Local Attractions in the Clarington Area
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport International Raceway)
A world-renowned racing facility lies just north of Bowmanville hosting weekly events (Saturday night stock car racing) to annual weekend events consisting of major North American Championships. Mosport offers a variety of racing on both a local and international level. Their season runs from May to October. Race weekends provide a fun, exciting outing for the family including camping.
Cedar Park Resort
Featuring one of Durham Region’s largest supervised public swimming pools. Unique children’s water-play area and three of Durham Region’s wildest giant waterslides. 18 hole championship miniature golf course. Tennis court, baseball diamond, snack bar, washroom & shower facilities. Plenty of picnic tables and picnic shelters. Perfect for school or family oriented outings. A great place for company picnics! Trailer sites available by the season, month or week.
Jungle Cat World
Since 1983, Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park has been offering visitors the unique opportunity to see and experience wild species, many threatened with extinction, in an up-close and personal environment. Professional staff are readily available and always eager to share their knoweldge and enthusiasm.
Archibald Orchards & Winery
A 40 acre Family Farm & Estate Winery located in a picturesque setting just 10 minutes north of Hwy 401. Visit our winery boutique and sample award-winning wines. Starting early September, taste crisp apples right from the tree, pies still warm from the oven and cider fresh off the press. Enjoy children’s play area or take a “narrated” wagon ride.
The Bowmanville Museum is a restored period home reflecting the lifestyle of a wealthy merchant family from the years 1901 to 1930. The Museum also has extensive local archival holdings and one of the best antique doll and toy collections in Canada. The Museum offers guided tours, assistance with genealogical and historical inquiries, special events throughout the year, historical lectures, space for wedding photos and walking tours of Bowmanville.
In operation since 1846, this working, water powered mill houses a store where homemade jams, stone ground wheat flour, maple syrup, honey and cheese as well as lumber, lumber products and custom milling are available. During apple season in September until June, the mill also produces fresh apple cider and cider donuts. An antique woodworking shop is located on the second floor.
Pingle’s Farm Market
In season we grow bedding plants, pick your own strawberries, apples, fall raspberries and pumpkins. Our market features fresh produce, our own jams & preserves, crafts and gifts and our farm fresh bakery. The play area features a straw jump and farm animals. Harvest festival weekends in September and in October – Pingles Pumpkin Fun Weekend activities for the whole family including wagon rides and puppet theatre. In October we have a haunted hayride and boo barn. New for 2000, look for millennium mega maze in September. Season May 1- Dec. 24
Great Blue Heron Charity Casino
There’s something for everyone at the Great Blue Heron no matter what your game. Spend some time at one of our 40 exciting gaming tables, pull a handle on one of our 450 slot machines, enjoy a fabulous all you can eat buffet at the Waters Edge Restaurant, or just linger for a drink at the Lucky Stone Bar and take in all the exciting gaming action. The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino with its newly expanded aboriginal land and water theme, provides our guests with a relaxing friendly natural setting that is unique from all other gaming establishments. We Have a Winner.
Municipality Of Clarington
Come to Clarington where fun and excitement meet. There are attractions, historic sites and sport venues to entertain and amuse the whole family. From Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery to Empire Orchards & Herb Farm to the Zoos, Marinas and picturesque countryside. There is something for everyone in Clarington. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Clarington Tourism Office (Liberty Street South, across from the Clarington Hotel) for updated information about the many community events and happenings.
Work Hard. Play Harder. Check out the website link below for what’s happening in Bowmanville this week.
Port Perry Town Hall Theatre
Port Hope Capitol Theatre
Oshawa Little Theatre
Guided ATV Adventure Tours less than one hour east of Toronto, Ontario. All-Terrain Vehicle Provided. New & experienced riders are welcome. Day trips, overnight and weekend vacation packages are available. ‘Get Away from the Everyday!’.
We are a full time, year round Hang Gliding School that has offered instruction, sales and service since 1970. Our flagship flight park is in North Pickering, about 30 minutes NE of Toronto, Canada. In the summer we also offer water gliding in Muskoka during the summer months. We are dedicated to sharing the joys and freedoms flying affords. The silent beauty, the breathtaking view and the indescribable feeling inspires us. This love of flight motivates us to teach.
Local Parks and Conservation Areas
Hiking in local conservation areas and the immediate vicinity, specifically the Ganaraska Forest area, offers a variety of trail types to enjoy the scenic woods of this area.
Darlington Provincial Park
Cross-country ski trails, snowmobiling trails, mountain bicycling and motorcycling trails, hiking. Parking all year with Chalet and canteen during December to March for the ski season only.
Offering the best in outdoor recreation fun. Close to 11,000 acres of forest are waiting to be explored. The Ganaraska Forest can provide year-round pleasure for you or your family: Trails for Cross-Country Skiing, Mountain Biking, and Nature Walking; Horseback Riding; and shared use trails for Off-Road, ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle), and Snowmobile Adventures . Note: (Forest Membership or Day Pass Required for all Trails and Forest Access).
Arbraska Treetop Trekking’s newest family member! We have five aerial courses located in the beautiful Ganaraska Forest. Some of the things included on our courses are: bridges, tarzan swings, monkey cables, and of course ZIP LINES!
Second Marsh Wildlife & Conservation Areas
AYREN LINKS GOLF CLUB
Phone: (905) 263-2293
Season: March – November
BOWMANVILLE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Phone: (905) 623-2670
Season: April – October
CLARINGTON DRIVING RANGE
2735 Hancock Road
Phone: (905) 623-2350
Season: April – October
COURTICE DRIVING RANGE
Phone: (905) 436-2349
Season: April – October (weather permitting)
NEWCASTLE GOLF COURSE
Phone: (905) 987-4851
Season: April – November
PEBBLESTONE GOLF COURSE
Phone: (905) 725-7452
Season: May – October
QUARRY LAKES GOLF & RECREATION CENTRE
Phone: (905) 697-5888
Season: March – November
Brimacombe – Home of the Oshawa Ski Club
Devil’s Elbow Ski Club