Monday, January 19

Winter Events in Muskoka and Almaguin

As a four-season destination, there are plenty of events happening in and around Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands throughout the winter.

Here's a list of some of the organized events open to the public. Check back regularly as I'll add more events as I hear about them.

Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships
Huntsville
With 24 outdoor rinks on the frozen water of Peninsula Lake, the 4th annual pond hockey tournament is billed as the world's largest pond hockey event. It takes place over two weekends so there's plenty of action for every die-hard hockey fan.
Jan 23-25 & Jan 30 - Feb 1

Kearney Dog Sled Races
Kearney
Over 70 racers are expected to compete at the 15th annual Kearney Dog Sled Races. Watch and cheer the 4-, 6- and 40-mile races and the Kid & Mutt race, or take part in the activities and events around town. Enjoy ice skating, bonfire, silent auction, live entertainment, antique snowmobile display, dog sled rides, meals, refreshments, Saturday night dance and more. New this year is a 4-mile skijoring race, where each racer is on skis and harnessed to one or two dogs.
Feb 6, 7 & 8

Almaguin Cup
Burk's Falls
Watch snowmobiles zoom around a track at breakneck speed at the 3rd Annual Almaguin Cup snowmobile race. The legion will be hosting dinners each night. The cost is $20 per day, or $30 for a weekend pass.
Feb 7 & 8

Skate Night
Novar
Free skating at the Novar outdoor ice rink, hosted by the Perry Township Parks and Recreation Department. There will be hot chocolate and music. Bring your own skates.
Feb 7

Skate Night
Emsdale
Free skating at the Emsdale outdoor ice rink, hosted by the Perry Township Parks and Recreation Department. There will be hot chocolate and music. Bring your own skates.
Feb 21

Winter Fun Day
Oxtongue Lake
The 15th annual Winter Fun Day is hosted by Algonquin Outfitters at their Oxtongue Lake location. This free, family-oriented event is designed to introduce people to self-propelled (or at least non-motorized) winter activities like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skate skiing, kick-sledding, winter camping, ice-climbing and dog sledding, as well as provide a host of opportunities to have fun in the snow.
Feb 21

Dwight Winter Carnival
Dwight
The 39th annual Dwight Winter Carnival is a weekend-long event celebrating the snowy season. Dog sled rides, horse-drawn rides, indoor horse racing, chainsaw carving, and more. Located in the town of Dwight, on Hwy 60 between Huntsville and Algonquin Park. Admission is just $3/person.
Feb 26-28

Of course, we hope you include a stay at the Fern Glen Inn B&B as part of your getaway to Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands. We'll be happy to help you make plans to enjoy these and other events in the region. Just give us a call, send us an email or visit our website.

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