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Weekend Roundup, June 18 to 20

This Father’s Day weekend treat dad to a day on the links or a fine Muskoka feast. Families can celebrate the much-anticipated opening of Santa’s Village or share a cool ice cream cone.

Friday, June 18
Take a few sweet swings on Bigwin Island, one of Canada’s best golf courses. Accessible only by ferry, boat or plane, this trip makes for an adventure in itself.

Cool down with a real-cream cone from Kawartha Dairy Company. Choose from among your favourites—banana, cookies and cream, mint chip—or try a new flavour like wolf paws (chocolate butter fudge and brownie bits in vanilla ice cream) or death by chocolate.

Saturday, June 19
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year six months in advance at the seasonal opening of Santa’s Village in Bracebridge. Ride Santa’s sleigh or soar on Rudolph’s roller coaster before exploring the petting zoo and many other attractions.

Raise a glass at Spencer’s Tall Trees. The Huntsville restaurant offers a Wine Spectator award-winning list of vintages, plus such reasonably priced entrees as pan-seared pickerel fillet and roasted rack of Australian lamb.

Sunday, June 20
Give dad a great combination gift: food, oldies tunes and more than 100 special-interest vehicles on display at the Bracebridge B.I.A. Father’s Day Car Show.

Catch opening night of Gravenhurst’s Music on the Barge. The annual concert series kicks off with the Muskoka Concert Band, which soundtracks the sun’s descent over Gull Lake.

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