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Farm fresh flavour is kind of a big deal in East Gwillimbury. Treat yourself to a full-fledged farm to fork experience by exploring our culinary experiences, ample picnicking opportunities and wonderful area restaurants.

Immerse yourself in our unique culinary experiences and take a self-guided tour to select ingredients for the best Thanksgiving dinner ever! Visit our lively farmer’s market to hand pick local delicacies. Or hand churn your own sage butter using heritage techniques at the Sharon Temple.

In East Gwillimbury, we’ve turned picnicking into an art form. There are 29 parks to visit, the architecturally-stunning Sharon Temple Historic Site and Museum, as well as our very own naturist park!

Looking for a world class meal during your visit? We’ve got you covered! Many of our restaurants use local ingredients wherever possible, so each meal dances with fresh flavours and colours. At breakfast, lunch and dinner, our inventive chefs prepare tantalizing meals that will make your taste buds sing!

Experiences

In East Gwillimbury, we’re proud of our farmers and producers. Get to know what our abundant agricultural region has to offer with a self-guided driving tour of area farms or browse the vibrant farmer’s market. Be sure to stop by the Sharon Temple to make your own sage butter – once you try it, it will become a staple at your dinner table!

  • Historic Sage Butter Making

    Historic Sage Butter Making

    At the Sharon Temple, you can make fresh butter by hand using techniques from the 1800s! When you pick fragrant sage from the Heritage Herb Garden and blend it into the butter, you will experience a unique savoury delight.

  • Farmer’s Market

    Farmer’s Market

    Join over 30 farmers and producers every Thursday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm to stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, cheeses and so much more! A popular community attraction, the Farmer’s Market also features live music, baking contests and themed events like Christmas in July.

  • Farm to Fork Tour

    Farm to Fork Tour

    Every October, visitors flock to East Gwillimbury for the opportunity to select fresh, local ingredients to make an unforgettable Thanksgiving feast. This self-guided tour will lead you through seven area farms for an unparalleled farm to fork experience.

  • Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour

Historic Sage Butter Making

At the Sharon Temple, you can make fresh butter by hand using techniques from the 1800s! When you pick fragrant sage from the Heritage Herb Garden and blend it into the butter, you will experience a unique savoury delight.

Farmer’s Market

Join over 30 farmers and producers every Thursday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm to stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, cheeses and so much more! A popular community attraction, the Farmer’s Market also features live music, baking contests and themed events like Christmas in July.

Farm to Fork Tour

Every October, visitors flock to East Gwillimbury for the opportunity to select fresh, local ingredients to make an unforgettable Thanksgiving feast. This self-guided tour will lead you through seven area farms for an unparalleled farm to fork experience.

Picnicking

Pack up the picnic basket – preferably with farm fresh fruits, veggies and other local goodies – and dine al fresco in one of East Gwillimbury’s many picnic areas.  Explore one of our 29 parks, spend the day at the Sharon Temple Historic Site and Museum, or dare to go bare at the Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park!  Wherever you set your blanket, you’ll find fresh air, friendly locals and activities to please the whole family.

Map of Parks
  • Picnicking at Sharon Temple Historic Site and Museum

    Picnicking at Sharon Temple Historic Site and Museum

    Bring fresh picnic fixins from a local farm stand and lay your blanket down anywhere you please in this 4.5 acre park. After your lunch, stretch your legs and explore the heritage buildings throughout the property.

  • Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

    Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

    Bring your lunch and shed your clothes for a naturist picnic at Bare Oaks! After lunch, explore the lush 50 acre property, which features activities like yoga, volleyball, swimming and more. The Park is family-friendly and welcomes visitors of all ages.

  • Town Parks

    Town Parks

    Set down your checkered blanket in one of East Gwillimbury’s 29 parks! Each park has unique attractions, from splash pads to sports fields, play equipment and more! For an extra special picnic, bring your basket to the Millennium Garden in Mount Albert, which features five small gardens that are connected in a starburst pattern.

Picnicking at Sharon Temple Historic Site and Museum

Bring fresh picnic fixins from a local farm stand and lay your blanket down anywhere you please in this 4.5 acre park. After your lunch, stretch your legs and explore the heritage buildings throughout the property.

Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Bring your lunch and shed your clothes for a naturist picnic at Bare Oaks! After lunch, explore the lush 50 acre property, which features activities like yoga, volleyball, swimming and more. The Park is family-friendly and welcomes visitors of all ages.

Town Parks

Set down your checkered blanket in one of East Gwillimbury’s 29 parks! Each park has unique attractions, from splash pads to sports fields, play equipment and more! For an extra special picnic, bring your basket to the Millennium Garden in Mount Albert, which features five small gardens that are connected in a starburst pattern.

Restaurants

There’s something to please every palate in East Gwillimbury – from hearty pub fare to authentic Italian cuisine, vegetarian-friendly cafés and a classic Canadian food truck! The best part? Many local restaurants source ingredients directly from area farmers and producers so guests enjoy a fresh and flavourful experience. Sink your teeth into our culinary choices and get ready to be dazzled by our gastronomic flair!