Monday, January 5, 2009

Outdoor Winter Activities in January

Our guests during the Christmas and New Years holiday did a number of outdoor activities while they stayed with us at Beauview.

They went tubing at Rock Ridge Snow Tubing Park - see video , Downhill skiing at Hidden Valley Ski area - see their website , cross country skiing at Arrowhead and Algonquin Park, and Snow shoeing at Ragged Fall Park (which is supposed to be spectacular with the ice and lots of water flowing over the falls).

One couple went tubing for the first time and had a blast. They never would have tried it had we not suggested it.

The snowmobile trails are not open due to all the storm damage with lots of fallen trees. The clubs are working long hours to open them as soon as possible.

Our own children's toboggan hill got a lot of use and our ice rink on the lake has now been cleared off. There's about 4 inches of solid ice under it.

The rules for ice safety are:
3" (7cm) or less STAY OFF
4" (10cm) walking, cross country skiing
6" (12cm) one snowmobile
8"-12" (20-30cm) one car or small pickup
12"-15" (30-38cm) one medium truck (pickup or van)

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

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