Winter Activities At The Cottage
When people think of cottage country, they usually think of pristine lakes, canoes, jet skis and sunbathing on the dock (with 60+ sunscreen, of course). But, some people are die-hard winter cottaging fans. They yearn for the close of summer when the geese line the sky, the leaves turn golden, and the air turns crisp. They winterize their cottages whistling happy tunes because, to them, cottaging in the winter is where it's at.
These are the people who both love adventure and love to chill out in front of the fireplace with hot cocoa and a loved one. If they have kids, they love to share their love of the mountains and skiing, the culture of quaint villages, a piping hot meal with a cozy view of twinkling lights through frosted windows....
It's the best-kept secret in this economy of ours, which will be keeping most of us close to home during the winter holidays. So, pack up your winter wardrobe, rent a sweet cottage (preferably one with an outdoor hot tub and real log fireplace), and enjoy.
For your imagining pleasure..., and, of course, planning purposes, here's a list of winter activities you might want to explore in cottage country:
- Skiing -- Downhill, Cross-Country;
- Snow tubing;
- Snow Shoeing;
- Ice Fishing;
- Bird Watching;
- Sugar Bushes;
- Winter Festivals;
- Museums, art galleries;
- Reading by the fire;
- Curling up by the fireplace with that hot cocoa....
Of course, there's so much more to do in the winter months in cottage country. Do yourself a favour and check out the local directory for things to do in the area. There may be some exciting historical sites, or great restaurants to try, theatre events, etc..
You can also ask your renter for activity recommendations. Keep warm, and have fun!