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December
7
posted by: Test Fname test Lnmae on: December 7, 2021 11:37:54 AM
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Are you an avid hockey fan? Then Cornwall is the place for you. While we don’t have our own National Hockey League team, we do have two local teams that we can’t help but cheer for the Cornwall Colts and the Cornwall Prowlers. So if you’re visiting Cornwall this winter, be sure to grab a front-row seat to see either of these teams live.

 

Cornwall Colts

The Cornwall Colts is the city’s very own Tier 1 Junior A team. They play at the Cornwall Civic Complex all winter long, facing off against the Ottawa Senators, the Rockland Nationals, and the Nepean Raiders, among others. Led by head coach, owner, governor, and general manager Ian MacInnis, the Colts are a major source of pride here in Cornwall. Tickets are available at the door and proof of vaccination is required to attend all games. Ticket prices range from $8 for children under 12 to $12 for adults. Season tickets are also available, which includes access to 26 regular-season games, as well as pre-exhibition games, for $225.

 

Cornwall Prowlers

See Cornwall’s Eastern Ontario Senior Hockey League (EOSHL) team, the Cornwall Prowlers, in action this winter! The Senior “A” Prowlers are the second local hockey team here in Cornwall. They even won the league in the 2019-2020 season. With top scorers Marc-André Labelle and Gabriel Veilleux, there’s no stopping them. Support the Prowlers as they take on the Glengarry Pipers on December 19th and February 11th, the Deseronto Bulldogs on January 2nd, the Maxville Mustangs on January 8th, the South Grenville Rangers on January 15th, or the North Dundas Rockets on January 22nd. As you can see, there are plenty of home games to attend, all of which are held at the Benson Centre. Tickets are available at the door and proof of vaccination is required.

If you’re visiting Cornwall this winter, then we recommend grabbing a ticket to a Colts or Prowlers game. And if you’re looking for a place to stay during your visit, we’d love to have you at the Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall

December
2
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: December 2, 2021 11:53:53 AM
Take a stroll through the streets at Upper Canada Village.

We are offering Alight at Night ticket holders a 15% discount from the rate of the day to stay with us here at Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall.  Enjoy some time relaxing in our indoor pool and hot tub during your stay.  We also offer a hot breakfast in the morning.

 

November
9
posted by: Test Fname test Lnmae on: November 9, 2021 2:58:19 PM
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The holiday season is just around the corner, which means planning a trip to Cornwall is definitely a good idea. Cornwall comes alive during the holidays, owing to its many holiday-themed attractions and activities. From the annual Santa Claus Parade to an amazing lights festival just west of the city, you can’t go wrong if you’re spending the holidays in Cornwall. 

Alight the Night at Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village is back with their annual holiday-themed event, Alight the Night. Alight the Night is Eastern Ontario’s biggest outdoor lights festival and is scheduled to begin on November 28. At Alight the Night, guests are invited to embark on an enchanting winter stroll filled with over a million lights. Lights are hung everywhere from trees and fences to heritage buildings. Ultimately, it is the perfect winter wonderland experience, and it’s less than half an hour from Cornwall.

Downtown Shopping

The holiday season is upon us, which means now is the time to start shopping. Luckily, Cornwall is filled with fabulous shopping centers and independent shops. Cornwall Square is the main mall and it has a ton of stores, including Foot Locker, EB Games, Coles, Urban Planet, and Cleo. At the corner of Tollgate and Brookdale, you’ll also find several retail stores, like Best Buy, Winners, Sport Chek, PetSmart, and Sally’s Beauty Supply.

Santa Claus Parade

Cornwall’s annual Santa Claus Parade is back for yet another year. Taking place on November 28 from 4:30 pm until 9:30 pm, this evening parade is happening in the Cornwall Civic Complex Parking Lot. Unlike previous years, Cornwall’s Santa Claus Parade will be a drive-thru event, in order to ensure everyone stays safe from COVID-19. The event will see cars traveling along a defined route, and looking out at the stationary holiday floats and displays from their car windows.

If you’re planning a visit to Cornwall this holiday season, then you’ll want to reserve a room at the Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall. We offer comfortable accommodation, luxury amenities, and an unbeatable location near some of the top holiday activities and attractions in the city.

October
17
posted by: Test Fname test Lnmae on: October 17, 2021 8:38:18 AM

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It’s that time of year again! The leaves have turned, the air is crisp, and Halloween is just around the corner. After last year, we couldn't be more grateful that Halloween is back on in Cornwall, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. From Upper Canada Village’s iconic Pumpkinferno event to a spooky ghost walk, check out the top three ways to celebrate Halloween 2021 in Cornwall. 

