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

Snowshoeing at Muskoka Bay ClubGravenhurst 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 for skiing and snowshoeing.

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.                    

Public Skating at Graeme Murray Arena

Please note that public skating will return in September 18th, 2022!
Monday - Friday: 9am to 9:50am 
Please be aware that the doors will be opened at 8:45am at the South Entrance of Arena and will Only be open until 9:00am.
Adult Leisure Skate - Fee is $2 at the door
Weekend Public Skates - Please check back for information
PA Day Skate - Please check back for information 
If you have any questions, please reach out to 


Three snowmobiles in the snow.

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

Polar Dip at the Winter CarnivalGravenhurst Winter Carnival - The Town's Winter Carnival has been running for more than 50 years! There are 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. 


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 places you can stay in Gravenhurst and other Packages and Discounts that are being offered!

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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