The kids have headed back to school and soon the leaves will start to change colour. It’s hard to believe, but another summer has flown by and we’re entering into the Fall season! There are many things to love about Fall. The autumn colours are certainly one of them, as the resort transforms into a canvas of gold, red, and orange. We also enter into a season of harvest, cooler days, cozy nights, and travelers seeking a quiet place to unwind.
Weekly workshops with the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (www.ontarioturtle.ca) were a hit! We got to hear about how we can do our part to help turtle conservation efforts, learn about the type of turtles in Ontario, and get up close with turtles currently in the Centre’s care.
Stoney Lake really is a gem in the Kawarthas. Cooling off on hot summer days was made that much easier with swimming, jumping off the water trampoline, grabbing a kayak for a paddle, or tubing with Ben. We’re glad to see guests enjoy life on the lake, taking a break from city life and the hustle and bustle.
Chefs Kyle and Mandy (along with our culinary team) hit it out of the park with fresh, delicious dining at both The Boathouse and Mount Julian (shout out to our yummy breakfast buffet in 1885). From soaking up the sun with a beer at The Boathouse patio or indulging in a 7 course tasting dinner at Mount Julian, there were lots of happy, full bellies. As we come into the harvest season, we can’t wait to serve up more local farm-to-table food for you.
Fall Recreation Programs
View the schedule here! This kicked in on September 3 and is in effect until October 6 (at which point we switch to our Winter schedule). While things take a bit of a slower pace, there are still plenty of activities going on such as fishing, kayaking, bonfires, and our daily farm tours.
Fall means it’s studio time here in the Kawarthas, and there are lots of unique painters, sculptors, photographers, and more to be discovered. We put together a list of some local art tours that may be of interest. You can use Viamede as your home base to go out and explore.
It may still seem a ways away, but Thanksgiving is on Monday, October 14. We put on a Thanksgiving buffet featuring our own farm-raised turkeys. For you, this means no cooking and no dishes! Read more here about Thanksgiving at Viamede.
Our Fall rates are in effect from Labour Day until Thanksgiving.