March break has arrived!
The weather is warming up, the snow is still plentiful, and the blue and sunny skies are inviting us into this beautiful region – March break is here! Gather your family and friends and enjoy March Break in Muskoka, with lots of snow still on the ground to enjoy the area’s winter activities. Keep in mind, some of these activities are weather dependent so check-in before heading out to make sure conditions are still good.
Read on to learn more about what’s happening around Muskoka on March Break
Muskoka Maple Trail
The Muskoka Maple Trail is a culinary trail dedicated to Canada’s most beloved natural product, on from March 13 – April 24, 2020. From sugarbush tours to the quintessential pancake breakfast, maple baked goodies to maple-inspired dining, the Muskoka Maple Trail has it all! Visit your local sugarbush during the harvesting season and partake in the annual springtime tradition. Take a guided hike of the sugarbush, meet with the producers and sample their delicious, fresh, 100% pure maple syrup. Taffy on snow is a family favourite, and an experience the kids will always remember.
Horse Drawn Winter Sleigh Rides
Probably one of our most popular family activities is a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride through the stunning Muskoka forest.
Back of Beyond Equine Centre is in the maple harvest spirit and has created a memorable maple themed family experience. Start with a private tour of their horse farm, stopping to visit and brush their beautiful ponies. Follow the farm tour with a magical sleigh or wagon ride through their private woodland trails, and finish with a campfire, marshmallow roasting, maple snacks and a hot drink after the sleigh ride. This is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors as a family this March Break.
Twin Maples Farm also offers wagon rides and carriage rides at their farm throughout the March Break, give them a call to book as they are filling up fast.
Gravenhurst Opera House
CANCELLED: All events at the Gravenhurst Opera House during March Break have been cancelled. The Gravenhurst Opera House has a full line-up of activities for the whole family to keep you entertained during March break. Check out the list of great events:
- March 16: That Magic Guy – Peter Mennie
- March 16: Camp Articus
- March 17: Abominable – The Movie
- March 18: Team T&J
- March 18: Betty and the Turnips
- March 19: Matt Gerber & The Dandy Lions
- March 19: The Stunt Ventriloquist
Zig Zag Escape Rooms
What better way to connect than to lock yourself in a cabin with your family. Escape rooms are all the rage, and Zig Zag’s escape cabins are the ultimate in family adventure. Families work together, submerging themselves in the story, solving puzzles, codes, clues and problems and discovering hidden secrets. The family games remain challenging but with a twist to ensure all can remain involved and enthusiastic throughout the adventure. Perfect for ages 10 and up.
Enjoy the March Break special and receive 20% off Sven’s Last Secret as your Escape Cabin adventure. Learn about Sven, the eccentric Norweigan prospector who stashed cash and a deed to an old gold mine. Engage your team of 2 or more to learn about his last secret and solve the puzzle.
For indoor fun check out the Fun Zone at Deerhurst Resort. The 11,000 sq. ft. Fun Zone includes a variety of giant inflatables, and is open to non-resort guests for a daily fee (access is included in stay for resort guests).
CANCELLED: The Discovery Centre will be closed from March 14 – April 4. There is something taking place every day of the week at the Muskoka Discovery Centre this March Break, running March 14 – March 22 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily. From a maker station to face painting, and a Science North demonstration to a scavenger hunt. As always, the KidZone and interactive Watershed Wonders exhibit will be open daily for everyone’s enjoyment.
This is an experience the kids will always remember, and certainly an experience they’ll be excited to share when they return to school. North Ridge Ranch in Huntsville will be offering excursions throughout March Break, and there is enough room on the trails for the whole family! Tours are booking up fast, so call now to book your spot.
Our local rinks will have public skating throughout the week:
- March 14 – 22, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Free
- Click here for the Bala schedule
- Port Carling
- March 14 – 22, times vary, Free
- Click here for the Port Carling schedule
- March 16 – 20, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, $2 per person
- Click here for the Gravenhurst schedule
- March 16 – 20, 1:00 PM – 2:40 PM, Free, sponsored by Paul & Lea Kane of Re/Max
- Click here for the Bracebridge schedule
- March 16 – 20, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, $3.15 and up
- Click here for the Huntsville schedule
- March 9 – 15, times vary daily.
- Click here for the Lake of Bays schedule
Snowshoeing is an inclusive activity for all ages and skill levels and one of the easiest ways to bring the entire family together!
Guided snowshoe tours take your snowshoeing expedition to the next level. Let a local expert show you the ropes and provide your group with interesting knowledge and facts only a local could know.
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area
There is only one place to hit the slopes in Muskoka, and families love it here! Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is a family-friendly hill, challenging enough for the avid skier but plenty of runs for the beginners as well. The slopes are scheduled to be open every day of the week during March Break, with all 4 lifts going!