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Family Friendly Activities At Nottawasaga Resort

Posted by Treetops on Monday, 02 October 2017 in Activities


One of the best parts about living at Treetops is the amazing access you have to the world class amenities at the Nottawasaga Resort. Located next door to the Treetops community, this dynamic destination hosts a wide range of family-friendly activities that kids and adults alike will love. 



Golf is a great way to spend the day outside as a family. It’s challenging, teaches excellent focus and coordination as well as gives your kids an appreciation for the great outdoors.  Throughout the fall the resort offers 27-holes of golf on the Nottawasaga Course so your family can enjoy plenty of variety as you teach your kids the game. Golf is usually better suited to kids who are a little older (recommended ages 8 and up) but there is also a putting green as well as a driving range, that is perfect for younger golfers.



Jungle Quest Mini-Golf

If you’re looking for a more casual round of golf the resort also offers a challenging 18-hole, par 36 mini-putt adventure. The indoor course will have you navigating along a winding fun-filled jungle expedition where you will encounter treacherous terrain as well as native wildlife hiding around every corner. It promises to be fun for the entire family!



Arcade & Games Room

If competitive family fun is more your style you’ll love the Arcade & Games Room at the Nottawasaga Resort. Appropriate for all age groups and skill levels, the area offers a large selection of retro arcade games as well as ping-pong and billiards tables.



Nature Trails

The Nottawasaga Resort offers two beautiful nature trails lining both sides of the Nottawasaga River for the enjoyment of walkers, joggers, bird-watchers and snowshoers. The Valley Trail is an easy 2.8 kilometre limestone trail that is best suited for a quick recreation hike or a leisurely stroll with younger children. The Briar Hill Trail is a moderate 3.5 kilometres roundtrip trail with a more challenging terrain that travels along several elevation changes, making it an excellent choice for a family hike.



A Day at the Pool

While the pool is not open daily to the public the Nottawasaga Resort offers a Family Fun Pass every long weekend that includes swimming and access to the 3-storey, 100ft waterslide (as well as includes four mini-golf passes). Available this Thanksgiving long weekend you can lounge and relax, while your kids ride the slide and splash the day away! The Aquatic Centre also features a fun water umbrella for the little ones, a whirlpool and dry sauna as well as change facilities, including a family change room.


New Release of Homesites Has Arrived!

We are pleased to announce that a new selection of 32’, 36', 40' and 45’ homesites have arrived at Treetops! Visit the Presentation Centre to learn more about this new limited release and while you’re there be sure to tour our four designer decorated model homes.

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Healthy Lunches for Kids

Posted by Treetops on Friday, 08 September 2017 in Tips

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The kids are back to school and to help you get into the swing of things we’ve put together some of our favourite delicious and healthy recipes that are sure to have your kids looking forward to opening up their lunch bag all year long!



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Whole Grain Macaroni Salad

Pasta salad is an excellent choice to give your kids solid servings of whole grains, vegetables and dairy on their lunch hour. Our favourite combines a half pound of cooked whole wheat macaroni and a . cup of steamed or boiled broccoli florets (to save time, add them to the boiling pasta water along with the cooking pasta for the last minute of cooking) that have been tossed together with raw carrots, peppers and goat cheese (or your family’s favourite variety). Finally dress with a simple oil and vinegar dressing to taste.

Click below for more great kid friendly pasta recipes.



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Roasted Turkey and Cheese Whole Grain Wrap

Some of the best healthy lunch recipes are simple too! For this quick and delicious lunch simply place the roasted turkey and your child’s favourite mayo or cream cheese into a wrap. Then add lettuce and additional vegetable toppings and condiments to create a tasty and satisfying lunch that any kid will love. Serve with a side of broccoli and baby carrots to create a healthy, balanced school lunch. Thinking that a wrap will work great for your child?

Click below to find more nutritious recipes.




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Veggies, Pita and Hummus

Sometimes the best healthy lunches for kids look like snack time. For this quick and nutritious lunch take your child’s favourite flavour of hummus and pack along side delicious whole grain pita slices and wholesome vegetables. Cucumbers, peppers, baby carrots and broccoli are some great choices to help provide a balanced nutritional profile for your kid’s lunch.

