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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.

Combied 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!






Revisiting Treetop Trekking at Ganaraska, Port Hope

Sunday 26 August 2018 by Stenoodie

It was a pleasure to return to the Treetop Trekking facilities at Ganaraska, Port Hope to partake in some more aerial obstacle courses and zip line fun!...READ MORE HERE

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The Sweet Side of Port Hope Part 4: Sugar Dust Bakery

Monday 20 August 2018 by April Potter

Visitors to Port Hope in search of a bakery committed to using real butter and sugar in all of their recipes – need look no further than Sugar Dust Bakery and Cafe... READ MORE HERE

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The Sweet Side of Port Hope Part 3: Dreamer's Cafe

Tuesday 07 August 2018 by April Potter

Dreamers Cafe – the original corner of Queen Sweet Spot and home of the crazy cookie – a Port Hope staple. Owner Roger Bernard offers a variety of treats and beverages – making this spot an excellent place for groups. READ MORE HERE.

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Things To Do in Port Hope, Part 2

Monday 06 August 2018 by Stenoodie

I had the best time this Canada Day long weekend in Port Hope! First of all, I want to share that every year in April, Port Hope hosts an event that commemorates the great flood of 1980 that ran through the small town... READ MORE HERE.

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Laveanne Lavender Fields in Ontario

Sunday 05 August 2018 by Stenoodie

After having breakfast in Downtown Port Hope, we headed north back up near the Ganaraska Forest Centre to check out the Lavaenne lavender fields... READ MORE HERE.

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Treetop Trekking at Ganaraska, Port Hope

Friday 03 August 2018 by Stenoodie

On a sunny and hot day projected to reach upwards of 33°C in Port Hope (40°C in Toronto), we reached this small town located east of Markham to arrive at the Ganaraska Forest Centre for the treetop trekking excursion at the Ganaraska location of the Treetop Trekking facility...READ MORE…

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The Sweet Side of Port Hope Part 2: Maggie Moose Fudge & Gift Boutique

Saturday 21 July 2018 by April Potter

"Across Walton Street from Queenies Bake Shop, at the corner of Queen and Walton – is a relatively new sweet spot in Port Hope. Maggie Moose, owned by Candy and Ron Thibeau, offers fudge, salt water taffy, gelato and much more. Championed by a bright pink moose, this fudge shop is the place…

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The Annual Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny in Port Hope

Wednesday 18 July 2018 by Stenoodie

Every year, the town of Port Hope in Ontario hosts a one-of-a-kind commemorative community event called the “Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny”...READ MORE HERE

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Travelling to Port Hope: A Weekend in Ontario's Favourite Small Town

Saturday 07 July 2018 by Grayce Yuen

A few weeks ago, Jeff and I got to visit the town of Port Hope. Being from Alberta, I haven’t had a chance to venture outside of Toronto much. I was ecstatic for this opportunity to see what a small town in Ontario would look like! The drive up to Port Hope was quick and easy – thankfully…

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Sweet Side of Port Hope Part 1: Queenies Bake Shop

Monday 02 July 2018 by April Potter

"Writing a series of features about the many sweet spots in one quaint little lakeside town, the question is, where to start? In Port Hope the Ganaraska River runs through the heart of this sweet little community – and is as good a place to begin as any..." READ MORE HERE

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