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PTBO Picnic

Authentic Adventure

We’re going on a picnic…what will you bring? This experience for four people will have you sampling a delightful array of tried-and-true local favourites and experiencing the freshest fun that Peterborough & the Kawarthas has to offer.


TBD per picnic experience. Includes Picnic Backpack and gift cards from local stops, map, suggested driving itinerary (downloadable).

Available Dates

Returning in early 2023

Begin your adventure by picking up your picnic backpack, then foraging from local stops (bakeries, wineries, and restaurants) before settling in to enjoy a feast that was carefully curated by you. As we always tell our visitors, feel free to slow your pace down and enjoy the scenery and memories made along the way.

The only thing I love more than a fun-filled food experience is a great story. The #PtboPicnic experience is a great way to catch up with your family or friends, to explore new flavours and to chat with local small business owners about their favourite menu items.

Cara Walsh, local foodie, communications professional and mama

Looking for a memorable picnic for two?

Enjoy this picnic and take the opportunity to pick up some other great eats to bring home (en route to your cottage) or some local wares as souvenirs.

A bottle of wine, picnic backpack, and plate of food sit on a picnic table
A picnic backpack sits on a picnic table in front of a body of water
A selection of food and wine lay on a picnic blanket
people cheers three iced coffees
trays of hot food lay on a picnic blanket

What to expect

This self-guided tour will have you exploring foodie-hot spots in the City and County of Peterborough, while creating your very own picnic feast. This experience is perfect for a fall drive (or pedal, if you’re so inclined) and will be sure to introduce you to some exciting new flavours.

The backpack is yours to keep and comes complete with a map, suggested route, all of your essential picnic items, and gift cards to local stops for food lovers.

Why should I picnic? 

A picnic is a perfect way to put distractions and screens aside and live in the moment as you make lasting memories. Take a day to enjoy this one at a leisurely pace. Bring along some games, pull together a playlist of your favourite songs, and bask in the warmth of a day that you will look back on for years to come.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is an ideal region to reconnect and get back to the basics that matter. What better way to do this than by dining in the fresh air?

Picnic Backpack Pick-Up Details: TBD

Other Information:

Allow yourself 3-4 hours for the entire experience – you’ll need time to explore the shops and curate your picnic. This driving tour is approx. 65 km in length and will take approximately 1 hour and 4 minutes driving time.

This experience was made possible with the support of Kawarthas Northumberland