Experience Big Theatre and Small Town Hospitality in Port Perry

Written by: Nancy Towns. Courtesy of Durham Tourism. Imagine for a moment; a Theatre, on the ridge of an island called Scugog, perched over a lake of the same name. People come from north, south, east and west to take in theatrical fare, while professional actors embody tales of great… Read More

Dog friendly patios, events and trips to take your pup in Durham Region!


If you have a dog, then this is your blog. Big or small, short-haired or shaggy, your four-legged friend is part of the family. So why not plan a dog-friendly vacation that’s only a short drive from Toronto? From canine activity parks to pet boutiques, pet-friendly patios and even, dog-themed… Read More

Durham Region Apple Adventure

Two Blokes Cider

A is for Apple and for Adventure With spring officially in season, we are already counting down the days until the apple trees blossom. From farm fresh orchards to tap rooms and local bakeshops, Durham Region is the place to plan your apple adventure. We’re home to the Apple Capital… Read More

Savour and sip your way through Durham Region’s best heated patios this winter

Two Blokes Cider

For those who love fresh air, wood-burning fires and bringing your own blanket (or dog), we’ve curated a list of heated patios in Durham Region where you can enjoy a winter patio experience while sipping and savouring delicious local cuisine. There may be other great local spots, not included in… Read More

Plan the ultimate date night in with local craft beer and chocolate pairings

The Nutty Chocolatier

Chocolate: is it the unofficial fifth food group? For us, it is! Up your chocolate game with local finds from chocolate shops in Durham Region! Whether you like your chocolate dark, milk or filled with caramel, there are so many unique treats to savour from our region’s many chocolatiers. And since it’s no secret that beer and chocolate are a match made in heaven, we’ve paired each chocolate shop with a local… Read More

12 Insta-worthy nights out in Durham Region

The Port Social

Need a night out that’s next level? Whether you’re catching up with the girls, going for after-work appetizers or planning date night, there are lots of picture-perfect Durham Region hot spots—with the right vibe—for your next night out. Featuring crafty cocktails, drool-worthy appetizers, dancing and live music, you’ll have plenty of… Read More

Port Perry Holiday Shopping Guide

Shopper in front of Dana's Goldsmithing

By Mandy Furnis, @sparkleshinylove Holiday shopping is so much easier when you can check off all the gifts on your list in one shopping trip! Port Perry is the perfect setting for your holiday shopping because the unique stores in the downtown area are just a short walk away from… Read More

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season!

Couple standing in front of Luke's Country Store

That first snowfall, the twinkling lights and the smell of pine trees—these are all signs that the holiday season is upon us. Whether you’re looking to spend time with family and friends or find ways to get into the holiday spirit, Durham Region’s organizing committees have been hard at work… Read More

Harvest Your Own Christmas Tree in YDH This Holiday Season

Christmas Tree Farm

Kudos to you if recognized these as the original lyrics to the well-known carol O Christmas Tree. It is hard to imagine the holidays without this time-honoured tradition (which, believe it or not, originated in 16th century Germany). Without a tree, where would Santa stash the heaps of presents? What else… Read More

Rise and shine with Durham Region’s delicious breakfast spots

Pantry Shelf Breakfast

Whether you’re looking for a new brunch spot, a reliable local diner, a quaint country café or breakfast for dinner, there are so many places to choose from in the downtowns of Durham Region… Keep Reading