Winter Activities

Winter is an amazing season in Gravenhurst with many outdoor activities to enjoy. As the lakes begin to freeze over and the snow begins to fall, there are some great activities for the whole family from skiing to skating, snowmobiling to ice fishing. Gravenhurst is a winter wonderland of events and home to the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. We hope you can enjoy winter in Gravenhurst!


Outdoor Ice Surfaces

Gravenhurst is home to two Outdoor Ice Surfaces located at the Muskoka Wharf. The ice surfaces are typically available in February and weather dependent.

Muskoka Wharf is home to The North American Cup- Original Pond Hockey Classic Tournament which is held on the third weekend in February. Free public skating is offered during this event.

Ski and Snowshoe

Gravenhurst offers a great list of trails that can be used for skiing and snowshoeing.

Be sure to check out the Trails page for more information on the length and difficulty of each trail.

Also be sure to visit Gravenhurst KOA and take advantage of their 17 Km's of groomed trails.

Nearby ski resorts Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Resort

For information on Ski and Snowshoe rentals, visit the Gravenhurst Business Directory.

Public Skating at Graeme Murray Arena

Early Bird Wake Up N ‘ Skate (Mon-Fri 9:00am – 10:00am)

September 4 to March 29 – Cost: $2.00

Sunday Public Skate (Sunday's 12:00pm – 2:00pm)

September 9 to March 17 – Cost $2.00

Please visit our most current Rec Guide for full details or check our Community Calendar


Gravenhurst is home to hundreds of kilometers of groomed snowmobile trails. With the efforts of the Snowcrest Riders Snowmobile Club these trails are maintained and marked for your safety.

Snowmobiling is a great way to experience Gravenhurst and there are several operators willing to suit you up and take you out onto the trails.

For a list of dealers and rental locations visit the Gravenhurst Business Directory.

  • Be safe when you sled:
  • Stay on the trails
  • Dress appropriately
  • And most importantly don't drink and sled

Remember to respect our landowners/private property owners and stay off all CLOSED trails. Any use of CLOSED trails without the landowner's permission is TRESPASSING and could result in trail permissions being revoked.

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival

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