The Oakwood Retreat Guidebook

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The Oakwood Retreat Guidebook

Sightseeing

The Big Apple gets its name from the large apple-shaped observatory that can be seen from the 401. It is a popular destination among locals and travelers alike. There are many different restaurants and shops inside to explore as well as outdoor activities like mini-golf, and a petting zoo. Plus, their apple bread is a fan favourite! Located in Colborne, ON
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The Big Apple
262 Orchard Rd
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The Big Apple gets its name from the large apple-shaped observatory that can be seen from the 401. It is a popular destination among locals and travelers alike. There are many different restaurants and shops inside to explore as well as outdoor activities like mini-golf, and a petting zoo. Plus, their apple bread is a fan favourite! Located in Colborne, ON
If you love to fish, we suggest that you check out Rice Lake. It's a popular fishing and boating destination with some great scenery.
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Rice Lake
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If you love to fish, we suggest that you check out Rice Lake. It's a popular fishing and boating destination with some great scenery.
Located in Colborne, ON
Alpaca Ridge Farms
152 Smith Road
Located in Colborne, ON
Located in Roseneath, ON
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PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary
1296 Bowmanton Rd
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Located in Roseneath, ON
Located in Campbellford, ON
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Ferris Provincial Park
474 County Road 8
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Located in Campbellford, ON
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Port Hope Drive In
2141 Theatre Rd S
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Warkworth Golf & Country Club
Northumberland County Road 29
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Located in Warkworth, ON
Millennium Trail
Main Street
Located in Warkworth, ON
Sandy Flat Sugar Bush and Pancake House
500 Concession Rd 3 W
Located in Warkworth, ON

Food scene

Dooher's is home to the best baked goods in the area. We highly recommend you try their donuts. Located in Campbellford, ON
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Dooher's Bakery
61 Bridge St E
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Dooher's is home to the best baked goods in the area. We highly recommend you try their donuts. Located in Campbellford, ON
This local winery is just up the road from the Oakwood retreat. They serve delicious, authentic Italian food along with wine made from grapes grown right on the property. Located in Warkworth, ON just up the road from the Oakwood Retreat!
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Villa Conti Winery
337 Covert Hill Rd
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This local winery is just up the road from the Oakwood retreat. They serve delicious, authentic Italian food along with wine made from grapes grown right on the property. Located in Warkworth, ON just up the road from the Oakwood Retreat!
If you're visiting Port Hope, you have to try Olympus Burger. They were voted Best Burger in Canada by Canadian Living, and they consistently live up to the name. They feature a wide selection of menu options. They also have great options for plant-based, and gluten-free diets. Located in Port Hope, ON
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Olympus Burger
55 Mill St S
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If you're visiting Port Hope, you have to try Olympus Burger. They were voted Best Burger in Canada by Canadian Living, and they consistently live up to the name. They feature a wide selection of menu options. They also have great options for plant-based, and gluten-free diets. Located in Port Hope, ON
This is an amazing little cafe to visit for a cup of coffee or for lunch. Their pastries are second to none, their soup is always nourishing and delicious, and their coffee is roasted in-house. Located in Warkworth, ON
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Our Lucky Stars
16 Main St
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This is an amazing little cafe to visit for a cup of coffee or for lunch. Their pastries are second to none, their soup is always nourishing and delicious, and their coffee is roasted in-house. Located in Warkworth, ON
Located in Port Hope, ON
Railside Restaurant
112 Peter St
Located in Port Hope, ON
Located in Campbellford, ON
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Apollo's Pizzeria
92 Bridge St E
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Located in Campbellford, ON

Local Shops

Kerr's is one of our favourite local bookstores. It houses many local writers as well as a collection of other popular artists. The shop also contains an impressive collection of stamps and scrapbooking supplies. Located in Campbellford, ON
Kerr's Corner Books
39 Bridge Street East
Kerr's is one of our favourite local bookstores. It houses many local writers as well as a collection of other popular artists. The shop also contains an impressive collection of stamps and scrapbooking supplies. Located in Campbellford, ON
Earth Angel Designs
60 Bridge Street East
Located in Warkworth, ON
The GoldenLine Spiritual Studio
11 Main Street
Located in Warkworth, ON
Cheeky Bee Candle Company and Gallery
23 Main St
Located in Warkworth, ON
Located in Warkworth, ON
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The Village Pantry
27 Main St
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Located in Warkworth, ON
Located in Warkworth, ON
Weekenders Vintage
28 Main Street
Located in Warkworth, ON
Located in Warkworth, ON
Frantic Farms Gallery
2 Mill St
Located in Warkworth, ON
Located in Campbellford, ON
Pizzazz
44 Bridge St E
Located in Campbellford, ON
Located just outside of Campbellford, ON
Meyersburg Flea Market & Antiques
5082 County Rd 30
Located just outside of Campbellford, ON

