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Top Winter Activities for Cottagers

20 Jan 2019 Cool Stuff

Cottagers often lock up their retreat in the fall and disappear until the opening weekend in spring, but winter can be also a blast at the lake.

If you can get to your cottage in the winter, there are some exciting outdoor activities to try this year.

Snowshoeing

Modern technology has transformed the classic cottage snowshoe into a piece of equipment that the entire family can use to hike around the lake during the winter months.

Cross Country Skiing

Cottage owners who have flat terrain or access to decent trails can enjoy a day of cross county skiing through the woods. Otherwise, the skies are great for doing a quick tour of the lake.

Ice Fishing

It might seem rather boring at first thought, but ice fishing is actually one of the most popular winter sports.

All you need is a basic ice auger and your regular fishing gear and you are all set to go. For those who prefer to ice fish in more comfort, or take the sport to the next level, there is a wide variety of gear that is specialized for catching your favourite fish through the ice.

Broomball

Get the entire gang together for the weekend and organize a cottage broomball tournament. It’s something everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or athletic ability.

Ice bowling

An ice bowling tournament at the cottage could be the big party hit of the year!

Inflatable oversized pins can be used. The human ice bowling version of the game involves sending a person sliding along in a sled toward the pins.

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