A lot of our readers and followers know how much we luv to travel and explore. We are constantly looking for unique places and accommodations to share our experiences with you. This time, our MoVernie Crew is On the MOVE to Corner Cottage, which is located in Markdale, Ontario, Canada, it is about a 2-hour drive from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The Corner Cottage is a beautiful property that is luxurious, modern and cozy that you would want to spend as much time as you can chilling inside or outside the house. But if you would like to explore and visit the surrounding communities, below are some of the recommendations that our MoVernie Crew would highly recommend you to visit and explore.
MoVernie TIP: ALWAYS ask your host or cottage owners for recommendations. Or even read their welcome book or their websites on where to eat, drink, explore and visits. Majority of them know really well of their surroundings and know where the hidden gems are and they know where the locals go. When locals go, you know it’s good shit.
Special thanks to Barb the owner for the recommendations and many of our visits were inspired by the Corner Cottage’s “Attractions” webpage, it’s a good read, highly recommend it!
Top Things To Do & Explore Around Corner Cottage:
Eugenia Falls Conservation Area – Eugenia, Ontario, Canada
Address: County Road 13, Eugenia, Ontario
Phone: (519) 376-3076
What a hidden gem this is! It’s located in Markdale, Ontario, that is only a 8-minute drive from Corner Cottage. If you like nature and walking trails, this is the place for you. It has a wonderful lookout of the Eugenia Falls.
Eugenia Falls Conservation Area features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels to walk and exercise. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible all-year-round. I highly recommend you to dress for the occasion, wear a jacket, bring water and comfy shoes.
Froggies Song Garden – Flesherton, Ontario, Canada
Address: 154552 Grey Road 32, RR4, Flesherton
Phone: (519) 986-3516
When staying at a cottage, most people wanted to relax and have the peace & quiet. Visiting gardens helps achieve that. And the owner of Corner Cottage, Barb has her own garden that welcomes guests to visit.
*In these uncertain times, please contact each garden member to inquire as to the status of their garden hours. While masks are not required when out of doors, please have one with you in case social distancing is not possible. Please observe use of handwashing and or sanitizing when at each site. We look forward to your visit.
This is the description from the website about this garden, “A cottage style garden with many unusual perennials. Also daylilies and roses. Pathways take the visitor through the garden. A shade garden and a rock garden.”
Markdale Golf & Country Club – Markdale, Ontario, Canada
Address: 85 Edith St Markdale Ontario N0C1H0
If you like golf, the Markdale Golf & Curling Club is located just 8-minute drive from Corner Cottage and it’s a 9-hole course.
In the heart of the Blue Mountain, you will find this beautiful Roost Winery and Vineyard. The cold climate allows this winery to create some of the most unique white, red and rose wines you’ll love. In fact, they have recently won awards for some of its wines.
Our MoVernie Crew took a nice short scenic drive and arrived at this beautiful open space. We luv the rustic barn house, the buildings, the open spacious outdoors. You can try the wine flights inside but we opted to chill at the outdoor patio, sipping some nice wine and indulge the charcuterie board. Oh those nice cheese! Super addictive! Once you start, you can’t stop munching. Hahaha!
Side Launch Brewing Company – Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Address: 200 Mountain Rd Unit 1, Collingwood, ON L9Y 4V5
Phone: (705) 293-5511
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qKSptBFKmVuqs3d5A
If you luv craft beer, then Side Launch Brewery is a MUST VISIT! My first Side Launch beer was back in March 2021 when my buddy, Byron Kent went to ice fishing with me with his son. He pre-ordered a bunch of Side Launch for me to try and I was in luv! In particular, they have a large variety of stout selections and their stout is off the charts!
When you arrived at the brewery, it’s only a short 30 minute-drive from Corner Cottage. There is plenty of parking space, lots of patio tables and areas for you to enjoy the beer flights, buy some beer home and munch on some snacks. I must say that Side Launch is one of my favourite Ontario craft breweries. They have a large selections but more importantly, they brew good tasty beer with a smooth finish. They also have cool mix of ingredients that bring out the best flavour out of them.
Old Baldy Scenic Lookout
Address: 120 Old Baldy Access Grey Highlands ON N0C 1G0 Canada
After taking a 15-minute hike from the parking lot at Old Baldy, you will soon reach to the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and looking down 152 metres above the Beaver Valley and the Village of Kimberley. This is a photogenic spot as it’s just magnificently breathtaking! This nature trail is only about 18-minutes from Corner Cottage. Make sure you wear comfy shoes, dress for the weather, bring some water before doing this walk.
Hogg’s Falls – Flesherton, Ontario, Canada
Address: 170491-172753, Lower Valley Rd, Flesherton, ON N0C 1E0
Yes, another beautiful falls to recommend. Other than the Eugenia Falls, Hogg’s Falls is also only 8-minute drive away from Corner Cottage. Yes, if you luv chasing waterfalls, this is another hidden gem.
Beaver Valley Ski Club – Markdale, Ontario, Canada
Address: RR#4, 100 Pioneer Drive, Markdale, ON, N0C 1H0
Beaver Valley Ski Club is located 7 minutes from Corner Cottage so if you enjoy skiing and other winter activities, this ski club is a good option.