Last weekend my family and I made our way up to Blue Mountain in Collingwood to take an Xtreme Adventures Hummer Tour and Snowshoe hike up into the trails, which were covered in a fresh dusting of snow.
|Lauren on the Hummer which took us from the village up to the hiking trails|
Walking up the hilly paths of Blue Mountain's hiking trails was so much fun. It was a very steady climb, and nothing too difficult. I wasn't paying very close attention to the time, but I'm assuming that the whole thing took around 2-3 hours. There was a beautiful look-out point at the highest elevation of the trail. Our snowshoes were surprisingly comfortable, and had really sturdy picks on the bottom to avoid slips.
|My new Pistil hat (link) kept my ears nice and toasty during the hike. It has a breathable knit up top, and warm fleece around the bottom.|
It's crucial to have really sturdy winter boots for activities like these. I am so happy with my brand new "Minx Omni-Heat Tall Fire Boots" from Columbia. They're currently on sale here.
Cost: $59.00 / person
Time: 10:30 am, 1:00pm, or 3:30 pm
What to wear: Warm clothing ie; hat, mitts, snow pants and boots
No experience necessary, and don't forget your camera!
Watch the snow falling in a short video that I snapped on the hike:
(best viewed on a desktop)
We were rewarded with a piping hot cup of apple cider once we returned back to the Hummer. It was the perfect morning hike, which left us hungry for lunch.
We stumbled upon the Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill in The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain hotel, which just so happened to have a Winterlicious special going on. The prix fixe menu was a mere $15 for their three course lunch. Everything was delicious.
Whenever you're looking for a winter wonderland activity, check out snowshoeing! It was great fun.