Pumpkinferno

Pumpkinferno is back at Upper Canada Village this Halloween. This festive event runs nightly until Halloween and features a wide range of exhibits and activities. 2021 marks the 10th year of this popular event, which means they are going all out. Visitors can expect to find dazzling luminary installations featuring over 7,000 hand-carved glowing pumpkins. Tickets must be purchased in advance, with admission costing $20 per person (children under 4 are free). 

Trunk or Treat

The Optimist Club of Cornwall is hosting their COVID-safe Trunk or Treat event once again. An alternative to traditional trick-or-treating, Trunk or Treat is a family-friendly walk-through Halloween event. Volunteers will be on-site handing out wrapped treats while participants make their way through 30+ booths. Costumes are encouraged and face masks are mandatory. Like last year, the 2021 edition of Trunk or Treat is taking place in Lamoureux Park starting at 4:30 pm on October 31st. 

Ghost Walk for Charity

Ghost Walks are returning to Cornwall this spooky season, and we couldn’t be more excited. As one of the largest indoor haunted walks in Canada, Ghost Walk is sure to scare. Walks are taking place October 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 28, and 30. Family-friendly hours are from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm each night, but after that, prepare to be frightened! There is even an “extra scare” experience available on the final night of the event, October 30th from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. All tickets for Ghost Walk are purchased at the door, with prices ranging from $10 for adults to $8 for children (or a family pass for $30). 

If you’re going to be in Cornwall this Halloween, then we suggest attending any of the events above. And if you need a place to stay during your trip, we’d love to host you at the Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall

September
12

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Fall has officially arrived and that means apple picking, crisp mornings, and all things pumpkin spice! 

To get into the fall spirit, we recommend heading to a family-run farm near you, and if you’re based in Cornwall, that means a trip to Cannamore Orchard.

Located roughly 45 minutes north of Cornwall, Cannamore Orchard is a family-run operation that has been in business since 1982. What started with over 500 apple trees has now turned into one of the biggest attractions in the area.

Between apple picking, a pumpkin patch, and a spooky Acres of Terror Halloween event, there is so much to do at Cannamore Orchard.

For those looking to take home some delicious apples, you’re in luck. Apple picking season has already begun for 2021. Cannamore Orchard’s Pick-Your-Own Apples experience is open daily between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Family Activity Weekends are also on now, which allow the young ones to enjoy everything from wagon rides, hedge mazes, and cow train rides to pedal cars and a kid’s play area. There is also fresh fudge for all to enjoy! 

Cannamore Orchard’s pumpkin patch isn’t quite open for the season, but usually opens around mid-September and remains open throughout October. 

For both apples and pumpkins, visitors have the option of picking their own or purchasing pre-picked ones from Cannamore Orchard’s store. 

Finally, if you’re someone who likes to be scared on Halloween, then you’ll love Cannamore’s Acres of Terror.

This annual event is marketed as the area’s most terrifying attraction, and sees the orchard turn into a haunted Halloween village. This year’s event includes four main components: the spooky wagon ride, the house of terror, the spooky village, and the fog maze. As with all years of the event, there will be tons of decorations, special effects, and live actors to make it as scream-inducing as possible. Tickets for both daytime (less spooky) and nighttime (more spooky) are available now, with Cannamore Orchard’s Acres of Terror running on weekends from September 24th until October 31st. 

If you’re visiting Cornwall this fall, then we highly recommend spending an afternoon at nearby Cannamore Farms. And if you need a place to stay during your visit, you’re always welcome at the Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall.

August
3

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Summer has arrived, and that means hot, humid weather has taken over Cornwall. On a sunny day in August, there’s nothing better than relaxing by the poolside. Book a room at Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall and you will have access to our wonderful indoor pool.  If you are looking for public pools or water parks - we have tons that will provide much-needed relief from the heat. Check out where to find the best available splash pads in town.

Lamoureux Park

Lamoureux Park is one of the most beloved parks in Cornwall for a reason. Not only does it have one of the best splash pads in the city, but it’s also home to a playground, a bandshell, several picnic areas, and cycling trails. 

Mattice Park

Relax, refresh, and unwind at Mattice Park. Mattice Park is home to its very own public pool (it even has a diving board). Plus, this Cornwall park also boasts a basketball court, a tennis court, and an ice rink come winter. 

Riverdale Park

Another great splash pad in Cornwall can be found at Riverdale Park. Located at the corner of Riverdale and Peter, this park has tons to offer. A playground, tennis courts, and basketball courts are all located here, not to mention plenty of green space for a picnic. Families can easily spend an entire day at Riverdale Park.

