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What to Do in Uxbridge After You've Visited The Lemonade Stand

Discover the charming side of small town Uxbridge

Embark on an adventure in Uxbridge, Ontario, where quaint charm meets natural beauty. Nestled in the picturesque Durham Region, Uxbridge offers a plethora of activities to satisfy every traveler's wanderlust.

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Uxbridge is home to many beautiful and interesting stores, eateries, and walking trails. Here are some of our personal favourites:

Durham Regional Forest

Start your journey by exploring the great outdoors at the Durham Regional Forest. With over 16,000 acres of pristine woodlands, it's a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature enthusiasts alike. Take a leisurely stroll along the scenic trails, breathe in the fresh air, and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings.  Did you know that Uxbridge is the trail Capital of Canada?  Visit here for a list of trails.

Uxbridge Historical Centre

For those seeking a cultural experience, a visit to the Uxbridge Historical Centre is a must. Step back in time as you wander through historic buildings, including a schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, and a pioneer log cabin. Gain insight into the lives of early settlers who shaped the Uxbridge community. 

The Leaksdale Manse

Nestled within our charming community lies a treasure trove of literary history: the Leaskdale Manse, where Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the beloved Anne of Green Gables series, penned eleven of her twenty-two novels. It was here, amidst the rolling hills and whispering winds, that her imagination soared and her literary legacy began to unfold. Stepping into this historic abode offers visitors a glimpse into the life and dreams of one of Canada's most cherished literary icons.

Boutiques

No trip to Uxbridge is complete without a visit to the vibrant downtown core. Discover charming boutiques, art galleries, jeweller and cafés nestled along the quaint streets. Indulge in some retail therapy, browse unique finds, and support local artisans.  Here are some of our favourites:

The Passionate CookDiscover authentic Spanish cookware and gourmet ingredients, from paella pans to artisan cheeses, at this shop. Join in-store cooking classes or book private sessions with the sous chef for groups!!

Blue Heron Book StoreAt Blue Heron Books, cozy up amidst creaky floors for a leisurely browse. Experience a dynamic vibe with literary events featuring renowned authors like Alice Munro and Timothy Findley, enriching every visit with star-studded encounters.

Woods Clothing  - Offers a selection spanning from undergarments to outerwear. Whether you're a fashion-forward female or a trendsetting male, you may find your ensemble at Woods Clothing.

Holistic Salt Therapy & Cave offers Experience Halotherapy and holistic treatments in a unique Salt Cave, recreating the environment of a Polish underground salt mine. The centre offers various salt therapies and holistic treatments.

Ziba's Spa - A sanctuary for healing and beauty, offering a serene space for clients to unwind and rediscover their inner balance through holistic therapies.

Rutledge JewellersRutledge Jewellers epitomizes bespoke craftsmanship, offering custom designs, wedding bands, and vintage collections alongside clock and watch repairs, goldsmithing and appraisals, all with a personalized touch.

Uxbridge Mini Mall - It's 3 stores in one! They have got it all; flowers, fashion and accessories, sweets and balloons.

Preston Gallery - Preston Gallery is focused on showcasing Canadian artists.  Each month they showcase new artists in order to help find you the right piece for your space.

Low's Furniture - Low's Furniture is a one stop shop for quality furnishings, bedding, mattresses, home décor and accessories, accent lighting, window treatments, fabrics, a full interior design service.

Presents Presents Presents - is a gift store with a wide variety of items to choose from including baby items, games, stationary, and personal care items.

Drink & Eat

For a taste of local flavour, be sure to stop by one of Uxbridge's many culinary hotspots. From cozy cafes serving up freshly brewed coffee to upscale restaurants offering farm-to-table cuisine, there's something to satisfy every palate. Don't miss the chance to sample delicious Ontario wines or ciders at one of the nearby vineyards and cider houses, where you can enjoy tastings and scenic tours. 

Bridge Social - This local café and organic body care store offers a vibrant atmosphere for meet-ups and indulging in organic coffee, premium loose leaf tea, and treats from local artisans. Discover an ever-changing array of locally made products and eco-friendly goods, all crafted with love.

TIN Restaurant - A café by day and restaurant by night. TIN Café offers a diverse menu featuring fresh coffee, teas, sandwiches, and baked goods by day, while TIN Restaurant serves up artisan pizzas, tacos, burgers, and cocktails in the evenings, 

The Fig - Indulge in a seasonally and locally focused menu, offering healthy options with a touch of comfort. Enjoy a range of choices including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, from hearty salads to house-made burgers and artisanal pizzas, along with a dedicated kids menu and tempting desserts.

Urban PantryA contemporary Canadian eatery serves locally-sourced, sustainable dishes in a casual yet refined atmosphere. They proudly collaborate with local farmers, breweries, and cideries to showcase Ontario's distinctive flavours.

Little Thief Bakery - This delectable bakery crafts small batch and artisanal sourdough breads, mouthwatering doughnuts, and a delightful array of other tempting treats. Get ready to indulge in the irresistible flavours of freshly baked goodness.

Slabtown Cider - This family-owned cidery, orchard and restaurant offers a wide variety of cider libations and food pairings amidst picturesque forest, trails, and rolling fields. With over 90 acres dedicated to unique heritage heirloom apple cider varieties, indulge in the essence of Canadian craftsmanship.

Banjo CiderBanjo Cider is an orchard, cidery, patio and tasting room.  In the summer they have live music, a restaurant, and a big patio, where kids and dogs are welcome. In the winter, enjoy their tasting room or, on select days, reserve a firepit. 

Second WedgeDiscover a vibrant space adorned with local art and lively music. Savour beer by the glass or flight, indulge in wood-fired pizza from Foundry Pi, and enjoy games and conversation. Take home cans and snag stylish merch for yourself or loved ones.

As the day comes to a close, take in a breathtaking sunset at the Uxbridge Countryside Preserve, located in the Oak Ridges Moraine. With its rolling hills, serene ponds, and lush meadows, it's the perfect spot to unwind and reflect on the day's adventures.

 Whether you're a nature lover, history buff, or foodie at heart, Uxbridge offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. So pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready to experience all that this charming town has to offer.

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