Winter Wellness: Escape to Oro-Medonte

Winter Wellness: Escape to Oro-Medonte

For many of us, winter tends to be a time of indoor fun and hibernation. The season CAN feel long and uneventful, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Enjoy outdoor fun, snowy adventures and fresh air in the rolling hills of beautiful Oro-Medonte. Relax or go full speed. The choice is yours. Check out some of the amazing opportunities for fun below winter adventures.


Glen Oro Farm 

Have you tried winter glamping? Book a stay at one of Oro-Medonte’s getaway gems and enjoy the warmth and comfort of a geodome, surrounded by the beauty of winter. Snuggle into a comfortable bed with an open view of the skies above. Take a walk through the snowy trails and return to an outdoor campfire or the warmth in a cozy geodome. Looking to add some activities, book a horseback trail-ride through the canopied forest or a chef-prepared dining experience on site. This luxury eco-retreat is set to impress. 



Vetta Nordic Spa 

This beautiful, relaxing, outdoor spa experience is enhanced tenfold when surrounded by snow. If you are lucky enough to book your spa time on a day that it is SNOWING, your sensory experience will be complete. Hypnotic and relaxing, the backdrop of a beautiful snowfall, while fully immersed in a luxurious pool of water, is just what the doctor ordered.

Check out our Vetta blog and read more about the experience that awaits you at Vetta Spa. 



On-Farm Faves 

Quayle’s Brewery 

Cold winters don’t stop the team at Quayle’s from creating winter experiences and apres activities. Enjoy one of their award winning brews, a great meal, an outdoor skate, or come for Sunday brunch and a sleigh ride in January and February. Check their online calendar for their lineup of incredible live music and head out for an enjoyable, evening with friends and family. (Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings). 



Davidson Estate Alpacas 

Alpacas LOVE the winter and this Alpaca Cuddle is a great way to beat the winter blues. Snuggles and a stroll in the crisp, fresh air are sure to release endorphins and relieve the week’s stress. Leave the world behind and cuddle up with these four-legged happiness boosters. Make sure to book in advance, walkins are not available. Open Sundays from 10am-3pm.  Note: No public washroom on-site. 



Rolling Sands Percherons 

Pack some hot chocolates and snacks and get the family out for a beautiful horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride through the snow. The farm also offers animal visits along with bookings. This is a great family outing for all ages and perfect way to celebrate special occasions.

For more information call Robert Southorn at 705-726-5968. 

Active Adventures 

Hike It, Bike It, Walk It, Jog It, Shoe It, Ski It 

Oro-Medonte’s Rail Trail and Copeland Forest’s beautiful trails, provide spaces to heal, and breathe in fresh air along with plenty of space to move and be active. 

Check out the incredible trails of Oro-Medonte, in whatever manner suits you. Let the healing power of nature re-balance your body, mind and spirit. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings as you take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

Click the following links for the Oro-Medonte Rail Trail andCopeland Forest trails, pack some water and snacks and head out. No need to book ahead for this amazing and FREE experience! 

Check out Hardwood Ski & Bike for daily trail rates for nordic skiing and snowshoeing, or try out a fat bike. Watch their social channels for special outdoor activities, including the Moonlight Snowshoe and Fondue.

Horseshoe Resort features a world of outdoor winter fun for everyone in the family. It is also a great couples getaway. They have a full list of entertainment and events, posted on their Events Calendar.

The Ktchn at Braestone Club welcomes the public for outdoor trail use. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm, enjoy an outdoor fire and purchase a hot cider after your adventures, or head into The Ktchn for one of the best brunches around! 

Motorized Meditation


SMART Riding Adventures 

Snowmobiling is a favourite activity in Oro-Medonte. If you’re new to snowmobiling,  and don’t have your own machine or trail pass, consider an adventure with S.M.A.R.T Adventures. Take a lesson and a tour and let the cold air and speed invigorate your body and mind.  



Accommodations and Dining 

At the end of your excursion(s), you are going to be tired and likely hungry.  Click HERE  for some great accommodation options (best booked in advance) and check out our amazing, local restaurants. 

With all that Oro-Medonte has to offer, for all ages and all interests, we can’t wait to see what you discover! Remember to tag #OroMedonteTourism in your social media photos!