Boughner: Why not contemplate Leamington and close by Pelee?

In search of an excellent place to flee with the household for an evening or weekend or longer lower than an hour’s drive from downtown Chatham?

Level Pelee gives Southwestern Ontario’s solely nationwide park. It is situated near the city of Leamington, which gives it personal charms for guests. (File picture/Postmedia Community)

In search of an excellent place to flee with the household for an evening or weekend or longer lower than an hour’s drive from downtown Chatham? If that’s the case I might extremely suggest the Seacliffe Inn on Lake Erie in Leamington. The beachfront lodge options trendy rooms with nice views overlooking the lake or gardens in addition to a full service spa, free parking, very pleasant employees, pet pleasant and an out of doors patio.

The 23 rooms are air-conditioned and the property is lower than 15 minutes from Level Pelee Nationwide Park. The lodge is a two-minute stroll from the Leamington Municipal Marina and the identical distance to the loading ramp for the Pelee Island ferry.

And in relation to seashores there are none which are finer within the space. A bonus is Seacliffe Park, an excellent place for household outings and Saturday night time live shows.

We completely loved our brief keep on the lodge and would extremely suggest it this summer time. There are a great deal of issues to see and do within the Leamington space together with loading up the automobile with recent fruit and greens grown each outside and within the a whole bunch of greenhouses that dot the panorama.

And the fishing is sweet off the Leamington pier.


The annual shine and present automobile present at Stoney Level Sportsmen’s Membership is slated for Sept. 22. There’s a $10 per car registration price and public voting for the most effective in present.


The Detroit Historical past Membership is sponsoring a haunted Detroit historical past tour Oct. 13. From the times of French settlers and the ghouls who tormented them, to the grim realities of early factories and their grotesque demise tolls, Detroit is a city with a devilish scary previous. Its residents have lengthy straddled the road between good and evil and quite a lot of guidelines have been damaged through the years. Guides will take you on a macabre journey by means of the Motor Metropolis’s darkest historic moments.


Urbanrest Brewing Firm in Ferndale, Mich. is sponsoring a Vegan Brews and BBQ on July 1 at 5 p.m. on Wolcott Avenue in Ferndale.


Cow cuddling is the brand new wellness pattern and it prices as much as $300 for a 90-minute session. Spending time with animals lowers stress ranges and, though cow cuddling could also be awkward for some individuals, it’s a model new remedy that’s catching on like wildfire.

Mountain Horse Farm in upstate New York invitations guests to attempt the horse and cow expertise. Guests are given an opportunity to spend a while with massive animals and in addition pet or brush them or just simply cuddle them. Cuddling with animals has proven to cut back stress and assist individuals bond with nature. The physique temperature of cows is greater than people and so they have a decrease coronary heart fee.


Tickets at the moment are on sale for The Killers, who will carry out July 9 at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor.


A brand new block of tickets is now on sale for the play Come From Away on the Elgin Theatre in Toronto for performances Oct. 1 to Nov. 23.


It’s lastly summer time in Ontario and resorts, lodges, cottages and inns have superb packages on supply. They’ve all of it for households, {couples} or teams. Try the numerous gives for household getaways and romantic escapes. That is the summer time to go resorting.

A couple of solutions are Fern Resort, Bayview Wildwood Resort, the Briars Resort and Spa, WestWind Inn, Blue Mountain Resort, Hockley Valley Resort and Beachwood Resort. For extra info contact Resorts of Ontario at 1-800-363-7227 and don’t overlook to enter to win a $500 present certificates at an Ontario resort.


4 superb locations in Ontario that UNESCO needs you to expertise embody Georgian Bay, Lengthy Level, Niagara Escarpment and Frontenac Arch. Every have been awarded the distinguished designation of World Biosphere Reserve. They’re protected pure areas that comprise distinctive land and water ecosystems, shield at-risk species and comprise essential indigenous and heritage websites.


In case you are contemplating a biking vacation this summer time the Windsor-Kingsville-Essex tour is a favorite with many seasoned and beginner cyclists. A 3-day journey begins and ends in Windsor and takes riders a complete distance of 130 kilometres.

The “toast the coast path” that includes 10 wineries and cideries are all situated in Norfolk and Elgin counties.


African Lion Safari is celebrating its 50th season this yr and a model new child elephant is coming to the occasion. Born in November, Sunita is now on view for the general public.

African Lion Safari has one of the vital profitable Asian elephant conservation applications in North America and because the 21st child elephant  born on the location since 1991, Sunita is a tangible reminder that the unique mission of the park continues on immediately.

African Lion Safari is situated simply outdoors Hamilton and is open each day.

Summer time season tickets are $39.95 for adults and $27.95 for kids.


The 2019 Monster Truck Throwdown at Delaware Speedway is slated for July 19-21. This marks the third yr for the occasion and this yr there’s a third present to make it a three-show weekend.

The 2019 lineup of vans will develop from six to eight and can as soon as once more see a star crammed area together with two-time world freestyle champion, Avenger and the return of Brutus.

Further vans embody native favorite Practice Wreck, Overbored and Miss Overbored, Quad Chaos, Filth Crew  and Simply Get Er Executed.

The Friday and Saturday exhibits may have a pit occasion earlier than the present, beginning at 5 p.m. The occasions will begin at 7 p.m. every night time.


Tickets are promoting quick for Roxodus Music Competition slated for July 11-14 at Edenvale Airport, a 30-minute drive from Barrie.

Talking of Barrie, there may not be a extra enjoyable option to spend a while out on the water than enjoying on an enormous floating water park on the metropolis’s Centennial Seaside. The 13,000-square-foot enjoyable pad can accommodate about 100 individuals at any given time. You should use the Splash On Water Park as a large water-based impediment course or as a spot to sit back on a scorching scorching day. There are a couple of of those floating water parks on the west coast run by Okanagan Wibit, who’re additionally behind the Barrie location, however this new addition is the closest attraction of its sort to Toronto.

Splash On Water Park is open each day and day passes are $25. Night passes are $15.


Agawa Canyon Practice Tour is now providing a three-night bundle that features three nights’ lodging in Sault Ste Marie, an attraction passbook, which incorporates entry to the Canadian Heritage Bushplane Centre, Ermatinger-Clergue Nationwide Historic Web site and Discovery Cemtre, Sault Ste Marie Museum and Artwork Gallery of Algoma.

The multi-night bundle begins at $184.

For extra info name 1-800-461-6020. The practice departs each day by means of Oct. 15 from Sault Ste Marie at eight a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.


Do you know that with almost 400 kilometres of waterways navigable by canoe or kayak, the Thames River is a good paddling journey by means of the guts of southwestern Ontario?

Paddling the decrease Thames, often known as the principle department, from the forks of the north and south branches in London, might be completed at virtually any stream fee from Delaware to Lake St. Clair. The river slows down and the banks are excessive, which retains the river deep sufficient for small craft to simply navigate.

The decrease Thames is thought for its wealthy historical past associated to the Conflict of 1812 with many battle websites close to the river and historic stone buildings, wood constructions and bridges that date again to the 1800s and early 1900s and might be seen whereas paddling any department of the river.

Readers are invited to submit their questions or solutions on locations to journey near residence or far-off to journey author Bob Boughner at [email protected]. Wishing all a really joyful, secure and wholesome July 1 Canada Day.

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