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 enjoy the winter in Gravenhurst!

Hike, 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 make sure to visit Gravenhurst KOA and take advantage of their 17 Km's of groomed trails.

Head over to Muskoka Bay Resort for some snowshoeing on their groomed trails, fresh powder is available Monday thru Saturday 9:30am to 5:00pm. Enjoy their outdoor fire pit and complimentary hot beverages every Friday and Saturday afternoon.

 

                Snowshoeing at Muskoka Bay Club                    A person snowshoeing in Gravenhurst

Public Skating at Graeme Murray Arena

Due to concern over Public Safety and COVID -19 Public Skating has been cancelled for the remainder of the season 

Program Cancellation

Snowmobiling

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.

Three snowmobiles in the snow.

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival

This year marked the 50th Anniversary of our Winter Carnival! There were great events such as: bed races, doggie dash, and donut eating contest, nail driving contest, arm wrestling, pancake breakfast, demolition derby and carnival dance; are just some of the few fun activities you'd find here. 

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival

       Winter sculpture at the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival       Polar Dip at the Winter Carnival       Two children at the donut eating contest at the Winter Carnival.

Winter Packaging

Wanting to stay overnight in Gravenhurst and looking for great offers and vacation package options? Check out the deals: 

Also check out our other great accommodators in the area! 

Indoor Winter Activities
 If outdoor winter activities just aren't your thing, we have plenty for you to do indoors! 

            Kids at the Watershed Wonders exhibit.         A meal in a bowl from Relish

Nearby Exploring

Gravenhurst is the "Gateway to Muskoka" and the best place to stay and explore the rest of Muskoka! Check out these regional Things To Do and See!

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