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6 Activity Ideas For Your Romantic Winter Getaway

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

It’s the time of year when the busyness of the holidays kicks into full gear. It’s hardly a coincidence that it’s also the time of year when you start thinking about a winter getaway. A romantic winter getaway at Rawley Resort is the perfect way to unwind and connect as a couple. We believe the winter wonderland of the North is the ideal backdrop for romance. What’s better than a weekend filled with crackling fires, warm drinks, gift-giving, mistletoe, and matching ugly Christmas sweaters? Well, here are six activities to add to your next winter getaway in Ontario.

Ice Climbing

Experts say that new experience brings couples together – well, imagine experiencing the thrill of climbing 100 vertical feet of beautiful chandelier ice! How’s that for an excellent experience! Add ice climbing in Muskoka to your next weekend getaway. You and your partner will be clinging to the granite cliffs, beautifully nestled in the hardwood forests of Bracebridge – imagine the view. Liv Outside offers an intro to ice climbing, providing you with the opportunity to get your heart racing and try something truly unique this winter.

Ice Fishing

Lake Simcoe is called the “Ice Fishing Capital of Canada” for a good reason. Almost 4000 fishing huts dot the landscape when the lake freezes. It’s the perfect activity to get cozy together, to catch up and, maybe, catch your dinner. If you’re new to the sport, there are operators ready to assist with equipment and hut rentals.

Fat Biking

Biking and snow make a perfect combination. It’s true. Fat Biking is a fantastic way to shred the trails when the snow falls. With their extra-large tires, wide rims and unorthodox dimensions, fat bikes are specifically designed to navigate snowy trails. ​If you want to try fat biking in Simcoe County, you can visit Hardwood Ski & Bike or Horseshoe Resort. In Muskoka, Echo Valley Nature & Bike Trails in Dwight, Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve in Lake of Bays and Torrance Barrens near Gravenhurst are all great options.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Mount St. Louis-Moonstone, located just south of us, is renowned for its excellent education programs and group ski programs. With 36 slopes, nine chairlifts and three carpets they can accommodate everyone from the beginner skier to the most advanced snowboarder. After a chilly day on the slopes, make some time together at the chalet and sip some hot cider or hot chocolate.


Add some romance to this classic winter activity with a Moonlight Ride. Cottage Country Tours offers a fleet of touring snowmobiles, all equipped with electric start, hand and thumb warmers, that are suitable for one or two riders. Their Moonlight Ride is a romantic way to see the brilliant display of stars in the the night sky. If you have your own sled, Rawley Resort is located beside an OFSC snowmobile trail, making Rawley a perfect home base for a day on the trails.

Winter Festivals

We don’t let a little bit of snow and ice keep us from enjoying the outdoors; in fact, snow and ice are a reason to celebrate. The Muskoka region hosts many Winter Festivals. Here is a sample:

  1. Discovery Harbour offers a skate trail. Perfect for a moonlight date!

  2. Fire & Ice Festival in Bracebridge. Downtown tubing!

  3. First Light at Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons. The entire village lite by candlelight. Very romantic.

  4. Skate through the Muskoka wilderness at Arrowhead’s Ice Skating Trail

  5. Ask our team when you visit for even more festival information.

We have created a spectacular Winter Couples’ Getaway so that you can celebrate the holidays and winter season with your partner. Enjoy these northern Winter Wonderland activities or ask our concierge for other winter getaway ideas. And when you aren’t outdoors, you can cozy up by the fireplace in one of our luxurious suites with a warm glass of hot chocolate, enjoy some fine dining or soothe your muscles with a spa treatment or massage. Better yet, give the gift of experience this Christmas with a gift card to use at the resort, including a luxurious suite or fine dining. We also have gift cards available for the LakeHouse Spa.

Book your winter getaway at Rawley and enjoy the perfect couples’ getaway!

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