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Spend your Valentine’s Day in the Almaguin Highlands

The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Central Almaguin

Spending this Valentine’s Day in the Almaguin Highlands? Here’s a list of amazing winter escapes and activities that will keep you busy throughout the most romantic season.

  1. Book a cozy cabin getaway with Voyager Quest, just outside of South River. Featured in the Globe & Mail as the Best Place to Spend Valentine’s Day- A date like no other!
    Bring your loved one to Algonquin’s northwest corner for some intimate Algonquin winter adventures! Share a snowmobile or dogsled through an unspoiled winter forest, trek to a hidden forest camp for a regional gourmet lunch, enjoy a torch lit skate. Put your feet up in front of the fire every night in your own chalet suite. Packages are offered for couples looking for some real adventure.

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  2. Love the idea of a winter retreat, but not ready to take it out into the Algonquin back-country? Try something a little closer to home; book a cozy chalet at Northridge Inn and Resort and enjoy escaping on beautiful Lake Bernard.

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  3. Visit South River’s Tom Thomson Park. Dress warmly or bring a big blanket, and cuddle up while watching the sun set over the lake. Located on Chemical Road in South River.

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  4. Want to enjoy a day rushing through snowy trails, while being pulled behind adorable sled dogs? Book a day trip with Chocpaw Expeditions, and enjoy an exciting day of dog sledding. Chocpaw Expeditions has been providing high quality educational and recreational adventure experiences for over 40 years. As the longest established dog sledding tour and expedition operator in Ontario they have the experience to offer the adventure of a lifetime.

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  5. Don’t feel like being adventurous? Is a nice dinner out more your style? Then check out Micheal’s on Main at the Ridge. Michael prides himself on great comfort food with a flare for presentation. He has taken his training from the UK and bundled it with his mother’s recipes to provide you with a taste of England here in Canada. Make sure to make restervations, because this restaurant fills up quickly! The Ridge Golf Club has also opened up a snowshoe trail around the golf course, if you feel like getting some fresh air after dinner.

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  6. Sometimes all you need to make Valentine’s Day special is that perfect gift. Take a look at the Flower Garden or Anderson’s Flowers and Giftware for a beautiful bouquet for your special someone.

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  7. Creative dates aren’t for everyone, but if you are interested in putting a bit more planning into your Valentine’s Day, try organizing a Scavenger Hunt! Leave clues and/or gifts at each location for your partner to find. Have them visit all the well-known romantic spots in Central Almaguin, like Tom Thomson Park, Lake Bernard Beach and High Rock in Sundridge.

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  8. Participate in the Almaguin Tipsy Tour by visiting the Highlander Brew Co. in South River for a taste testing of some locally made Ale, and then make your way south along Hwy 124 to make a stop at the Copperhead Distillery in Sundridge to warm your belly with some hot Apple Cider Moonshine.
     
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  9. Fancy a night in, cooking a meal together and ending the night with a movie on the couch? Buy the Highlander Cookbook from the Highlander Brew Co. in South River and cook some amazing local recipes at home with your loved one.

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  10. Everyone loves to indulge in a nice glass of wine on Valentine’s Day! Why not end your night with a bottle of red that you made yourself at Corner Wines in South River. It will be the perfect ending to the perfect day in the Almaguin Highlands.

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