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Outdoor Activities to Try This Winter

6 Outdoor Activities to Try This Winter at The Cottage

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are falling, the air is getting crisper, the summer clothes are in storage, and cottagers are preparing to close their cottage for the season. Winter is on the horizon.

However, just because winter is coming, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! In fact, you can have just as much excitement, if not more, this winter at your cottage. So, grab the family, some hot cocoa, lots of layers, and prepare for a winter of laughter and unforgettable memories.

Here are 6 outdoor activities to try this winter at your cottage.


If you love a good adrenaline rush, snowmobiling is the perfect activity of choice for you. There is something magical about exploring the winter terrain, with the wind at your back.


There is nothing quite like skating on a lake sparkling with fallen snowflakes. So, grab those skates you’ve had in storage for years, layer up, and head out to the closest lake with your family and friends.

Ice Fishing

Do you love to fish? Don’t wait until the lake melts for your next big catch. Winter is the perfect opportunity to relax on the frozen lake while waiting for that line to tug. Just don’t forget to stay safe with the right gear!


You can’t get more traditionally Canadian than snowshoeing during the winter season. It’s the perfect way to discover those hard-to-access places in the summer, while also connecting with your winter wonderland. All you need is a good pair of snowshoes, great company, and the sky’s the limit.

X-Country Ski

If you are an avid skier, you don’t have to use a ski-lift to enjoy the swishing sound of your skis. Your cottage is the picture-perfect place to cross-country ski – whether it’s across the frozen lake, or down the forested trails, you’ll enjoy the awe-inspiring landscapes. Don’t forget to bring your camera, you might even see some wildlife!


Whether you have children, or are simply a child at heart, tobogganing is the way to go. The rush of sliding down the hills will fill your lungs with laughter and make you feel like you are flying. All you need is a toboggan, a hill, and you are all set.

Final Word

Winter is a time that many people dread. They stay inside and avoid the cold at all costs. Don’t let that be you this winter. With a little preparation in the form of warm booths and parka, you too can embrace the Canadian winter.

There is so much to explore right in your own backyard. Get bundled up, purchase the right gear for your activities of choice, and of course bring your camera, because you never know what amazing sights await you. And best of all, you’ll enjoy coming in from the cold and warming up by the fire with friends and family, a hot cup of cocoa in hand as you tell tales of your wintry adventures. Unforgettable memories are ready to be made year-round at the family cottage.