Discover a winter wonderland in Muskoka and let the thrill of ice-skating transform your stay at The Inn at the Falls into a truly magical experience. As you enjoy the cozy comforts of our historic boutique hotel, you also have the opportunity to venture out and explore the area's enchanting winter activities.
Just a stone's throw away from our doorstep is Bracebridge's Memorial Park, a town gem. Every winter, the park transforms into a charming outdoor ice rink, inviting visitors of all ages to lace up their skates and enjoy a spin on the ice. Illuminated by twinkling lights, skating here in the evening offers a captivating experience, one that embodies the heart of a Muskoka winter.
A short drive from Bracebridge, you will find Arrowhead Provincial Park, renowned for its impressive 1.3-km ice-skating trail. Glide through the forest and immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of winter in Muskoka. The trail winds its way through a snow-dusted forest of evergreens, creating a unique and unforgettable ice-skating journey. Arrowhead's ice trail is truly a testament to the magic of winter in Muskoka.
Another unique winter experience awaits you at Johnstons Cranberry Marsh Ice Trail. This 1.2-km skating trail, nestled in the heart of a working cranberry farm, is a one-of-a-kind attraction. Skating amid rows of cranberry bushes under a clear winter sky offers an unparalleled Muskoka experience, capturing the essence of winter fun in the region.
At The Inn at the Falls, your winter getaway can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you desire. So, lace up your skates and embrace the joy of winter in Muskoka - where the magic of the season comes to life on the ice.
Memorial Park on Manitoba Street in downtown Bracebridge has a skating trail that wraps around the park and carves in and out of Bracebridge landmarks. It exemplifies small town charm, especially at night when the trees are covered in twinkling lights creating a magical backdrop for Canada’s favourite pastime.
The Ice Trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park has become one of the region’s most popular winter attractions, and one of the province’s most sought after winter ‘bucket list’ experiences. The 1.3 km Ice Skating trail winds through the thick Muskoka forest and is a winter experience like no other. If you get to skate the loop after a fluffy snowfall, consider yourself in luck. Being surrounded on all sides by snow-covered evergreen trees is an absolutely stunning sight, and one that you won’t soon forget. Bring your family and watch your kids whip around the track with the perfect backdrop, or surprise your loved one with a romantic ‘hand-holding’ skate through the forest. To book your day pass ahead of time, click here.
Skate a 1.2 km loop around 12 acres of cranberries. With forest on one side and cranberry beds on the other, this is a one-of-a-kind experience. Head back to the winery for hot mulled wine or hot cran-apple cider. Remember, outdoor ice is dependent on the weather, and conditions can change throughout the day. Every Saturday night (weather permitting), the trail is lit with 400 tiki torches for Light the Night night skating.