Cider, Slopes and Snowshoes

Pack your snow pants and gear up for a fun weekend away in Headwaters!

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: November 3, 2020

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Pack your snow pants and gear up for a fun weekend away in Headwaters! Snowshoeing, ice fishing and skiing can all be enjoyed in this hilly winter wonderland.

Visitors can experience the best that winter has to offer at Island Lake Conservation Area. Rent your very own fishing rod for a brisk morning of Ice Fishing on the lake! The conservation area is also home to a host of groomed trails; a great way to enjoy an afternoon of snowshoeing through the winter woods with the. Snowshoes can be rented on-site at the Rental Centre.

Snow Boarder at Hockley Valley

For those seeking a downhill thrill, Hockley Valley Resort has 15 scenic hills suitable for all levels of skier, including an upper and lower freestyle terrain park. Book one of Hockley’s beautiful suites to rest up after a day on the slopes, and visit the award-winning spa and restaurants without ever leaving the property (they even have outdoor fire pits for a post-ski nightcap)! Mansfield Ski Club also opens its beautiful hills to the public; located in the rolling hills of Mulmur, the ski club is ideal for seasoned and new skiers alike. Lessons, as well as rentals are available at both of these family-friendly ski hills.

Spirit Tree

On your way back to the city, warm-up and refuel with great food and drink for the whole family. Visit the award-winning Spirit Tree Estate Cidery for fabulous takeout wood-fired oven pizzas are a treat for the table and only available on weekends. To the north, close to Mansfield Ski Club is The Rosemont General Store in Rosemont. This cozy historic spot is the perfect place to do a bit of shopping, or grab a hot coffee or tea and bag of their famous tea biscuits.