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Authentic Adventures & Local Experiences

Our Authentic Adventures collection highlights the most unique and memorable adventures this region has to offer – beyond the “must-see and do” activities, this collection is sure to give you the gift of lifelong memories!


Authentic Adventures

Dare to Play? The Great Escape Getaway
Two men in black suits running across a cross walk
Authentic Adventure
Experience, Adventure, Outdoors

Dare to Play? The Great Escape Getaway

In The Secret Case Files, players are immersed in a realistic, unique escape game that takes place over the course of a weekend. The Secret Case Files escape weekend getaway presents The Missing Coin in Summer 2023 – details coming soon.

Farm to Forest Getaway
A tiny house style cabin in the forest in winter
Authentic Adventure
Experience, Agritourism, Culinary, Outdoors

Farm to Forest Getaway

Refresh. Reconnect. Reset.
Surround yourself with trees, farm fields and the river while staying in our loft cabin nestled in the forest. Enjoy slow cooking your meals over the fire as you take in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature.

Meet the Herd at The Mane Intent
A person pets the head of a small horse
Authentic Adventure

Meet the Herd at The Mane Intent

Get back to basics and explore an inspiring connection to nature, people and yourself. Have you long admired horses from a far, and the way that these majestic creatures have a history that is intrinsically-tied to their bond to humans? Here is your chance to tap into the connection first-hand.

Mitigwaaki Workshops
woman in brown jacket standing outside in winter, in front of wooden building with a ramp at the entrance
Authentic Adventure
Experience, Educational, Indigenous, Outdoors

Mitigwaaki Workshops

A Behind the scenes view of the sacred medicines, and a hands on memory you’ll never forget. Take home more than a souvenir – take home a new skill, a new understanding, and a piece of your experience

PTBO Picnic
Friends sitting on a picnic blanket "cheersing" with beverages
Authentic Adventure
Experience, Culinary, Outdoors

PTBO Picnic

This hotel package has all of the ingredients you’ll need for a food lovers getaway in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Each package includes an overnight stay, a picnic backpack (filled with picnic essentials), two $25 gift certificates to spend at local shops, and a list of recommended picnic locations. Gather your favourite people, forage a feast, and select the perfect location for an experience that is uniquely your own.

Rare Escape: Outdoor Culinary Experiences
a group of people eating food around a fire in the woods
Authentic Adventure
Experience, Culinary, Outdoors

Rare Escape: Outdoor Culinary Experiences

Are you a local foodie who is on the search for a unique dining experience? Pack your hiking gear and head out on a road trip to a special GPS destination where Chef Tyler Scott will guide you on an outdoor culinary experience you’ll never forget!

Local Experiences

  • Artisan workshops
    A person works on a loom
    Experience, Arts

    Artisan workshops

    Preserving heritage artisans’ skills and enhancing the community of Peterborough & the Kawarthas’ by providing education and skills training to locals and visitors alike!

  • Come kiss a snout
    A pig standing in hay
    Experience, Educational, Outdoors

    Come kiss a snout

    At The Pearly Acre there are 13 residents. All of them have their own unique story as to how they came to be at the Pearly Acre. Come meet: Bullet, Piper, Ivy, Dexter, Cash, Rosie, Quincy, Georgie, Hugh, Opal, Phoenix, Charlotte & Fern!

  • Equine Inspired Wellness Experiences
    A person stands beside a horse
    Experience, Agritourism

    Equine Inspired Wellness Experiences

    All workshops invite you to discover the joy of meeting a gentle heard of horses and donkeys and set the stage for your transformational journey of healing, personal growth and renewal.

  • Farmer for a Morning
    Goats in a field
    Experience, Agritourism, Educational

    Farmer for a Morning

    Have you ever wondered just what it’s like to be a farmer? Harley Farms is now offering “Farmer for a Morning” experiences!

  • Guided Fishing Tours
    Two people holding large fish (carp)
    Experience, Adventure, Educational, Outdoors

    Guided Fishing Tours

    As a passionate educator and Carp angling guru, William Muschett will take you on the exciting journey of pursuing this incredible species. Along the way, you will participate in discussions of environmental history, conservation, and ending a stigma that has spanned generations.

