Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Huntsville Winterfest Feb 2 , 3, 2008 Events

February 2 & 3
Schedule of Activities
Muskoka Heritage Place - 88 Brunel Rd - Huntsville - Muskoka

Saturday February 2nd Activities are FREE
All day activities

Kidz toboggan hill - Kidz snow maze
Bring your snowshoes - Public skating on the pond oval (safe ice permitting)
FREE shuttles to and from the pond will pick up and drop off at: the school bus parking lot
in the West End - Town Hall - Dollarama & The Mall from 9:30am until 4:00pm.
East Side Mario’s will be serving up hot chocolate & soup

8:30am - 11:00am Pankcake Breakfast at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
$6.00 adults & $3.00 kids (10 and under)
10:00am “Show up and play” Shinney Hockey Game
10:00am - 3:00pm Horse and Wagon / Sleigh Rides
10:00am • 11:30am • 1:00pm Interactive Blacksmith Demonstrations
11:00am Trow Da Boot Bye
1:30pm Big and Small Multi-Games Gladiator Challenge

Sunday February 3rd
Receive these discounts (with your FREE Winterfest ticket)
at the following venues:
- Receive a 50% discount on parking and daily ski passes at Arrowhead Provincial Park
- Receive $3.00 off tubing at Rock Ridge Recreation Park
- $5.00 off full day lift tickets at Hidden Valley Ski Area


Monday, January 28, 2008

Whales in Lake of Bays

Over the weekend, some ice fishermen staying at Bondi Cottage Resort caught a number of lake trout. The ice is about 10 inches thick in Bondi bay.

When they spoke to Brian, the owner, they said that they caught two fish that were so big that they would not come up through the 6 inch hole in the ice. The fish had to be cut free.

Next time they will come with a bigger ice auger!

What a great Fish Story!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cross Country/Nordic Skiing Arrowhead Park OPEN

Arrowhead Provincial Park is open for cross country/nordic skiing.

Park Name: Arrowhead
Phone for more details : (705) 789-5105
Last Updated : 15/01/2008 10:33:28
Current Weather (outside link to Environment Canada)
Snow depth (base) : 15 cm
New snow fall : 4 cm
Trail Conditions: Fresh Snow
Rating: Fair
Number of Trails: 8
Total Kilometres: 33 km
Kilometres open: 12 km
Track Set trails (km) : 0 km
Skate Skiing trails (km) : 7 km
Groomed? : Yes
Date last groomed? : 2008/01/15
Warm Up Shelters? : Yes
Rental equipment available?(Call park for more details) : Yes
Other winter activities available : Hours of Operation: 8:30-5 p.m

for places to stay, visit North Muskoka.com

Monday, January 14, 2008

Kearney Dog Sled Races Feb 8-10 2008

Kearney Dog Sled Races
Location: Kearney (just north of Huntsville)
Runs February 8, 9, and 10. The events will be held at various Kearney locations. There will be races, food, fun, and prizes. Stop in to visit and be a part of this famous event! For more information visit kearneydogsled.com.

For places to stay, please visit North-Muskoka.com

Port Sydney Winter Carnival Jan 23 -27, 2008

Port Sydney Winter Carnival
Location: Port Sydney
Runs January 23 to 27. For more information call 705-385-1117.
Wed., Jan. 23: There will be a Yuk Yuk's Night featuring Shannon Laverty & Mark Walker at the Port Sydney Community Hall. Cocktails will be at 7 pm, and the show will be from 8-9:30 pm. Tickets are $25. For tickets, call the Port Sydney Auto Centre at 705-385-1754 or you can pick them up at The 141 Café, or Dean's Home Hardware.
Thurs., Jan. 24: There will be a Spaghetti Dinner at the Port Sydney Community Hall, from 5-7:00 pm. The cost is $7 each or $20 for a family of four.
Fri., Jan. 25: There will be a 'Taste of Muskoka' - Carnival Marché at the Port Sydney Community Hall, from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy foods and drinks from around Muskoka. Admission is $20 and kids (12 & under) are free. Tickets will be available at the door.
Enjoy a Family Skate and Bonfire at the Lion's Rink. The Bangers and Mash Dinner will be at Christ Church, from 5:30 pm. The cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for kids.
Sat., Jan. 26: There will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Port Sydney Community Hall, from 9-11 am. Adults are $6, and kids (12 & under) are $4. Ellen Yeo & "Jam Sandwich" will be at the Port Sydney Community Hall from 3-4 pm. There will be a BBQ on the beach at noon. Dance the night away. From 8 pm - 1:00 am, there will be live music by the Northern Blues Review. Tickets are $10 each and will be available at the door. There will also be Ice Sculptures, Dog Sled Rides, a Snow Slide, a Snow Sculpture Competition, and Crafts for Kids. There will also be Muskoka Pro Chainsaw Wood Carving by wood carver Ted Williams.
Sun., Jan 27: There will be an All You Can Eat Buffet Breakfast from 8 am - 10:30 am. Tickets for adults are $6, and for kids (12 & under) are $4. The Snowmobile Poker run will be from 11 am - 3:30 pm. Contact Dave Cayley, Port Sydney Auto Centre & Recyclers at 705-385-1754 for more information. There will also be Muskoka Pro Chainsaw Wood Carving by wood carver Ted Williams.
Carnival admission ski tags are $2.

Visit North-Muskoka.com for places to stay.

Canadian Pond Hockey Championships Jan 25-27, Feb 1-3, 2008

Pond Hockey Championships
Location: Huntsville
Runs January 25 to 27. Feb 1-3 , 2008 Weekend 1 and 2 of the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships will be held at Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville. For more information call 1-888-381-2945 ext 310.

Check out North-Muskoka.com for places to stay

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Lots of Winter Activities to do

Winter came early this year and it has stayed with us through the Christmas and New Years holiday time.
Visitors to the North Muskoka Area have enjoyed alpine skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing and snow shoeing, dog sled rides, horse drawn sleigh rides, and snowmobile rides. There's lots to do in the Winter.
OR you can hibernate in a cozy cottage with a fireplace and a good book or some of the videos you haven't had time to watch.