Spring Activities in Simcoe County

Posted by Treetops on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 in News

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This Spring take advantage of all the resources and festivities that are right in your backyard! In Simcoe County, Spring is a time of possibility and adventure. Surrounded by nature, there are so many wonderful things that your family can explore and enjoy nearby. Whether you want to enjoy the last of the winter snow, or look forward to the coming warmth of summer, there are a number of great activities to choose from. Have a look at our top picks for 2018 below!

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EXPLORE A LOCAL BUSH

With the warming weather of spring, the maple sap starts flowing at the local sugarbush. Visiting one of these beautiful local maple syrup operations is a time honoured spring tradition in Simcoe County. It provides an excellent opportunity to educate the kids and enjoy some tasty sweet treats. You can participate in a self-guided sugar shack tour on multiple dates throughout the early spring. Or attend one of the many Maple Syrup Festivals held between March 10th to April 8th listed here:

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EASTER FUN AT THE NOTTAWASAGA RESORT

Have a great spring adventure right next door to Treetops at the Nottawasaga Resort. Their Easter Family Fun Pass is available March 30 to April 2 and is great for families who want to enjoy some of the resort’s amenities without having to stay the night. Their Family Fun Pass is available for morning, afternoon or evening sessions and includes swimming in the tropical rainforest themed pool with 100 foot waterslide, and a round of jungle themed mini golf for up to 4ppl for $55.95 plux tax. Call for more details 705-435-5502 or to reserve your pass.


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GO SPRING SNOWSHOEING

There are sure to be a few snowy days left before the spring is done, and one great way to enjoy them in Simcoe County is to head out snowshoeing. Now, first time snowshoe enthusiasts may not want to rush out and buy a pair right off the bat. Luckily, Mountain Equipment Co-op in nearby Barrie rents snowshoes for just $15 a day for adults and $10 a day for kids. So you can grab a pair and hit the trails at one of these amazing local destinations. You can discover excellent local trails at destinations such as Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Minising Wetlands Conservation Area, Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area and more.


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GET GREEN

What better way to celebrate spring with the family than to plant a tree! The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority will be holding community volunteer tree planting throughout the region this spring, so find a day that works for your family. It’s an excellent way to teach your kids about nature, environmental responsibility and community service.

 

Speaking of the environment, Earth Hour is coming up on Saturday March 24 from 8:30pm-9:30pm. It’s a great way to express your commitment to the environment and set environmental resolutions for your household. It’s also an opportunity to enjoy some candlelight as a couple, go for a walk beneath the stars with your furry friend or stage an indoor camp out with the kids.


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VISIT A PETTING ZOO OR ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Simcoe County is home to many family friendly farms and animal sanctuaries. Wishing Well Animal Sanctuary in nearby Bradford, offers guided tours held on the second Sunday and last Saturday of every month from March through November. The Sanctuary offers a great opportunity to interact and learn about the rescued animals. Or visit the adorable spring baby animals at Chapel’s Farm in Barrie where adults and children alike can enjoy the petting zoo, bale runs, play areas and a little bit of farm life.


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