Friday, December 23, 2011

Our Trails are Open, Our Skies are Dark

The ski trails at Bondi Village Resort are short of snow, but they are fabulous for hikers. We are open to the public over the holiday season -- with almost 15 km. of trails winding through a variety of terrain and habitat, we've got something for every level of activity.

Our Frisbee Golf Course is also still open for play.  Please be sure to register at the Office for any use of trails, frisbee course, etc.  There is a small fee for our non-registered guests.

On Starry nights, Nancy is offering a Dark Skies program here at Bondi.  Give her a call if you'd like to come take part.  $10/person for non-registered guests. 705 635 1569. The winter skies are very different from those we see in mid-summer.

We are also offering LAST MINUTE DEALS for cottages during the holidays and over New Years. Give us a shout! 

Holiday Family Fun on the Farm

Another Activity to do over the Holidays

Back of Beyond Equine Centre and Affinity Consulting are offering a unique family/group activity

Holiday Family Fun on the Farm
Ride behind Major and Norman on the big red sleigh/wagon (withwheels instead of bobs until there is snow)Brush/groom the poniesTour the horse farmWalk through the winter woods on our private trailsRoast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate at the bonfireIndoor activities and games

WHEN: Monday Dec 26, Tues Dec 27, Friday Dec 30, Sat Dec 31, 2011Sunday Jan 1, Monday Jan 2, Wed Jan 4, Thurs Jan 5, Sat Jan 7, 2012

TIME: 1pm to 3 pm


WHERE: Back of Beyond Equine Centre, 2572 Muskoka Road 10 Huntsville Ontario www.BackofBeyondEquineCentre .

Sunday, December 18, 2011

What is there to do in North Muskoka?!

Christmas holidays are a week away and New Years is 2 weeks away. What is there to do in North Muskoka when we didn't get a dumping of snow like we got last year. (It shouldn't be a green Christmas, there is snow in the forecast this coming week.) Muskoka also gets lake effect snow from Georgian Bay which is hard for the weather forecasters to predict.

It has been cold so that the ground has frozen up. That means it's good for hiking in Algonquin Park... no mud to slog through! With the frozen grouund and without the leaves on the trees, you can go farther, see farther and see more wildlife. The bears are asleep so there's no worries about a bear encounter. You could see a moose or deer. (no mosquitoes !) On my walk this weekend I saw some birds: blue jays, chickadees and a noisy woodpecker.

Hidden Valley Highlands opens today on a limited basis for snow skiing and snowboarding. They have been making snow at every opportunity. More runs will open as the weather allows. At New Years, they have Fireworks and a bonfire.

Rock Ridge Snow Tubing park also has snow making will open on Dec 26, 2011 There's a lift to take you up to the top of the hills. Warm chalet with food service which is licensed for adults. There's a special New Years party at Rock Ridge

Beauview Cottages has a webcam page shows what it looks like out their window so you can see how much snow we've got.