Remember February offers many winter activities throughout the Almaguin Highlands. Not into outdoor activities?…maybe a drive in the area is for you. The roads are kept in good condition but are usually snow covered so make sure to have snow tires on your vehicle. Also carry an emergency kit for those just in case scenarios.
The ice formations on the rock faces along the back roads are works of art and range for iceberg blue to tangerine in colour depending what type of rock the water is flowing through.
The quiet back roads also offer snow laden branches on the trees and wildlife can be seen especially on the bright sunny days making it perfect for the Shutter Bugs to take excellent, memorable photos.
Just south of Almaguin lies Arrowhead Park renowned for it’s ice skate Woodland Skating Video path through the woodlands. Explorers’ Edge site is filled with activities and has information on Woodland Skating
The world class dogs sled races were held this past month and what a frigid few days we had. Power in the area was out for 14 hours on the coldest nights of the year making it a hardship for many Burk’s Falls and area residents throughout the Villages of Almaguin. These small communities however provided warming stations for those without heat and the Hydro Crews worked in Artic temperatures to restore power. A big thank you to our close knit communities and the men and women from Hydro One and Lakeland Power for their hard work. Family Day was warm and cozy and everyone again could use their electronic devices for work and play.
Soon March will be here and spring break is a time that many visitors have a last hooray on the ski hills. I will be sure to give you an update on conditions.