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Top 10 Must-do Winter Activities

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#1 Ice Skating Trails

Arrowhead Ice Skating Trail

Muskoka is the Ice Skating Trail Capital of Canada, with four ice skating trails to lace ’em up on for an unforgettable winter experience!


#2 Big Wheels! Fat Biking through the snowy wilderness

No other winter activity has grown in popularity as much as fat biking in recent years. Fat biking is one of the greatest winter activities you can get into, and it is so simple to do – see Fat Biking for Beginners for tips to start out.


#3 Winter Crafts

Be sure to check out the seasonal beers from our local craft breweries, Lake of Bays Brewing Co, Muskoka Brewery, and Sawdust City Brewing Co. Sampling and tastings are always offered throughout regular business hours.

One way to get your craft beer fix is with Brew Tours, a chartered bus tour that showcases all three of these breweries with a lunch stop at a popular gastropub.


#4 Sleddin’

With over 1200 km of exceptionally groomed trails and unlimited touring opportunities, we’ve got your snow! For the inexperienced or those without a sled, guided tours and rentals are available, and Muskoka offers some of the best sled and stay packages you will find!


#5 Mush! The Ultimate Winter Bucket-List Experience

The thrill of the Arctic and one of the great Canadian winter experiences is ready for you to try in Muskoka. Mush through the beautiful Muskoka wilderness behind your team of dogs on a guided dog sled excursion.


#6 Skiing Cross Country

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Muskoka has 100’s of kms of top notch cross country ski trails, so it is no wonder that skiers flock from all corners of the province to strap on the skis. A number of resorts even boast their own cross country ski trails so you can sleep, eat and play, all in one place!


#7 High Adrenaline Adventure! Ice Climbing

This exhilarating adventure takes winter fun to new heights! This guided tour from Liv Outside includes equipment and instruction for a safe, extraordinary experience.


#8 All Things Downhill

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Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is ideal for skiers of all levels with eleven runs, a terrain park, kids camps, childcare, as well as ski & snowboard instruction and rentals. Head on over to Hidden Valley Resort next door after your runs for their beer and pizza weekly special.


#9 One Horse Open Sleigh Rides

Is there anything more magical than a horse drawn sleigh ride through a winter wonderland? Perfect winter activity for an afternoon with your family or a romantic evening ride with your hunny.


#10 Ice Fishing

The great Canadian winter pastime, ice fishing is tremendously popular in Muskoka. If you want to get out of the elements, find an ice hut rental nearby. New to the sport? Muskoka Stay n’ Play Tours offers guided ice fishing tours complete with gear, heated hut, bait, and will even prepare your catch out on the ice for lunch!


Honourable Mention: Snowshoeing

It is tough to have a list of Muskoka winter activities and not include snowshoeing. Snowshoeing was quite likely the very first winter activity ever tried in Muskoka, although back then snowshoes were used more for necessity than recreation. Recreational snowshoeing is immensely popular in Muskoka today, featuring hundreds of kms of great trails throughout the region.


Check out our winter vacation packages


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