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Hi, Cam Hasworth here. Trent Hills is my home.
Along with the rest of the world it’s had to adjust to the new reality but things are slowly starting to return to normal, thank goodness, and that means people are rediscovering just how much Trent Hills has to offer, like …
Activities for small groups
Trent Valley Lanes in Campbellford is a place where the entire family can have fun and not have to worry about the coronavirus. Sandy, the owner, has put protocols in place to keep you safe. Up to six people are allowed per lane, provided they are in the same bubble.
There are snacks, of course, along with a light menu and a dining patio.
For something to do outdoors, visit the Promised Land Animal Sanctuary. Molly, a potbellied pig, Babe, a goat, and ducks Huey, Duey and Louey are just a few of the new friends you’ll make after booking an appointment with Kat. Groups are limited to five people maximum. There are trails as well if you’re keen for a walk.
For something completely different, you can take part in an interactive game at Blades of Glory Medieval Theme Park, which Dungeons and Dragons fans will especially enjoy. There’s axe throwing as well, and a trebuchet (a type of catapult). It’s a great place to exercise critical thinking and to use your imagination, while letting your hair down to participate in an amazing fantasy adventure, whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the role-playing game.
Bet you didn’t know
A few new sweet and savoury treats have been added to what has been available locally.
Also of note – Trent Hills has three more ales. Church-Key Brewing Company and Sideways Bar and Grill restaurant have teamed up to create Sideways Trail Ale, and McGillicafey’s Pub and Eatery has introduced Lock 18 Lager and Trail Town IPA.
Trent Hills is now home to the Lofty Butter Company. The Millers produce small-batch cultured butter, creating limited-time flavours using high-quality ingredients, many of which are sourced locally. The dill and lemon-flavoured butter is especially nice on fresh salmon, available from Sharpe’s Food Market.
This you likely know but it always bears repeating: Canada’s Sweetest Bakery is located in Campbellford. Dooher’s Bakery has earned the honour two years in a row by popular vote. Although famous for its cream-filled donuts, my favourite pastry is Chelsea buns, sweet and sticky with just the right amount of cinnamon. Oatmeal jam jams are a big hit as well, and you definitely should try the PB and J cookies. Yes, you can order online and pick up.
Pizza lovers have six locations to choose from for their go-to fare: Apollo’s Pizzeria, Bridgewater Coffee and Pizza, McGillicafey’s Pub and Eatery, That Little Pub, The Bakery Warkworth and Villa Conti. Each has its own twist on the traditional, and finding out what that is makes for a delightful challenge.