There’s just no use in sitting inside at home for the duration of the winter months, and as Canadians, we’ve learned to appreciate all that this time of year has to offer. There’s a ton of activities you can do to enjoy winter in Hamilton. All you need to do is bundle up and make a plan. And to help, we’ve compiled a quick list of some of the winter activities that will motivate you to get off the couch and outside instead.
Explore Trails On A Fat Bike
Have you ever seen those bikes with unusually thick tires? Well, they’re not just for show! These ‘fat’ bikes are perfect for cycling through the winter weather when you want to check out snowy trails. With extra wide tires, you can power through the snow with ease, while getting to enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland all around you. You can check out bike rentals from FreeWheel Cycle in Dundas or at the Downtown Bike Hounds.
Hamilton offers so many great trails to explore, like the Christie Lake Conservation Area, or Valens Lake Conservation that offers over 10 kilometres of trails! You can find designated multi-use and self-set trails winding through the wintry landscape.
To plan the ultimate cross-country ski day, you can start by renting in MEC Burlington if you don’t have skis of your own, and then hit up The Tiny Shop Bakery that’s located right across from the gates of the Christie Trail for some well-deserved baked goods afterward to enjoy.
Head To An Outdoor Rink
Did you know that there are more than 30 skating rinks throughout Hamilton? It’s impressive and all the more reason why you should get out and enjoy winter in Hamilton. Bring the family, pick a rink that you’ve never been to before, and pack a flask of hot chocolate when you’re all done practicing your figure eights.
Ice Climbing On Tiffany Falls
Have you been dreaming of scaling an ice wall? Well, during the winter, you can! Just a short drive away, you’ll find Tiffany Falls in Ancaster. Once the temperature dips and the water freezes over, it transforms into a magical wall of ice. Here you’ll find members of the Alpine Club of Canada offering courses on how to pick your way up the frozen wall. Check out OneAxe Pursuits if you’re interested in more details.
Instead of hibernating inside, get out this year and embrace the winter like a true Canadian! Whether it’s cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, tobogganing, hiking your way up an ice wall, or just strolling through a wintery forest, there’s never a shortage of things to enjoy in Hamilton during this season.
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