Canadian winters are long and cold, and it’s tempting to hibernate with a hot drink in a cute mug. But after a while, even “cozy” wears thin. Life is about balance and part of embracing winter is experiencing it. Especially since there are so many terrific activities you can ONLY enjoy in the coldest months of the year.
The Slopes are Calling
Skiing and snowboarding are huge in York Durham Headwaters thanks to the fantastic resorts that call our region home. The Uplands Golf and Ski Club is the perfect destination for beginners of all ages – especially kids. Adventurous snowboarders will want to check out the Dagmar Ski Resort, which has four progressive terrain parks, as well as a licensed bar for après-ski!
Off the Beaten Path
Local cross-country skiers love to trek through more than 35 kilometres of groomed trails at the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Hot tip: at the end of the day, you can warm up by the stone fireplace in the Centre’s Great Hall.
The Cold Creek Conservation Area offers trails for snowshoe enthusiasts of all stripes. The beginner trails are in the interior and advanced trails are at the south end. For another dose of winter beauty, hike one of the eight trails that follow the escarpment at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park !
Dancing on Ice
For a truly magical winter experience, skate the Richmond Green Skate Trail. You’ll glide along 250 metres of green space in this popular local rink. Bonus features include heated washrooms and change rooms as well as free parking!
The Forks of the Credit Inn’s Winter KaBa Kamp features winter’s coolest new trend: snow yoga (“snowga”). The three-day retreat includes a healthy dose of snowga, as well as cross-country skiing, off-site excursions and more!