You can even add in some fruit for desert. Yum! You can even mix up the flavours that



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Peanut Butter Alternatives

Since virtually all schools are now peanut free zones, you might want to take a look at some of the wonderful nut free alternatives for a healthy and easy alternative lunch. Sunflower seed butter is probably the closest in taste and texture to peanut butter, so your kids might not even notice the difference. Tahini is a sesame seed based spread from the Middle East that usually comes unsweetened so it is best to serve with jam or honey. Soynut butter is packed with protein and is an excellent choice for allergy-conscious families. Any of these spreads can be served with whole wheat bread and no-sugar added jam, or sliced banana, for a tasty lunch.

To learn more about peanut butter alternatives click the link below.



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Whole Grain Pita Pizza

Sure to be a crowd pleaser, you can make a fast and healthy pizza lunch with some whole grain pitas and a little creativity. Simply brush the pita bread with a little olive oil and top with tomato sauce, your children’s favourite veggies and cheese. Bake the pitas at 350 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted. 

Click below for more kid friendly topping ideas.


What are some of your family’s favourite school lunch recipes? We’d love for you to share them on our Facebook page!

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Top Staycation Ideas

Posted by Treetops on Thursday, 03 August 2017 in Lifestyle

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One of the best parts about life at Treetops is that you can enjoy a range of exciting summer adventures close to home. With a number of excellent parks, green spaces, beaches and recreation facilities close at hand, the options for summer fun are virtually endless. Here are just a few of our top recommendations for your ultimate Alliston-area staycation this summer.


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Endless Fun at Nottawasaga Resort 

Perhaps the best option for an Alliston-area staycation, the Nottawasaga Resort really does have something for everyone in your family. Perfect for a mini-vacation close to home, your family is sure to enjoy their time there. Parents will love the beautiful 45-hole golf courses, exquisite food and relaxing massage services. Kids will love the swimming, waterslide, mini golf and endless recreation activities — which include geocaching, bocce, volleyball, horseshoes, a playground, nature trails and more. Nottawasaga is offering a few excellent summer promotional packages right now, so visit their website today to learn more.

Or take advantage of their Family Fun Pass, which they offer on long weekends throughout the year. This includes access to the indoor pool, 100ft waterslide and mini-golf for a family of four for the day.



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Camping at Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Locals love Earle Rowe Provincial Park for its beautiful hiking trails, canoeing and huge outdoor swimming pool. It’s also a great place to give your kids a first taste of camping. This is an especially great option with younger kids, because when you’re camping close to home, you can always pack up if the kids aren’t into the experience. Earl Rowe offers a wonderful selection of car camping, group camping and even radio-free camping options to choose from.



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Take a Ride on the South Simcoe Railway

The South Simcoe railway is one of the most unique family day trips in Simcoe County. Your family will travel in restored railway coaches from the 1920s over the rails of a century-old branch line that once stretched all the way from Hamilton to Barrie. This round trip from Tottenham to Beeton takes just over an hour, and is enhanced by the Conductor’s friendly and informative commentary Trips are available every Sunday and select weekdays for the rest of the summer and early fall.



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Spend the Day at Innisfil Beach Park

Simcoe County has many beautiful beaches to explore, and Innisfil Beach Park might just be the nicest in proximity to Treetops. The beach is located about 30 minutes east of Alliston on beautiful Lake Simcoe. In addition to great swimming, boating and fishing, there are also volleyball courts, a playground, snack bar, sports fields, kayak and paddle board rentals and more.



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Explore Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

While not technically located in Simcoe County, Mono Cliffs Provincial Park is located just a short 30 minute drive west of Alliston and is a rare geographical wonder. Part of the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve, this majestic park is best known for it’s distinctive 30 metre cliffs on Cliff Top Trail. In addition to numerous wonderful hiking trails, there is also a day use picnic area that is perfect for a family lunch in this pristine natural setting.




Where are some of your favourite places to enjoy a staycation in Simcoe County?  We’d love to hear about them on our Facebook page!

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