Sugar Ridge Retreat Center
Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre was created to provide a place for people to reconnect with a part of themselves that may be neglected or hidden, to connect with others or just getaway and have some fun!
Whether you seek a much needed R&R break, a getaway from kids and family, romance, or a deeper spiritual connection, we will cater to your needs to make your visit a memorable experience. The staff here look forward to making your stay enjoyable. Surrounded by nature, beds are comfy, duvets are cozy, people are friendly and the food is yummy - what more could you want?
Located on 150 acres of majestic maple and cedar forests, lush meadows and surrounded by 3000 acres of provincial land, you can breathe fresh air, sleep deeply and feel revitalized just by being here. We have 20 km of trails accessible from the property for hiking or skiing.so you can walk for hours and not see another person or find a special place to sit still in the forest. Take in a Yoga class while you're here or discover Nia. We're pet friendly so bring your pooch for some offleash adventures.
We offer a year of events you can join and are open year round.
You can come by yourself or bring 39 friends!
Sugar Ridge was created from the imagination of Liz & Kurt Frost, the owners.
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Create your escape!
Choose from 1 – 10 night stay – whatever suits your schedule!
Not everyone wants the same getaway so we’re offering a very simple daily schedule and options for the best of what the area has to offer. We’re at the heart of Georgian Bay and the area comes alive in the summer with a wide variety of activities and entertainment. Surrounded by beaches, there are many local spots to go relax on the beach and swim, paddle board or take a boat tour..
This retreat is an opportunity for you to create whatever you need. For some that may mean doing something different every day in the area and for others it can mean parking the car, and not going anywhere, or you can have a few days of both. Park the car and chill for a couple days and then venture out to explore the area..
Whatever you need we’ll help to arrange it. Everyone will relax deeply! We will nurture you with wholesome organic meals and our stress free environment. We’ll get you tickets to local theatre, historical sites, rent your paddle boards and even arrange lessons for you. We’ll guide you to the best beaches around and pack you a lunch if that’s what you want. If more nurturing is what you need we can book you a massage, mani/pedi or reiki session on site.
Here is the schedule we propose but you can do whatever you want – it’s all optional!
7:30 am Meditation
8:30 am Breakfast
10 am Gentle Yoga
12 pm Lunch
Free time until dinner: Explore 25 k of trails on site, go to the beach, nap, book a massage, or chill on the patio with a good book or watch the birds
5:30 pm Dinner
Evening Programs will change depending on the date and are always optional additional costs apply to these events
August 1 – Miss Midland Boat Tour 5 – 7:30pm – an early or late dinner can be arranged for you
August 2 – Bonfire and story telling on site – no charge and you tell the stories!
August 3-6 –Mama Mia at King`s Wharf Theater evening performances at 7:30 pm, with tickets $26 – $44 per person
Wednesday August 3 & 10 – Ghost Walk at Discovery Harbour 9-10:30 pm
Thursday August 4 – First Nations Story Telling and candlelight tour of Sainte Marie 6:30 – 8pm
Friday August 5 – Bonfire and story telling on site – no charge and you tell the stories!
Saturday August 6 – Sunset meditation on the beach with Liz – no charge
Here are some things to see and do in the area – there are discounts and packages available depending what you want to do so let us know what you want to see and we’ll find the most economical way for you to get there.
Canoe the Wye Marsh – walk the trails from Sugar Ridge in one hour or drive 5 min
Sainte Marie among the Hurons – 5 min drive from Sugar Ridge
Kings Wharf Theater – Mama Mia is playing August 1 – 6
Discovery Harbour – tour tall ships, and the base built for the War of 1812
SS Keewatin – This ship is the Titanic’s older sister and is now a local museum in Port McNicoll, just 10 minutes from Sugar Ridge
Stand Up Paddle Board – rentals and lessons in Little Lake Park
Miss Midland boat tour of 30,000 Islands with afternoon tours everyday at 2- 4:30
Create your escape! Choose from 1 - 10 night stay and take advantage of the Sugar Ridge Center`s location to explore and relax during this getaway.
I worked as a Chartered Accountant in Toronto in what I think of as my `other life'. I became vegetarian at age 25, started meditating and studying holistic health and nutrition for fun, and left the corporate world at age 30, in what I now call my 'early mid-life crisis'. I didn't know what I wanted to do, I just knew I wasn't meant to sit in an office. I travelled, backpack style, for a couple years before returning to school. Completing an M.A. Ed. through Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, that new career has resulted in being a psychotherapist. I bring an eclectic mix of training in many different models of therapy which results in therapy being tailored to one's needs. I am also a certified yoga teacher. I teach yoga as a form of meditation and incorporate mindfulness into daily activities. I literally stop and smell the roses in the garden. I continue to study, believing that one's education never really ends. My favourite teacher right now is my son Ben who has intuititively started worshipping Buddha in what he calls "The gods garden" (as opposed to the medicine wheel garden which he calls "The earth's garden" which is apparently" more important because we have to take care of the earth now"). I love the work I do and feel blessed to have such incredible teachers constantly coming here to share my vision.
I also feel blessed to call Sugar Ridge home. It truly is paradise. I live here with my husband Kurt, and son, Ben. I wake to the sound of birds at dawn, appreciate the view which changes every moment. The joy of my life is to play with Ben and go on 'expeditions' of the property. The property is so big we haven't even seen it all yet. If you're interested we can show you where the fairies live and of course our secret land of Rabbit and Toad. I am passionate about the organic gardens of Sugar Ridge and love to get dirty. I feel more at home in the forest than in the house and I'm not scared of the dark. Midnight walks with coyotes howling is heaven to me.
The first time I walked through the cedar forest here, I felt like I was home. I knew this was the place I'd been dreaming of.
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