Winter. Definitely Canada’s longest season.
Which means that there’s more time to enjoy it!
Simcoe County, whether you’re in Wasaga, Barrie, or Collingwood, is definitely the best place to enjoy winter. Simcoe residents will even tell you that they own winter—and as Ontario’s snowbelt, this is where you find the best hills and mountains. For example…
Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Simcoe has everything you need to take full advantage of the snow, including…
Skiing, skating, snowboarding, tobogganing, tubing, snowmobiling and sleigh rides
You can do all these things and more at any of the resorts listed, but you can also find spots in your area! There are many local hills, ponds, and trails in Simcoe.
You can even go snowshoeing in Wye Marsh and see their many furry and feathered residents.
The chickadees may even come up to you!
These are just some of the outdoor activities you can take part in before retiring to your new home in the centre of the action.
After a long day of adventure seeking, be sure to stop for a bite to eat and enjoy local ingredients prepared in countless ways, whether food or drink. Once a hotbed for bootleggers during Prohibition, Simcoe, and the surrounding Bruce and Grey counties, boast more than 10 wineries and breweries between them, as well as restaurants serving the best in Ontarian and international cuisines.
Wasaga Beach Brewing Company, and their adorable plover mascot, is a great, local beer option with their own full-service bar/restaurant on the beach!
Your Sunday morning breakfast is covered! Especially if you visit…
Stacked Pancake and Breakfast House
Come for the huge portions, stay for the friendly staff whose smiles are even bigger than the portions! All the breakfast staples are represented: French Toast, Waffles, Steak n’ Eggs —but where else would you be able to enjoy White Chocolate Oreo or New York Cheesecake style pancakes??
But if you’re more into desserts…
Why not check out Grandma’s Beach Treats?
You can order a custom sweets platter for your family to enjoy or stop by and try one of everything! Grandma’s Beach Treats has all of your favourite deserts, including Ontario’s signature dessert: Butter Tarts!
Simcoe County is a great place to visit, but an even better place to live. Quiet, secluded, but still amenity rich. Wouldn’t it be great to actually see stars at night, but never have to worry about being bored?
ELM Wasaga Beach may have something for you if you’re interested in exploring Simcoe County year-round. Stay tuned to learn more about what is coming to Wasaga this year.
We’ll give you a hint: it’s more than just sand!