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Snow! Snow and More Snow!

skiing-16270_960_720We know that snow isn’t for everyone…but we are one very excited bunch!  Skiing has become the passion of our family and the last week of snow dumping has helped to ensure that the ski season is here to stay!

Skiing really is something that you can do as a family…lots of opportunities right here in your backyard.

Snow Valley, Horseshoe Valley, Blue Mountains, Mount St. Louis Moonstone!

But..if skiing isn’t your passion, it doesn’t mean that you should stay indoors all Winter.  There are great activities that don’t require hills and helmets!  Last Winter we were able to (in between mild spells) head to #Arrowhead Provincial Park and taking in skating by candle light!  This is a super fun trip…which can also be done in the daylight if you prefer.  This year the weather has been cold enough that ice will soon be ready at the park.  Check out their website for the latest updates…but they are aiming for the last week of December to be ready and open.

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Have you tried your own backyard rink?

We have some friends that do this faithfully each year.  With a little bit of muscle…your rink will be ready in no time.  With cold nights…the temps are perfect to get your rink underway.  The debate is on as to whether you need a rink kit (large tarp and boards) or if you can just spend some time stomping and watering.  But the end result will definitely see you and your family outdoors more this winter…getting some natural vitamin D and cardio work outs!

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Don’t forget about snowshoeing!!  Reasonably priced snowshoes can be found at your local Costco, sporting store or Canadian Tire and we of course, have many many trials available in our region:

#Springwater Park #HardwoodHills #HorseshoeValley #ScanlonCreek just to name a few….and the Simcoe County Forests have so many trails…all right in our own backyard.

So…get Active this holiday season!  Enjoy!

The Johnstons

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