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Located just 50 minutes northeast of Toronto  
'Getaway from the Everyday!'

Guided All Terrain Vehicle Tours

Operating under special permit through the 

unspoiled trails of Southern Ontario's largest forest

Turn your Guided ATV Adventure Tour into a memorable vacation. Consider staying the night with our Hillcrest-Inn B&B accommodation package and visit some of the local attractions. We’re pleased to offer a listing of seasonal events, with many discount coupons.


     Visit our local treasures!! ‘Mosport International Raceway’ hosts weekly stock car racing, and Cedar Park offers supervised public swimming with giant waterslides and a championship miniature golf course. Of course, there are plenty of other local attractions highlighted below.

Click on a link below for more information


Hillcrest-Inn B&B - 2996 Concession 8 RR5, Bowmanville ON  L1C 3K6

Deluxe, private accommodations located in North Bowmanville.  All rooms feature private ensuites, sitting areas, TV/VCR, courtesy fridge, coffee maker, kettle, queen/king beds and more!     'The Perfect Balance of Privacy and Hospitality'.


Toll Free: (866) 771-2184


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- Cedar Park Resort
Hampton, ON  (905) 263-8109
Featuring one of Durham Region's largest supervised public swimming pools. Unique children's water play area and three of Durham Region's wildest giant waterslides. 18 hole championship miniature golf course. Tennis court, baseball diamond, snack bar, washroom & shower facilities. Plenty of picnic tables and picnic shelters. Perfect for school or family oriented outings. A great place for company picnics! Trailer sites available by the season, month or week.
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- Mosport International Raceway
3233 Concession Rd. #10  Courtice, ON L1C 3K6
A world renowned racing facility lies just north of Bowmanville hosting weekly events (Saturday night stock car racing) to annual weekend events consisting of major North American Championships. Mosport offers a variety of racing on both a local and international level. Our season runs from May to October. Race weekends provide a fun, exciting outing for the family including camping.
RATES & ADMISSION COST: Varies with event. Call for details.
SEASON: May to October

TEL: (905) 983-9141 FAX: (905) 983-5195



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- Ganaraska Forest
  Offering the best in outdoor recreation fun. Close to 11,000 acres of forest are waiting to be explored. The Ganaraska Forest can provide year round pleasure for you or your family : Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Mountain Bicycling, Nature Walking Trails, Horseback Riding, Off-Road / ATV Trails (Forest Membership or Day Pass Required).

Phone: (905) 797-2721  Fax: (905) 797-2545
Year Round (Forest Membership or Day Pass required)

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- Archibald Orchards & Winery
6275 Liberty St. N., RR#5
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K6
(905) 263-2396 FAX: (905) 263-4263
40 acre Family Farm & Estate Winery located in a picturesque setting just 10 minutes north of Hwy 401. Visit our winery boutique and sample award-winning wines. Starting early September, taste crisp apples right from the tree, pies still warm from the oven and cider fresh off the press. Enjoy children's play area or take a "narrated" wagon ride.


Farm Market: Sept. - Dec. 9AM-6PM Daily
Winery: May - Dec. 10AM-6PM Daily
Jan.- April 10AM-6PM Fri. - Sun.

SEASON: Year Round
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- Bowmanville Museum

37 Silver Street, P.O. Box 188
Bowmanville L1C 3C4
Phone: (905) 623-2734 or (888) 567-2598
Fax: (905) 623-5684

Year Round
Open: Tuesday - Sunday & Holiday Mondays
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Open 7 days a week in July and August
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Directions: Take Hwy. 401 to Exit 431, Regional Road 57 north to Hwy. 2, turn right, left at lights (Scugog Street), right on Church Street, left on Silver Street.

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- Tyrone Mills

7 miles North of Hwy 401 ,Tyrone, ON (Liberty Street exit at Bowmanville)
(905) 263-8871
In operation since 1846, this working, water powered mill houses a store where homemade jams, stone ground wheat flour, maple syrup, honey and cheese as well as lumber, lumber products and custom milling are available. During apple season in September until June, the mill also produces fresh apple cider and cider donuts. An antique woodworking shop is located on the second floor.


Mon.-Sat. 9AM-6PM
Sept.-June: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-6PM, Sun. 12-5PM

SEASON: Year Round
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- Durham Central Agricultural Fair

Orono Fairgrounds
(905) 983-9510 FAX (905) 983-6391
The fun begins on Thursday with our Hometown Celebration. Enjoy half price admission and all midway rides for a buck! The next three days are filled with excitement: Demolition Derby, Truck & Tractor Pull, Livestock Shows, Horsemanship Trials, Cake Auctions, Vintage Tractors and an arena full of displays and crafts. Take 401 east to Hwy 35/115 and go north to the Orono exit.

Adults: $5 Students/Seniors: $3
Children under 12: $1

Thurs. 4PM-9PM; Fri.-Sat. 9AM-11PM; Sun. 9AM-5PM

SEASON: Sept. 9-12
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- Bowmanville Zoo

340 King St. E.
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K5
(905) 623-5655 FAX: (905) 623-0957
An exotic animal adventure awaits you at Canada's Oldest Zoo. The new AnimaTheatre will impress you! Learn the skills & secrets of training animals for Hollywood Films. Meet the magnificent Black Jaguar, Baghera, star of Peter Benchley's AMAZON. Discover majestic elephants, zebras, camels, lions, tigers and so much more. Continuous educational encounters and shows will make for an unforgettable day.

