Perplexing Fountain of Youth Revealed

The search for the Fountain of Youth has been around since the beginning.    Over the ages hundreds of explorers plus many wise men and women have sought the answer to this ubiquitous question.   Many have travelled the world believing the secret of constant youthfulness is a specific location.  Frequently people asked, “Could it be the Hot Springs of Europe?”  Others declared they had found The Fountain of Youth in Florida.      –…Fountain-of-YouthStAugustine/1643954035    –

Often as we age the question of maintaining our youth becomes a priority in our lives.  We laud those who are able to enjoy life at 100 years of age and sometimes even older.  What is it that allows some people to live to the century mark?   The endless search goes on possibly intensifying with age.  Certainly in today’s world, we are concerned with pollution, air quality, healthy food, diet and life style.  Where are the answers?  Are the messages we hear the right ones for us?  Consider your own life along with the stress, pollution of air, noise and general environment.  How does the media news make you feel?  Where do you go to re-generate your soul?    Here are two incredible suggestions: Loughbreeze B&B and Ontario Cycling Hostel, secluded privacy in the middle of everything,  serving the Cobourg, Grafton, Port Hope, Brighton, Warkworth and the Presqu’ile Provincial Park areas.   Now I invite you to consider these words of Sophia Loren:

  • “There IS a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”

Sophia Loren

Twenty Five ways to renew your Life

Loughbreeze Bay on the North Shore of Lake Ontario

Here are 25 sure fire ways to renew your life.  First book your stay at Loughbreeze Bay B&B or Ontario Cycling Hostel:  Breathe in the fresh air breezes of Lake Ontario:  Catch the incredible sun rises over Presqu’ile Provincial Park:   Take a walk on the Loughbreeze nature trail:  Photograph the awesome Loughbreeze gardens & daily waterfront scenes:  Record the feedings and flights of Monarch Butterflies:  Loughbreeze B&B is bird watchers paradise:  Read your book, or borrow from the Loughbreeze library:   Sit in an easy chair beside the Lake:  Ride your bike on the Waterfront Trail:   Cycle to and visit nearby Presqu’ile Provincial Park:     Listen to the quiet:   Revel in the moods, tempo & colours of Lake Ontario:   Watch our magnificent towering Black Locust trees:  Feel the soft lush grass under your feet:


Sunrise from Loughbreezebay B&B




Enjoy a refreshing swim in Lake Ontario:    Glow in the warmth from the fireplace in your room:    Daily Gourmet Breakfast served:   Great coffee:  Fresh home made bread:   Perfect home made strawberry jam:  Wireless internet: Private B&B entrance:  Picnic tables:  BBQ:  Your own open concept 800 sq. Ft. fully equipped apartment or comfort equipped cycling hostel offers use of our swings, hammocks and anti-gravity chairs.  Loughbreeze B&B and Ontario Cycling Hostel are your perfect retreats for Northumberland County.  We proudly serve Port Hope, Baltimore, Cobourg, Grafton including Ste. Annes Spa, Cassleton, Hilton, Centreton, Wicklow, Lakeport and Gosport and the surrounding areas.



Our field of Monarch Butterflies

Loughbreeze Bay B&B and Ontario Cycling Hostel are secluded Lake Front privacy in the middle of everything.   Conveniently located just off Highway 401, “The Highway of Hero’s” at exit 497 half way between Toronto and Kingston, Ontario.  Our guests call us Nirvana and we say Paradise.  Either way Loughbreeze B&B will be there to restore your soul.  We are looking forward to seeing you soon.


PBS News & 2011 Creative MacArthur Fellows

Posted by Molly Finnegan , September 20, 2011

Early Tuesday, it was announced that a Washington advocate for the elderly, a New York radio producer, a Harvard economist studying financial inequality and a sports injury researcher from North Carolina all had something new in common. In fact, they joined 18 others in becoming members of an enviable elite: They are the latest class of MacArthur Fellows, an honor that awards $500,000 to leading scholars, thinkers and creatives in the United States.

Seven of the fellows are directly involved in the arts. Among them is Kay Ryan, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and former U.S. Poet Laureate, who has appeared numerous times on the NewsHour. Ryan, 65, has taught writing to community college students for 40 years and is the author of seven volumes of poetry and one anthology of her work.

Other artists, writers and musicians in the group include Dafnis Prieto, a Cuban-born jazz percussionist who interprets the music of his upbringing in a dynamic jazz form; Ubaldo Vitali, a fourth-generation silversmith who is both a conservator learning about past traditions and and an artist forging new forms; and Alisa Weilerstein, a talented young cellist whose repetoire includes both classical and contemporary composers.                 

At Loughbreeze B&B and Ontario Cycling Hostel on Lake Ontario your Creative Juices will move you to accomplish greater works.  Here we are eclectic collectors, artist, photographers, creative wood recyclers as well as native inquirers plus we hike, cycle, scour the lake front all while observing nature.   Loughbreeze B&B, secluded privacy in the middle of everything just minutes from exit 497, Highway 401 also know as Highway of Hero’s only 90 minutes from Toronto and Kingston, Ontario.  Come be inspired.  We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

MacArthur Fellows Draw National Attention

The 2011 MacArthur Fellows named last month continue to draw significant national attention – with more than 600 news stories to date. Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the 22 Fellows include an architect, a sports medicine researcher, a cellist, a developmental biologist, a radio producer, a neurologist, a conservator, a poet, a technologist, and a public historian. All were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future. Profiles include The Washington Post on elder rights lawyer Marie-Therese ConnollyChicago Tribune on architect Jeanne Gang,Philadelphia Inquirer on historian Jacob Soll, and ABC World News Tonight on choral conductor and composer Francisco Núñez (named Person of the Week). Overview videos about the Fellows provide an introduction to their work and have been viewed more than 60,000 times.

