Walking in Markham


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  • Puck's Farm
    At Puck’s Farm, visitors can bond with 180 acres of the natural environment by learning about harvest-time chores and activities or scheduling weddings and events year-round on the open grounds. Guests of the farm can meet its animal residents, including emus, llamas, and a farm cat, which is much friendlier than a farm puma. For an even more interactive experience with fauna, Puck’s offers pony rides and the opportunity to milk cows and churn butter. Wooded trails traverse the expanse and present one of the many places on the farm where guests can delight in the changing of the seasons. Fall, for example, offers a variety of seasonal activities: visitors can get lost in corn mazes, pick ripened pumpkins, ride in horse-drawn wagons, and stroll through trails speckled with changing leaves. Autumn months also see pigs and goats building their nests for the winter ahead. An onsite snack bar serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries enables guests to refuel for full days of farm activities.
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    16540 11th Concession Rd.
    Schomberg, ON CA
  • Urban Core
    Even though Urban Core's boot camps run on a regular twice-weekly schedule, the workouts themselves are unpredictable. This is because the staff know that once the body adapts to a fitness regimen, it burns fewer calories per workout. So to prevent this type of fitness plateau, they designed boot-camp workouts that change constantly to maximize calorie-burning and keep the body guessing. The outdoor boot camps also creatively incorporate nature's workout props, such as steep hills and five-pound leaf piles shaped like dumbbells. Helmed by Lauren Mazur, a fitness expert who spent her childhood as a competitive gymnast, the studio offers classes beyond boot camps, as well. Yoga and Pilates sessions, for example, build lean muscle, whereas walking classes offer low-impact cardio workouts that gently ton physiques. And to accommodate particularly busy schedules, the team of trainers even makes personal training house calls.
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    301 Saint Clair Ave. W
    Toronto, ON CA
  • Urban Core Toronto
    Even though Urban Core's boot camps run on a regular twice-weekly schedule, the workouts themselves are unpredictable. This is because the staff know that once the body adapts to a fitness regimen, it burns fewer calories per workout. So to prevent this type of fitness plateau, they designed boot-camp workouts that change constantly to maximize calorie-burning and keep the body guessing. The outdoor boot camps also creatively incorporate nature's workout props, such as steep hills and five-pound leaf piles shaped like dumbbells. Helmed by Lauren Mazur, a fitness expert who spent her childhood as a competitive gymnast, the studio offers classes beyond boot camps, as well. Yoga and Pilates sessions, for example, build lean muscle, whereas walking classes offer low-impact cardio workouts that gently ton physiques. And to accommodate particularly busy schedules, the team of trainers even makes personal training house calls.
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    4190 Sladeview Crescent
    Oakville, ON CA
  • Deerhurst Resort
    Spanning a majestic 760 acres of waterfront wilderness, Deerhurst Resort entertains visitors with a dazzling array of amenities and activities just two hours north of Toronto. Guests relax in homey hotel rooms with feather duvets and pillows, with the main building a 10-minute walk from the lake. By the water, visitors can lounge on the beach, compete in volleyball matches, and learn to waterski, kayak, or canoe. Fishing boat rentals allow fishermen to venture to the center of the lake, casting lines in hopes of snagging sizeable northern pike and fabled lake trout made entirely of gold. Between May and October, golf enthusiasts rove the greens on two 18-hole courses, leisurely competing with friends or taking pointers from the golf academy's instructor, Dave Castellan. The warm weather months allow swimmers to frolic in three outdoor pools and tennis players to hit outdoor courts, including three lit courts so players can photosynthesize at all hours. Deerhurst also offers scenic pony rides for children and mountain bike rentals for cyclists looking to explore the surrounding countryside. Indoors, visitors can rev up their adrenaline on the rock-climbing wall or sink into a blissful trance with massages and pedicures at Shizen Spa. Because of a draconian government mandate demanding that people must eat food or perish, Deerhurst's chef Rory Golden sees that the resort's five restaurants offer a diverse selection of dishes for all palates. The staff demonstrates their commitment to creating seasonal fare with locally sourced ingredients by harvesting their own herbs, honey, maple syrup, and shiitake mushrooms on the premises.
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    1235 Deerhurst Dr
    Huntsville, ON CA
  • Mr. Pumpkin
    Bright orange orbs dominate the landscape at Mr. Pumpkin—one of Niagara’s oldest farms—along with a wealth of family-friendly attractions, which work together to signal the arrival of autumn. Outside, guests can wander through a 10-acre corn maze or stand still watching pumpkins get chucked up into the air. These flying fruits can reach speeds of up to 160 km/h and are shot up into the sky by air cannon or trebuchet-style Punkin Chunkin devices in an effort to knock down the sun. The farm also entertains younger visitors who can feed a carrot to Bella the pony or Darcy the donkey at the petting zoo or enjoy age-appropriate frights during a daytime haunt.
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    14079 Misener Rd.,
    Niagara Falls, ON CA
  • Elite Tours of Niagara Falls
    On Elite Tours of Niagara Falls' expeditions, participants can look down on the iconic waterfall from a helicopter or follow a footpath behind its massive curtain of water. Boat rides offer a perspective from calmer water, and the views from the observation deck are far preferable to the views from a surfboard. However, the company's guided tours occasionally eschew the waterfall in favor of other local landmarks. To wit, a winery tour highlights local vintages, and a wintertime tour showcases holiday-lights festivals. Even those tours centered on the waterfall make stops at other scenic locales, such as a butterfly conservatory.
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    6700 Fallsview Boulevard
    Niagara Falls, ON CA
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