May 11, 2024

St Jacobs Tour

Difficulty Rating:
Special Adventure
⭐️
Beauty Rating:
⭐⭐️⭐️️
Solitude Rating:
⭐️
Adventure Category:
Adventure Start:
May 4, 2024 9:00 AM
Estimated End:
May 4, 2024 5:00 PM

Adventure Description

This adventure has a bit of everything - a cute Ontario town, a hike, a store that's become a land mark and a goat farm to round it all off!

We're starting in Port Hope, a beautiful town that sits on the banks of the Ganaraska river. It's well know for the beautiful Victorian architecture of its historic downtown with quaint shops and cafes. For the horror films among us, it's also where the IT movies were filmed!

Port Hope is the start of the Ganaraska trail so we're going to do an out and back of the first 5 km of the trail to take us along the river and up to the town's salmon ladder. The migration will likely have finished by now but the Ganaraska is one of the top salmon migration spots in this part of Ontario.

Returning from our hike, we're jumping back in the van to visit Primitive Designs, the wildest shop you've ever been to. It's stuffed to the brim with 30' fire breathing dragons, fossils, hand made art, pretty much anything you can think of. It's overwhelming and absolutely bonkers.

After some time checking out the creations at Primitive Designs we're making our final stop at Haute Goat a farm that, you guessed it, is all about goats. We'll have a look around the farm, finding adorable goats and stopping in for a hot drink and cake before making the return journey back to Toronto.

This adventure has a bit of everything - a cute Ontario town, a hike, a store that's become a land mark and a goat farm to round it all off!

We're starting in Port Hope, a beautiful town that sits on the banks of the Ganaraska river. It's well know for the beautiful Victorian architecture of its historic downtown with quaint shops and cafes. For the horror films among us, it's also where the IT movies were filmed!

Port Hope is the start of the Ganaraska trail so we're going to do an out and back of the first 5 km of the trail to take us along the river and up to the town's salmon ladder. The migration will likely have finished by now but the Ganaraska is one of the top salmon migration spots in this part of Ontario.

Returning from our hike, we're jumping back in the van to visit Primitive Designs, the wildest shop you've ever been to. It's stuffed to the brim with 30' fire breathing dragons, fossils, hand made art, pretty much anything you can think of. It's overwhelming and absolutely bonkers.

After some time checking out the creations at Primitive Designs we're making our final stop at Haute Goat a farm that, you guessed it, is all about goats. We'll have a look around the farm, finding adorable goats and stopping in for a hot drink and cake before making the return journey back to Toronto.

Trip Cost:

Friend members - $50+HST (Add $40+HST) for transport

Explorer members - $0(Add $40+HST) for transport

Pathfinder members - $0

Itinerary

09:00 - First pick up from the PetroCanada by Keele Station

09:15 - Second pick up from Union Station

10:20 - Visit and hike in Port Hope

13:15 - Visiting Primitive Designs

14:30 - Stop in at Haute Goat

17:00 - Anticipated return to Toronto - N.B drop off will exclusively be at Keele Station not Union.

Rental Gear available

Adventure Cost

Event Cost:
$50+HST (Add $40+HST) for transport
Transport Cost:
Free ($40+HST for transport)

Legacy Member Cost:

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