46: June 6, 2004
the 46th issue of the Bed and Breakfast Traveller, we take you
to Port Perry and the Scugog Township in Ontario. Located on the shores
of Lake Scugog, due north of Oshawa, just an hour's drive north east
of the City of Toronto, Scugog Township has quickly become one of the
Durham Region's most popular and exciting communities to visit.
of country life, a stroll down a picturesque main street, swimming or
a picnic by the lake
the simplest of pleasures will draw you to
Scugog, where you'll discover there is much more. Port Perry is the
hub of Scugog Township. Within the Township you'll find friendly people,
spectacular scenery, picturesque villages and unique shopping experiences.
In Port Perry explore a variety of shops and cafes as you stroll amongst
some of the most attractive Victorian buildings in the region. There
is something for everyone to see and enjoy.
the summer, Lake Scugog is a magnet for families and folks of all ages.
Enjoy the great outdoors with water-skiing, boating and fishing. Take
advantage of the excellent boat launching facilities. Local marinas
rent canoes and boats for fishing and pleasure cruises. Take a cruise
on Lake Scugog in the "Woodman", Scugog Island Cruises, that
offers daily tours from the end of Queen Street in Port Perry.
School House - Built in 1880 serves as the museum's main building,
housing archives, offices and several displays. These include a Post
Office, General Store, Hardware Store and Apothecary shop.
Church - The Episcopalian Methodist Church was built in 1860 to
serve the head of the Island and sits today on the museum grounds.
Print Shop - Contains an early Gordon hand-fed Press from the Port
Perry Star, old wooden and metal type, early Ontario Wood furnishing
and a variety of printed items.
Log Cabin - A one-room cabin built circa 1845 with a woodstove,
kitchen furnishings, an operating loom and early twig furniture. An
upstairs bedroom contains early bedroom furniture and quilts.
building, located at the corner of Queen and Simcoe St, Port Perry was
recognized and approved by the Historic Sites and Monument Board of
Canada as a historic building on May 11th 1996, when it was commemorated
with an official plaque.
Hall 1873, as it is known today, is used by many local arts and music
groups, which include the Scugog Choral Society and Borelians Theatre
Group. It is also available for rent to the public for community functions.
to discover" in Scugog Township.
Street Fest, Highlands
of Durham Games, Renaissance Faire, Pow Wow, Artisan Studio Tour, Port
Perry and Blackstock Fairs, Farmer's Market, Canoe the Nonquon, Open
air ice skating.
Cross country skiing,
snowmobiling, parasailing and snowshoeing, skating, ice fishing, motorcycle
ice racing, boating, watersports, camping, hiking and fishing.
June, July and
August 2004 scheduled events:
June 19th and
20th: Renaissance Faire: Seven Mile Island juried Art and Craft
July 1st: Canada Day Celebrations: Palmer Park, Port
July 9th and 10th: Downtown Port Perry Street Fest: Palmer
Park and Downtown Port Perry.
July 17th and 18th: Mississaugas of Scugog Island First
Nation 8th Annual Traditional Pow Wow: Scugog Island.
July 23rd and 25th: Highlands of Durham Games: Port
Perry and Uxbridge.
August 20th and 21st: Blackstock Fair.
Stop in at the Scugog
Tourist Information Centre at 269 Queen St, Port Perry. 905-985-4971
or obtain information on the Internet at www.scugogchamber.ca
for further details regarding upcoming events.