Rock Solid Souvenirs

/ July 31, 2018

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When you Ride the Highlands, you are sure to rip killer roads, meet fun folks and take in legendary views. We guarantee you’ll have a great trip and that you’ll be planning your next one before your first one ends. Bikers always bring home epic memories, but souvenirs from your journey are even more fun to show off to your buddies. We’ve put together a list of the top Ontario’s Highlands finds to load in your saddle bag.

The Ride the Highlands Patch

We’re pumped to be handing out our official Ride the Highlands Patch as an additional reward for exploring our amazing area. As a thank you for being the kick ass riders that you are, they’re free. You will be able to pick up your patch at these following destinations once the riding season begins:

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Mouthwatering Treats

What a better gift than some handmade apple treats. Hop on the Quyon Ferry and head to the Coronation Hall Cider Mills located in Bristol. Try some fresh apple cider (hard cider available too), apple butter, jelly and pies…yes pies…fresh apple pies. You may have the opportunity for a tour of the facility, especially the original old dance hall on the property.

Coronation Hall Cider Mill (15) resize

Photo credit: Mike Jacobs

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Up-Cycled Beer Glasses

Artech Glass Blowing Studios makes art you can really use. Here you’ll find some pretty sick handmade upcycled beer bottle glasses, tumblers, coasters, and magnets. Owners Jenn and Craig have some serious fiery talent. See them in action with a glass blowing demo.

Artech Glass Blowing Studios

Photo credit: Martin Lortz

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Fresh Roasted Joe

Java, cup of joe, brain juice, rocket fuel, whatever you call your beloved brew, all bikers thrive on the stuff. Barry’s Bay is home to Madawaska Coffee Co., a small batch roastery. If you are staying in the area, be sure to enjoy a mug before your day on the road and grab a bag to share at home or just to make your leather jacket smell nice.

Biker holing his Madawaska Coffee

Photo credit: Martin Lortz

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Craft Brew Merch

With many craft breweries in our region, we hope you’ll find a handcrafted pint that suits your complex motorcycle taste bud palate. If you have room, grab a growler to take home or to enjoy at your motel once the kickstand is down for the night.  You could even serve it in your new glasses from Artech (see above).  For more locally crafted beer options, check out our blog Mmmmmm Motorcycles & Microbrews – 6 Microbrews & Cideries Worth Riding To.  

Growlers in the saddle bag of a motorcycle

Photo credit: Colin Field

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Sweets on Sweets

We call these souvenirs, but we know they won’t make it home. Penny’s Fudge Factory is rocking and rolling as always at their new location in Pakenham, and Hidden Goldmine Bakery has a new addition, the Miners Malt Shoppe. Save room for a butter tart explosion Sundae.  Good luck getting these home.

Hidden Goldmine Buttertart Sundae

Photo Credit: Erika Norris

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Biker Signs

The Country Cupboard is home to a collection of motorcycle tin and wooden signs. If you love your steed, grab one of these beauts to mark your territory at home.  No room to pack it? Don’t worry, they’ll ship right to your garage door.

Costumer on motorcycle outside of the Country Cupboard

Photo credit: The Country Cupboard

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