Passport to Spring

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The Passport to Spring has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Lake of Bays Passport to Spring 2021. Congratulations to Sydney Hayden for completing all 10 activities on the passport and winning the top prize - a $250 gift certificate to spend at a local business!

If you're still looking for ways to support our fabulous businesses in Lake of Bays, check out the passport activities below for ideas you can do any time of the year!

#LOBspringpassport

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Lake of Bays Passport to Spring 2021. Congratulations to Sydney Hayden for completing all 10 activities on the passport and winning the top prize - a $250 gift certificate to spend at a local business!

If you're still looking for ways to support our fabulous businesses in Lake of Bays, check out the passport activities below for ideas you can do any time of the year!

#LOBspringpassport

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  • Search our business directory

    6 months ago
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    The Township of Lake of Bays municipal website has a comprehensive list of products and services available in the Township. The first passport activity is easy: 

    1. Search our Business Directory
    2. Choose a business or attraction
    3. Tag them or give them a shout-out on social media 

    Make sure to use the hashtag #LOBspringpassport.

    Share the Facebook or Twitter post!

    You might even discover a new business you didn't know was based in Lake of Bays! Do you know of a great local business that’s not in our directory? Send us an email and we’d be happy to add them!

    When you've completed this activity, comment below and tell us the business name. 

  • Buy a product made in Lake of Bays

    6 months ago
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    Craft beer, honey, coffee, elderberry syrups, jams, jellies…did you know all of these fantastic products are made right here in Lake of Bays? Want a stamp for your passport?

    1. Order your favourite Lake of Bays product or try something new
    2. Tell us about it on our Facebook post
    3. Tag the business or give them a shout-out on social media

    Make sure to use the hashtag #LOBspringpassport.

    Looking for suggestions...try these: 

    Lake of Bays Brewing Co.
    Yummies in a Jar
    Muskoka Wild Botanicals
    Muskoka Honey Bee Products
    Inspire Coffee Roasting Company

    When you've completed this activity, comment below and tell us the business name and product you purchased.

      Destination Ontario 

  • Go for a walk

    6 months ago
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    Lake of Bays is filled with natural beauty – parks, trails, beaches…and over 100 lakes to explore! 

    This week stamp your Passport to Spring by going for a walk or a hike. 

    1. Pick a place to explore
    2. Tell us about it on social media
    3. Use the comments to show us a picture of your favourite place to experience nature in Lake of Bays

    Make sure to use the hashtag #LOBspringpassport. 

    Looking for some ideas? Check out Limberlost Forest & Wildlife Reserve, Echo Valley Nature & Bike Trails, or visit Parks & Trails on our website.

    When you've completed this activity, comment below and tell us where you went for a walk or hike.

  • Support a local artist or gallery

    6 months ago
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    The rugged landscape and scenic beauty of Lake of Bays is an inspiration to many artists and makers. We are home to many galleries, artist studios and studio tours, not to mention the Group of Seven outdoor gallery. 

    Stamp your passport to spring by supporting a local artist or gallery!

    1. Purchase an original piece or pick out something special for your wish list
    2. Tell us about it on social media
    3. Include a picture in the comments and tag the artist or gallery

    Remember to use the hashtag #LOBspringpassport. 

    Looking for ideas? Check out the Artists of the Limberlost, O'Mara Studio, Limberlost Woodturning, Rob Stimpson Photography, Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery, Cedar Creek, John Murden Art Gallery & Studio, Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery, or search Art Studios & Galleries in our business directory. 

    When you’ve completed this activity, comment below and tell us the name of the artist or gallery you supported. 

    🎨 Songs of Spring by Catherine O'Mara

  • Eat out!

    6 months ago
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    Stamp your passport by ordering takeout from one of our fantastic dining establishments in Lake of Bays. 

    1. Pick a restaurant or café and order food!
    2. Snap a pic of your plate
    3. Post it in the comments on Facebook and tag the business

    Remember to use the hashtag #LOBspringpassport. 

    Need some ideas? Search Food & Dining in our business directory. 

    When you’ve completed this activity, comment below and tell us the name of the restaurant or café. 

      Webster's Beacon

  • Find a unique gift

    6 months ago
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    Looking for a unique gift or something for your home or cottage? The merchants and artisans in Lake of Bays have you covered! 

    Stamp your Passport to Spring by purchasing a special gift or adding something cool to your wish list. 

    1. Search our business directory for ideas
    2. Purchase or dream about a unique gift
    3. Post it on Facebook and tag the business

    Make sure to check ahead to see if your favourite business is open for in-person, curb-side, or online shopping.

    Need some inspiration? Check out North on Sixty, The Custom Elephant, The Old Palmer House, Rafter's of Muskoka, Clark's on Main, Dwight Trading Post, or Axiom Audio

    When you’ve completed this activity, comment below and tell us the name of the business and what gift you picked!

      North on Sixty

  • Order flowers

    6 months ago
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    Nothing says spring like flowers! Stamp your Passport to Spring by ordering flowers for a friend or colleague. And don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 9. 

    1. Pick someone to brighten their day
    2. Order flowers
    3. Tag the business on social media

    Looking for ideas? Why not try Muskoka Flowers or Season 2 Season Garden Market

    When you’ve completed this activity, comment below and tell us where you ordered flowers and who they were for!

      Muskoka Flowers 

  • Take a selfie at your favourite business

    6 months ago
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    Show some love for your favourite business by posting a selfie in front of their storefront or sign. What an easy way to stamp your Passport to Spring! 

    1. Pick a business
    2. Take a selfie!
    3. Post your pic on social media and tag the business

    There are so many great businesses in Lake of Bays. Need help choosing just one? Visit our business directory for ideas. 

    Don't forget to comment below to tell us what business you picked!

      Throwback to summer 2020 and Mayor Glover posing in front of Lake of Bays businesses! 

  • Treat yourself

    6 months ago
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    Where’s your favourite spot for sweet treats in Lake of Bays? Stamp your Passport to Spring by grabbing something indulgent from one of our fabulous bakeries or café. 

    1. Visit your favourite bakery
    2. Pick a treat!
    3. Show us on social media and tag the business

    Not sure where to start? Try: 

    Erika's Bakery
    Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria
    Henrietta's Pine Bakery
    Webster's Beacon
    Miss Nelle's Antiques & Cafe
    Yummies in a Jar

    Or...maybe try them all!  

    Remember to comment below to tell us where you bought your treats and what delicious item you tried! 

      Erika's Bakery

  • Buy a gift certificate

    6 months ago
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    Gift certificates are a great way to support our local business community. You can help out right now by purchasing a gift card for your favourite restaurant, shop or service in Lake of Bays.  

    1. Contact a local business and inquire about the options they have available
    2. Purchase a gift card
    3. Tag the business on social media with the hashtag #LOBspringpassport 

    Here are some great ideas: 

    Baysville Barber
    Winterbottom Tattoo Company
    Muskoka Retreat & Wellness Clinic
    Baysville BarBelles
    Algonquin Adventure Tours

    ...or search our business directory

    Comment below to tell us where you purchased the gift card to complete your digital passport!