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4 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now

5 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now

GIVE THANKS THIS WEEKEND FOR THESE 4 THINGS IN BARRIE

Barrie has a bit of a reputation as a city that likes to complain (occasionally)

And yet, when you take stock of all the good things out there that are often overlooked or taken for granted, it paints a vibrant picture. Despite the pandemic.

In honour of Thanksgiving, dive into our meandering list of things to give thanks for in Barrie right now.

4 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now

SELF CARE

Now, having said all of that, we might might need some maintenance on their nerves by the end of the year.

Luckily Barrie is packed with a growing number of options for self care and general health improvement.

Keep in mind that of course, there are plenty of restrictions due to Covid in place. So be sure to check the requirements before heading out.

If it’s the body you’d like to work on, hit up Jeevanaya Wellness or one of the many other yoga spots across the city. Or a gym.

And if the diet is dogging you, visit a few of the healthy eating restaurants in town. And don’t forget about Nutrition Plus downtown for organic bulk foods, herbs and spices, free range and organic meats, and gluten free foods.

THE WATERFRONT

It’s a no-brainer. And we tend to overlook what’s in our own backyard.

Yet we are fortunate to live in a city with a waterfront that produces daily breathtaking views and walking spaces. And at this time of the year, the fall colours just make it all the more inviting.

BACKYARD NATURE

And speaking of our own backyards, the Ardagh Bluffs, Sunnidale Park, Heritage trail and Wilkin’s Walk are just a few options to get the most out of in-town nature.

There simply are not many cities in Canada that can make similar claims. Get out there and revel in it.

LIVE MUSIC

C’mon, you KNOW we are going to use every opportunity to brag up the local music scene.

Barrie is fortunate to have a terrific assortment of venues that offer live music throughout the week including Flying Monkey’s, Common Good cafe, Donaleigh’s and North Country.

What do you think of our 4 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now? Did we miss anything you are thankful for? Send us an email or a msg to our FB page to let us know!

The Summer’s Not Quite Done Bucket List

The Summer's Not Quite Done Bucket List

5 Things to Do in Barrie Before Fall Arrives

Although we tend to think of Labour day as the unofficial end of summer, technically speaking the warmest season doesn’t end until September 22nd.

And given how much time we had to spend indoors in 2020, it’s our civic duty to cram as much summer fun into these last few weeks as possible.

With that, we’ve compiled a list of activities around town to generate those summer vibes one last time.

The Summer’s Not Quite Done Bucket List

Indulge in Ice cream & Frozen Yogurt

Keep your ears peeled for the telltale music of ice cream trucks cruising the neighbourhoods, as most will be out and about until the end of the month. And eat in destinations, like Kawartha Dairy and Swirleez, are open and serving. Plan to spend a night or two after dinner with a bowl or a cone of your favourite icy treat.

Go To The Drive In

Sunset Drive In has been a God send this year; allowing cinephiles a chance to see movies on the big screen despite theatre closures. They’ll be running movies throughout the next few weeks, including new releases Tenet and Bill And Ted Face The Music!

Picnic and Patios

Sometimes the simplest activities are the most enjoyable. Grabbing some lunch and a few blankets and heading to one of the great picnic locales around Barrie may not sound like a rager. But when we are in the midst of a January blizzard (again) this winter, a relaxing picnic in the sun will seem like an afternoon in paradise.

The same applies to patios. When they are tucked away for the fall, you’re going to miss them. So go enjoy a few frosties at your favorite pub while we still can.

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Cheers to Sunny Days! We are extremely happy to announce that we will be opening our patio on Friday June 12th. 🍻Patio will be open everyday 11 am – 9 pm, weather permitting. Guests will not be allowed to dine inside. 🍻We will not be taking reservations. Outdoor seating will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Stop in and add your name to the wait list. We will call you when your table is ready. Please avoid waiting for your table in front of the Brewpub or patio. 🍻Parties are limited up to five people per table. Do not move or join tables together. The tables are set up in a specific manner to follow proper social distancing guidelines. 🍻We ask that you limit your stay to no more than 1 1/2 hours to ensure everyone looking to dine with us have the opportunity to do so. 🍻We will continue to offer takeout of our menu for pick up from the Brewery or delivery through SkipTheDishes. 🍻Our Retail Bottle Shop is open everyday from 11 am – 9 pm as well. 🍻We will continue to offer same day beer deliveries to all Barrie/Innisfil residents. Order online before noon for same day delivery. 🍻If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We understand that these new guidelines can be limiting and confusing but we appreciate your cooperation and kindness through these times. 🍻Thank you again to everyone for your support. We have missed you. We look forward to seeing all our Barnstormer friends and making new ones❤️

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Hit The Lake and Splash Pads

It won’t be long until the waters of Lake Simcoe are too chilly to even wade up to your knees in. So dive in (while keeping your social distance)

Lifeguards will be in place at the major beaches. And while there is no barbecuing permitted, you could incorporate picnicking and some ice cream into the day and make it into a warm weather trifecta.

If swimming isn’t your thing, Happy Paddling will be doing Kayak and Canoe rentals until the end of today. And most of the big box stores will have deals on inflatable boats as they clear out the summer stock.

The splash pads at Lampman and Heritage park are both running as well if the beach isn’t your bag.

