Oro-Medonte presents a “perfect playground for winter fun” (6 photos)
Making the most of the great outdoors is key to thriving during Canada’s long winter, official notes
TOWNSHIP OF ORO-MEDONTE
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Oro-Medonte offers a multi-faceted winter getaway that feels far removed from the stresses of everyday life.
With an abundance of fresh, clean snow and an impressive lineup of top-notch operators offering skiing, tubing, horseback riding, Nordic spa experiences and more, Oro-Medonte is the playground. ideal for fun in winter.
Whether you’re here for just an afternoon or on a multi-day vacation, you’ll find that making the most of the outdoors is key to thriving during the long Canadian winter.
Enjoy cross-country skiing and fat biking at Hardwood Ski & Bike, skiing or snowboarding at Mount St Louis Moonstone, and skiing or tubing at Horseshoe Resort. Or forge your own way on cross-country skis or bike along the public trails of scenic Copeland Forest.
Visit a farm brewery, cellar and cider house, tea room, and local craft shops to find special items to take home. Soon available, a Finnish Nordic spa to warm up and cool off from all the hustle and bustle.
Make your adventure a weekend getaway and stay overnight in Horseshoe for a full resort experience, or winter camping with the best of glamping at Glen Oro Farms, or a local and intimate experience at a country lodge. After a long year, it’s time to have some fun.
Here are some suggested itineraries to discover Oro-Medonte and embrace winter:
Alpine slopes and après-ski
Make your heart beat with fresh powder Moonstone of Mont Saint-Louis, a family ski resort with 36 different ski slopes and eight chair lifts. Everyone from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders will find fun during day or night skiing. Courses are available for those who wish to develop their skills on the slopes.
After downhill skiing or snowboarding at your leisure, savor a delicious craft beer and gourmet meal at the Quayle Brewery. This family-owned farm brewery has tables inside its majestic musical barn, as well as heated beer gardens outside. Enjoy food, beer, hot chocolate and live music and other special events. Children and dogs are also welcome!
Family adventures on snow tube, Fat Bike and ski
Horseshoe resort is the perfect place to enjoy family winter activities like skiing, snowboarding, fat biking, cross-country skiing, tubing, dining and lodging … all in one place! Horseshoe has twenty-nine alpine ski and snowboard trails, as well as thirty kilometers of groomed double-track Nordic trails.
Plan ahead, book your ski passes and lessons, then get carried away even more and head to the tube runs that will light up all faces with delight. Tube down the hill and take a magic carpet ride to bring you back to the top for more excitement. Bring your skates for your stay at the resort and enjoy some skating along the slopes on a small outdoor ice rink. You can also book a snowmobile adventure with SMART Adventures, which specializes in snowmobile learning experiences.
Taste refined après-ski cuisine at Eleven01 Home + Kitchen Faucet, or dive into the pub food along the slopes at Crazy Horse Sports Bar and Grill. Rest the night away in the resort’s pretty hotel rooms, or for large families with longer stays in mind, book a one- or two-bedroom condo with a living room and kitchen.
Exploration of the forest, charming tea room and artisan shopping
Explore the peaceful deciduous and pine forests at Hardwood ski and bike and choose from a range of outdoor activities including Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, groomer rides and hiking. This renowned facility offers trails suitable for all ages and experience levels with lessons available.
Combine this outdoor experience with a warm indoor tea service at The Beautiful Tea Room located in a magnificent Victorian house. Enjoy tea set with finger sandwiches, fresh scones with sour cream and homemade jams, delicate desserts and a range of fine teas. On select dates, enjoy delicious home-cooked dinners and other special events.
While staying at the Tea House, browse the upstairs shops and choose from a range of tasteful decor, clothing and more. Be sure to check out local stores such as Northbound Rustic or Accommodations to give you something special for your kitchen, home, cottage or garden. Get local products at Chelsea chocolates.
Spa & Ski: Nordic-themed wellness weekend
Treat yourself to a wellness weekend in Oro-Medonte with the brand new Nordic Spa Vetta. Scheduled to open in early 2022, the authentic Finnish spa will offer a range of saunas, exfoliating salt scrubs and showers, hot and cold pools, steam rooms, massage therapy, Finnish-inspired cuisine and more. Combine your visit to the Nordic Spa with a cross-country skiing experience or enjoy a long walk in the peaceful Copeland Forest. Find several accommodation options nearby to get away from city life and enjoy the peace of Oro-Medonte.
Stargazing, hiking and luxury camping
Explore the hills and pristine forests of Oro-Medonte on a memorable horseback ride in Glen Oro Farms. On this eco-retreat, expert guides will guide you safely through fabulous farm and forest landscapes while pointing out any local wildlife that may appear. Spend the night in one of the many amazing and unique glamping units, create memories that will last a lifetime. You will stay comfortably in your king-size bed while feasting on the spectacular night sky above a stargazing dome, or rest your head in a heated explorer’s tent and spend time with your friends. friends and family in this beautiful old-growth forest setting. . All accommodation has heating and private bathrooms. Ask about private chef service, brunch boxes, deli platters and more.
Embrace winter in beautiful Oro-Medonte, away from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy the beauty and excitement that this season can offer. Plan a getaway your way, these are just a few suggestions for making the most of winter in Oro-Medonte.
Note: Plan ahead! Before you go, check out the latest company updates and guidelines, and call ahead to book your next adventure. Oro-Medonte is home to many shops, restaurants and recreational activities, be responsible and follow the guidelines of our health officials. To learn more about these guidelines and to inquire, please visit: SimcoeMuskokaHealth https://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/COVID-19. Be careful. Be nice.