Winter Sports are best appreciated in Ontario’s Bluewater regions where plentiful snowfall turns winter into a wonderland of white with its attendant recreational pursuits. All regions have cross-country trails that Nordic style skiers can easily access. Some hills have snow tubing runs. Downhill slopes for alpine skiing and snowboarding are confined to Grey County and Simcoe County. Snowshoeing is popular with nature enthusiasts. Ice skating is available at community rinks and some resorts. Snowmobiling associations maintain vast networks of trails that members can ride through scenic areas.
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Kolapore Uplands Wilderness is located on Road 2 between Ravenna and Feversham with over 60 km. of well-marked trails exclusively for cross-country skiing in winter, and hiking, mountain biking or hunting from spring to fall. The area contains over 5,000 acres of hilly forests, high escarpment outcrops and swamps, intersected by several creeks and it is easy to get lost so visitors should carry a trail map. Maps are available at local stores or information centres. Some trails are very steep and should only be attempted by experienced skiers. The wilderness abounds with wildlife and remnants
Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Blue Mountain has become the four-season destination of the North, visited by more than 1.5 million guests a year. Winter at the resort boasts 42 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snow-making system. Summer months offer the largest downhill mountain biking facility in Ontario, Monterra Golf course, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course, Timber Challenge Ropes Course, Wind Rider Triple Zips and a private beach property among
Nature, history, scenery and memorable adventures await the whole family at the most varied natural playground in Ontario. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures Explore a self-guided trail of caves, caverns and crevices carved out 10,000 years ago by glacial ice, and savour the breathtaking lookouts from the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment, set in one of Canada’s sixteen UNESCO biosphere reserves. Learn about the First Nations’ Huron Petun tribe as you discover the mysterious places and hidden natural fortress which sheltered the native people from their enemies. Venture over
A Unique Vacation Experience in the Heart of Wasaga Beach. Oasis by the Bay Vacation Resort is a quiet, family friendly resort located in Wasaga Beach. The Resort is nestled in between the Nottawasaga River and Beach 3 and is close to area attractions, Collingwood and the Town of The Blue Mountains. Oasis by the Bay has a convenient set-up that offers one and two-bedroom apartment style units. This provides more privacy and space to enjoy your holiday. Five of the newly renovated units have one bedroom with two single beds and are accessible for those that may require it (with a lift system
The Tiny Trail follows an abandoned rail line along County Road 6 from Elmvale through Wyevale, Perkinsfield to Penetanguishene for 22.5 km. Access points are at eight intersecting sideroads and at both ends. The trail encounters parks at Wyevale and Perkinsfield, and numerous river crossings that make up its 16 bridges. The trail also ends close to the Tiny Marsh Wildlife Area at its southern terminus, where more trails are located along the dikes surrounding the wetland. Trail uses include hiking, cycling, horseback riding and skiing.
Situated along the shores of Lake Huron, Kincardine boasts a strong Scottish heritage and is home to the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites - Kincardine. With so many outstanding amenities and comfortable accommodations which include several large suites, the hotel is sure to meet all your needs. Enjoy year-round swimming with an indoor saltwater pool and whirlpool. A 24-hour Fitness Centre lets you work-out any time of day. Join us every morning for the free, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar. The hotel also offers free high-speed Wi-Fi access, microwave ovens, fridges, and
Hilltop Motel is located in Meaford in the heart of a 4-season playground. We offer double or queen rooms; all non-smoking with Simmons Beautyrest beds, remote controlled air conditioners, fridges, microwaves, cable TV with DVD, hairdryer, free WiFi and local phone calls. In summer cycle the Georgian Trail, hike the Bruce Trail, play eight nearby golf courses or play shuffleboard and relax by our outdoor heated pool after an invigorating day. In winter, Blue Mountain is only 20 minutes away or you can snowmobile from your room on local groomed trails. Tim Hortons, Beer Store, McDonalds,
The Brant Tract is a multi-use, year round trail system. This 781-acre property consists of approximately 25 kilometres of trails. These trails range from single-track, double-track to roadways suitable for all levels. The two road systems located on the property are the West Road and the East Road. The 15 kilometres of single-track wilderness trail can be accessed from either of the main road systems in the park. These single-track trails have been professionally constructed for mountain biking using the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s trail construction standards.
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park's Blueberry Plains Trails offer scenic hiking through high, forested dunes with scenic lookouts and ample opportunities to see wildlife. In winter, the Wasaga Nordic Ski Centre maintains 30 km. of groomed cross-country ski trails and snowshoeing areas including warm-up shelters with fires and a chalet with rentals and refreshments.