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Welcome to the What's up Port Hope Blog!
Your daily dose of what's happening in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.
A short drive from the GTA, Port Hope sits on a heritage landscape, surrounded by the rolling Northumberland Hills and the thunderous Ganaraska River cutting through the middle of town.

We've got a fantastic events line-up, a strong and vibrant arts and culture community,  amazing restaurants, fashion forward boutiques, stylish spas and salons and great places to stay.

Combined with World famous fishing, magnificent trails through the Ganaraska Forest and along Lake Ontario, and the incredible landscape that's perfect for cyclists, Port Hope provides residents and visitors the best of Urban and Rural adventure. 

Keep checking back for What's Up Port Hope!

 

 

 

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Horseback Trail Riding at Trickle Creek Farm – Port Hope, Ontario

Monday 18 November 2019 by MoVernie

What? What? There is horseback riding in Port Hope? Yes, indeed! I was surprised too when I was told that there is horseback riding available in Port Hope and we were so glad we did. Trickle Creek Farm provides horse back trail riding and is so relaxing and so calm.   Just imagine…

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Moonlight & Pines B&B – Port Hope, Ontario

Monday 18 November 2019 by MoVernie

During our Port Hope Press Trip, we stayed at the Moonlight & Pines Bed and Breakfast (B&B). This is my 3rd time in my life staying at B&B. With the other two times staying at Summerhill Manor B&B and Woodland Gardens B&B, both are also located in Port…

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Primitive Designs – Artistic Retail Gift Shop in Port Hope, Ontario

Monday 18 November 2019 by MoVernie

When visiting the town of Port Hope, one of the MUST VISIT places has to be the Primitive Designs. It’s not your typical landmark or historical building that makes this place so special, it’s basically a store that sells all kinds of unique artwork and decorations for…

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The Social Bar and Table

Monday 18 November 2019 by MoVernie

So….this was based on a true story and actually happened during our June Port Hope Press Trip. A number of our media individual groups spent the entire day participated a number of outdoor activities, which included visiting the Haute Goat and horse back riding at Trickle Creek…

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Haute Goat – June – Port Hope, Ontario (Canada)

Monday 18 November 2019 by MoVernie

Last year, my crew member and I went on a Press Trip to Port Hope, Ontario and we had tons of fun. I recalled it was some time in March, it was still a bit cold but the winter activities in Port Hope was super fun and relaxing. One of the outdoor activities that we enjoyed very much was visiting…

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Haute Goat Shmurgle

Monday 18 November 2019 by Foodaholic!

Outside historic Port Hope lies a 200-acre farm where guests can experience farm life. You get the opportunity to go behind the scenes and interact with a variety of animals like Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Huacaya Alpacas, Exotic Chickens, Icelandic Horses, Apiary, and Tornjak Livestock Guardian Dogs at Haute…

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Woodland Gardens Bed and Breakfast

Monday 18 November 2019 by Foodaholic!

Nestled in the hills of Northumberland County sits Woodland Gardens Bed and Breakfast. It's where we stayed for our overnight trip to Port Hope. The spacious home is about a 10-minute drive from downtown Port Hope. The B&B is run by a lovely couple, Lea and Jack, and they really provided a…

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Port Hope Travel Guide (Canada) Part II

Monday 18 November 2019 by Foodaholic!

Over the summer, we were invited by the Port Hope Tourism Board to spend a weekend in Port Hope, ON. It's a small yet idyllic city about 1.5 hours away from Toronto. It is located at the mouth of the Ganaraska River on thenorth shore of Lake Ontario, in the west end of Northumberland County. EAT Screaming…

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ONTARIO: PORT HOPE TRAVEL GUIDE – THINGS TO DO, EAT + WHERE TO STAY! (PART 2)

Monday 18 November 2019 by Grace Lisa May

WALKING TOUR OF IT FILMING LOCATIONS Did you guys know Stephen King’s IT film was actually filmed in downtown Port Hope? Bet you guys didn’t know that! If you visit Port Hope’s Visitor’s Centre, you can pick up a handy map of IT’s filming locations and go on a selfie tour.…

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ONTARIO: WHERE TO STAY IN PORT HOPE – HOTEL CARLYLE

Monday 18 November 2019 by Grace Lisa May

For the second part of our visit to the city of Port Hope, we stayed at Hotel Carlyle. Located in the heart of downtown Port Hope, Hotel Carlyle was originally built in 1857 as a bank. Interestingly enough, the bank vault has now been turned into a private dining space inside their gorgeous restaurant.…

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