Begin your day with a visit to the award-winning Uxbridge Farmers Market. Enjoy some live music while you explore the lively family-friendly atmosphere that includes Uxbridge’s finest farmers, prepared food vendors, artisans and musicians. Not sure where to start? We suggest you indulge in an authentic French pastry from Praline Patisserie’s while you browse Pollin Garden’s beautiful native plants, Foggy River Farm’s tea and skincare, and Board Out of My Mind’s kitchen creations. Don’t forget to stock up on fresh produce from one of our many local farmers.
Then, simply head across the street for the York Durham Heritage Railway’s Summer High Tea. Enjoy an afternoon of tea and treats, as well as a train ride on the vintage heritage coach. From the beautiful fresh flowers and spotless linen cloths on the tables, to the scrumptious homemade treats to enjoy, this event promises to provide a lovely time you will not forget! Make sure to book your tickets in advance, where you have the option to purchase a take-home sweet box filled with British baked goods.
Afterwards, head ten minutes north to the Leaskdale Manse National Historic Site, home of iconic Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Take a tour of the home restored to a 1917 period and see exactly where she wrote 11 of her 22 novels, as well as transcribed her personal journals. Next, retrace Maud’s steps to the church where her husband preached. Make sure to grab a photo-op with the only full-size bronze statue of the beloved author in the world. Before you leave, stop by the gift shop for a souvenir.
End your day on Slabtown Cider’s patio. Surrounded by the forest, trails, and rolling fields of the Oak Ridges Moraine, enjoy their craft ciders made from 100% Ontario produce. Pair your favourite drink with one of their wood oven pizza slabs that feature fresh local toppings or one of the many other delicious meals on their menu.