Winter in York Durham Headwaters (YDH) lasts a long time. Our local outdoor adventurers love skiing at our fab resorts and skating on idyllic frozen ponds. But it’s fun to shake a little variety into these cool winter months.
Lucky for us, YDH is full of epic winter activities that’ll really get your heart pumping!
Explore snow-covered trails by horseback at Pathways on Pleasure Valley. Be sure to book in advance and remember to dress for the weather. Most of all, prepare yourself for some seriously breathtaking scenery!
Go Downhill Fast
Tobogganing at the ROC in Georgina always hits the spot. Bring your own sled and a thermos of hot chocolate, and you can keep the fun going all day!
For something a little more intense, check out snow tubing at Lakeridge Ski Resort! You get all the thrill of the hill – without needing lessons or fancy gear!
Go for a Zip
Here are three secrets about winter zip-lining – the lines are shorter, it costs less than in summer, and it’s not as cold as you think it’s going be! Visit Treetop Eco-Adventure Park and swoop over the snow-covered trees like the majestic hawk you are.
Ride Your “B-icicle”
Discover a whole new angle to biking! Fat bikes have wide tires that are perfect for riding on snow. You can rent one at Twilight Forest and they’ll deliver it to the Oak Ridges Moraine for your very own fat bike adventure.
Get a Kick Out of Kick-Sledding
If you combined dog-sledding with cross-country skiing, you’d get kick-sledding! It’s a great way to explore the outdoors and it provides more stability than skiing. Rent a sled and give the sport a try at Island Lake Conservation Area.