Nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario and only one hour east of Toronto, Clarington is the perfect choice for a day trip or an extended visit.

If you’re looking for a peaceful escape to enjoy nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, explore one of our local conservation areas and trails, such as the Orono Crown Lands or Eniskillen Conservation Area. With a handful to choose from, you’ll be able to find a peaceful meadow for an afternoon picnic, or trails lined with trees that lead into the heart of the forest. When the weather’s warm, there is no better place to spend the day than at one of Clarington’s local beaches. And all year round, Darlington Provincial Park is open for hiking, camping, playing, and more.

Clarington has plenty of options for winding down, but we’ve also got something for the adventure seekers. There are several large attractions throughout Clarington that specialize in getting your adrenaline pumping. Ready to conquer heights? Check out some Tree-Top Trekking. On the hunt for speed? Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has got you covered. A little bit of both? Bundle up and get ready for a run down the slopes at Brimacombe. There are plenty of ways to get your blood pumping!

Shopping and dining are also some of our favourite things. Plan a day trip to Tyrone Mills, where you’ll enjoy specialty treats and quality products. After that? Explore our historic downtowns! Clarington has an incredible antique shopping route featuring the Main Thru Church Antique Mall, where you’ll discover unique finds to call your own. We also have a vast list of local shops owned and operated by Clarington residents featuring some wonderful handmade products. Proudly made and proudly sold, you’ll be happy to spend the day in spaces like Historic Downtown Bowmanville. While exploring, be sure to pop in to one of our café’s, such as Buddha Belly Bakery or Deadly Grounds, for a uniquely tasty treat! After a long day, pay a visit to one of Clarington’s delicious dining options, or grab a drink at a local brewery, such as Chronicle Brewing Co. or Tilted Glass Brewing Co. From dinner with friends and family, to date night, you’ll leave with a full belly and some incredible memories.

Clarington is also proud to be a place where you and your family can have some fun. Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park will let you get up close and personal with your favourite animals, and Cedar Park Resort is sure to make a splash! Interested in agri-tourism? That’s our specialty. Visit Archibald Orchards & Winery to enjoy some fresh fruit (and cider for the adults!). Pingle’s Farm Market and Bragg Farms are happy to invite you into their orchards to pick your own fruits and vegetables to take home. Our community is also host to various events such as the Orono Fair and Applefest: yearly festivals that help celebrate our amazing communities. You’re officially invited to join in on the fun!

Clarington is a vibrant community steeped in history and beauty. No matter the season, no matter your interests, Clarington has something for you.

There’s no time to waste. Visit Clarington for an escape.

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