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Historical Gems Tucked Around Every Corner

Cornwall is situated at the heart of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, an area rich in history and natural beauty. From historic sites to popular campsites and beaches and world-class attractions, there is plenty to explore in Stormont, Dundas et Glengarry.

  • 4.0 hrs from
    Toronto
  • 1 hr from
    Ottawa
  • 1.5 hrs from
    Montreal
Winter Is For The Birds
Winter Is For The Birds
Your Taste Buds Will Thank You
Your Taste Buds Will Thank You
Get Crafty This Winter
Get Crafty This Winter
Make The Most Of Winter
Make The Most Of Winter
Can You Escape In Time?
Can You Escape In Time?

Winter Is For The Birds

A place for expert and rookie ornithologists alike. 9,000 hectares, 200 bird species and 8 kilometres of nature trails for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing. Feed the birds and experience nature up close and personal at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary near Morrisburg. Many hearty species are still flitting about at this time of year and visitors can interact with them, as well as walk, ski and snowshoe in the sanctuary. Don’t have equipment? Rentals are available at the visitor centre. The centre is open in the winter every Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m.; on Family Day and during March Break.

Your Taste Buds Will Thank You

Eat and drink and be merry in Cornwall and SDG Counties this winter – the culinary scene here is simmering with possibility. This area harbours an up-and-coming foodie scene and winter is the perfect time to restaurant hop and take time to discover all the deliciousness first-hand!

READ ALSO: 8 Restaurants Every Foodie Needs To Try In Cornwall & SDG Counties

Get Crafty This Winter

Say cheers to discovering locally-craft beer at Rurban Brewery – the first brewery back in Cornwall in about a century. This fiercely independent brewery crafts quality beer with all-natural ingredients where taste matches the unparalleled commitment to customer service here. Come explore the taproom at Rurban, open throughout the week, to get a taste for local brew!

Just down the road in Ingleside is Humble Beginnings Brewing Co. A small-batch brewery, taproom, bottle shop and beer garden, it has even been designated as a bicycle-friendly brewery. With beers like Mad Canadian Kölsch, Out and About Ontario Pale Ale made with all Ontario ingredients, and Frick and Frack Ontario IP.

You don’t have to be family to love this place – stroll around and get in the know at Wood Brothers BrewingThis microbrewery offers tours, frosty beers and friendly brewmasters – as well as events!
Lastly, crafted locally using small batches of select apples from SDG Counties, the Upper Canada Cider Company is the newest on the scene and uses minimal filtration and all-natural ingredients.

READ ALSO: 16 More Craft Breweries In South Eastern Ontario

Make The Most Of Winter

Snow means go time in Cornwall and SDG Counties! Active is a lifestyle in the winter with sports heating up the colder months. Summerstown Trails allow visitors immersion in the quiet calm of woods along about 20 km of groomed cross-country ski trails and nine kilometres of snowshoe trails for winter use.

Explore like never before this winter on the many groomed trails in the counties with the South Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Trails! The trails let you discover beautiful snow-covered woods and field of eastern Ontario with routes built around stunning views, wide-open spaces, towns, fuel and food.

Enter an enchanting forest and ice skate along a wooded trail with your family! It sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but it’s real and in Cornwall and SDG Counties. Countryside Adventures offers forest skating, sledding, bonfires and more – a true outdoor park intent on celebrating winter.

Can You Escape In Time?

Plan your escape from the hottest new entertainment attraction: Rush Hour Escapes Cornwall. To complete the mission in this challenging real-life adventure game, players have to work together to find clues, crack codes and solve puzzles to escape before time runs out.  Your adventure awaits with one of the four escape room missions: Operation Mindfall; Magic Portal; Gallery Heist or CSI: Cornwall Murder.

Groups of four to eight players have 60 minutes on the clock to find their way around the mission by solving puzzles that test your brain and teamwork skills. Round up family and friends and see if you can speed through rush hour in Cornwall!

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