Take a Hike, Ride a Bike

A stroll through the city’s great walking paths is another easy outing. Hit up the forest covered trails of Ardagh bluffs or head to Sunnidale Park, if you are in need of a nature connection. Grabbing a few pics for your insta at The Sunnidale Arboretum ( a nature photographer’s dream – with the immense variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers) is another idea to capture summer.

And don’t let the bike sit in the garage! Even if you haven’t travailed the city’s cycling lanes this year, get the rubber on the road and take a spin along the beach.

What did you think of The Summer’s Not Quite Done Bucket List? What are you planning to do in the last few weeks of the season? Let us know on FB or in the comments!

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: 6 CAPPS DRIVE, BARRIE

 Beautiful property overlooking Kempenfelt Bay next to next to Wilkens Beach is a one of a kind, a house you can dream about today.

A perfect waterfront home in Barrie.  This showpiece home is unique with beautiful landscaping.  New windows(2017). Private dock with large boathouse and marine rail.  Solid wood kitchen cabinets with large island and upgraded appliances.

Open concept main floor with soaring ceilings and windows with a water view that never gets old.  Main floor laundry and mudroom with custom cubbies and direct access to the garage and outside.

Double walkout basement with rec room, bar, pool table, full bathroom, exercise room and 2 bonus rooms for office or bedroom.

The Master bedroom and ensuite with a private balcony is a wonderful oasis.

Close to the beach, walking trails, and one of the best schools in Barrie.  Beautiful home that doubles as a cottage(without the cottage country traffic).

  • Address:
  • 6 Capps Drive, Barrie
  • Price: $2,950,000
  • 4 + 1bedrooms / 3 1/2 Baths
  • RE/MAX HALLMARK PEGGY HILL GROUP REALTY Brokerage
  • MLS® Number: S4798897
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If you’re a real estate professional in the Barrie area and are interested in having your newly listed property featured on Barrie Uncovered, contact us for more information.

 
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Picnic Picks In Barrie

Find Your Outdoor Lunch Spot

As August is the Sunday of summer, it’s the perfect time to find a Sunday picnic spot around town. Luckily, Barrie is packed with outdoor dining spots! Here’s 3 great locales to host your next basket and blanket soiree…

SUNNIDALE PARK

Right in the heart of Barrie, Sunnidale Park and Arboretum is 48.6-acre of outdoor paradise to accommodate your meal. Plenty to do before and after, especially for the little ones. The Every Kids a Hero Inclusive Adventure playground was built in partnership with the Barrie professional Firefighters Association and includes a zip line. End off the day with a leisurely stroll through woodland to explore the greenery and wildlife (and to walk off those big helpings of potato salad)

LAMPMAN PARK

Still a bit of a hidden gem in north-west Barrie near the Sandy Hollow Buffer, Lampman Park boasts plenty of shady spots for your picnic needs. The remodeled playground and Splash pad were completed in 2017, with a skate park, tennis and basketball courts and open fields for recreation. Perfect for a full afternoon of outdoorsy fun.

TYNEDALE PARK

Smaller than the “big” guys like Heritage Park and Centennial, Tynedale sits at the mouth of the southern shores of Kempenfelt Bay. Being on the slighter size makes it a cozier confine for a picnic. Children can run out their sugar rush on the playground, then end off the day soaking up sun and napping along Tollendale Beach.

What did you think of our trio of Picnic Spots? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to connect with us if you have an event or business in Barrie that could benefit from getting Uncovered!

The Barrie Beach Bum Summer Guide 

BARRIE BEACH BUM SUMMER GUIDE

We get it, Centenial beach located downtown Barrie is absolutely beautiful. With the recent updates, flowers, prime location for sun, and being so close to lots of restaurants, it’s most peoples first choice! But we have noticed that this particular beach is always so packed and this can make social distancing a tad tricky.

Well, we’ve got you covered! We went to four beaches in one day so that you didn’t have to! To start off, we went to Wilkins Beach located on Crimson Ridge Road. This beach is super cool because it almost has a secretive and hidden feel to it! It’s a smaller beach but expands into beautiful rivers, and walking paths! This is a truly awesome time but be careful of where you park.

The residents of the area tend to call by law officers to ensure no one is parking on their street. In fact we receive a parking ticket due to this all thanks to our friends at CTV who recorded the whole thing! All joking aside, we asked the by law officer where we are supposed to park and he said on other residential streets so you’ll have a bit of a walk and also need to pay close attention to what street you’re on. There is also a significant amount of rocks in the water so we suggest water shoes.

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Next we went to the beach at Tyndale park, and oh my lanta this is definitely up there in our favourite beaches in Barrie! Parking lot included for those with a Barrie residents pass but this beach offers sand, less rocky waters, grass, washrooms, shade areas, and of course less people!

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Third, we hit up the beach at Minets point.  This one is close to Centennial and is located in a cute little area with an ice cream store and all! Pretty choice for kids too!

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LAST STOP

Last on our beach hunting adventure, Johnson’s beach. The least rockiest and is prime for afternoon sun. Which  must be why it’s so busy every time we check it out! The trail there isn’t too shabby either for a little something extra to do. You’ll of course want your Barrie residence pass for this one too.

Overall, each beach offers different pros so you’ll have to try them out to see which one fits yours and your family’s needs. Remember to stay home if feeling un well. And to practice social distancing as much as possible shall you choose to attend one of these fab beaches.

What did you think of the Barrie Beach Bum Summer Guide? Did we miss any hidden beach gems? Let us know in the comments! And if you are a Barrie business staying open during Covid, reach out to us! We will get you Uncovered! 

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