Don’t let the Netflix movie channel hold you hostage this winter with their never-ending line-up of small-town holiday romantic comedies (I’m hoping that this isn’t just a ‘me’ problem). Instead, grab your toque and mittens, pull on your warmest winter coat and follow this post for the most epic winter adventures in Oshawa.
Whether you are a seasoned skater or Bambi on ice, lace up and head out to one of the many indoor and outdoor skating rinks located around the city. aciveOshawa offers a variety of programs to get you moving this winter with dedicated recreational skate times for adults, parents and tots, stick and puck, and shinny.
You can’t go ice-skating and not drink a warm cup of hot cocoa… so be sure to warm your insides by stopping by Symposium Café Restaurant & Lounge. They have a 19+ hot chocolate that will not disappoint!
HIKE OR SNOWSHOE THROUGH THE PURPLE WOODS CONSERVATION AREA
Be one with nature by heading out to Purple Woods Conservation Area for a hike or snowshoe through the beautiful snow-covered forest. If you start singing, birds might even come flocking to you! Not actually, but you may encounter various track marks from some of Purple Woods’ furry forest friends.
Be sure to check out – and taste the delicious syrup produced onsite at the active sugarbush in March, or even better, join in the fun at the annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival.
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TOBOGGANING AT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PARK
Pull up your snow pants because nothing screams winter adventure more than a toboggan ride! There are quite a few impressive tobogganing hills around the city, but the hill at Knights of Columbus Park is gargantuan. Not only that, there is free parking available which is also huge!
Once Jack Frost has started nipping at your toes, pack up and head over to the Portly Piper Pub to fill your belly… because let’s be real, all of those hikes up the hill will definitely have worked up your appetite.
TRY YOUR HAND AT CURLING
You don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to try your hand at this slippery winter sport! Visit the Oshawa Golf and Curling club to join their “Learn to Curl” program or become a member to participate in regular bonspiels.
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