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Weekend getaway at Sherkston Shores!

A couple of weeks ago, we took a short drive to Sherkston Shores Beach Resort & Campground for a little family getaway. With how fast our summer flew by, it was great to end it with a weekend away with the kids, before it was time for them to head back to school.

The resort was located just 90 minutes from Toronto on Lake Erie, so it was nice to stay local and enjoy time away as a family.

There was so much to do on the resort. Not only do you have access to 4 beaches, but they have a pool area with water slides, mini golf, arcades, volleyball, basketball, pickleball, tennis, water sports and so much more!

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The resort is on 560 acres, which is exclusive to renters, campers, seasonal RVers, and vacation cottage owners and their guests. We stayed in one of their premium 2 bedroom cottages that you can rent. The master bedroom had a queen size bed, the second bedroom had bunk beds for the kids, and their was a pull out couch in the family room area. It also had a full size kitchen with appliances, and a large deck with a table. There was also upgraded cable, and free wifi in the cottage as well.

We stayed in the Dunes area on the resort which I highly recommend, because it was steps away from the beach!

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Travel Guide for Sherkston Shores on Livin' Life with Style

Travel Guide for Sherkston Shores on Livin' Life with Style

Travel Guide for Sherkston Shores on Livin' Life with Style

Travel Guide for Sherkston Shores on Livin' Life with Style

Travel Guide for Sherkston Shores on Livin' Life with Style

Travel Guide for Sherkston Shores on Livin' Life with Style

 

 

Checking into the resort was a breeze. They gave us a map of the resort, so we could find our cottage easily as well as a calendar that told us everything that was going on at the resort that weekend.

Getting around the resort was so fun! Right beside the welcome center you can rent a golf cart during your stay. The kids just loved it! I recommend calling in advance to reserve one as they do sell out fast. Driving around in a golf cart was definitely the way to get around and explore the resort. They even allow you to take them on the beach! Charging them was so easy as well, they have a charging station outside your cottage, so each night we would charge it so it was fully charged for us to use in the morning.

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Located just outside of the welcome center is the Family Funplex. This is where the pool area was that had a splash pad,  3 water slides, 2 pools, and a hot tub. They also had a bar area to grab drinks.

Inside the Funplex was a Boston Pizza, arcade area, a LIVE Lounge, and a cafe that sold sandwiches and ice cream. Around the other side they also had a supermarket if you wanted to buy and make meals in your cottage. Or Boston Pizza will deliver to your cottage if you don’t feel like cooking or going out.

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Our Stay at Sherkston Shores resort on Livin' Life with Style  

Our Stay at Sherkston Shores resort on Livin' Life with Style

Our Stay at Sherkston Shores resort on Livin' Life with Style

Our Stay at Sherkston Shores resort on Livin' Life with Style

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The spot the kids loved to hang out the most was at the man-made beach in the middle of the resort. It had soft sand, and beautiful clear water. The kids loved building sandcastles, and playing in the water. We spent a lot of time here.

Also every Saturday night they have a fireworks show here which is amazing! We brought some blankets and jackets, and watched the fireworks from the beach. The kids loved it! They put on quite an amazing show, so don’t miss it during your stay.

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After dinner it was so nice to walk the beach and enjoy the sunsets. The kids also loved looking for bright coloured rocks to take home, and also skipping stones on the water.

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Thanks so much to Sherkston Shores for hosting us. We had such a great time! We’ll definitely be back!

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For more information on Sherkston Shores please visit their website here.

 

 

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Sherkston Shores. All thoughts and opinions are always my own.

 

 

5 Activities to do as a family at Blue Mountain Resort!

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had our 10 year wedding anniversary. To celebrate, we decided to go back to where he first proposed to me, which was at Blue Mountain Resort. We absolutely loved it there the first time we went, and couldn’t wait to head back! We took the kids with us as well to make it a fun, family vacation, and of course to show them where we got engaged.

Blue Mountain Resort was so thoughtful, and kind, and made our stay extra special. We wanted to stay in the Rivergrass homes, because that’s where we stayed when we got engaged, and they actually looked up our old reservation, and put us in the exact same home!! They even had a bottle of wine, and chocolates waiting for us.

 

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The last time we were here was in the winter, so it was so nice to go during the summer time, and experience some of the summer activities they had to offer. Here are our Top 5 activities we did together as a family during our trip to Blue Mountain Resort:

 

#1- Open- Air Gondola.

This is a MUST! The views are stunning from the top of Blue Mountain looking down at the Village. They have a lookout point with Muskoka Chairs to sit on, so you can relax and take in the view. It’s so peaceful, and quiet at the top. They have walking, hiking, and biking trails too on the mountain. There are bike lifts that will take your bike up to the top, so you can ride down. You can also hike up the mountain by foot, and get a one-way gondola ride back down as well.

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Blue Mountain Resort Review- Livin' Life with Style

 

#2 – Mill Pond Activity Centre

The Mill Pond is located in the heart of the village, so it’s a very popular spot. We sat and had lunch at Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen which was near by, and than relaxed in Muskoka chairs by the pond. We also went on paddle boats around the pond, which the kids loved!

Blue Mountain Resort

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The Westin Blue Mountain

 

3.- Cascade Putting Course

My kids love mini-putting, so we had to do this one for sure. The putting course was 18 holes, and had one of the best designs we have ever seen. The holes were a perfect challenge for all of us, and the landscaping was so gorgeous. You were surrounded by natural limestone, beautiful grasses, and little rivers throughout the whole course.

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Blue Mountain Resort Review- Livin' Life with Style

 

4. -Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster

This was hands down our favourite activity! So much fun! I think we all went on this ride like 5 times. This ride is over 1 kilometer long, with a lot of twists, and turns at speeds up to 42 km/hr. Super fast ride, but so much fun. This is a very popular ride, so the lines can get pretty long in the middle of the day. I suggest getting up early, and doing this ride first thing in the morning when it opens. That’s what we did, and there was no line at all.

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5.- Plunge! Aquatic Centre

We couldn’t of had a better weekend when we went to Blue Mountain. It was so hot, and this activity was a perfect way to cool down. It’s even perfect for those rainy, or cooler days, because part of the pool was indoor as well. They have everything from an indoor water playground, to water slides, rope swings, and hot tubs…and we used it all. The kids loved the playground, and slides. My husband was in the hot tub quite a bit, and I tested out the rope swings which were so fun.

They have family change rooms, lockers to keep your valuables in, and complementary towels.

 

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Blue Mountain Resort Review- Livin' Life with Style

To make things cost effective, Blue Mountain does offer an Active Pack for overnight guests, which saves you 25% on all Base Camp Attractions which are all the ones we did above. It’s definitely worth it.

For more information on Blue Mountain such as pricing, lodging, and other activities they have to offer, visit their website here

 

Disclaimer: Thanks to Blue Mountain Resort for partnering with me on the this post. 

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