Bundle up and have some fun this winter!
Whether you’re the outdoorsy type or prefer to stay out of the snow, Cornwall and the SDG Counties will have something for you! Don’t let the snowy season pass you by without enjoying some of these adventures and activities.
With the holiday season coming up so quickly, sometimes it can be tough to find that festive spirit that makes this time of year so magical. Find that special feeling when you take your family to the Upper Canada Village Alight at Night festival. One of the largest outdoor light festivals in all of South Eastern Ontario, you will truly feel like you have walked into a winter wonderland, with wagon rides, Christmas carols, and gingerbread houses galore. Open 5 to 9 nightly for all of December and the first week of January, grab the family and prepare to be jolly!
Switch out your sneakers for some snowshoes, or trade-in your bike for some skis and hit the trail at the Summerstown Trails located in the Township of South Glengarry. With roughly 20 kilometres of beautiful snowy trails individually crafted for cross-country skiing and another 9 kilometres groomed for the perfect snowshoeing experience, any age can participate and fall in love with the stunning winter wonderland.
Create the perfect family adventure that will be the talk of Sunday dinners for decades! Experience the magic of Winter with Countryside Adventures where you can skate through the forest hand-in-hand with those you love the most. Make a day of it and enjoy their warm bonfire after gliding through the 3 kilometre stretch of trail and finish your day by filling your bellies with mouthwatering moose ears and poutine!
Blue Jays, Waxwings, Nuthatches, Cardinals – a rainbow of birds you can spot while you take a stroll down the stunning trail here. This bird haven is a blissfully peaceful place to become one with the frosted flora and fauna. Bring your binoculars and your camera to catch hidden glimpses of beautiful birds and don’t mind the bold chickadees who follow you through the forest.
5. Explore and Taste The Culinary Scene
No matter the time of year there is one thing that never goes out of style: food. So we cooked up a shortlist of the best food Cornwall has to offer!
6. Get Crafty This Winter
Rurban Brewery is the first brewery back in Cornwall in about a century! This fiercely independent brewery crafts quality beer with all-natural ingredients where taste matches the unparalleled commitment to customer service. Explore the taproom at Rurban, open throughout the week, to get a feeling for a local brew!
You don’t have to be family to love this place – stroll around and get in the know at Wood Brothers Brewing. This microbrewery offers tours, frosty beers and friendly brewmasters – as well as events!
Lastly, crafted locally using small batches of select apples from SDG Counties, the Upper Canada Cider Company is the newest on the scene and uses minimal filtration and all-natural ingredients.
Plan your escape from the hottest new entertainment attraction: Rush Hour Escapes Cornwall. To complete the mission in this challenging real-life adventure game, players have to work together to find clues, crack codes and solve puzzles to escape before time runs out. Your adventure awaits with one of the four escape room missions: Operation Mindfall; Magic Portal; Gallery Heist or CSI: Cornwall Murder.
Edited & Updated By Rosanne Lake and Lindsay Medeiros