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The 1.2 km outdoor skating trail in Ontario you have to visit this year (PHOTOS)

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Ainsley Smith Nov 20, 2017 11:47 am 865

Skating on an outdoor ice trail has quickly become one of the most popular winter activities, as it’s a unique twist on one of the most Canadian pastimes.

And while you can find a number of incredible skating trails in the city, you really need to head to cottage country to experience an authentic outdoor skating experience.

Just under three hours north of the city you’ll find Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh, which is home to a unique outdoor skating trail that cuts through 12 beautiful acres of cranberries.

The Cranberry Ice Trail is 1.2 km and is surrounded by lush forest on one side and cranberry beds on the other, creating a truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

But what truly sets this apart from other trails is that there is a winery on-site, making this the perfect destination for a group of friends or for a romantic winter date. Because skating and wine, of course.

When visitors are done their skate, they are encouraged to mingle around the outdoor fire pit and enjoy a glass (or two) of hot mulled cider or wine.

The trail is scheduled to open on December 27 and will be open seven days a week – weather depending, of course.

A day of skating costs $8 per person, and if you don’t have any skating gear rentals are available for $12 for a half day. Sharpening services are also available for an additional $10.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind winter experience and you don’t mind a bit of a drive,  lace up your skates and spend an afternoon in Muskoka skating through this picturesque snow-covered skating trail.

This will certainly be a hot spot to be during the chilly winter months, so start making your plans to visit this incredible skating trail soon. For complete details and hours of operation, make sure to visit the official website.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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