Most of the outdoor winter activities listed here are generally all available from Christmas to mid March. Depending on snow conditions, some may be available late Fall and early Spring.
Front desk staff at Blue Water Acres will be pleased to make an appointment for you while you are at the resort. Contact us for current rates.
You can still do it the ol' fashioned way. Snowshoeing is a great way to get around in pure virgin snow. In places where you would be waist deep in snow without snowshoes, you can easily traverse through the beautiful country side with them. It's fun, a bit tricky at first, and good exercise. Equipment can be rented at Blue Water Acres at a cost of $15 for 1/2 day.
It is awesome, thrilling, terrifying, fast and loads of fun You'll get your exercise climbing this hill. You'll feel a rush of adrenaline as you look down the slope. It's long and it's steep. You'll gradually mount the courage to push off. The next minute will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
You'll thank us for having provided large truck tubes for the experience. They provide you with a more comfortable and safer ride than other sleighs and toboggans, and create the thrill of your life. After you've done it once, you'll go back to do it again and again. You'll talk about this hill long after you've left Blue Water Acres.
Only 15 minutes drive from Blue Water Acres. Play all day, an afternoon, or just for the evening. Then, relax in the privacy of your own cottage and listen to the crackling of your wood burning fire.
They can have fun inside and outside. There's no shortage of things to do for children. Outside they can play in the snow, make a giant snowman, slide down a snow covered hill, beat Dad at a game of hockey. Older kids can do virtually anything their parents can do, and probably better.
The local fisherman must know something. Ice huts are randomly organized in an area where there must be a great fishing shelf. Everyone is always boasting about the size of the lake trout they caught today. Sometimes someone catches a whitefish too. Both are excellent eating fish.
There are many trails in the vicinity. The most notable are the trails at Algonquin Park and Arrowhead Provincial Park.
Algonquin Provincial Park is located about 15 minutes drive from Blue Water Acres. There are over 80 km of groomed trails with all level of difficulty. 705-633-5583
Arrowhead Provincial Park is located about 25 minutes drive from the resort. There are 6 marked trails for a total for 27 kilometres. Night skiing is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until 9 pm. 705-789-5105
Do it Day or Night. There's a large outdoor skating rink at Blue Water Acres. It is well maintained. The rink is usually operational by Christmas and generally lasts till about mid March. Length of the season is of course, dependent on the weather. As the temperature is almost always below freezing during the winter, ice conditions are generally excellent. Several hours per day are usually designated for those who want to play hockey. The remaining time is for pleasure skating.
If you forget your skates we have a selection of sizes that you can borrow from free of charge.
Dog Sledding is available a short distance from the resort. You'll enjoy this ultimate winter experience as your sled is be pulled by a team of beautiful Siberian huskies. Please contact our office for current rates and further information.
Ontario has the world's longest integrated snowmobile trail network - 21,000 miles (33,600 km) of groomed routes which connect most snow belt communities. Overlaid on this network are almost 6000 miles (9,600 km) of Trans Ontario Provincial (TOP) Trails which provides main thoroughfares, regional connections, and the provinces most direct touring routes.
Blue Water Acres is located in the heart of one of Ontario's most popular snowmobiling regions known as Muskoka. The resort is located in a natural snow belt area making it one of the most reliable regions providing good snow conditions. Trails in this area are among the most scenic in the province as they wind through the backwoods of the Canadian Shield. Guests staying at Blue Water Acres can access many networks of local trails right from the resort.
Blue Water Acres is located at Trail number 7 in district 7 of the O.F.S.C.. trail system. Our local club is the Algonquin Snowmobile Club. You must have a trail permit to drive your own machine on the trails. You can visit the O.F.S.C. Website for current permit costs and more information.
Gas and service can be acquired at South Portage Marina, which is less than a one minute ride from the resort. There is room to park trailers at the resort. You can park your machine right at your cottage.
Indoor pool, sauna, and whirlpool. You came to have fun and relax. Here you can relax.