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Summer in Lucknow & Ripley, Ontario

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Experience the Backforty
Experience the Backforty

Experience the country charm of this region with the perfect balance between fresh water and family farms, past and future, simplicity and opportunity. With many things to explore, outdoor activity is a highlight in this region; check out local farmer's markets for the freshest produce, stroll each downtown for local goods or take a hike on a local trail. The rural culture provides visitors a chance to explore vegetable patches, roam with cattle herds and savour amazing local culinary delights. Be greeted by friendly local passersby, who will make you feel at home!

Things to do in the Backforty
Things to do in the Backforty

Participate in a "Fired Up Fridays" event opening at Grassroots Rural Retreat on June 18th, just outside of Lucknow and enjoy wood-fired pizza and great musical entertainment. Stroll through the beautiful Bruce Botanical Food Gardens in Ripley and learn all about the rare and endangered plants growing there, and bonus - all plants are edible and for a donation, you can take some fresh produce home! The Secrets of the Back 40: A Farm Gate Experience will guide you to a variety of rural farm gate businesses just outside of Lucknow and Ripley, where you can support local farmers and buy their goods. 

If you're looking a for a full day's entertainment, take a day trip on The Huron-Kinloss Ice Cream Trail. The trail is a fun filled photo scavenger hunt for the whole family which takes participants to ice cream stops along the trail past beaches, golf courses, parks, a pool and a splash pad.

Where to Shop on the Backforty
Where to Shop on the Backforty

Everlasting Flowers and Gifts in Lucknow has beautiful items to liven-up your home. Check out their selection of house plants and barnboard vintage décor. Across the street you will find Lucknow Pharmasave, which also has a wide selection of home décor. Whether you are decorating your lakeshore cottage, cabin in the woods, farmhouse or townhouse, you will find the perfect piece to fill your space.

Be sure to check out Conscious Creations Art in Ripley for unique hand-crafted items. You can also get a group of friends together and take one of the many fun art classes offered there.

Places to Eat
Places to Eat

You will not be disappointed with a visit to FIG Studio Kitchen in Ripley. Their entrees will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! They strive to source local ingredients and are a licenced facility so you can enjoy some social time on their patio.

Before you head out of town, remember to pick up some dessert! Stop by Ripley Variety and pick-up some yummy baked goods - their cinnamon buns come highly recommended. Or, visit Armstrong's Bakery in Lucknow to try their fresh fruit tarts. If you are early enough in the day, you may even get your hands on their mouthwatering donut holes!