The Border Mail presents the summer edition of Out & About. Whether you like to swim, go fishing, like a ski, or fancy a calm sail on open water, our region has it all on offer.
We have given you a brief overview of the available watering holes, or should that be destinations, and you can dip your toe in wherever you happen to be.
Summer is the season to be jolly and relax with family and friends and shop to your heart's content too, and we showcase some of the coolest spots to shop, eat and explore. There's a lot to discover.
Like the story about the new Farm Gate Trail, with some glorious stories about food on offer.
Go visit the region around Yarrawonga which sits in the heart of an area rich in fertile soils, sunshine and sensational food producers.
From fishing, water skiing, paddle boarding and kayaking through to hiking, camping, golfing or sampling the local food and wine, there is literally something for everyone in Yarrawonga.
A great way to get to know Yarrawonga and its surrounds is to take up the Murray Farm Gate Trail. There's around 14 produces who have culinary delights such as cheeses, wines, liqueurs, olives, oils, fruits, vegetables, beef, garlic, preserves and chocolates all waiting to be sampled.
They are all laid out in a brilliant brochure produced by the Moira Shire which can be picked up from a nearby visitor centre or downloaded on line.
From Prickly Pear sorbet to garlic jellies, if you are a foodie of any sort you'll love winding your way through this region picking up some good finds to enhance your pantry.
Here's just a little of what is on offer.
The award winning Rich Glen Olive Estate continues to rack up accolades for its farm gate experience.
The Vodusek family and their team make more than 150 products onsite mostly from produce grown on the farm. The range includes award-winning extra virgin olive oils, dressings, salt rubs, vinegars, teas and cordials and natural beauty and skincare products as well.
Katamatite Garlic is a picture perfect, pocket sized farm and is a hive of horticultural activity. Here you'll find an impressive array of fresh and preserved garlic products including jellies, jams, pickles and dried varieties. You can also book in for a workshop and discover for yourself the wonders of permaculture design.
Just shy of the township of Cobram is Manto Produce. Peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries, blood plums, pears, apples and figs ... all the things roadside stall dreams are made of. This self serve farm store benefits from refrigeration meaning the harvest remains as fresh as the moment it's picked. It's open seven days and offers mixed fruit, vegetables, sauce tomatoes, preserving fruits and citrus boxes along with a wide variety of herbs.
There are other places to visit in Cobram and other towns such as Nurmurkah and Nathalia. Lookout for The Big Strawberry, Monichino Wines, Warrabilla Wines, Byramine Homestead, Aintree Farm Organics, Eden Farm Produce, Locheilan Farm Cheese and the Cheeky Grog Co to name a few.
Once you've had your fill you might be in the mood to burn off some of those calories or sit back, relax and take in the ambience of the area.
Long warm evenings and sunny days are perfect for seeing the sights of the region, especially the fantastic Christmas lights.
This is also the perfect time of year to visit the many parks, so prepare the provisions, stretch out on a blanket and make a day of it in the shade.
Alternatively, dine al fresco in one of the local cafes or restaurants or discover the many flavours produced by the region's accomplished chefs and noteworthy winemakers.
Amid glorious sunshine and balmy evenings - there is so much to enjoy in and around our region.
This latest edition of Out & About has the low down on glamping and so much more as the weather warms up.
Click HERE to read the full edition.