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.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dorset Snowball, Year 25

It kicks off with a parade... and a pancake breakfast, and runs all day on Saturday in Dorset.  Hot air balloons, horse drawn sleighs, tons of activities inside the Community Centre where you could warm up, and outside, with games and displays.  The winter carnivals up here, in Dwight and Dorset and now also Baysville, are some of the hidden treasures of the area.  Absolutely ideal for all ages, but especially fun for the kids!
This is just a tiny sample...

Craig invited some intrepid souls to camp out overnight in the Shantyman's tent, along
with a great display of snowshoes.

All the kids love the Zorbs... but if you fall, good luck getting up!

Go spin on the Gyro... (for me, maybe not!)

Mr. and Mrs. Snowball were there, along with a little Snowball!

The OPP in position with the radar gun to get speeds for the home-made toboggan runs

cardboard, duct tape, some coloured markers and an intrepid pilot...

home made cardboard toboggans came in all shapes and sizes

One of the littlest pilots in her home-made sled

The Shantyman's Tools display -- creating wooden brands of the Dorset Snowball logo

Taffy enjoyed joining the kids to ride on the horse-drawn sleigh

Junkyard Johnny entertained -- always a terrific show

the old ways, and the new... horse power and the snowmobile trail groomer

Have you made your donation to the Dorset Health Hub/ Nurse Practitioner Station?
Colin, Nikki and 4 other bold souls spent the night in a quinzhee to help raise funds.

Wildlife and bird calls...

There were little ponies for the kids, and these big fellows for everyone

Pat Lynch, from Dorset, with one of his hand-made Black Bear paddles

Snowmobilers fuel the restaurant economy up here in winter! This was the Parking
lot at Trading Bay.  It was a perfect day to be out on the trails.

1 comment:

  1. I've only attended it once, years ago, but it's a fun event to take in. Those horses are quite impressive!