Winter Wonderland Escape in Severn

Winter Wonderland Escape in Severn

Find your Rural Escape in Severn

Just 90 minutes North of the GTA, Orillia & Lake Country is a perfect winter destination. Severn’s transformative landscape runs from the winding rivers of the Trent-Severn Waterway with Muskoka views, to expansive trail systems, to quaint small-towns and connecting to Lake Couchiching and Orillia. It is the perfect place to escape to a winter wonderland and make the most of Canada’s classic past-times.

Resort Relaxation

Bayview Wildwood Resort winter horse carriage

Bayview Wildwood Resort

Bayview Wildwood Resort has been home to many return guests spanning multiple generations. This family resort sits on the shores of Sparrow Lake with rentable cabins, resort activities, lakeside dining and more. Enjoy winter activities for the whole family including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, and ice fishing. Cozy up inside with indoor activities, play gym, fitness room, and pool.



Rawley Resort Winter outdoor campfire Rawley Resort winter cocktail Rawley Resort guest with dog in pet friendly room

Rawley Resort, Spa & Marina

Rawley Resort, Spa & Marina offers peak relaxation off of Matchedash Bay near Port Severn. With an on-site spa, marina and fine dining, it’s a perfect couples or solo retreat. Book the Ski & Stay package, pairing adventure at Mt St Louis Moonstone and stay at the resort. Enjoy the beauty of the region, connect with nature, relax with a spa treatment, unwind & restore balance in the hot tub or sauna, and enjoy local fare.



Sight-seeing and Recreation

Severn winter snowmobiling trails

There are so many ways to get outside and take in the winter landscapes throughout the region.

Ice Fishing

Treat you and your family to a fun-filled winter getaway at a lakeside resort where ice fishing is on the menu. Trek out onto Sparrow Lake at Bayview Wildwood Resort, just north of Lake Couchiching along the Trent-Severn Waterway.



Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoeing

Explore the many excellent trails available throughout the region by ski or snowshoe. Hike the loop at Grant’s Woods through mixed forests of tall pines and maples or ski along the Uhthoff Trail through scenic pastoral and forested landscapes.




For seasoned snowmobilers part of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, there are loads of trails to discover in Severn (District 8) that connect to the surrounding regions. Enjoy a day out on the trails before retiring to a small town for a meal and a stay at one of Severn’s resorts. For beginners or those looking for a scenic adventure, book an afternoon with Cottage Country Tours! Pick the adventure that works for you: join Trail Guide Peter for one hour, three hour or moonlight tours or rent out for a self-guided seven hour tour.



Quaint Small Towns

Downtown Coldwater in the winter with festive wreath decor Community of Washago sign with snowman in the winter

Coldwater Village is a place set outside of time with its small town charm and historic roots in Severn. Sitting alongside the Coldwater River to Matchedash Bay, the village is more than just a great place to stop en route by snowmobile or after a day on the trails, it is a destination filled with personality and soon-to-be memories.



Washago, a hamlet at the north end of Lake Couchiching, just off of Highway 11, invites you to fuel up, stock up and stretch your legs. Enjoy a lunch at Lock 42 Grill beside the Trent-Severn Waterway or right in downtown Washago at Kim’s Kitchen.



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