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Best Local Farm-To-Table Eats!

By Karen Hawthorne Choosing local matters. There’s the incredible fresh taste of food picked that morning (or by your own hands from the vines). Have you gone to an orchard with a basket and sampled a Honeycrisp apple right from the tree? Or tasted ruby red strawberries at a farm… Read More

Lake Scugog: The Perfect Summer Fishing Spot

By Dan Miguel from National Pro Staff Lake Scugog–Summer Largemouth Bass Nicknamed by locals as the bog, Lake Scugog is the shallowest and weediest lake in the region and offers the best largemouth habitat. From late June to early fall, Lake Scugog is your best bet to catch your biggest… Read More

Barbecued Chicken and Ribs! Does It Get Any Better?

Story By Karen Hawthorne When you graduate with an MBA and work in finance, you might not expect your career path to circle back to dishwasher (and multiple other duties!) at your family’s restaurant. But then again, not many restaurants feel so much like home. Haugen’s Chicken & Ribs Barbeque… Read More

The Perfect Scoop: Gelato, Ice Cream or Both!

By Karen Hawthorne A sweet, creamy scoop of handcrafted Italian gelato or home-churned ice cream is, by popular consensus, the perfect treat on a hot day. Cone, cup or whipped into a milkshake, the refreshing treat is a must-indulge—especially when it’s made with expert TLC by someone who knows the… Read More

Canada Day 2019 in Scugog

Celebrate Canada Day 2019 with the Township of Scugog! Join us July 1st in Palmer Park for unforgettable fun, entertainment, food, vendors and fireworks! Our celebrations will kick off at 10:30am with our annual “Vettes for Vets” parade through historic downtown Port Perry, featuring veterans riding through the streets in… Read More

5 Great Patios and Why You’ll Love Them!

Story By Karen Hawthorne Soak up the charm and the sunshine! Patio season is here, for sangria and ice buckets of beer, lunch overlooking the water, or cocktails under patio lanterns – Scugog has the best spots for outdoor dining, casual drinks and full-on relaxing. Because that’s what our brief,… Read More

Local and Handmade

Meta 4 Gallery

Meta4 Gallery Promotes Local and Handmade Story by Katherine Ryalen In downtown Port Perry is Meta4 Gallery, an award-winning gallery of fine craft, original art and studio programming. It opened its doors in 2005, and has been so successful that in the fall of 2017, co-owners and artist-entrepreneurs Birgitta MacLeod,… Read More

Little Romance in Scugog

Ocala Winery

Story by Karen Hawthorne Imagine your best day. Morning sunshine when you wake, lingering over breakfast and refills of buzzy coffee with the one you love. The feeling that you don’t have to rush a thing. A romantic getaway can be so simple and yet so very memorable. Bring a bottle… Read More

Bundle Up!

Family putting ice skates on lakeside, Scugog

Top 5 Outdoor Adventures in Scugog Story by Karen Hawthorne Get some fresh air and explore Scugog’s winter chills and thrills! We’ve got forests with trails and maple trees, horse-drawn sleigh rides and heart-pumping adventures on the frozen lake. Bring your skates (or snowshoes) and the family for some serious outdoor… Read More

Sweet Spots in Scugog

Apple Fritter

Story by Karen Hawthorne Winter blues? We hear you! The days are short and chilly, and we’re all yearning for a nice little pick-me-up. So plan an easy getaway for fresh country air and some sugar love from our sweetest Scugog shops. Here are some don’t-miss places to indulge in a… Read More