Wasaga Beach – not just for summer!

If you’re looking for something to do with all the snow that has hit southern Ontario recently, why not make your way to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park?

You may know Wasaga for its freshwater beach the longest in the world. But did you know it’s a great place for winter recreation? Some of the same trails that are great for hiking in the summer are also excellent ski trails in the winter.

Thirty kilometres of groomed Nordic trails wend their way through the park, offering cross country skiing that is as challenging or as easy as you want to make it. Winter birds and white-tailed deer are abundant and a full service chalet offers ski and snowshoe rentals, snacks and washrooms.

The trail centre has information about winter programs, and the Ontario Parks ski report has up-to-date trail conditions.

The town of Wasaga Beach has been busy with plans to rebuild the historic beachfront shops that were hit by fire last fall. In the meantime, many shops, restaurants and other attractions are open for business.

If you want to spend a whole weekend cross country skiing in the park, a variety of inns, B & Bs and other accommodations are available nearby.