Posted on Friday, January 13, 2023 05:18 PM
“Pad-ma Ab-hy-anga” and “Shir-o-dhara.” I typed those words, slowly, into my phone’s calendar not too long ago. Loosely translated, they are Ayurvedic massages: the first massage focused on the feet “Pada,” and "Padma" meaning lotus flower; with the second massage on the head, “Shiro.”
Ayurvedic treatments aren’t at the top of many spa menus in the western world, but you can find them at Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat & Spa, a serene spot tucked in the Northumberland hills, about 15...
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 01:10 PM
Great Eats off the Highway
What’s the best part of a road trip? On-the-go snacks and new restaurants to discover of course! Northumberland County has great places, not far from the highway, to pick up healthy snacks or decadent sweet treats for the road. We’ve also got you covered if you need a break from the car and want to enjoy dining inside or on an outdoor patio with great atmosphere and friendly locals.Port Hope
Starting in Port Hope, stop in to Suntree Natural Foods Marketplace to pick...
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2022 12:47 PM
Winter’s Best Kept Secret: Fun Family Farm Visits
By Meghan Sheffield
Want to know the season's best kept secret? Here in Northumberland, winter is the perfect time to visit a farm.
After the hustle and bustle of the busy summer and autumn seasons, calm descends with falling snowflakes, and mama animals rest, awaiting the promise of spring babies. The clean, bright snow and cooler temperatures even cover up some of the more “authentic” (read: smelly and unsightly) aspects of life with animals. In...
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 04:45 PM
There's Lots Brewing in Northumberland
By Tim Johnson
You won’t lack for places to wet your whistle this winter. With four breweries and two cideries in the County, you can easily pick up six packs and more, or order them online. Open them up at home and try them with some steaming, hearty fare – the ideal antidote to any dark and stormy blues you may be feeling.
Here we feature two new spots, and also take note of a few old favourites:GANARASKA BREWING COMPANY
Set in the bustling...
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021 02:21 PM
3 Rural Spa Experiences to Help You Warm Up in Ontario
By Heather Starke
NOTE: Spa services may be impacted by provincial COVID-19 restrictions. Please check with each business to confirm hours and services.FIELDSTONE SPA
This winter, you can choose to try a day spa farm experience from the outdoors looking in, so to speak – inside one of Fieldstone Spa’s cozy snow globes, or heated igloos, situated on the farm’s rambling property.
Fieldstone Spa is known for its excellent,...