When you think of winter in the country, do you imagine the sound of the snow groaning under the runners of a horse-drawn sleigh, or roasting marshmallows and sharing stories around the warmth and crackle of an outdoor bonfire? Perhaps rosy cheeks after hiking along wintry trails, comes to mind.
All of this and more are there for your family to enjoy at the Tales by a Winter’s Fire program, this Family Day Weekend at Mountsberg Conservation Area. The event takes place from February 15 to 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During Tales by a Winter’s Fire you can watch Birds of Prey presentations in the Raptor Centre, and see a puppet show at the Visitor Centre. Hikes to feed the bison, and visits with our snakes will delight the animal lovers in your group. There are kilometres of wooded trails for those wishing a quiet retreat into nature.
Our Percheron horses will be pulling the sleigh out for rides along the trails with hot chocolate and marshmallows waiting at the end of the ride; there is a fee of $3 for the sleigh rides. Hot dogs will be on sale for $2.
Although some activities are snow dependent, our winter celebration will take place regardless of the weather, so come join us for a memorable winter experience for the whole family. Regular park admission applies for Tales by a Winter Fire, and the festivities are free for children ages 4 years and under. Halton Parks Members only need to show their pass for admission.
For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit the events calendar. To find out about recreational programs and services, go to the Halton Parks website.