Four Fun Winter Activities to Enjoy Near your Beachfront Community Home
Winter is here and it could not be better. Most of the time, the perks of owning a beachfront community home in cottage country at West Shore Beach Club focuses on the amazing summers, the stargazing, being in pristine nature, and enjoying the great outdoors. However, the winter months can be just as awesome, if not more, when you are living only minutes to Orillia and less than an hour from Toronto. There are so many fun things to do in the Muskoka Region in the winter like ice fishing, snowshoeing, and cross-country hiking that you might not be able to do in an urban environment. Here are the top four local sporting attractions for the winter months that you should check out while enjoying your beautiful home, with a cottage lifestyle, in Severn.
Skiing at the HorseShoe Resort
The Horseshoe Resort, located in the Horseshoe Valley, is a great ski resort the whole family can enjoy. With trails ranging in difficulty and size, everyone from the absolute beginner to the expert in your family can enjoy hitting the trails for a day, before returning to Lake Couchiching and watching the stars as night falls. The Horseshoe Resort is only 15 minutes from Toronto, and only 30 minutes from the West Shore Beach Club. For those that do not like to ski or snowboard, the Resort also features a full-service Shizen Spa, numerous restaurants, and indoor pools. Tee up in the summer and play golf at their 18-hole Highlands Golf Course.
Ice Fishing in Muskoka
Whether you live in a beachfront community home with a cottage lifestyle on Lake Couchiching, Lake Simcoe, or Lake Huron, ice fishing is always a great and affordable way to have fun. When weather conditions permit and the water freezes over, spend the day ice fishing with family near your new home in cottage country. If you would like to rent an ice fishing hut, there are many businesses near Lake Simcoe and Orillia that can provide that, like Bear Point Fish Hut Rentals, Dave’s Fish Hut, and Tim Hales Fish Huts. However, before you go out on the frozen lake and fish to your heart’s content, make sure you have a fishing license and know the laws of the sport, as set by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Hike and Snowshoe Muskoka
Just because the snow has fallen does not mean you need to wait until spring to hike again. Sometimes, the trails can be better when hiked in the winter. Although you may need more clothing and gear, like snowshoes, nothing beats a nice hike on a Saturday in Algonquin Park, or on any of the local backwoods trails in Orillia. Enjoying the trails near your beachfront community home can be done year round, in any weather.
Try Out Dogsledding
There is more to do on a frozen lake than ice fish or skate. Whether participating in it yourself or watching from the windows in your beachfront community home in cottage county, dogsledding is one of Muskoka’s best kept secrets. Unlike other winter sports practiced today, most people only watch dogsledding in movies or on television. However, if you are up for the challenge, you can experience it just as easily today, especially if you live in Muskoka.
Beyond being a fun sport, dogsledding was one of the primary modes of transportation in Northern Canada before cars became popular to use. Experience a piece of history as you mush through pristine landscapes before retiring to your beautiful beachfront community home in cottage country. It is an amazing experience everyone should try at least once.
West Shore Beach Club, located adjacent to Lake Couchiching in Severn, Ontario, is a great place to enjoy all the local attractions winter brings to Southern Ontario. Minutes to Orillia and less than an hour from Toronto, West Shore Beach Club offers ice fishing on Lake Simcoe, skiing in the Horseshoe Valley, hiking in Wasaga, and more. With all these amazing winter sporting opportunities, you and your family will love moving into beachfront community home in cottage country. Visit us at our website for more information.