During these long winter months don’t let the cabin fever settle in. Now is a great time to take the family on an outdoor getaway or day trip through Orillia & Lake Country to explore the best of what winter has to offer! This Family Day long weekend, try a new adventure where your kids are front and center, making memories to last a life time!
Snowtubing at Horseshoe Resort
Downhill thrills are what Horseshoe Resort is all about with their signature slopes for skiing and snowboarding, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Snowtubing, cross-country skiing and fat biking are also available. After a day exploring the outdoors, enjoy a family meal at Crazy Horse Sports Bar & Grill or nearby in Craighurst at HQ Restaurant & Taphouse.
Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers Market
Stop by a very special winterfest at the Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers Market at ODAS Park this Saturday! Support local vendors shopping for locally made products and preserves, treat the family to some sweet treats and outdoor fun! With a petting zoo, snow creation contest, family picture contest, scavenger hunt, outdoor games, live music, prizes and more, you don’t want to miss it!
Discover Local Trails
Sometimes, the adventure is in the journey and it’s good to slow down and find the joys in the small things. Take a leisurely hike and let your kids be the leaders! See what catches their attention along the way. Chickadees in the trees, squirrels running atop the snow, there is winter wildlife all around. Head out to Grant’s Woods Nature Reserve or Scout Valley for canopied trails and spots to stop along the way.
Outdoor Skating Rink and Live Music at Quayle’s Brewery
Start your weekend early at Quayle’s Brewery. Thursday is Open Mic Night starting at 4:30pm, on Friday the Live from the Loft series continues with musical guest Steph Dunn, and the outdoor skating rink is open Friday to Sunday! Grab a bite for the kids, grab a brew for the adults, and enjoy a farm-fun weekend at the brewery!
Snowmobile at S.M.A.R.T. Adventures
Perfect for kids and families of all ages, learn how to snowmobile from the pros at S.M.A.R.T. Adventures. They provide the gear, introduction to snowmobiling and a fun course to explore at Horseshoe Resort.
Skiing on Slopes and Trails
Whether your family loves thrilling downhill or slowing down on canopied trails, skiing is in high demand in Orillia & Lake Country. Mount St. Louis Moonstone is a family-run ski resort perfect for beginners to pros alike. At Horseshoe Resort, downhill and cross-country options are available. Hardwood Ski & Bike specializes in cross-country ski with groomed trails of all kinds from leisure to challenging. Rentals available for each location, see websites for rates and online booking options.
Get a head start on your March Break family getaway at an all inclusive resort!
Bayview Wildwood Resort
Generations of families have made Bayview Wildwood Resort their family destination with tons of winter activities for kids of all ages. On the shores of Sparrow Lake enjoy such Canadian past-times as curling, ice fishing, skating, tobogganing, cross-country skiing and more.
Book an all-inclusive family getaway at Fern Resort! Experience the best that the season has to offer, such as dogsledding, horse-drawn hayrides, private horse-and-cutter rides, and our large, beautiful skating rink on the lake.
However you are planning on spending your Family Day weekend, Orillia & Lake Country is ready to welcome you!
Extend your stay in Orillia after a day of adventuring through the Lake Country region. Book your accommodations at a cozy hotel with amenities and easy access to local restaurants and shops.LEARN MORE
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