Tour East Clarington with A Gift of Art this summer
Win some fantastic prizes!
Hello and Welcome to the East end of Clarington. Not far from Toronto and a wonderful area where you can spend a day or two exploring.
You can swim in Lake Ontario at Bond Head (Newcastle) beach or in Orono at the Buttercup hollow park.
You can ‘pick your own’ at a few locations or just shop at farm fresh shops. There are restaurants available, for meals or takeout for a picnic. Or you can visit Foodland in Newcastle to pick up other picnic staples. There are gift shops of all kinds, bakeries galore, an Art Gallery and a general store. Orono has antique stores in every block as well as a great Wool shop. Don’t forget DocVille and the Quilt shop cozily housed there. Jungle Cat World just outside Orono is a terrific place for the kids to meet some interesting animals.
Apart from those stops don’t forget to just look around you. There are streams, a marina with charter boats, acres and acres of apple orchards, forests, sod farms and fresh country air. Breathe deeply and enjoy your visit.
Here’s how the Tour works
- Participate in an exciting new tour around East Clarington this summer! This promotion is perfect for families, friends, and all those who want to learn more about the unique locations in this area.
- Over the last few weeks, we’ve worked with local attractions and businesses in East Clarington and crafted a list of stops we think you’ll enjoy visiting. They really cover a wide-variety of locations in East Clarington and will bring you to local producers and vendors, natural landscapes and recreational sites, historic plaques and buildings, and other tourist attractions.
- CLICK HERE to download your printable map. (Three page PDF will open in a new tab).
- Review your map and choose which of the many interesting locations around East Clarington you’d like to visit! You may want to take an afternoon to visit a few of the places on the map or spend a few days touring these attractions.
- Take a focused photo at one of the locations you visit. The photo can feature you, your family, friends, or anything else that makes it unique. Make sure we can tell which location from the map you’re visiting in your photo.
- Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win a fantastic prize, including an overnight stay at a local bed & breakfast and more!
- You can also upload your photo to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #EastClarington or #AGiftofArt and share it with others.
- Winners will be announced near the end of August.
Here are some of the East Clarington landmarks you’ll visit!
Did you know?
- Newcastle has 5 Heritage plaques – more than any other town its size in Ontario
- Can you find them? There are the two municipal historic plaques.
- There are five sculptures on the main street (King Ave) in Newcastle. You can sit on one of them.
- Newcastle has its own ice cream stand with obviously Newcastle Dairy Ice Cream
- Docville has been a movie and TV set often. It really looks the part. See what you think
- Orono has so many antique shops, but another attraction is Jungle Cat World where lions and other big cats roam.
- There are historic walking tours of Newtonville, Orono and Newcastle.
- The Art gallery in Newcastle’s building was constructed in 1855.