A Distinctive Algonquin Park Winter Escape to the Eco-Lodge
While autumn still hasn’t reached its resonant peak here at Algonquin Eco-Lodge, many of us are already thinking about winter’s frosty arrival. Admittedly, we’re daydreaming about soaking in the outdoor hot tub underneath the falling snow, snowmobiling through the powdery backcountry, and embracing the holiday cheer. Winter inside Algonquin Park, especially along its southern rim, is equally crisp, picturesque, and wholly isolated. There’s nothing but fresh air, curious wildlife, snow-topped forestry, and sheer silence up here. Although, “up here” is only 245 kilometres from the city of Toronto.
Algonquin Park: A Snow-Filled Winter Wonderland
It’s not uncommon for visitors to rumble to and from our European-style lodge via snowmobile. After all, our eco-friendly lodge is 2.3 kilometres from the parking lot. That’s right—you can either sled, ski, or snowshoe to our pristine, utterly secluded slice Southern Ontario. Upon arrival, you’ll immediately feel connected to Mother Nature and Old Man Winter, a dynamic power couple. The dense forestry blocks much of the windchill, calming the landscape. On the property, guests will discover a frozen, 30-acre lake, the aforementioned carbon-neutral hot tub, and miles upon miles of tranquillity and beauty. Every New Year’s Day, the team (and iron-willed guests) take the “Polar Bear Dip” by hopping into a hole in the lake. It’s teeth-shattering exhilaration at its finest. Elsewhere, we often spot a variety of woodland creatures, including deer and wolves (typically caught on trail cameras).
Explore the Park (and Dress the Part)
It goes without saying, and, yet, we’re going to say it anyway: please pack (and dress) appropriately. Average highs hover between -2 and -5 Celsius during winter’s chilliest months here in Algonquin Park. Again, it’s easy to embrace these temperatures when surrounded by so much natural beauty and potential adventure. We’re perhaps best known for our well-groomed Nordic ski trail system, spanning approximately 40 kilometres. Meanwhile, nothing is off-limits when it comes to snowshoeing. There’s a seemingly endless forest that begs for your participation, where hidden (and frozen) waterfalls, lakes, creeks, and ponds lie. But, of course, the same could be said for a crew of snowmobilers. Sledders will happily discover two unique (and affordable) snowmobile packages. Lastly, we’re proud to present one of the only dog sledding experiences in Southern Ontario!
Algonquin Eco-Lodge can accommodate any type of winter traveller. Have you ever pondered winter camping? We’ve earned a myriad of awards due to our sustainability and 100 percent micro-hydro electricity. Please give us a call today at 905-471-9453 to learn more about a potential mid-winter escape to Algonquin Park.