Take the family to Mystical Lights, presented by the Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce, at Heidi’s Campground in 2023. Experience fun and festive displays put together by local businesses. At only $20.00 per car, this is an affordable family night out and everyone gets a free hot chocolate! Make sure to visit the website for event dates and times to find a night that works for you. Purchase tickets HERE and prepare to make holiday memories.
Geocaching is an incredible treasure hunt for all ages and there are TONS of caches in Oro-Medonte just waiting to be discovered. There are some rules and guidelines to being a “geocacher”. Here is a great article to get you started in this adventure: Geocaching 101. Remember to dress for the weather AND the terrain (sometimes caches are hidden off trail), bring snacks, water and a car charger for your phone, as the geocaching app is power intensive. Make sure to plan a stop at some local businesses along the way.
HORSESHOE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Suit up and hit the slopes for the day or strap on some snowshoes or cross country skis and explore the beauty of the Copeland Forest in the winter. Let Horseshoe Resort be your home for the holidays and winter break while the kids are out of school! The hills will be open every day from Christmas Eve throughout New Years. From fireworks shows to axe throwing, Horseshoe has an exciting lineup that will entertain every kind of guest this holiday season.
How about some Holiday Selfies or fun family photos with incredibly lovable alpacas? Head to the Davidson Estate Alpacas website and book this heartwarming experience. Capture your next social media profile picture while you snuggle one-on-one with an Alpaca. Also, if you are still looking for a gift item, they sell some incredible handmade alpaca products on site.
We have a great list of amazing local activities and family fun to help you create new memories AND enjoy the holidays! From first time learners to the more experienced, Oro-Medonte is home to outdoor fun!
• Nordic ski, fat bike, snowshoe or hike at Hardwood Ski & Bike.
• Family fun at Horseshoe Resort; Alpine & nordic skiing, snowboarding, fat biking, snowshoeing, trail walking and other resort experiences.
• Snowboard and alpine skiing including beginners at Mount St. Louis Moonstone and a new restaurant experience.
• Horse-drawn carriage ride from Rolling Sands Percherons
• Family hikes on the beautiful trail systems: Simcoe County Forest, Copeland Forest, Oro-Medonte Rail Trail.
• Visit George Langman Sanctuary to see beautiful, rescued birds and walk the loop trail.
• Take some YOU time. Reset, recharge and relax plan a visit to Vetta Spa
Looking to do some local shopping, boutique style shops for great gifts and housewares, purchase locally made products and delicious treats.
Make sure to plan ahead and select your local dining options, some restaurants require advanced reservations. You won’t be disappointed with the local tastes from fine dining to pub style to breweries and pizza options there is something for everyone.
Last, but CERTAINLY not least… keeping your family BUSY is fabulous, but keeping them SAFE and HAPPY is even better. Plan ahead, prepare your routes and stops so you can travel safely and you can enjoy your holiday.
Don’t forget to post with the hashtag #OroMedonteTourism so that we can follow along. Have a fun and SAFE Holiday Break!