More than the sum of its parts!
One of the most challenging & exciting things about clarington is defining the nature Of its tourism Opportunities so the average person “gets it!”
Clarington is a collection of communities, experiences and adventures. You can stand in the middle of Bowmanville, Clarington’s largest urban centre, and be 5 minutes away from big box shopping, historic shopping districts, farm gate markets, organic growers, cultural centres, museums and zoos. Stretch the timing to 10 minutes and you open the door to new experiences such as alpaca clothing, fresh fruit wine, an international raceway and kilometers of hiking and biking trails! Did we mention our 6 golf courses?
In Orono, there is a cluster of antique stores that would fire up any antique-enthusiast. You can even walk to each dealer but keep your vehicle close by so you can take your prized purchases home!
Newcastle, the famous little village, is steeped in historical points of interest. This is the original home of the Massey-Harris/Massey-Ferguson Farm Machinery business and the birthplace of many famous Canadians – including Canada’s first Canadian-born Governor-General (Vincent Massey); a famous actor (Raymond Massey) and the eventual owner of the Toronto Star (Joseph Atkinson).
Courtice, pronounced “Cur-tis”, is the western portion of Clarington and is a relatively new part of the community. Courtice is home to large attractions such as the Courtice Flea Market and Darlington Provincial Park.
Looking to make plans for this weekend, next week or this summer? Call us at 905-623-4356 or visit our Tourism Office at 181 Liberty Street, South in Bowmanville. Visit Tourism Clarington on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ TourismClarington).