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August 2021

Things to do in Durham Region:
Quick summer guide
If you are looking for things to do in Durham Region this summer, we have put together a quick summer guide full of attractions, activities, and adventures to keep you entertained all summer long.

Catch some waves by renting a paddle board, kayak or paddleboat and then cool off at one of Durham Region’s beaches, outdoor pools, splash pads or the water park.

Enjoy the flavours of the season by visiting a farm to pick up or pick your own delicious local food and then surround yourself in summer at an Instagram-worthy sunflower, lavender, or wildflower farm.

Make new animal friends with a visit to a fun-farm, zoo, or animal sanctuary. If you’re looking for an interactive experience, try goat yoga or go for a trail ride on horseback.

Summer sports are a great way to get active and enjoy the great outdoors. Hit the green at a golf course, driving range or mini golf course. Discover the best fishing in the Greater Toronto Area with a fun day of shore or boat fishing.

If you’re looking for excitement, why not spend a day at the track? From live horse racing to race cars, there are thrills to be had trackside in Durham Region.

Hike or cycle one of Durham Region’s trails and on-road cycling routes that will lead you through a variety of breathtaking landscapes.

Adventure awaits from treetop zip lines, beach volleyball, paintball or hitting a few at the batting cage—why not try something different?

Get inspired with an outdoor art experience! From outdoor art lessons and outdoor concerts to watching a play in the park, there are lots of culture opportunities to enjoy.
Have a "Cool Experience" in the Township of Brock
The Brock Board of Trade presents the "Cool Experience." A family-friendly day with farm tours, great food and fresh locally grown flowers. Your first stop is Forget-Me-Not Alpacas, where you get to meet the cutest group of camelids this side of Toronto. You will be taken on a tour of the working farm and even have a chance to feed the alpacas.

Once your tour has ended and you’ve taken your share of Alpaca selfies, you have some time to wander before your delicious lunch at the Albatross Bar & Grill at Cedarhurst Golf Club. Check out some of the downtown shops or head on down to the Beaverton Pier. Lunch is served at the Albatross anytime after noon.

Next, it’s time to head to White's Creek Flower Farm for a guided tour of their flower fields. You won’t believe the colours and the best part is you get to take some home!

End the day with ice cream at the Cool Cow ice cream shop.
Enjoy live music at the Troubadour Concert Series
Grab your lawn chairs and head to downtown Oshawa for a free summer concert series! This weekly outdoor series takes place every Saturday evening until August 21 and will feature live performances from some of our best local musicians.
The series features the winners and nominees of the 2020 and 2021 Oshawa Music Awards, (Celebrating Music In Durham Region), musical theatre performers from Mansfield Entertainment ("Mamma Mia!", "We Will Rock You"), along with some of your favourite local performers.
Come out and experience the dynamic music scene of Oshawa and Durham Region.
Home is where the heart is
In Oshawa, locals know they can count on Teddy's famous strawberry pie for a little pick-me-up, that their fave movie "Billy Madison" was filmed at Parkwood National Historic Site, and that Lennon Stella, Crown Lands and Cuff The Duke are just SOME of Oshawa's home-grown talent.

Home is where the heart is, and if home is the City of Oshawa, you can wear your heart on your sleeve (literally) with our Durham Is Home collection!

With 22 community designs on hoodies, t-shirts, hats, totes, wine glasses, coffee mugs and more, there's no shortage of ways to show off your love for Durham Region!

Proceeds from the sale of items that are earned by #DurhamTourism will be invested into the recovery and restoration of our tourism industry to help promote the businesses, destinations and events that make Durham wonderful.

Shop our Durham is Home collection and share your community pride with us on social media. #DurhamIsHome.
Welcome to the
Pinedale Patch
Welcome to the Pinedale Patch, a division of Teledale Farms; a fourth-generation Dairy farm that prides itself in growing, producing, and promoting local agriculture. In 1958, the Smith family moved to Sunderland from Gormley and the Teledale legacy began. For years, farming was not only a lifestyle for the Smith’s, but a passion.

In 2011, third generation farmer Graham married a farm girl from Woodville, and in 2013 and 2016 the fourth generations of Teledale arrived. Holly grew up growing sweet corn and pumpkins and wanted to do the same with their children. The littlest farmers of Teledale began growing pumpkins and started a small market stand at the end of the farm driveway.

In 2020, the Smith’s thought about further expanding the market and grew a small field of sunflowers for the community to enjoy. This idea has now expanded into a larger field of sunflowers and pumpkins and in 2021 the Pinedale Patch was created. The field has winding trails throughout with many things to do for both young and old.

The Smith family looks forward to sharing their passion for the land with visitors as they continue to grow and promote local agriculture in Durham Region. The farm will be open to the public for three weeks, starting the last week of July into mid-August. Be sure to follow Pinedale Patch on Facebook and Instagram.
For unique trip ideas or to plan your perfect day, visit DurhamTourism.ca, or call 1-800-413-0017. If this information is required in an accessible format, contact Durham Tourism.