Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller stood in the Ontario Legislature this week to showcase the March Break activities available in his riding, encouraging members of the Legislature, viewers and all Ontarians to take part in the activities.
“This year, the winter weather has provided many other great winter activities across Parry Sound–Muskoka,” Miller said. “Enjoy a day of alpine skiing at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area, where all 15 runs are open and in great shape. If cross-country skiing is more your speed, plan to visit Georgian Nordic ski trails north of Parry Sound on Highway 124, the Gravenhurst KOA or Bracebridge Resource Management Centre.”
Miller also highlighted places like Arrowhead Provincial Park, which offers cross-country skiing, snowshoe trails, a 1.3-kilometre ice-skating trail and a new visitors’ centre. Similarly, he mentioned Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh near Bala that has a skating trail, pond hockey rinks and wagon rides. For an indoor activity, he recommends the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound.
“Snowmobile trails are also in great shape across the region,” he said, “but remember: No matter how wintry and cold it has been, ice can always be dangerous, so make sure that you know the local conditions.”
In addition, Miller said that March means the beginning of maple syrup season around Ontario and local groups have created the Muskoka Maple Trail to help people find places to see the trees being tapped, see the sap being boiled down and taste the syrup and candy.