Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Boxing Day

 One of Santa's Canadian-style rain-deer showed up just before Christmas.  

Mild weather knocked down some of the snow, but it is still here, still hanging on -- and the good news?  The rain watered up the lakes, which are now freezing in with flat skate-able surfaces.  Ski trails have a decent base, which this will just solidify, and there is snow in the forecast.

We are decorated for the season, with not only ribbons and bows, but with turkeys at feeders (as close as we got to the 'two french hens' requirement.)

It is Boxing Day. Which loosely translates to Madness at the Malls, a surfeit of 'stuff'. We avoid that.

I took Taffy on walkabout this morning and got these last two shots -- yes, we still have snow.  We are delighted to be welcoming our guests for the Christmas-New Years' week, including visitors from England, Portugal and California! (so, yes, we could use a good old Canadian blizzard, just to let them experience it.  See if you can help arrange that?)

Lots of snow of the little ones to go sliding... hiking/snowshoeing is good to go. Algonquin Park is open wide, including the Visitor Centre.   The Baysville arena is open for Public Skating all week (check here for hours). Hidden Valley Ski centre is open, with decent conditions and our guests can get a 10% discount. Arrowhead Provincial Park has some ski trails up and running, and as soon as it gets a bit colder they will re-open the skating trail. In Huntsville, at the Summit Centre, there is holiday skating and swimming (not in the same room. Stay calm)   Muskoka Heritage Place is open. Local dogsled and sleigh ride providers are operating (but be sure to call for a reservation) and the Haliburton Forest Reserve Wolf Centre is open all week.  Lots to do, lots to see. 

And did we mention the kids visiting us in Wheelhouse cottage got funky snowball makers for Christmas??? They can pop out those snowballs at almost lightning speed!

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