Positioned for Winter Wonders.
As a cold spell envelopes Ontario, Stayner’s surroundings have become a hotbed of activity. Make a day out of it and experience the surreal wonders winter has delivered this weekend.
Woodview Mountaintop Skating
The Blue Mountains
Take skating to new heights –literally. Recently opened, sharpen your skates and cruise on Blue Mountain’s 1.1km ice skating loop that weaves through a wooded area before opening up to offer sweeping vistas of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. This skating trail will be open until 5 p.m. every day except for Fridays and Saturdays, when it’ll offer a tiki torch-illuminated adventure from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster
The Blue Mountains
An exciting new downhill adventure at Blue Mountain, glide along 1km of track and tour the terrain, or turn it into an exhilarating ride at speeds up to 42 km/h – you’re the driver; you control the speed. This is a ride for all ages, whether you’re a roller-coaster type, kiddie-coaster type, or not a coaster type of person at all!
Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain
152 Grey County Rd 21, The Blue Mountains
Disappear into the thick, warm mist of the Norwegian Steam Bath, Finnish Sauna, Thermal & Nordic Waterfall, Hot Baths, and Cold Plunges. This is the perfect place to shut down, relax, and meditate. Complete the experience by enjoying the serenity of the Solaria and the Outdoor Fireplaces. There’s just something special about being outside in a hot pool soaking in luxury at night while snow falls around you.
Waterfalls of Grey County
Rivers plunge over cliff faces, creating beautiful cascades that freeze solid during the winter months. Put on your snowshoes, pack a thermos of hot chocolate, grab your camera, and choose which waterfalls you want to visit based on walking distance to the falls and the type of cascade you want to see. There are seven winter-safe waterfalls near Stayner: Inglis Falls, Weavers Creek Falls, Eugenia Falls, Hoggs Falls, Walter’s Falls, McGowan Falls, and Jones Falls. These majestic layers of ice create an idealized picture of winter beauty.
Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve
Southwood Rd, Gravenhurst
1 h 33 min
If you’re willing to drive a little further, there’s no better place to go hunting for the Northern Lights than the Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve near Gravehurst. It’s a magical place during celestial events, but it’s also incredible in the midst of winter when the sky is filled with more stars than you can imagine!
Stayner West, uniquely positioned for the best in beautiful living.