From Our Editors
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Terra Cotta Conservation Area plays host to 2 Festivals each year: The Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival in the spring and the Fall Fest in October. This year’s Fall Fest offers visitors some of best of Ontario’s fall colours as well as a great festival atmosphere that includes a truly unique blend of activities and experiences. When you come to Terra Cotta this year you’ll enjoy some of the best food truck delicacies around while enjoying live entertainment, local brews and local treats! Other kid and family friendly activities include wagon rides, face painting, giant games, axe throwing and archery on Saturdays, arts and crafts on Sundays, and more! Our facilities include plenty of parking, full service washrooms, beautiful trails for all levels of ability, and a retail gift shop. There are plenty of fall attractions around the GTA but we feel ours will give you the most of what you’re looking for so come out and enjoy Terra Cotta Conservation Area this fall. You’ll be glad you did!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Staff at Terra Cotta Conservation Area wanted to bring the same excitement of Maple Syrup season to the fall when the air is crisp and the colours are glorious. Fall is a great time to be outdoors and all you need are good shoes, a warm sweater and you're ready to be as Canadian as any Canadian can possibly be. Celebrating the fall season means being inspired by nature, through food, drink, music, and activities. This concept is the theme for our event and you’ll experience it too with great eats from local food to enjoy, local musical talent and delicious brews, not to mention the quintessentially Canadian outdoor experience of a hike or wagon ride through a fall-painted forest.
What do you love most about your job?
All the staff at Terra Cotta Conservation Area could be described as the “outdoorsy types” but what we all love most about our jobs is sharing the experience with others. It might sound a bit corny but it's true. This is a special place for so many more reasons than are obvious to the casual onlooker, but if you’re curious just stop and ask and anyone here will be glad to “show and tell” for you all about the little gems that are all around us here at Terra Cotta.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Last year, a visitor and their children came up to me to thank me and my team for putting on a great event and let me know they all had a wonderful time. When their kids rushed over to give me a hug, I couldn’t help but feel proud that my team and I were accomplishing our goal of providing opportunities for visitors to make memories and become inspired by nature.