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, December 26, 2011

Be of Good Cheer

First Day, First Chair, First Run.
Hidden Valley. Shred!!!
We are still waiting for more snow... but that said, do not despair, oh dearly beloved.

You have no need to worry about boredom up here in North Muskoka. 

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is open with four runs in operation. Ski School is in full swing -- a super option if you have youngsters or if you yourself would like to develop some better ski skills. Skiing is a lifelong pursuit -- we have friends from 4 to 84 who enjoy
hitting the slopes, the older of whom maintain that a Bad Day Skiing still beats a Good Day at Work.

Rock Ridge Tubing Park is open, as of today.  Slip slide away...

Algonquin Provincial Park is offering daily short movies at the Visitor Centre, and their wonderful hiking trails are all wide open.  The "other Park", Arrowhead, is often overshadowed by Algonquin, but it's well worth spending a day on their trails too.

Broomhill Farm (just 5 minutes away); Little East River Farm (30 minutes) and Algonquin Highlands Trails  (10 minutes)  and Back of Beyond (40 minutes) are all open, offering trail rides, or wagon/sleigh rides, often with a bonfire and hot chocolate thrown in.

If you'd like a different kind of Trail Hike, check out Tim Yearington -- he is offering Spirit Walks, to Thunderbird Mountain, some of which might well change your life.
Usually in winter, the mountain hike takes place on snowshoes... just plain hiking makes this walk a little easier.

Here at Bondi Village, our hiking trails are all open.  We have a six target Frisbee Golf Course open for play.  For registered guests, if the night is clear we are offering Dark Skies programs.  The chickens, horses and pony are all ready and willing to greet our guests -- Squeegee is taking our younger guests for Pony Rides.

Both the arenas in Huntsville and Baysville are offering Family Skate times, and it is possible to book the Baysville arena for a private hour on the ice just for you.  The local spas are all open, if you'd prefer just a day of pampering while the snow slowly falls...   Browsing the main streets of Huntsville and Dorset are another great way to spend a little time, searching out the unusual.  Don't get me started on the wonderful restaurants that are located within a half hour's drive of Bondi... too many and too diverse to truly list, but all of them are well worth the visit.

And sometimes, it is more than enough just to be away, to find yourself in a quiet place, where the deer graze the lawn, birdsong can be heard in the trees, traffic noise and sirens fade away. A place where you can set up a jigsaw puzzle, or a card game and discover that you have a fantastic family.  Sometimes just snuggling by the fire and doing nothing at all, that's enough for the spirit.

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