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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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Port Hope Travel Guide, Part 3

Tuesday 28 August 2018 by Stenoodie

August 18-19, 2018: I had another best and amazing weekend in Port Hope, Ontario! ^_^ Port Hope is a small town east of Toronto (about an hour’s drive on a clear day), which houses a population of 16,500 with shops, restaurants, a river running through the town, and widely regarded as having one…

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Watching The Little Mermaid at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope

Monday 27 August 2018 by Stenoodie

August 18, 2018: After a splendid dinner, we headed two minutes down the street in downtown Port Hope to the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre (Capitol Theatre) to watch a musical! I have loved watching musicals ever since I watched my first one in 2008 (ten years ago in fact!). Thus, when I found out that…

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Dinner at Local No90 Bar + Kitchen in Port Hope

Monday 27 August 2018 by Stenoodie

August 18, 2018: Local No90 Bar + Kitchen is a relatively new restaurant in downtown Port Hope, Ontario. This restaurant is a bar and grill that serves artisan savoury pies and local shareable dishes as well as a host of rotating feature items. They also have wine on tap, local craft beers, and cocktails.…

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Canada's Best Burgers at Olympus Burger in Port Hope

Sunday 26 August 2018 by Stenoodie

August 18, 2018: Olympus Burger is a Greek mythology-themed burger joint situated in downtown Port Hope that has won several best burger awards including a feature on the “You Gotta Eat Here” TV show. We had actually passed by this restaurant on one of my very first visits to Port Hope and…

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Revisiting Treetop Trekking at Ganaraska, Port Hope

Sunday 26 August 2018 by Stenoodie

Treetop Trekking Ganaraska (Port Hope) located at 10585 Cold Spring Camp Rd in Campbellcroft, ON August 18, 2018: 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! “Treetop Trekking” has…

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

Monday 20 August 2018 by April Potter

The Sweet Side of Port Hope Part IV – Sugar Dust BakeryVisitors 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.  Sugar Dust owners Carmela and George Mangos, have created a sweet…

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

Tuesday 07 August 2018 by April Potter

Home of the Crazy Cookie 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. The deliciously gooey “crazy cookie”…

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Things To Do in Port Hope, Part 2

Monday 06 August 2018 by Stenoodie

June 30- July 1, 2018: I had the best time this Canada Day long weekend in Port Hope! This trip was generously sponsored by the Municipality of 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…

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Laveanne Lavender Fields in Ontario

Sunday 05 August 2018 by Stenoodie

July 1, 2018:After having breakfast in Downtown Port Hope, we headed north back up near the Ganaraska Forest Centre to check out the Laveanne lavender fields. I didn’t even know that there were lavender fields! It is always a pleasure to check out local and unknown spots and Laveanne is definitely…

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Treetop Trekking at Ganaraska, Port Hope

Friday 03 August 2018 by Stenoodie

June 30, 2018: 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.…

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