Spend March Break in Ontario Cottage Country

March Break Family Activities

March Break in Ontario Cottage Country is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, try some winter sports, and relax in a cozy cottage rental.  If you’re planning a family March Break getaway at an Ontario cottage rental, here are some fun activities to consider:

Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Tubing: Ontario has some great ski resorts, including Blue Mountain, Mount St. Louis Moonstone, and Horseshoe Resort. You can hit the slopes during the day and then return to your cottage for a warm fire and hot cocoa.  If you’re looking for a more exhilarating ride down the hill but not sure your knees can take more than the bunny hills, go line up for snow tubing and relax going down the hills instead! Many ski resorts and winter activity centres offer snow tubing hills for all ages

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing: If downhill skiing isn’t your thing, try some quieter winter sports like snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. There are many trails in Ontario cottage country that are perfect for exploring the winter landscape.  Many of our Ontario Cottage Rentals have snow shoes available for you to enjoy during your stay.  We’d also be happy to connect you with local outdoor companies such as Algonquin Outfitters to rent them during your holiday.  

Ice Fishing: Ontario is famous for its ice fishing, and many cottagers spend hours on the frozen lakes trying to catch the big one. When you’ve checked the ice safety and it’s time to venture out, you can rent equipment locally and book a guide to learn the ropes.

Dog Sledding: This unique activity is sure to be a hit with the kids. You can book a dog sledding tour and learn how to mush your own team of dogs. If you’re planning to visit the Haliburton area,  be sure to book in advance with a company such as Winterdance Dogsled Tours.

Outdoor Skating: One of our favourite Canadian pastimes is an extra special experience when many of our lakes and ponds freeze over during the winter, making them perfect for skating. Whether you’ll be truly skating or simply walking on water – ice safety is always the most important consideration.  Pack your skates and head out to a local rink or frozen lake for some fun on the ice.  Check out our list of most popular outdoor skating rinks & frozen trails to see where to go skating near our ontario cottage rentals

Visit a Sugar Shack: Did you know that Canada produces approximately 85% of the world’s maple syrup? It’s true and there is no better place to learn all about the process than at one of the many sugar shacks in Ontario Cottage Country. Check out our post to discover where to find the best maple syrup in Ontario.

Relaxing: Of course, you don’t have to be active all the time. March Break is a great opportunity to unwind and relax. Spend time reading, playing games, take the opportunity to experience a campfire and s’mores in the snow or just enjoying the peacefulness of the winter landscape. 

No matter what you choose to do, Ontario cottage country is a beautiful place to spend March Break. Just be sure to pack warm clothes and plenty of blankets!

Where To Stay in Ontario Cottage Country for March Break

As for places to visit, Ontario cottage country has many options. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Muskoka & Almaguin: This region is famous for its natural beauty and outdoor activities. You can explore the charming towns, visit local attractions like the Aspen Valley Wildlife Centre, or just enjoy the peacefulness of the lakes.

  2. Haliburton & Haliburton Highlands: Haliburton is another great destination for families, with its many lakes and winter sports opportunities. Visit the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, which offers dog sledding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

  3. Kawarthas & Kawartha Lakes: This area is known for its many outdoor activities, including ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing. You can also visit the Kawartha Lakes Winter Festival, which features ice sculptures, snowshoeing, and other winter activities.

  4. Georgian Bay & Simcoe:  This region is a favourite for those who love getting on the bigger lakes any time of year for boating and fishing, while boasting beautiful beaches, fantastic shops, skiing, spas & some of the best shows and concerts at Casino Rama!

  5. Eastern Ontario: Being such a big area, there is so much to see and do!  You can explore Kingston, with interesting destinations like the Fort Henry National Historic Site and the Kingston Penitentiary. Make your way to Westport to enjoy the Foley Mountain Conservation Area, or visit Smiths Falls to experience the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario and the Smiths Falls Heritage House. Even farther east you’ll arrive in Ottawa with the Rideau Canal, Byward Market, the Parliament Buildings and the Canadian Museum of History to name a few.  Of course, no matter what town you’re staying in, you’ll also have plenty of shops and restaurants to explore!

  6. Parry Sound: Just north of Port Carling, Parry Sound borders Georgian Bay to the west, Highway 11 to the east and spans all the way up to the French River Provincial Park.  Famous for being the birthplace of Bobby Orr, Killbear Provincial Park and many tree-lined lakes offering a variety of year-round recreational activities and some of the best dining experiences, there are lots of things to do in downtown Parry Sound.  

No matter where you go in Ontario cottage country, there will be plenty to do and see during March Break.  Check out all our winter Ontario Cottage Rentals and book your adventure today!

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