Ice skating is one of the most versatile past times we have during the Canadian winters. It's fun for families, friends, and couples to glide around on the ice, bundled up against the cold. Part of the whole fun is when you get to warm up afterwards with hot chocolate!
When you get bored of skating on the Rideau Canal or just want to change it up a little this winter, head out to this hidden gem in Ontario where you can skate on a trail through the forest! Countryside Adventures has a fully serviced skateway through the forest on their property and it's definitely a can't miss this winter. You're going to want to put this on your winter bucket list.
It's a very comfortable experience to come skating here since they have skate rentals, snowshoe rentals, restrooms, heated change rooms and free parking. On the weekends, there are even food trucks that come out to serve up meals for hungry skaters! Plus, you can take photos of the adorable farm animals in the little petting zoo on site!
A trip to this skateway through the forest makes a super romantic date or a great time out with friends. It's way better than your local indoor community centre rink! If you're not into skating, they also have a 3 KM trail for you to snowshoe or cross country ski.
You can find Countryside Adventures' Forest Skateway at 16495 Sixth Road in Moose Creek, Ontario. It's about 45 minutes from Ottawa and less than two hours from Montreal. Check out their website for more details like hours and pricing.