While 2020 has been anything but expected, don’t let this holiday season pass you by without getting out and responsibly enjoying some good ol’ traditional winter fun. Whether its snowtubing, skating, snowshoeing or skiing, bundle up and head outdoors ‘cause York Region has got just the spot for you!
If you’re a fan of snowtubing, head to Georgina’s The ROC for a morning of exhilarating fun sliding down the slopes of their snow tube hill. For younger kids, try out the free toboggan hill and ice-skating rink adjacent to the tube park – be sure to pack your skates and a sled!
If you want to tackle your morning at a slower speed, head to King City’s Cold Creek Conservation Area and take to their trails. Cross-country skis and snowshoe rentals are available to make your way through their groomed, scenic trails and with 6.6km of trails, there’s one for all skill levels. Now, if you’re more of a downhill skier, then Uplands Ski Club is the place for you. Uplands Ski Club offers a great environment for beginners of all ages. Or take a stab at snowboarding and enjoy the challenge in a non-threatening atmosphere!
Should skating be more up your alley, then head to Richmond Green Skate Trail, for a leisurely, outdoor skate through their 250-metre looped trail in a natural setting. And best of all, the trail is open day and night, so make if you want to make it extra special, plan for an evening skate under the starlit sky, complete with music pumping through the trees.
Take a break from the cold and warm up with a bite to eat at Market & Co., Newmarket’s new 40,000 square foot food market. Stroll the aisles and check out the artisanal merchants, then grab a bite to eat at one of their delectable restaurants – spacious heated patio available at Eat Amano & Union Chicken. As an added bonus, if you still have some holiday shopping to do, come with your gift list in hand as Market & Co. is conveniently located at Upper Canada Mall.
Last stop is back outdoors at Vivian Plantation, in Stouffville, where you’ll find that perfect tree for the holidays, and guess what, you’ll be chopping it down yourselves too! But don’t fret, hot chocolate is served to keep you warm.
Be sure to plan ahead as new policies and procedures may be in effect. Advance reservation may be required.