Five of this month's awesome events and destinations to help you plan your adventures #inFrontenac.
Bob Robertson, the founder and leader of the trio, has wide, eclectic musical tastes. The music of the band is a stew of rock, folk, country, reggae, and other styles; it’s not unusual to hear an old country ballad followed by a rocking song from Bad Company. The great strength of the trio is vocal prowess; all three members are strong vocalists, producing varied lead vocals and rich, soaring harmonies. bobrobertson.ca Get tickets ($15): Brians Record Option, Ormsbees Mercantile, Battersera General Store.
Saturday, April 6
At the United Church Hall, Battersea: get the Google Map
Both locations are offering guided tours of their sugar shacks, where they'll let you in on all the behind-the-scene secrets (reverse osmosis...what?!), try samples of different syrup grades, and purchase all kinds of maple products.
At Oso Sweet, Mel, Joyce, and their son Clayton will have complimentary refreshments ready for you, door prizes, butter tarts by Kirk Chabot and on Sunday there's a new maple beverage in town... bring the family and find out what Maple X is all about.
Across the way at Conboy's, George, Darlene, and their four sons will demontstrate traditional sap boiling methods over a bonfire, you can go for a hike through their sugar bush, and grab some maple themed food from Cota's Mobile Catering. Practice your axe and knife throwing skills with the Frontenac Blades on Saturday, check out beautiful wood turned items, and get the kids' faces painted too!
They're within a minute of each other, and you should stop at both. Pop into Food Less Traveled in Verona on Saturday to pick up some locally sourced food, and grab a bite at Cardinal Cafe, The Crossings Pub, or The Maples in Sharbot Lake to make a day out of it!
Meet all the animals including the new Spring babies, plant a seed to take home and grow, enjoy the Easter egg hunt (runs continuously throughout the day), and other fun farm crafts and activities. Plus grab some lunch from local food vendors on site. Rain or Shine.
Pay at the gate - cash only: $5/person or $20/car
Trail planning is still underway but you can expect one heck of a ride again this year. The main trail is expected to be over 90km and the optional side trails are expected to add another 40km to that total. With another late thaw expected this year, plan on mud... lots of it! So bring extra fuel! Stay tuned for more details as they become available. You can also contact the Palmerston Lake Marina for information.
Saturday, April 27
In Ompah: get the Google Map
They're all around us now, but taking a day to seek out the signs of spring will help you appreciate the transition out of winter that much more. Follow in Mike and Heidi's footsteps as they hike at Frontenac Provincial Park and Gould Lake Conservation Area, enjoy lunch at The Point Restaurant, and get a big dose of nastalgia at Trousdale's General Store in Sydenham.
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