Events & Social Gatherings

Come check-out the Hometown Beer Hall & Market, every weekend this winter!

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Social Events to Brag About

Peruse the menu below to navigate our different events. If you have an interest in local events while you're vacationing on the resort, click here to have a look at local artisan festivals, food celebrations, and live music appearances.



Smuggler's Run Trail Race & Festival

Date of Event: July 5th, 2020
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Details: Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and register for much more than a race. Begin overlooking the Turkey Point Marsh and inner bay of Long Point, before looping through one of Southern Ontario's largest Carolinian forests. A scenic, yet challenging 6k, 12k or 18k distance available. Bring the whole family! There will be a 1k Treasure Trail Dash for the kids to kick off the day. 

The award presentations and the after party will continue in the Marshview Pavilion at Long Point Eco-Adventures!

Only a couple hours from Toronto you can come down just for the run- or stay for the weekend and explore Ontario's South Coast! Along with the Smuggler's Run Trail Race and Burning Kiln Winery, you can enjoy zipline tours, mountain biking, axe throwing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, star gazing and more at Long Point Eco-Adventures, plus the charm of the surrounding rural communities and the great beaches. 

Not only will you enjoy the beauty of nature in Long Point Eco-Adventure's 37 acre preserve alongside the St. William's Conservation Area, you will also receive:

  • Race Kit and Smuggler's Run Bib
  • Smuggler's Run "Woodallions" upon crossing the finish line
  • A complimentary drink ticket (wine, beer and non-alcoholic options available)
  • A complimentary lunch (wrap and side) (Vegetarian Options will be available)
  • Awards for the top 3 runners in each race/gender category

AND a 25% discount off of our incredible Zipline & Canopy Tour!

Register today and receive our early bird pricing- registration fees will increase on June 6th. 

For more information, call 1-877-743-8687 or email




Nature Photography Workshop

Available Dates: Saturday, May 25th, and Saturday, Sept. 14th, 2019. Tours run from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Details: Nature photography refers to a wide range of photography taken outdoors. It's devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants and close-ups of natural scenes and textures. Join local photographer and naturalist Leanne Gauthier-Helmer for an afternoon where subjects such as composition, lighting, location and techniques will be discussed in order to enhance your skills behind the lens. Then journey off to practice these skills on the grounds of Long Point Eco-Adventures where the woods, gardens and wetlands provide unlimited subjects for the nature enthusiast. Suitable for both DSLR and point and shoot photographers.


Meet Your Guide

Leanne Gauthier-Helmer is a keen naturalist, and photographer who focuses on Environmental Education as a format in which to help people appreciate the beauty and fascinating history of the natural world around us. When Leanne is not working with the creative crews at Fanshawe College, Long Point Eco-Adventures, and Nature’s Calling Environmental Education, she can often be found exploring the woodlots and wetlands of Ontario with her family and camera in tow. Find more information about Leanne’s upcoming Nature Photography Workshop on Facebook at Blue Planet Adventures, LGH Photography.

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Leanne Gauthier-Helmer

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Hometown for the Holidays

Hometown Brew Co., Burning Kiln Winery, Long Point Eco-Adventures and Crafts at the Kiln are once again joining forces to bring you our second annual Hometown for the Holidays winter market!

The Burning Kiln pavilion will once again be decorated for the holidays, complete with a large holiday tree and bonfire style patio heaters. NEW THIS YEAR: Across the street at Long Point Eco Adventures, Hometown Brew Co will be brewing all weekend and have decided to open up their brew house for mini tours and tastings! Fox Hollow Tree Farms will be back with their mini Christmas Tree Farm just outside the brewery. The Marshview Pavilion at Long Point Eco Adventures will also be open with additional vendors, beer, wine and delicious hot chili! WAHOO!

On Friday night we will be hosting our NIGHT MARKET from 6-10pm. Shop, drink and catch up with friends in our cozy heated seating areas at BOTH LOCATIONS or outside at our bonfire while listening to only the best holiday tunes!

Saturday is our day market from 11am-5pm. Grab a beer or glass of wine and wander the vineyards at Burning Kiln and the grounds at Long Point Eco Adventures with your friends and family, a perfect opportunity to snap some winter pics! Teach the kiddos how to roast marshmallows at our outdoor bonfire and then warm up inside the pavilions while doing your holiday shopping from our handmade vendors.

Inside both pavilions you will find:
• Handmade vendors
• Local beer and wine bars
• Hot chocolate, tea and coffee
• Hot comfort food
• Cozy seating for guests to mingle and enjoy food & drink
• Holiday tunes

Outside you will find:
• Bonfire complete with marshmallow roasting station
• Complimentary wagon rides back and forth to each pavilion
• Beautiful views of the Burning Kiln vineyard and Long Point Eco Adventures in winter
• Christmas trees for sale from Fox Hollow Tree Farms
• Photo areas for you and your friends/family