remaining 4 studios.

STUDIO F

Valerie Kent will be in Studio F with an array of her artwork including acrylics, oils, watercolours, and mixed media. In addition to being a visual artist she is also a workshop facilitator. Her exhibitions have taken her to France, Italy, Korea, Japan, China and the US.

You can find Valerie at

1535 County Rd 10, Cavan

On the east side of County Rd 10, just north of Hwy 7.

http://www.valeriekent.com

705-944-9444

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Source: https://valeriekent.com/

STUDIO G

Meet Tim Bellhouse in Studio G. Tim is a self-taught photographer. He combines his photographic skills with his work and training as a biologist, producing photos that highlight the rich natural diversity in Ontario.

Tim will be at

814 Lifford Road,  Bethany  705-277-3236

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/bellhouse/index.html

STUDIO H

Studio H will feature Lucya Almeida and The Tima Collection. This will be an opportunity for you to see her unique collection of one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Her specialities are copper, semi-precious stones and collectible Canadian penny jewelry. Her work has been shown across Canada and is available in many gallery shops.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/almeida/index.html

Find Lucya at

5 Christie Rd, Bethany

From Ski Hill Rd turn east onto Bethany Hills Rd, then turn left onto Christie Rd (top of the hill) to the 2nd house on the left (west) side.

http://www.thetimacollection.com 

STUDIO I  

Carol was originally a wildlife artist. She was inspired by a wild turkey feather she found in the woods and created a painting of an eagle head on the feather. Since then her unique talent is focussed on feather art.

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Source: http://www.carolsfeatherart.com/index.php/paintings.html

Find Carol at the All Creatures Great and Small Studio

669 St Mary’s Rd, Reaboro: on the west side of St Mary’s Rd, south of Mt Horeb Rd.

705.879.4223

Download the tour map at

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/brochure.html

Happy Mother’s Day and see you on the tour!

 

 

 

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There are two things you can count on in the spring…Mother’s Day and the Rolling Hills Studio Tour. Mark May 12-13 on your calendar for the 2018 weekend.

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

This year there will be 9 Studio destinations on the tour, with one or more artists or crafts people at each.

STUDIO A

At Studio A you will find Laura Savoy Boyle of Running Paints Art Studio.

Running Paints Art Studio is located on High Spirits Farm in the old barn loft. The studio functions as a display and work area for Laura’s art and as a teaching/classroom space. You will find evidence of Laura’s passion for horses in the themes of her work. Since 1987 she has developed her work in pencil, watercolour, acrylic and multimedia. In the last few years she has even explored carving horses in wood.

You can find Laura at:

1 Pacific St,

Pontypool, L0A 1K0

705.277.2718

www.highspiritsfarm.ca

highspiritsfarm123@gmail.com

STUDIO B

Laurie Stephens  will be at Studio B, Laurie’s Antique Garden Studio.

Laurie’s work is a result of her creativity and her physical work within her gardens where she uncovered treasures and turned her discoveries into a photograph, painting or a repurposed one of a kind art form.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/laurie/index.html

Find Laurie at:

683 Ballyduff Rd,

Pontypool

laurie.stephens6604@gmail.com

705.879.4274 • 705.917.2786

STUDIO C 

You can meet Jodie Hames at Clay Works Pottery.

Jodie received a fine arts degree in 1996 from Georgian College. She began with painting in oils but four years later found the love of creating art through clay. Her art form with pottery includes painting, carving and sculpture in each unique piece.

Find Jodie at:

112 Weston Rd.,

Bethany L0A 1A0

705-277-2980

www.clayworkspottery.ca

jodie@clayworkspottery.ca

STUDIO D  

Cyndy Manol, From the Heart Quilts, will be at Studio D.

Here you will find both the art and the love of all things ‘quilt’. The Shop offers a warm and inviting atmosphere filled with an array of premium fabrics, hand dyed wool and thread, interesting patterns and notions, friendly knowledgeable staff and a variety of classes for all skill levels.

Visit From the Hearts Quilts at:

1436 HWY. 7A,

Bethany, L0A 1A0

705-277-2934

www.fromtheheartquiltshop.com

STUDIO E  

Meet Paul & Beverley Williams at the Williams Design Studio. Here you can find the results of their creativity spanning over 44 years of award winning designs. You can find their leather sculptures, masks and unique sculptural fountains in brass, copper and stone and Beverley’s decorated gourd art: bowls, vases and masks.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/williams/index.html

Studio E will also include a number of Guest Artists including:

  • Walpeg Studio – Photography
  • Sandy Cline – Sculpture
  • Ann Suzuki – Batik

Visit all the artists at the Williams Design Studio Gallery:

1470 Hwy. 7A,

Bethany, Ontario

L0A 1A0

(705) 277-2666

The tour is an easy drive 25 minutes east of Port Perry, 20 min. south of Lindsay, 20 min. SW of Peterborough and 30 min. north-east of Oshawa, Ontario.

See you on the Mother’s Day Rolling Hills Studio Tour! 

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

 

 

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