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Perfect Weekends: Dundas 2.0

Nestled between Hamilton and Cambridge is the beautiful community of Dundas. It has been nicknamed the Valley Town because of its topographical location at the bottom of the Niagara Escarpment on the Western edge of Lake Ontario. Whether visiting in August for the Cactus Festival or in October for Scarecrow Saturday, there is something in Dundas for everyone.

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Here is how we suggest spending a weekend in this quant town.

  1. As you arrive into historic downtown Dundas, your first stop should be for breakfast at Feast On designated Detour CafA�. We suggest the BLT Deluxe with a latte (FACT: made with sustainably roasted beans — these guys work with farmers directly at origin to purchase the best possible beans), or if it�s after 11am and you�re feeling adventurous, go for a bottle of Saint of Circumstance Blonde Ale!
  2. Following breakfast, take a drive up the mountain for a walk through Spencer Gorge/Webster�s Falls Conservation Area, which is part of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere. Follow the Spencer Adventure Trail, along the Spencer Creek through one of Upper Canada�s earliest industrial communities � and be sure to stop for a photo at Webster�s Falls and Tews Falls.
  3. If your legs are still up for walking, take a stroll through downtown Dundas and check out some of the great little shops. Wander through The Keeping Room which has an awesome selection of kitchen goodies and then grab an organic juice or smoothie from Earth Shake, for an afternoon boost!
  4. With a busy day behind you, it may be nice to namaste still for a flow class at Moksha Yoga Dundas.
  5. Finish your day with a trip to Shawn and Ed Brewing Company for a tasting flight of four of their craft beers. It is located in the old Dundas Curling and Skating Rink which has been refurbished to their brewing needs!
  6. Before heading out of town make a stop at Dyment�s Farm Market. Pick up some fresh from the farm produce and locally raised meats. Don’t forget to visit the pie bar for homemade country pies using seasonal ingredients.

You’ve done it! You ate, you hiked, you yoga-d, you drank, and you ate some more — all the while, exploring one of Ontario’s hidden gems.  Check out more great weekend itineraries here!