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Champlain Slept Here
July 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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We are thrilled to launch a truly Canadian Bilingual Farm to Table Experience. A historical CULINARY CYCLING Tour of Creemore, recreating the spirit of Huronia hospitality shown to Samuel de Champlain, Father of New France.
Route Champlain is Ontario Champlain Scenic Route tracing Samuel de Champlain on his last great Canadian expedition in 1615-1616.
The History of the Village of Creemore goes back over 1000 years when over 60,000 First Nations people populated Huronia, an important well established crossroads of the Trading Route across Canada.
Pedal through the picturesque countryside in the shadow of the Escarpment followed by a gustatory experience styled from the time in 1600’s when French traders first visited the area.
You will be escorted through the Village Green, past the sculpture garden and iconic Ralph Hicks Bronze “Children Dress Up” fountain, to an authentic Homesteader Log Cabin and perhaps the worlds smallest Jail.
At this point, those that chose to cycle will be escorted through the beautiful countryside, past fields and farms with a bilingual tour guide towards the lunch spot.
Those that chose to stay in town will continue the tour to the Creemore Springs Brewery to see how the legendary craft beer is created and. of course, a chance to taste the many varieties now produced. You will be provided some free time to browse shops, galleries and artisan boutiques.
We will all meet up with the cyclists for lunch where you will be hosted at the exclusive Mad River Sugar Shack, an off grid riverside experience to enjoy delightful a fresco luncheon. Your culinary experience will be an authentic combination of First Nations and French Canadian favorites. Local “farm to table” paired with artisan cheeses, charcuterie, breads, prepared on a Wood stove by our local culinary team, featuring gestation from Chef Otta of Quince Bistro.
Dont worry about missing the brewery tour as you will be shuttled back to Creemore with enough time to return and purchase some fresh lager straight from the source made from the water of the springs that surround the area.
Inclusions and Pricing:
Walking Tour of Creemore with Bilingual Guide – gentle pace aprox. 1 hour long with time to linger in the shops and includes brewery tour and tastes.
Option to ride by bicycle to riverside Maple Sugar Shack (two route options – challenging or leisurely) Includes cycling equipment, helmet and instruction – accompanied by experienced tour guide.
Authentic Culinary Indigenous/French Canadian Four Course Luncheon at Maple Sugar Shack, including choice of beverage and a special logo souvenir enamel camp can mug of the Experience.
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