Towns to Explore

This is an eclectic little town is filled to the brim with unique stores, local art, and a few small but unique cafes. Restaurants we recommend: Our Lucky Stars Cafe, Vila Conti Restaurant and Winery Shops to explore: Centre & Main Chocolate Co, Frantic Farms Gallery, and Cheeky Bee Gallery Things to do: Sandy Flats Sugar Bush, Millenium Trail, Windebanks Garden Arts, Warkworth Golf Club
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Warkworth
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This is an eclectic little town is filled to the brim with unique stores, local art, and a few small but unique cafes. Restaurants we recommend: Our Lucky Stars Cafe, Vila Conti Restaurant and Winery Shops to explore: Centre & Main Chocolate Co, Frantic Farms Gallery, and Cheeky Bee Gallery Things to do: Sandy Flats Sugar Bush, Millenium Trail, Windebanks Garden Arts, Warkworth Golf Club
Historic and quaint, Port Hope is a lovely town to explore. They have many shops, small eateries, coffee shops, and much more to explore. There is also a smaller beach near the downtown if you find Cobourg's beach too crowded for your liking. Restaurants we recommend: Olympus Burger, The Social Bar and Table, and The Railside. Things to do: Capitol Theatre, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Ganaraska Forest, Port Hope Conservation Area
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Port Hope
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Historic and quaint, Port Hope is a lovely town to explore. They have many shops, small eateries, coffee shops, and much more to explore. There is also a smaller beach near the downtown if you find Cobourg's beach too crowded for your liking. Restaurants we recommend: Olympus Burger, The Social Bar and Table, and The Railside. Things to do: Capitol Theatre, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Ganaraska Forest, Port Hope Conservation Area
This is another lovely little town to visit. Spend some time walking along the river, or visiting the shops. We highly recommend going to Dooher's Bakery and trying their donuts! Restaurants we recommend: Antonia's Bistro, Appollo's Pizzeria, 52 North Pub and Grill Shops to Visit: Doohrs Bakery, Kerr's Corner Books, Empire Cheese, World's Finest Chocolate Factory, Pizzazz Vintage Things to Do: Meyersburg Flea Market, Ferris Provincial Park, waterfront pathway
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Campbellford
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This is another lovely little town to visit. Spend some time walking along the river, or visiting the shops. We highly recommend going to Dooher's Bakery and trying their donuts! Restaurants we recommend: Antonia's Bistro, Appollo's Pizzeria, 52 North Pub and Grill Shops to Visit: Doohrs Bakery, Kerr's Corner Books, Empire Cheese, World's Finest Chocolate Factory, Pizzazz Vintage Things to Do: Meyersburg Flea Market, Ferris Provincial Park, waterfront pathway
Cobourg features a lovely downtown filled with restaurants, shops, and historic buildings. Or you can spend some time at the famous Cobourg Beach. Restaurants we recommend: The Mill, Wing House, Craft Food House, and Stacked. Things to do: Jail Escape Hotel (coming November 2022), Cobourg Beach, Outdoor Skating, downtown exploration.
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Cobourg
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Cobourg features a lovely downtown filled with restaurants, shops, and historic buildings. Or you can spend some time at the famous Cobourg Beach. Restaurants we recommend: The Mill, Wing House, Craft Food House, and Stacked. Things to do: Jail Escape Hotel (coming November 2022), Cobourg Beach, Outdoor Skating, downtown exploration.
Prince Edward County is a picturesque area full of beautiful little towns, lush wineries, and stunning beaches. Things to do: Lake on the mountain, winery tours, Sandbanks Provincial Park, exploring Picton
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Prince Edward
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Prince Edward County is a picturesque area full of beautiful little towns, lush wineries, and stunning beaches. Things to do: Lake on the mountain, winery tours, Sandbanks Provincial Park, exploring Picton

Hiking/Trails

Peter's Woods Provincial Nature Reserve
Beagle Club Trailhead, Northumberland County Forest
Beagle Club Road
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Woodland Trailhead, Northumberland County Forest
Huckleberry Lane
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Russ creek road is about a 5-minute walk from the Oakwood Retreat. It is a hiking and ATV trail. If you follow the trail completely, it is 5km one way. You can also take a shorter loop by turning left at the first crossing at Dunbar Road. There is an old Dunbar cemetery where many people who settled the area. Follow Dunbar to Covert Hill Road, turn left again, and follow the road until you're back onto Clarkson Rd. Turn right onto Clarkson and walk until you reach the driveway up to the Oakwood Retreat.
Russ Creek Road
Russ Creek Road
Russ creek road is about a 5-minute walk from the Oakwood Retreat. It is a hiking and ATV trail. If you follow the trail completely, it is 5km one way. You can also take a shorter loop by turning left at the first crossing at Dunbar Road. There is an old Dunbar cemetery where many people who settled the area. Follow Dunbar to Covert Hill Road, turn left again, and follow the road until you're back onto Clarkson Rd. Turn right onto Clarkson and walk until you reach the driveway up to the Oakwood Retreat.

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Poison Ivy

This cabin is located in the country, so beware of poison ivy! It grows everywhere. Stick to the walking trails and you'll be fine.
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You need to bring your own vehicle

This is a rural area. Therefore, public transit, cabs, and rideshares are scarce, if present at all. The only way to get around is to drive yourself.
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Bug Spray with DEET

We recommend you bring bug spray with DEET as the ingredient is one of the only ways to keep ticks and other bugs away. We also recommend bringing socks and running shoes as well as long pants if you're planning on hiking off-trail. We include more information on ticks and how to avoid them in the information packet in the listing.