December 12, 2017

Discover Clarington: 20 Things to do within 20 Minutes | Part 4

by Mirabelle Eze

The final part in our Discover Clarington series highlights a ski area, a wellness centre, a camping park, a spot for the animal lovers and, of course, a spot for the foodies.

Part 1  is a compilation of some great spots for art, music and nature lovers. Part 2  includes some more locations to explore nature and the best spot in Clarington for car racing enthusiasts. Part 3 highlights a golf course, a farmers market, a spa, an art gallery and a winery.

Discover Clarington – Part 4

16. Brimacombe Ski – 12 minutes

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Brimacombe is South Ontario’s largest ski area. With easy access to the location via Highway 401 and Highway 35/115, it is an ideal spot for a family skiing trips. Some onsite features include: 22 runs and trails for day skiing, 11 runs available for night skiing, 2 terrain parks, a magic carpet conveyor lift and 2 chalets with cafeteria.

Location: 4098 Regional Road 9, Orono, ON L0B 1M0

 17. Jungle Cat World – 14 minutes

Visitors to Jungle Cat World get the opportunity to learn about wild species “in an up and close personal environment.” Friendly and knowledgable staff are on site to answer questions and help visitors get around.

Location: 3667 Concession Rd 6, Orono, ON L0B 1M0


18. Chanterelle Bistro – 16 minutes

Chanterelle is one of the richest spots for dinner around Clarington. The restaurant prides itself in offering customers quality gluten free, meals prepared with locally-sourced products.

Location: 33 Division St.  Bowmanville, ON L1C 2Z3



19. The Hive Center – 19 minutes

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Located in the building of an 1850s church, the Hive Center is dedicated to educating its visitors on Community, Nature and Wellbeing. They do this through workshops, retreats, events and a diverse set of activities. Right beside the centre is the Hive Bed and Breakfast, a retro-executive home offering single room and full house rentals (18+ ppl), daily or weekly.

The hive centre location comfortably sits 60-75 people, making it ideal for ceremonies, workshops, conferences and special events. The location is 4min away from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Brimacombe, Jungle Cat World, Cedar Park, and a Golf course.

Location: 3390 Concession Rd 8, Clarington, ON L0B

20. Darlington Provincial Park – 20 minutes

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Lots of space. The Darlington Provincial Park is great for family camping as it is made up of pockets of serene spaces (perfect for picnics), nature trails and a long sandy beach.

Location: 1600 Darlington Park Rd. Bowmanville L1C 3K3

Our Discover Clarington series  is a compilation of places for diverse activities, located within 20 minutes from Clarington. Did we miss any spots you’ve been to or heard of? Let us know in the comment section below.