Spend a day tasting the flavours of Canada. Here are ideas for ten days and ways to help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.
Follow the True Brew Path for frothy flavour at six craft brewers. You’ll discover trails, brewers, and shopping in Milton, the many meanings of ‘flight’ in Oakville, Burlington’s best bets, flights, paddles, and hops in Brantford, and taste your way around Hamilton/Dundas.
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Burlington’s Ribfest boasts twenty “Ribber Teams” from across North America who sell more than 150,000 pounds of ribs to hungry attendees. Mark your September calendar for the food and fun.
Seasonal festivals, wagon rides, a playground and corn trail, farm animals, barn market, café, bakery and gift shop make Springridge Farm the perfect place for a full day of fun. Time your visit with their harvest festival to celebrate the pumpkin crop! At Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery you can pick-your-own apples, ride the farm train, or visit the children’s village and petting zoo. Bronte Creek Provincial Park‘s Children’s Playbarn is a 150-year-old barn that has been transformed into a huge children’s play loft for climbing and jumping.
Pick your own fresh Ontario apples, enjoy a country lunch at the waterfall dining area and grab a fresh pie at the retail shop at Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm. Experience a taste of rural life in Hamilton at the Farm Crawl in May, July and August. Each farmer organizes events and designs its activities around experiencing the farm’s operations.
You know a burger has got to be good if it’s featured on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! Located in Six Nations, head to the bright red barn for 22 delicious burgers, salads, sandwiches, pastas, and all-day breakfast. Be sure to try the house-made traditional strawberry juice.
According to some of the top sources for foodie recommendations, there are many dining spots that make Hamilton Halton Brant worth the trip. Quatrefoil Restaurant in Dundas has contemporary French cuisine in a sophisticated environment; Hungry Hollow in Georgetown specializes in Southern-inspired barbecue; and Juniper Dining Co. in Paris features French Lyonnaise-inspired favourites. The restaurants in Hamilton that have put the city on the radar of some of Canada’s top foodies include Earth to Table Bread Bar, Two Black Sheep, The Burnt Tongue, and Radius.
The Rockton World’s Fair , a Thanksgiving tradition for over 160 years, attracts 50,000 people from all over the world for three days of traditional fall fair fun. From midway rides to tractor and truck pulls, demolition derbies, farm-animal petting areas and livestock shows, there’s fun for everyone at the fall fairs in Acton, Ancaster, Burford and Georgetown. The St. George Applefest promises good food, fresh produce, tons of unique shopping and ongoing entertainment. Combine fall fair festivities with history and heritage at Battlefield House Museum and Park’s Apple Festival or Ireland House Museum’s Applefest Fall Fair.
Take a self-guided tour of Ridge Road Estate Winery’s vineyards and follow the paths to the scenic edge of the Niagara Escarpment. Spend time in their bistro-style tasting room afterwards, or enjoy a glass from the vineyard-side patio. Andrews’ Winery is a hidden gem boasting breathtaking Niagara Escarpment views. Visitors can sample wonderful wines ranging from dry fruit and grape wines, to Icewine and dessert wines.
Enjoy the Greenhouse Cafe, The Rock Garden Cafe, or the Turner Pavillion Teahouse at Royal Botanical Gardens, offering the ideal spot to relax in nature’s tranquility while enjoying a light snack and a cup of soothing tea.