Midland / Penetanguishene

Reminder to check ahead BEFORE visiting. Hours of operation and admissions may be changed as per Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework and travel restrictions may apply in some areas. 

Winter is cause for celebration for these two waterfront communities! Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, Midland and Penetanguishene are transformed into a winter wonderland during the colder months of the year.  They’re a natural magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, with cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, snowmobile trails and small-town charm.
Known as the “Gateway to Georgian Bay”, Penetanguishene has lots to keep you entertained this winter. Awenda Provincial Park offers an adventurous backcountry style experience for cross-country skiers and snowshoers.  Trails start at the warm and toasty Trail Centre, with 17 kilometres of ski trail and trail-breaking opportunities for snowshoers.  
Snowmobile tours and rentals are available at Diverse Rentals, with the Discovery Harbour Skate Trail open January to March (weather permitting) for a true Canadian outdoor skating experience.  Take a breather from your outdoor activities to peruse the collection at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives, a treasure trove of local history.
Midland is certainly no slouch when it comes to winter activities, either.  Wye Marsh, open all year, not only has trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, they offer snowshoe ecotours (lessons included) – a great way to see “behind-the-scenes” at this awesome nature facility.  Equipment rentals are available.  Off the trails, visit the Birds of Prey area and the reptiles and amphibians in the interpretive centre.  
If you’re visiting Midland during the week, be sure to tour the Huronia Museum and check out the virtual entertainment on the Midland Cultural Centre's website.
Check out winter and COVID-19-related hours and more by using the links below. 

Outdoor Fun


Indoor Fun

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