The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day the Almaguin Highlands

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The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day the Almaguin Highlands

January 14th, 2020 by Courtney Metcalf

The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day the Almaguin Highlands

As we approach the most romantic time of the year, the pressure is on to come up with the perfect date. Good news! We have done all the hard work for you, and made a list of all of our favourite spots in Almaguin. Your only job is to decide how you want to spend your time with that special someone.

Come enjoy some of the Highlands local treasures this Valentine’s Day, and we can guarantee you will have the perfect date!

Spend a Cozy Night Away 

Looking for a romantic getaway? Cuddle up by the fire and enjoy hot-chocolate or a nice wine with your loved one. Spend quality time indoors playing board games by a roaring fire or head outdoors with easy access to snowshoeing trails. There are a few cabins and B&Bs to choose from such as Maple Ridge Retreat (Sprucedale), Fern Glen Inn (Emsdale), and The Ridge B&B (Sundridge). You will definitely win some points if you plan your Valentine’s Day in advance a book a night away, just the two of you!

Tastes of Almaguin 

A dinner out might be the perfect way to celebrate love; no need to cook, and the best part is, no dirty dishes! There are so many Almaguin flavors to enjoy. A few tasty spots that have a great atmosphere include; Micheals on Main (Sundridge), Swiss Country House (Magnetawan), and Danny Justa Pasta (Sundridge). Put the finishing touches on any meal with the refreshing flavors from Copperhead Distillery and Spirits (Sundridge) and South River Brewing Co. (Previously Highlander Brew Co.) (South River). 

Enjoy a Uniquely Almaguin Adventure 

The best part of living in Almaguin is the opportunity to choose your own adventure in the great outdoors. It’s like a winter wonderland playground!  Enjoy some fresh air together while snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on one of our areas trails at High Rock Lookout, Screaming Heads or Tom Thompson Park. You can also find outdoor ice-skating rinks in Magnetawan, Emsdale and Kearney. If you want to enjoy the picturesque snowfall, but would rather relax, book a horse-drawn sleigh ride with Hammond Ranch (Burks Falls). 

If you would rather spend time warm inside why not head to Riverbowl (Burks Falls) for Bowling and Billiards, or get hands-on creating something to symbolize your love with Incandescence Glass Studio (Sundridge).

Gift Shopping Made Easy 

Flowers are usually a favourite for Valentine’s Day! Stop by the Flower Garden (Burk’s Falls & Sundridge), Powassan Flowers or Sandhill Garden Market (Burk’s Falls)  to pick up your bouquets. If you want to get your special someone something different Circling Hawks (Burks Falls) has everything from crystal rings and necklaces to books and more. Zak’s (Sundridge) and Northspring Mercantile (Burks Falls) both have beautiful clothing and unique giftware to find that perfect gift for your Valentine!

Capture Your Love: 

Always remember this magical time of year by capturing your love with a local photographer. You can have a couple or family session with wMac Photography and have a gift you can look back on for years to come. Spice things up with a Boudoir shoot with Kate Hood Photography (Sundridge). Whether its a couples shoot or by yourself you can give your photos as a gift to your loved one. You may even consider keeping them to yourself as a form of self love! 

Whatever you choose this Valentine’s Day, the Almaguin Highlands will help make this one to remember!