The Zoo is the oldest privately owned zoo in North America, established in 1919. Also, the zoo is famous for its animal actors, Baongo the Lion and Angus the Elephant.

Call to inquire.


May 10am-5pm Daily
June 10am-5pm Mon-Fri/Sat-Sun till 6pm
July/Aug 10am-6pm Daily
September 10am-4pm Mon-Fri/Sat-Sun till 5pm
October 10am-4pm week-end only

SEASON: May to October
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- Darlington Provincial Park

R.R. 2, Bowmanville L1C 3K3
Phone: (905) 436-2036

Season: Day Use Year Round.
Hourly, daily and seasonal day use permits available.

Directions: Take Hwy. 401, exit at 425, south on Courtice Road to Darlington Park Road, turn west - 2 km. to park gate.
Cross-country ski trails, snowmobiling trails, mountain bicycling & motorcycling trails, hiking, horseback riding. Parking all year with Chalet and canteen during December to March for the ski season only. Group camping on weekends.
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- Cat World

3667 Concession Road #6
R.R. #1, Orono LOB 1M0
Phone: (905) 983-5016
Fax: (905) 983-9858

Season: Year Round 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hwy. 401 to Hwy. 35/115 (exit 436), north to Taunton Road (Regional Road 4), south east corner, watch for signs.
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- Second Marsh Wildlife Area' and Conservation Areas'

Website: Port of Newcastle
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- Golf

5210 Bethesda Road North
Bowmanville, L1C 3K5
Phone: (905) 263-2293
Season: March - November
Directions: Take Hwy. 401 to Liberty Street North to Taunton Road, turn east for 2 km., course located on north side of road.

3845 Middle Road N.
Phone: (905) 623-2670
Fax: (905) 623-2275
Season: April - October
Directions: Take Highway 401 east to Exit 432 at Liberty Street, 5 km (3 miles) to Concession Road 4. Turn left and proceed west to Middle Road.

2735 Hancock Road
Courtice L1E 2M2
Phone: (905) 623-2350
Season: April - October
Directions: Take Hwy. 401 to Exit 431 (Regional Road 57) Martin Rd. north to Hwy. 2 (King Street) turn left. Range is on your right about 1 km.

Michael Kuzenko
4507 Courtice Road
Hampton LOB 1J0
Phone: (905) 436-2349
Season: April - October (weather permitting)
Directions: Take Hwy. 401 to Courtice Road, north to Hwy 2, right, first left.

2429 Golf Course Road
Newcastle L1B 1L9
Phone: (905) 987-4851
Season: April - November.
Open Monday to Friday 7:00 am til dark, Saturday, Sunday & holidays 6:00 am to dark.
Directions: Take Hwy. 401, exit Mill Street North (Newcastle) exit to Hwy. 2, east for 2 km., turn north onto Golf Course Road.

1550 Pebblestone Road
Courtice L1E 2K6
Phone: (905) 725-7452
Season: May - October
Directions: Hwy. 401 to Courtice Road north to Pebblestone Road, west to Tooley's Road.

3705 Regional Road 57, R. R. #1
Bowmanville L1C 3K2
Phone: (905) 697-5888
Fax: (905) 697-5882
Season: March - November
Directions: Take Hwy. 401, exit Waverley Road (Regional Road 57) north for 6.4 km.

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- Pingles Fun Farm

1805 Taunton Rd., Hampton, ON L0B 1J0
(905) 725-6089 FAX: (905) 725-9040
In season we grow bedding plants, pick your own strawberries, apples, fall raspberries and pumpkins. Our market features fresh produce, our own jams & preserves, crafts and gifts and our farm fresh bakery. The play area features a straw jump and farm animals. Harvest festival weekends in September and in October - Pingles Pumpkin Fun Weekend activities for the whole family including wagon rides and puppet theatre. In October we have a haunted hayride and boo barn. New for 2000, look for millennium mega maze in September.

May - Oct. 8AM-8PM, Sat. & Sun. 8AM-6PM
Nov. - Dec. 9AM-6PM Daily

SEASON: May 1- Dec. 24
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- Great Blue Heron Charity Casino

21777 Island Rd., Port Perry, ON
1(888) 29-HERON or (905) 985-4888
FAX: (905) 985-9974
There’s something for everyone at the Great Blue Heron no matter what your game. Spend some time at one of our 40 exciting gaming tables, pull a handle on one of our 450 slot machines, enjoy a fabulous all you can eat buffet at the Waters Edge Restaurant, or just linger for a drink at the Lucky Stone Bar and take in all the exciting gaming action. The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino with its newly expanded aboriginal land and water theme, provides our guests with a relaxing friendly natural setting that is unique from all other gaming establishments. We Have a Winner.


SEASON: Year round.
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- Municipality Of Clarington

40 Temperance St., Bowmanville, ON
FAX: (905) 623-5717
Come to Clarington where fun and excitement meet. There are attractions, historic sites and sport venues to entertain and amuse the whole family. From Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery to Empire Orchards & Herb Farm to the Zoos, Marinas and picturesque countryside. There is something for everyone in Clarington. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Clarington Tourism Office (Liberty Street South, across from the Clarington Hotel) for updated information about the many community events and happenings.

If you are from the local area, 
you may be interested in joining 
The Outback ATV Club


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