Friday, January 31

January in Pictures

January started off with a beautiful sky.

We had so coooold days, cold enough to frost my hair!

Deep powder and regular new snowfalls make for great snowshoeing. 

That little blip of snow in front of the tree is a park bench!

Our favourite snow gauge says "it's deep!".

A spruce grouse came to visit.

She's puffed up here to keep herself warm.

Long shadows over an untouched snowfield.




Monday, January 20

Explore the Edge Winter Promo


Coupons can be used like cash at participating shops, restaurants and attractions.
No minimum purchase. No excluded items.

Book your winter getaway at Fern Glen Inn.

Check out our Winter Getaway Packages for snowshoeing, dog sledding and romantic getaways.

Register for Explore the Edge coupons here.

Wednesday, January 8

Winter Events in Muskoka & Almaguin

There are plenty of activities and events in Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands this winter. From outdoor festivals and activities, to live performances and inspiring films, to laidback getaways with wide open schedules, there's something for everyone.

We've started compiling a list of events. Check back for updates.

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Burk's Falls Winterfest
Burk's Falls
Skating, toboggan hill, indoor and outdoor games, prizes, vendors and live entertainment. At the Burk's Falls fair grounds. Visit the Burk's Falls Winterfest page for details.
Jan 18 & 19

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Huntsville
Be inspired and exhilarated by a selection of films that take you around the world, to the tops of mountains and down raging rivers. From adrenaline-fueled action sports, to an exploration of wild landscapes and remote mountain cultures, the films in this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will ignite your passion for adventure.
Algonquin Outfitters is the host for the Huntsville stop on the tour; and the Algonquin Theatre is the venue. Two evenings screening different shows. Discount at the Algonquin Outfitters store for people attending both shows.
Festival Special: Stay two nights at Fern Glen Inn and attend at least one night of the festival and get $32 off your stay. That's the cost of two tickets! (Not to be combined with other discounts or packages.)
For descriptions of the films, visit the Algonquin Outfitters blog. Purchase tickets online from Algonquin Theatre.
Jan 21 & 22

Muskoka Loppet
Arrowhead Park
A classic ski tradition at Arrowhead Park just north of Huntsville, hosted by the Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club. 15 km and 30 km classic events; 3 km and 9 km individual and relay snowshoe events; 5 km classic for social skiers. Visit the Arrowhead Nordic Club website for details.
Jan 26

Winter Comedy Carnival
Huntsville
Brent Butt and Jim Belushi bring two evenings of comedy to Huntsville for a weekend of laughs and adventure. When you're not getting your funny on, take in some winter sports and demos, great sales and a street party downtown. Visit the Winter Comedy Carnival website for details and ticket information.
Jan 31 - Feb 2

Kearney Dog Sled Races
Kearney
A great weekend to get outside and enjoy winter at the largest dog sled racing event in the north-east. Spectators can watch the dog sled races, ski-joring races and the adorable kid-and-mutt races. There are also demos, activities, snow-bike races, entertainment, vendors, food, and bonfire. For more info and a schedule of events visit the Kearney Dog Sled Races website.
Feb 8 & 9

Algonquin Outfitters Winter Fun Day
Oxtongue Lake
An activity-packed day sampling the best of a Muskoka winter. Activities and events include dog sled rides, winter games, snowshoe hikes, races, Nordic ski lessons, winter camping demos, outdoor BBQ and campfire, plus in-store sales and prizes.

Feb 9

Valentine's Getaway

Fern Glen Inn
The best gift you can give your sweety is some time away with you! We think any getaway here at Fern Glen Inn is special, but if you want to add some extra treats, order our Country Winter Getaway package, including 2 nights accommodations, breakfast both mornings, homemade biscotti and gourmet hot chocolates, plus Country Dinner on your second evening. Every winter stay includes complimentary use of snowshoes to enjoy on our 10km of private trails. Book online or email us for details.
Who says you have to celebrate on one specific day? We'll include a piccolo of bubbly with every romantic getaway package in the month of February.
Month of February

February Long Weekend
Fern Glen Inn
Make the most of your mid-winter break by getting out of the city and coming out to play in the snow! Go snowshoeing and tobogganing (complimentary on site); let us book you in for a guided dog sledding tour; enjoy all the winter activities in Arrowhead Park; hand-feed the chickadees or unwind by a real wood fire. This weekend always fills up so reserve your room soon. Visit Fern Glen Inn or book online.
Feb 14 - 17

Winter in the Wild
Algonquin Park
Join Ontario Parks and The Friends of Algonquin Park in celebrating winter in Algonquin Park through indoor and outdoor events at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of the park. Events and activities include guided snowshoeing and birding, touring the visitor's centre collections, landscape and wildlife photography tips, winter camping demos, and bonfire and wolf howl. Visit the Friends of Algonquin Park for details.
Feb 15

Late Winter Getaways
Fern Glen Inn
You can still enjoy a great winter getaway up north after most of the city snow in the south is reduced to sooty, mushy slush. Winter holds its grip here usually until the end of March and sometimes well into April. Book your March winter getaway and get a snow guarantee! If we don't have enough snow to go snowshoeing, you'll get an early Spring Discount. Visit Fern Glen Inn or book online.
Month of March