Looking for a great family vacation destination in Canada? Omemee, Ontario, central to Lindsay, Peterborough, Bobcaygeon,and Oshawa, has been the top traditional vacation destination for years for many families. Some, like Karen C., love the natural beauty of our area so much in fact, that later on they choose to return to build their homes in the Omemee area, raising their families in the friendly village atmosphere.
"When I was a kid, the highlight of our week was going to Omemee for the weekend," Karen recently shared with me,adding " We loved going to Emily Park - fishing, swimming,catching frogs in the grass. Now we are building our home just outside the village."
Emily Park, a popular summer destination, is just a few minutes from Omemee by bicycle down the four season multi-use TransCanada Trail,with its geocaches, scenic trestle bridge views, and Eco System 2000 Nature Park. Water aficionados, on the other hand, enjoy kayaking, canoeing,or motoring down the Pigeon River to visit the historic village with Ontario's unique original Rock and Roll Museum - Youngtown Rock and Roll Museum.
Omemee, Rock legend Neil Young's roots during his early years, is home to actors and musicians of many genre, some of whom you will find performing at Lakeview Arts Barn, free jam weekend sessions at Omemee Legion Hall, annual concerts such as the Youngtown Jam - held November 12th on Neil Young's Birthday, singing in local churches, or at free BBQ's on the beach.
Omemee is also home to many photographers, writers,and artisans who showcase their work at local cafes, Butternut Folk Art Studio, Omemee Rocks Jewellers, and the Omemee Medical Centre or during seasonal farm and studio tours of the area. Butternut Folk Art Studio is often the first stop for many families to pick up craft supplies on their way to their trailer, cottage,or camp ground.
Winter visitors enjoy stopping over at one of the many wonderful family Bed and Breakfasts in the Omemee area, strapping on skis or snowshoes to explore the many trails, enjoy Snowboarding at Devil's Elbow, or take snowmobiles out on the frozen lakes and ponds to try their luck at ice fishing. Emily - Omemee arena, and the Omemee Curling Club are also kept busy with recreational winter sports.
Looking for a great family vacation destination in Canada? I'd say, Omemee Ontario is the best family vacation destination in Canada - but then again, I may be a wee bit biased - I'm fortunate enough to live here!