Probably the most fabled winter destinations in Ontario, there are a thousand reasons to fall in love with the Blue Mountains – from snowy hills and world-class groomed slopes to charming hamlets and innovative activities, there is something to entertain every member of the family, even in this COVID 19 era when most recreational pursuits are on hold.
So what is there to do in the winter in the Blue Mountains apart from racing down the ski hills?
Besides taking in nature by foot there are many outdoor recreational activities that are in compliance with Provincial and Public Health Guidelines for you to experience:
Overlooking the majestic Niagara Escarpment, and winding through the forest, Woodview Mountaintop skating is a thrilling 1.1 km loop situated at the top of the Blue Mountains.
In addition to the tranquillity of gliding through a forest, this trail offers unrivaled views of the beautiful Georgian Bay and the southernmost runs on the resort.
If you choose to skate after dusk, you can enjoy the magic of the interactive lights that light up the beautiful skating trail.
Plus, the terrain is large and versatile meaning it’s a family-friendly attraction catering to all abilities – from absolute beginners to intermediate or even avid skaters.
Snowmobiling experience in the Blue Mountains is simply priceless. There are lots of trails that take you through open fields, wooded areas, and small rustic towns.
Besides the picturesque spots along the way, the landscape in this area is greatly varied which creates a fusion of different riding experiences.
From bush stretches, scenic forest trails, and farm fields, you’ll come across riveting topography that will differ with each passing mile.
With long stretches of beautiful back-country loops that make you feel like you’re the only one on the trails (over 25 km snow trails open for winter fun), this place is still a hit as an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
The trails are well-groomed, the location is pristine and with their skiing lessons, you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy a day out in Highlands Nordic.
They also have a cozy cafeteria with a good selection of food where you can stop for a moment and refuel.
With spectacular trails, well-maintained trails, and superb lookout, Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is one of the best places to visit for some family fun.
There are huge trails where you don’t have to worry about social distancing and captivating caves as well as rock formations to marvel at.
Although there are tons of other fun things you can do here, exploring caves, Snowshoeing, and suspension bridge crossing are top on the list.
#5 Fat Biking
Riding a fat bike on a snowy terrain is slow fun and will probably help you meet your fitness goal for the day as you try to maintain balance and gain traction.
For a thrilling ride that will clear your head and work your muscles, fat biking on the Blue Mountain wild terrain is unmissable.
The trails weave through scenic routes and the wide trails give room for newbie riders to lurch from corner to corner without the fear of losing direction.
If you enjoy trekking and hiking, then you’ll appreciate backcountry snowshoeing in Ontario’s most awe-inspiring landscape.
It’s one of the most enjoyable yet affordable winter activities, and the Blue Mountains offers a perfect setting for it with astounding views of the Niagara Escarpment.
Wilderness snowshoeing trails feel a bit more engrossing than the regular runs which makes them a great option for thrill junkies who love to venture further beyond the ordinary.
And while cross-country skiing requires stamina and downhill skiing might need some training, snowshoeing has no barrier to entry – as long as you can walk, you can enjoy this winter sport.