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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!






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

First up, Queenies Bake Shop. Located adjacent to the river at the bottom of Walton Street on the North Side, baker/owner Adam Pearson is well-known for his delicious pastry, squares, tarts, bars and a lot more. You can even purchase a custom cake for your next celebration or a loaf of freshly baked…

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Dinner at the Social Bar + Table

Saturday 30 June 2018 by Stenoodie

Reservations for our dinner had been made at the Social Bar and Table. We actually had dined at the Social Bar and Table for lunch before on one of our first visits out to Port Hope to see the salmon migration. I remembered the lovely Classic Burger we shared with a helping of their French fries with…

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Hotel Review: The Waddell Hotel

Saturday 30 June 2018 by Stenoodie

Our hotel for the night was at The Waddell Hotel in Port Hope. The Waddell Hotel is a century-old historic Heritage District hotel that resides right beside the Ganaraska River and also has an Italian restaurant on the lower level, the Trattoria Gusto...READ MORE HERE

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A Winter Day Trip in Port Hope

Monday 02 April 2018 by Travelling Foodie

"It was the last weekend of March Break. Most families and their kids likely had their fun filled during the week and were now getting ready to go back to school or work. For us big kids, we were invited by the Municipality of Port Hope to spend a day there to experience activities in their heritage…

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Haute Goat, Port Hope

Saturday 31 March 2018 by MoVernie

During our Port Hope, Ontario Press Trip, one of the sightseeing stops was the Haute Goat, as arranged by the Municipality of Port Hope and Tourism of Port Hope. It was about a 25-minute drive from our Summerhill Manor BnB. The drive to the Haute Goat had some bumpy roads and muddy paths but that’s…

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Ganaraska Forest Centre: Maple Syrup Day

Friday 30 March 2018 by MoVernie

After arriving in Port Hope, Ontario for our Press Trip, we checked in at the Summerhill Manor BnB, as arranged by the Municipality of Port Hope and Tourism of Port Hope. After placing our belongings into our room, we were heading to the first sightseeing point, which was the Ganaraska Forest Centre…

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Things to do in Port Hope, Part 1

Wednesday 28 March 2018 by Stenoodie

This weekend was an absolute amazing time!!! I was so honoured and grateful that Jon from the Tourism Department of Port Hope reached out to me after discovering my blog posts on my past visits to Port Hope and the salmon run. He wanted bloggers and vloggers to come to Port Hope and recognize and share…

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The Perfect Ontario Daycation

Tuesday 27 March 2018 by Canadian Blog House

"Located along Ontario’s Highway 401, only an hour east of Toronto, and 1.5 hours west of Kingston, Port Hope is a small town that packs a big punch!..."  READ MORE HERE.

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Dreamer's Cafe in Port Hope

Tuesday 27 March 2018 by Stenoodie

I had been to Dreamers’ Cafe in Port Hope once before on the last visit I was here when I was watching the salmon migration in the fall...READ MORE HERE

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