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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!






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

Saturday 21 July 2018 by April Potter

The Sweet Side of Port Hope Part II: Maggie Moose Fresh Fudge & Gift Boutique Award-Winning Fudge & Gift Boutique 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,…

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The Annual Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny in Port Hope

Wednesday 18 July 2018 by Stenoodie

April 21, 2018:  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”.  Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny is a 10km race along the Ganaraska River to commemorate the 1980 flood that crippled…

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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

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

  A Classic Burger at The Social Bar and Table Posted on October 21, 2017by stenoodie   located at 26 Ontario St in Port Hope October 8, 2017:  While in Port Hope to watch the annual salmon run, we stopped by The Social Bar and Table for a quick bite. …

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Hotel Review: The Waddell Hotel

Saturday 30 June 2018 by Stenoodie

  Hotel Review: The Waddell Hotel in Port Hope Posted on August 5, 2018by stenoodie The Waddell Hotel located at 1 Walton St in Port Hope June 30, 2018:  Our hotel for the night was at The Waddell Hotel in Port Hope.   The Waddell Hotel is a century-old historic…

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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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