Sunday, January 4

Winter in the Country

Another new year has snuck up on us and we're off to a beautiful start!

Winter arrived early this season, and with much gusto, which means that January arrived wearing a beautiful mantle of deep, soft snow. If your only experience with winter is the salty slush and drab greyness of a city winter, then you're in for a real treat once you head out of town to sample winter in the country. In fact, I like to say that winter in the city and winter in the country are so vastly different, they shouldn't even qualify as the same season!

A sunny winter day here means pristine snow that sparkles like diamond dust and stunningly blue skies above deep green conifer spires. On a clear night, the sky is dark by mid-evening, except for the bright stars and perhaps the moon.
We also love the still, snowy days, when flakes as large as apple blossoms drift leisurely down from the sky. They coat every surface, soften every sharp angle into a graceful slope.
Of course, when you tire of simply watching the snow, it's great fun to play in! There are many winter activities to enjoy in the area... snowshoeing, tobogganing, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snow tubing, skating and sleigh riding just to get started. Watch this space or visit our website packages page for details about these and other winter getaway activities in Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands.

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
- Bill Morgan, Jr.

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