  • Guided Nature Tour
    Red pig laying in green grass with yellow flowers in the background
    Experience, Educational, Outdoors

    Guided Nature Tour

    This guided nature walk allows you to see what “farming in harmony with nature” looks like from nature’s perspective!

  • Hang out with the zoo critters
    Children stand in a line
    Experience, Outdoors

    Hang out with the zoo critters

    The Park and Zoo is an educational facility that encourages exploration and connection to nature in an outdoor environment. Get a chance to ask a zookeeper your wildest curious questions.

  • Harvest Dinner
    Looking towards Rolling Grape building with sign saying "Rolling Grape"
    Experience, Culinary, Outdoors

    Harvest Dinner

    Guests will be greeted with a glass of wine before being seated for dinner on our picturesque patio, overlooking our vineyard and the rolling hills. The incredibly talented Deanna Earle will be joining us to perform a serenade throughout the evening.

  • It’s all about the bees
    People stand in a line with honey
    Experience, Agritourism

    It’s all about the bees

    Join a fun and interactive tour of an apiary and experience a slice of being a beekeeper. Learn about honeybee biology, lifecycles, colony jobs, honey production, pollination, challenges with an apiary and more. 

  • Lavender workshops
    Experience, Agritourism, Arts

    Lavender workshops

    Enhance your senses with the fragrance of lavender. Try your hand crafting a lavender wreath or wand. Or enjoy a relaxing session of yoga, reflexology or aromatherapy in our lavender fields.

  • Maple Tastings
    Three people dressed for winter, each holding up a shot glass of maple syrup
    Experience, Culinary, Outdoors

    Maple Tastings

    Make this a date to remember, immerse yourself in the sweetest love story nature has to offer. Join us and let the romance of maple syrup steal your heart!

  • Natural farming tour
    brown pigs on snowy field
    Experience, Agritourism, Outdoors

    Natural farming tour

    There is never a dull moment at Harley Farms. Come and see for yourself! Now offering tours for those who would like a further peak into the behind the scenes and to see how happy and healthy the animals are in their natural environments.

  • Party Bike tour downtown Ptbo
    People laugh while riding a large pedal-powered vehicle
    Experience, Outdoors

    Party Bike tour downtown Ptbo

    “Tally-ho!” It’s the call you will make on the streets of downtown Peterborough this summer, as you board the light green 15-passenger bike with other riders smiling, laughing, and pedalling to their next destination.

  • Sightseeing flights
    Aerotrikes in the sky
    Experience, Outdoors

    Sightseeing flights

    In a one hour flight, you will enjoy the beauty of the Kawarthas as never seen before. We can cruise over the Otonabee river at 2,000 feet, and fly the north shore of Rice Lake.

  • The Secret Case Files Escape Getaways
    Table with a black rotary telephone, papers and a magnifying glass
    Experience, Adventure, Outdoors

    The Secret Case Files Escape Getaways

    The Escape Maze presents The Secret Case Files, escape weekend getaways. It’s a game but everything feels like you are living in a real-life detective story.

  • Tree Tapping Experience
    Poster for the Tree Tapping Experience, someone tapping a tree
    Experience, Agritourism, Culinary, Outdoors

    Tree Tapping Experience

    Get ready for a day filled with laughter, learning, and unexpected delights as you and your family revel in the enchanting world of the maple season.  Don’t just anticipate the fun – prepare to be amazed as we craft lasting memories together in the heart of maple country

  • Unique workshops at the Canadian Canoe Museum
    old canoes on display
    Experience, Arts

    Unique workshops at the Canadian Canoe Museum

    There’s truly something for everyone! The Canadian Canoe Museum offers a wide variety of workshops to suit all tastes.

  • Walk with alpacas
    Owner Katie, holding her hand out to cream coloured alpaca
    Experience, Agritourism, Outdoors

    Walk with alpacas

    With patience, kindness and presence you will gain the trust of your alpaca and be ready to set off on the guided walk in the company of your new friend, with many opportunities for photos along the way.

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