5 Ideas for a day trip or a weekend getaway for this second weekend of January in Ontario: Weekend of Jan 11 to 13.
Niagara Falls Ice Wine Festival
Niagara Falls Ice Wine Festival kicks off this weekend with Twenty Valley’s Winter Winefest. It showcases some of the best VQA wines from celebrated winemakers and gastronomic pleasures from local culinary talent. Headliners for the 10th anniversary include Winter WineFest alumnus Ashley MacIsaac, kicking off the event on Friday night and Whitehorse, closing the festival on Sunday afternoon. Coleman Hell is welcomed to the Winter WineFest stage for his first time on Saturday night.
Windy Lake Provincial Park
If you want to enjoy ice fishing and winter camping, visit Windy Lake Provincial Park. You can camp in heated yurts and enjoy exploring the park through 15 kilometre trail network offering professionally groomed trails by Onaping Falls Nordic Ski Club for both classic and skate styles of skiing for beginners to advance levels.
You don’t have to carry all the gear for ice fishing as the Park office rents all that you need to spend the day on the ice.
Albion Fat Bike Festival
Are you a Fat Bike enthusiast, then get to Albion Conservation Area in Caledon. Enjoy a great day of Fat Bike fun filled with demos, poker run, chilli, beer and Ontario Fat Bike races.
Even if you don’t want to race, Albion Conservation area, just an hour from Toronto, is a great place for winter walking, wildlife viewing or taking in the winter scenery.
Best of Winter at Sir Sam’s Inn
Try the best of winter at Eagle Lake (Central Ontario — Haliburton Highlands). Go dog sledding, skiing at Sir Sam’s Ski Hill, WaterSpa and more with the Best of Winter Package at Sir Sam’s Inn.
The package includes 3-nights’ accommodation in a lakeside room, well-appointed with a whirlpool bath or spacious relaxing tub and wood-burning fireplace, each night for 3-course gourmet dinners for each night, Country Breakfast each morning, 2-hour exhilarating dogsled tour (am or pm) and 2 one-day downhill passes at Sir Sam’s Ski Hill, plus the WaterSpa and two relaxation massage treatments (non RMT).
Winter at Cranberry Marsh
Embrace the beautiful winter months with a visit to Muskoka Lakes farm and winery, home of the Johnston Cranberries. Located in the Muskoka region, known for its pristine lakes and lush forestry – this famous fall destination, is bursting with things to do and plenty of fun waiting to be had.
Skate a fantastic 1.2 kilometre circuit surrounded by a unique setting: 12 kilometres of cranberries! Pause for a moment at the waterfall and finish off with a tender glass of mulled wine! If you cannot make it during the day, try night skating! Enjoy pond hockey on the frozen bog, go on Bog to Bottle tour — certified “Canadian Signature Experience” and more at Muskoka Lakes farm and winery.