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AppleFest 2011 Brighton/Colborne


The community of Brighton is situated in eastern Ontario and is surrounded by rich agricultural land with an abundance of apple orchards and roadside farmers’ stalls. To celebrate the bountiful apple harvest at the height of the apple harvesting season Brighton celebrates its annual Applefest festival in the last full weekend of September.


While activities encompass the whole town of Brighton, most are centred around the main street. Events include BBQ’s, entertainment, children’s activities, dances, a street fair, arts and crafts, and a parade.

Plan to join us for this unique festival. Spend a day or take advantage of one of the areas many bed and breakfast establishments or motels and stay for the entire event or even longer and explore our surrounding communities.

Brighton is located on Highway 2 along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario, 1.5 hours East of Toronto. Located in the County of Northumberland, Brighton offers the friendliness and relaxed atmosphere of a small town with a wide range of shopping. Long known as a summer resort town, the area offers excellent fishing, bird watching, and camping. It is also the official gateway to Presqu’ile Provincial Park which is open all year.

Local attractions include Proctor House Museum, Memory Junction Railway Museum, Brighton Speedway, Barcovan Golf Club, and numerous attractions in the surrounding countryside.


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© Brighton Applefest

At Loughbreeze B&B and Ontario Cycling Hostel your perfect Lake Ontario accommodations you will enjoy a host of festivals.  We are the hospitality centre point for Northumberland County.  Beautifully located on Lake Ontario only minutes from exit 497 on Highway 401 also known as The Highway of Hero’s a mere 90 minutes east of Toronto Loughbreeze B&B and Ontario Cycling Hostel are secluded privacy in the middle of everything.  We serve the communities of  Port Hope, Cobourg, Grafton, Wicklow, Baltimore, Vernonville, Centreton, Morganston, Colborne, Salem and Brighton.    Here at our Loughbreeze Nirvana we are looking forward to seeing you.


September Signs

Pieter’s Appleyard Harvest at Colborne, Ontario September’s Changing Colours 

Loughbreeze B&B from our nature walk Victoria Beach Road Misty Morning



Here are some delightful photo’s frequently offered by our guest and friends of September’s signs around our community.  The Northumberland County Hills are hills full of September’s beauty.  Golden Corn, lush apple orchards, maturing orange pumpkins, perfectly formed sun rises, clouds to set your eyes aglow and a lake with all the magnificence of your fondest dreams await your presence.  Here at Four Season Loughbreeze B&B and Ontario Cycling Hostel you will find secluded privacy in the middle of everything.   We are looking forward to seeing you and introducing you to our Paradise.   We are only 90 minutes from Toronto on Highway 401, The Highway of Hero’s.  Loughbreeze B&B is only minutes away.  Looking forward to seeing soon.







Loughbreeze B&B Sangria Sunday Celebration

Ben and Mike entertaining us in Loughbreeze's outdoor theatre on Sangria Sunday

Can I get a refill?

It may have been yesterday or certainly within the past several days, Loughbreeze Bed and Breakfast celebrated with our many friends and neighbours from Persia, The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and England while remembering our guests from Hawaii, Belgium, Argentina, Australia and our great acquaintances across Canada the USA, with a wonderful Sangria Sunday Celebration. We asked everyone to bring a piece of their art/crafts or anything that fascinated them. Well, it was awesome! Herb brought a self built miniature steam engine, Patricia & Terry set up some of their incredible photographs, Jan brought an extremely unique piece of free form aluminium from a serendipitous spill at her factory and Ursula showed us her colourful stained glass.  And Anita, that’s her in the photo, honoured us with her one of her beautiful paintings.

Mingling and Munching at Loughbreeze's Sangria Sunday


In the marvellous fall sun, with a delightful lake breeze, we laughed, talked and shared the music of Ben & Mike, as we munched on delectable shrimp, Susan’s home made bread with flax, an incredible hot cheese dip, delicious dried fruit, plus innumerable other treats while sipping our very own fruity home made Sangria courtesy of the LCBO staff with back up by those folks at GOOGLE.   Let me just say, I wish you could have been here. Visit our web site:, or

You will love it here in Paradise.   Please view our BONUS Sangria Sunday Celebration video shot by a most generous guest on her iphone.

Brighton/Colborne Bed & Breakfast

The Amazing Harvest of Pears on our very old Heritage Pear Tree

Loughbreeze B&B and Ontario Cycling Hostel in beautiful Northumberland County, fantastically located on Lake Ontario is secluded privacy in the middle of everything.    And Loughbreeze B&B serves the surrounding communities of Lakeport, Castleton, Hilton, Campbellford, Grafton, Salem, Warkworth, plus Vernonville, Centreton, Wicklow,  Dundonald,  Orland,  Codrington,  Smithville,  Gosport,  Morganston, Roseneath, Precious Corners and Baltimore.   Please email us for additional markets served by Loughbreeze B&B. Just imagine those awesome sun rises combined with the magical constantly changing water patterns and colours.    Mother Nature supplies her incredible imagination to the calmness of the Lake or She can stir up waves that draw surfers from the hills.   At Loughbreeze B&B diversity is built in.

All sizes of Sunflowers blowing in the wind.


From our nature paths, to our private fenced yard gardens, you will be back to nature with Lake Ontario, incredible night and day skies and peaceful quiet.   Come and enjoy Nirvana.   Presqu’ile Provincial Park is just across the bay beckoning you to also taste it’s pleasures.   Here at four seasons Loughbreeze Bed & Breakfast  and Ontario Cycling Hostel we are looking forward to seeing you soon.  All best wishes.