Looking for a quick and easy escape from the city? Head to Port Perry, Ontario this summer – a town that effortlessly blends history, charm, and outdoor fun.

The historic town is nestled on the southern shores of Lake Scugog, and it’s especially picturesque during the summer season.

The downtown area is brimming with historic buildings and a delightful mix of boutique shops, restaurants, and art galleries that will have you exploring for hours on end.

According to Destination Ontario, the charming town of Port Perry is known for its historic downtown, scenic countryside, easy access to swimming, boating and other water activities.

Explore its downtown core, search through its lovely shops, indulge your sweet tooth at the old-fashioned chocolate shop, The Nutty Chocolatier, or quench your thirst at The Old Flame Brewing Company.

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And all of this is set against the backdrop of a stunning historic landscape that will transport you back in time.

But just a stone’s throw away from the heart of downtown is where you’ll find the Port Perry waterfront.

Stop by the Boathouse Grill at the marina for a bite and watch the boats float by on Lake Scugog.

According to the town’s website, Port Perry has become a sought-after destination for those who want to savour small-town charm while enjoying big-city amenities.

And when you’re in town, don’t forget to stop by Hank’s Pastries, a true Port Perry icon.

At over 100 years old, this bakery has stood the test of time, rising from the ashes of the great fire of 1884.

With delectable treats ranging from “Big as your face” Apple Fritters to cinnamon buns and hand-crafted butter tarts, Hank’s Pastries is a taste of history you won’t want to miss.

Port Perry, with its rich heritage, vibrant culture, and mouthwatering treats, is a town that captivates all your senses.

So if you’re looking for a fun day-trip, make sure to add Port Perry to your list.