Finally! Arrowhead gets a place to warm your toes …
In the heart of Ontario’s “Cottage Country”, just north of Huntsville and not far from Algonquin, its massive and legendary cousin to the east, Arrowhead Provincial Park has long been known by hardcore cross-country skiers-in-the-know as THE place to be once the snow flies.
Mens sana in corpore sana
A healthy mind in a healthy body … words to live by!
It turns out that more and more people are discovering the exhilaration of getting out into the hinterlands in winter. No more roughing it here! Arrowhead is going out of its way to attract new visitors with warm-up areas, a casual lounge and fireplace, equipment rentals, skills training programs and “Roofed Accommodations” (cottage rentals). Heck, even the cell service is excellent!
As befits any new buildings in Ontario Parks, all the latest eco-features have been employed, including bird-friendly glass, recycled wood, energy efficient lighting and a free-draining parking lot (of all things).
One of the best ways to get in touch with the park is by using Twitter or Facebook. There are 26 provincial parks open during the winter season and each one has slightly different activities and facilities.
Here’s some getting-started advise for the uninitiated – Five tips for reserving an Ontario Parks campsite. So hop in the car or take the Parkbus and get out in the frosty stuff. Your cheeks will get rosy and you won’t be able to get the smile off your face.