Northumberland County Nature Walks & Picnic Day Trip

Cultural Tour
FromCAD$120

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    ShortTrips.ca

    ShortTrips.ca is a bus tour company based in the Toronto area. We offer fun & original one-day trips, multi-day trips & weekend getaways originating from Toronto & the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). We are known for the uniqueness of our tours and the fun that we create on our trips. We take great pride in the meticulous organization of our trips down to the smallest detail to ensure that you have an unparalleled experience. We hope you will join us on an upcoming excursion and experience this for yourself. 

    • Guided Bus Tour
    • Nature Walk
    • Northumberland County

    Enjoy two different escorted nature walks in the heart of Northumberland County. Local tour guide, Peter Brotherhood, will provide accompanying narration and point out key features. 

    Start your day with a gentle stroll through the Nawautin Nature Sanctuary, observing a wide variety of wild life, a small covered bridge, several ponds and a natural, waterfront park with a pebbly-beach on Lake Ontario. Understand the crucial role that this sanctuary plays in the environment. 

    ​Our next stop will be for a picnic lunch will be at beautiful Victoria Park in Cobourg, right on the shores of Lake Ontario. This will be your opportunity to enjoy your own packed lunch. You may also wish to walk the Boardwalk, see the yachts at the Yacht Club and enjoy a small flower garden called the Eco Garden.

    After lunch, we travel to the Carstair’s Universal Trail for a hike on the gently graded paths, again stopping at some of the 40 interpretative signs that describe rare trees in Ontario. There are plenty of benches to rest upon here.

    Prices Includes

    • Round trip transportation on deluxe bus with a washroom
    • 2 escorted walks with local area tour guide Peter Brotherhood providing commentary along the way
    • Morning breakfast/rest stop at OnRoute Port Hope. Breakfast on your own
    • Lunch stop for a picnic in Victoria Park, Cobourg. Lunch is not included, please provide your own picnic lunch and refreshments. We recommend you bring folding lawnchairs or blankets for your comfort
    • Evening rest stop at OnRoute Newcastle
    • Escorted tour with ShortTrips.ca tour director available during tour
    • All tips & taxes

    Please Note

    • Picnic lunch is not included in the tour price! Please pack and bring your own lunch & refreshments.
    • Portions of this tour require walking on unpaved paths, gravel, mud, grass, exposed tree roots or rocky terrain. This trip not recommended for those with mobility issues.
    • ​We will check the weather 2 days before the tour departure date. If the forecast calls for inclement weather, rain or storms, this tour will be cancelled and re-scheduled. An update will be posted here 2 days before departure.
    • Children 10+ are welcome on this tour. Price is the same as adults. 

    Pickup/Drop Off Locations

    • 8:00 AM – Mississauga McDonalds
    • 8:35 AM – York Mills Station
    • 9:10 AM – Scarborough Town Centre
    • 11:00 AM – Burnham St. Carpool Lot, Hwy 401 & Burnham St North, Cobourg

     

    • 4:15 PM – Cobourg
    • 6:05 PM – Scarborough 
    • 6:35 PM – York Mills 
    • 7:15 PM – Mississauga 

    Deposits, Payments, Cancellations & Refunds

    • 100% full refund if you cancel at least 2 days before the trip departure date. 
    • Sorry but no refunds if cancellation is received less then 2 days before trip departure date. 
    • Your can transfer your seat to anyone else you know, up to the time of departure without penalty.
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