Terry Fox Memorial Park

At Mercier and Ross Ave lies Terry Fox Memorial Park. This park features a public outdoor pool, a playground, and tennis/pickleball courts.  

Reg Campbell Park

Reg Campbell Park, at Leitch Drive and Fraser Ave, also has its own outdoor pool. Residents of all ages will also love the baseball diamond and playground here. 

Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, all visitors to Cornwall’s public pools will be screened upon arrival. Though masks are not mandatory in the pool, guests are asked to maintain a distance of six feet from others. 

If you’re visiting Cornwall this summer, then be sure to cool off at any one of the public pools or splash pads above. And if you need a place to stay during your visit, we’d love to host you at the Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall. We combine a welcoming atmosphere and family-friendly amenities with a convenient location in the heart of town.

July
14
posted by: Test Fname test Lnmae on: July 14, 2021 1:51:49 PM

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The summer is back and that means fun events for the whole family! With the pandemic now under control, Cornwall is hosting all kinds of activities all summer long. From a waterfront farmers’ market to a festival all foodies will love, check out the top three things to do in Cornwall this summer.

Cornwall Food Fest

Calling all foodies! Cornwall Food Fest is back this August for one day only. On August 21st, Cornwall will play host to a vibrant street party where some of the best local restaurants and food trucks will have a chance to showcase their delicious grub. Beyond the food, there will be live entertainment, a beer garden, and a sidewalk sale featuring some of Cornwall’s most beloved downtown shops. In total, visitors can expect more than 30 talented artisans to be displaying, selling, or performing their art at Cornwall Food Fest.  

Yoga in the Park

Is there anything more relaxing than outdoor yoga in the summer? We don’t think so, which is why we can’t get enough of Cornwall’s Yoga in the Park. Taking place on select Wednesday evenings in the bandshell at Lamoureux Park, these special classes are hosted by Paula from Love Yoga: Creative Movement Studio. Classes cost $15 and half of all proceeds are being donated to the Carefor Hospice Cornwall.

Cornwall Waterfront Farmers’ Market

The Cornwall Waterfront Farmers’ Market is back for the summer. Taking place in the Cornwall Civic Complex Parking lot, this annual farmers’ market features a wide range of locally grown and prepared foods. There are typically 20 vendors in attendance, selling everything from fresh fruit and veggies to homemade baked goods and preserves. Please note that COVID-19 restrictions are in place, including mandatory mask wearing and physical distancing.

If you’re visiting Cornwall this summer, then be sure to partake in the activities and events above. And if you need a place to stay during your visit, you’re always welcome at the Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall. We offer family-friendly accommodation, luxe amenities, and an unbeatable location in the heart of town.

June
1

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Looking to shake things up this summer? Why not visit nearby winery Stonebridge Vineyard. Less than 45 minutes from Cornwall, Stonebridge Vineyard not only has delicious wine but also some great events happening all summer long.

 

First, they have a recurring Yoga in the Vineyard event taking place in July and August. Happening on various Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings throughout these months, Stonebridge Vineyard invites you to enjoy an outdoor yoga class courtesy of Ahimas Yoga followed by a sampling of wine. Each session begins with a relaxing, one-hour yoga class and ends with a wine tasting on an outdoor patio. Sounds pretty perfect to us!

 

Another event hosted by Stonebridge Vineyard this summer is called Painting at Stonebridge Vineyard. Over multiple dates in July, August, September, and October, you are invited to join a live painting workshop and wine tasting. All painting sessions will take place outdoors on the vineyard’s scenic patios, and all painting supplies and wine are included in the price of the ticket which is $35 per person.

 

Finally, Stonebridge Vineyard is also hosting their annual Glengarry Affair this summer. Taking place on July 31st, the 3rd annual Glengarry Affair will feature an afternoon of local wine, food, and music. Upon arrival, each guest will receive a keepsake Stonehouse Vineyard wine glass, along with six tasting tickets. Tastings will be accompanied by canapés prepared by A-Catered-Affair. There will also be vineyard tours and live Celtic music from The Ceilidh Drovers. The event is outdoors, rain or shine, and tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite. 

 

As you can see, there is no shortage of fun summer events happening at Stonebridge Vineyard in Alexandria, Ontario. So if you’re visiting Cornwall this summer, then be sure to plan a little detour to nearby Stonebridge Vineyard. And if you need a place to stay in Cornwall during your visit, we’d love to host you at the Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall. We offer comfortable accommodation, luxe amenities, and a charming location in the heart of town.

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