Headwaters Takes the Chill Out of Winter

The hamlet of Alton is the perfect weekend home base. With luxury accommodations, winter activities to enjoy and minutes away some of the finest stops in Headwaters.

Check-in to the Millcroft Inn and Spa. The historic buildings of The Mill offer a true sense of the region’s history. Each with its own unique feel, book a room in the main building for an old-time cozy feel or stay in the Croft, with its chalet-style rooms including a fireplace and outdoor hot tub, just steps away from the new outdoor hot springs.

Alton Mill Arts Centre heats up winter with its annual Fire and Ice Festival. Taking place during the weekend of January 20 – 21, the festival includes spectacular ice carvings, a super snow slide, skating on the millpond rink, and a spellbinding fire sculpture. Or visit Williams Mill, another one of the regions art studio hubs, where visitors can get up close and personal with local artists, enjoy and art class or shop for one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories and artwork.

Tin Roof CafeTake a short drive for a fresh-baked goods in the cozy atmosphere of Tin Roof Café located on the main street of picturesque Erin. Nearby, historic Belfountain is a peaceful stop on a snowy day. Enjoy a winter warmer at Higher Ground Coffee. The rustic café is a local favourite known for its rich coffee roasts and tasty treats. For a heartier meal, Belfountain Inn offers lunch and dinner menus by award-winning Executive Chef & Owner Thorntin Macdonald.

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