Reconnecting with Nature in Oro-Medonte

Reconnecting with Nature in Oro-Medonte

Escape the concrete jungle to a rejuvenating oasis of natural wonder in Oro-Medonte.  90 minutes north of the GTA, it’s just a short trip to feel fully immersed in the Canadian wilderness of rolling hills and canopied forests. Whether you’re looking to relax amongst the peaceful sounds of nature or discover the best in local farm adventures, we’ve got some ideas on how to best reconnect with nature in Oro-Medonte during all four seasons.

Relaxing Retreats

Glen Oro Farm Horse Trail Ride in Fall

Glen Oro Farm

Embrace the outdoors with luxury camping at Glen Oro Eco Farm. Unwind at an Explorer’s Tent or Geodome hidden amongst the trees, take a horseback trail-ride, or enjoy a fireside chef-prepared dining experience. With sustainability at top of mind, this eco-retreat promotes the luxury side of the great outdoors in a rural landscape.




Vetta Nordic Spa

Enjoy a day at the spa where reconnecting with nature is of utmost priority. Vetta Nordic Spa is Oro-Medonte’s newest wellness retreat, pairing the best techniques of Finnish hydrotherapy with the beauty of Canadian landscapes. From social areas for friends to reconnect, to quiet zones to soak in peaceful tranquility, Vetta has an experience for you. Featuring one of the world’s largest saunas, outdoor pools and relaxation areas, massage therapy and Finnish-inspired dining, a day at Vetta is one to remember. Tranquility is closer than you think. Check out our Vetta blog and read about the incredible experience you will have when you book your time at Vetta spa.



Vicki Tree Yoga

Reconnect with nature and self with some seasonal yoga in the forest at Vicki Tree Yoga. Discover the blissful exhilaration of movement, fresh air and connection. For those who prefer a faster style, Vicki Tree offers spin classes, trails runs, hikes and snowshoeing. Backing on to the beautiful Copeland Forest in Horseshoe Valley, this is a peaceful, rejuvenating escape that is definitely worth experiencing!

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On-Farm Faves

Quayle's Brewery Aerial View

Quayle’s Brewery

Learn all about the hops to table process at Quayle’s Brewery. Sip a farm fresh beer and absorb expert brewmaster knowledge on a Harvest Hops Tour. Stroll through thriving hops fields and learn about the growing season, soil and the role that hops have in beer-making. Quayle’s friendly brew crew will give you an insider tour of the harvester, oats house and brewery where you will be able to see the various stages of the harvest from farm to kettle. Indulge in the tastes of delicious craft beer & food in the taproom or in the outdoor beer garden. Open Thursdays to Sundays, year-round. Great food and drinks. Live Music will be detailed on their website. Hops Tour is seasonal, Summer and Fall only.



Davidson Estate Alpacas feeding

Davidson Estate Alpacas

Get up close and personal with adorable alpacas at Davidson Estate Alpacas farm in Oro-Medonte. Walk through the forested trail with a docile alpaca in tow, and take as many Insta-worthy photos as you like! These gentle animals are safe to interact with and lead in a halter. During your visit to Davidson Estate Alpacas, you can have the opportunity to safely feed them, pet them and make friends with these special creatures. Tour the alpaca farm and learn about alpaca farming, products and lifestyle. Touch some super-soft alpaca fibre and browse alpaca socks, hats, headbands and yarn for purchase. Note: No public washroom on-site.



Chappell Farms

Chappell Farms is a seasonal family farm hosting a spring & fall festival and summer rural adventures for the family. Meet the farm animals, enjoy wagon rides, kids mazes and outdoor play areas. Visit the fresh produce stand from July to September and the gift barn. Visit the website to plan your fun on the farm.



Outdoor Adventure

Hike It, Bike It, Walk It, Jog It, Ski It

Check out the incredible trails of Oro-Medonte, in whatever manner suits you. Let the healing power of nature re-balance your body, mind and spirit. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings as you take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Click the following links for the Oro-Medonte Rail Trail and Copeland Forest trails, pack some water and snacks and head out. No need to book ahead for this amazing and FREE experience!



Treetop Trekking

Swing through the trees and enjoy an adrenaline-inducing day out on a variety of aerial courses ranging from beginner to advanced! Treetop Trekking at Horseshoe Resort is filled with exciting ziplines, wooden bridges, balance cables, net walkways, and much more, all set in the scenic Copeland Forest. (This experience is not available through winter)



Accommodations and Dining

At the end of your excursion(s), you are going to be tired or hungry… probably both.  Click here for some great accommodation options (best booked in advance) and check out our amazing, local restaurants.

Support Oro-Medonte’s Local Agriculture

Agri-Tourism is a big deal in Oro-Medonte. Embrace a peaceful, rural escape, surrounded by the beauty and bounty of our farmland. Our farmers work hard to remain connected to community, offering up their crops at local farmer’s markets and shops, year round. Our local restaurants support and promote locally sourced ingredients. Taste the freshness of local when you indulge in Oro-Medonte. For more information on how and where to enjoy Agri-Tourism, read through this amazing blog.

With all the Oro-Medonte has to offer, for all ages and all interests, we can’t wait to see what you discover! Remember to tag #OroMedonteTourism in your social media photos!

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