Hills for the Holidays

Pack your snowpants 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 hut and rod for a 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.Kid SnowshoeingFor 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.

downhill skiingOn 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. Take a seat in the Ciderhouse Bistro for a pint of Spirit Tree Cider, and a warm cider for the kids. Their fabulous 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 Globe Restaurant in Rosemont. This cozy historic restaurant is the perfect place to take the chill off, with hearty homemade soups and biscuits, comfort foods and a kid’s menu.

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