Kawarthas Northumberland

Dream Vacation Contest – Autumn Colours Edition

The contest is now closed!

It takes some time to make dreams into reality, but we’ve done it!

Our Dream Vacation Contest winner is Dayna from Sarnia! She’s excited to enjoy her girlfriends’ fall colours getaway. Her itinerary is below.

We’d like to thank everyone who entered! It took a lot of thought and time to put together your dream vacation itineraries, and we love them all! In fact, some of them are so great that we’d like to feature them in the future so that other people can be inspired by your dreams!

Dayna’s Dream Vacation Itinerary:

Day 1:

Stop 1: Laveanne Lavender to pick up some luxurious body care products.

Stop 2: Lunch at the Food Forest in Peterborough.

Stop 3: Enjoy a hike along the Millennium Trail and/or Trans Canada Trail by Little Lake in Peterborough.

Stop 4: Arrive at Elmhirst’s Resort & Spa & enjoy some pampering at their spa before a lovely, locally-sourced dinner.

Overnight at Elmhirst’s Resort & Spa

Day 2:

Enjoy spa treatments with girlfriends at Elmhirst’s Resort & Spa.

Experience a stunning aerial tour of the region with Free Spirit Adventures.

Enjoy a horseback riding tour.

Enjoy delicious, locally-sourced meals at Elmhirst’s Resort & Spa or use the great kitchen in your cottage to get creative with some local food from a farmers’ market!

Day 3:

Enjoy breakfast at Elmhirst’s Resort & Spa before checking out.

Stop 1: Experience a tour at Church Key Brewing in Campbellford

Stop 2: Pick up a prepared picnic lunch at I Am Coffee in Campbellford.

Stop 3: Hike across the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge and into Ferris Provincial Park for a self-guided tour, picnic, a bit of “Forest Bathing” meditation, and yoga.

Stop 4: Arrive at Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton to enjoy a stunning lake view from the deluxe Vista Lago cottage, including 4 meals a day and spa services.

Day 4:

Enjoy a full day at Ste. Anne’s Spa

Day 5:

Breakfast at Ste. Anne’s Spa and check-out.

En route back to Sarnia, enjoy lunch at the Trattoria Gusto in the historic Waddell Hotel in Port Hope and, if timing permits, a matinee performance at the historic Capitol Theatre.

Enjoy some window-shopping and touring through picturesque Port Hope before continuing homeward.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an entry!

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