It's always nice to grab the girls and take a little sabbatical

Funky artifacts at Legacy in Cobourg


Hunt for reclaimed treasures and film set props at Legacy Vintage Building Materials & Antiques. Coffee table conversation-starters could include a cougar head wood carving or a European egg basket.
Walk the heritage downtown and shop for your next favourite outfit or local art like the gorgeous painted windows and wine glasses by Katherine O’Malley Greer at With All My Art.


Stop for lattes at the Human Bean and don't forget to be pampered with an infrared sauna or massage at Mystic Roots. Or tease your taste buds with a walking food tour by Northumberland Culinary 613-853-3250.


El Camino’s tapas plates to share will give you and your friends a chance to taste and chat…sip margaritas…and taste and chat some more. Mexican-fusion bites like paella and lamb meat balls are sure to please!

Check out the dessert lounge at Meet at 66 King for homemade wraps, sandwiches and delectable treats from Dufflet pastries. Owner and host, Edward Cunnington, is the perfect gentleman! Local poets and tea grannies meet here, too, for readings and conversation. The café also made a cameo appearance in the Adam Sandler movie Pixels.

Girls night out!


Breakers on the Lake has a two-storey cottage and a fantastic private house on the grounds, so your pyjama party can spread out and be comfy. The lodgings are right on the water so you get that sound of gentle surf putting you to bed. Very peaceful, and a little like that resort feeling where you have a private beach (for a skinny dip) and no schedule to follow.


Or stay at the grand and historic MacKechnie House B&B, where owner and professional caterer, Cathryn Thompson will prepare a gourmet breakfast for you in the elegant dining room. Then you can wander through the beautiful three-quarter acre grounds. You’ll feel a little like Lady Mary and company of Downton Abbey (never a bad thing!).
You can also spend time in the kitchen with a private cooking class to prep and prepare your own fabulous candlelight dinner. Winning culinary secrets will be revealed!


Mother-daughter trips to Cobourg can have it all, too. Shopping, spa treatments, and tea and scones at Soula’s Tea Garden.


Insider Tip: A bakery standby, rich butter tarts from Betty’s Pies & Tarts are so good they’ve become a mandatory stop on the county’s Butter Tart Trail.



A mother and daughter shop Downtown Cobourg

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