Friday, January 30, 2009

Willie Willie Great Snowmobiling

Stop the Presses. Wiarton Willie might say..."8 More weeks of great powder and wicked riding"

Sources have it that Willie loves to ride. Local snowmobilers captured these images and video of Willie Riding a 2009 Yamaha Nytro somewhere in Grey Bruce.

Man can this groundhog ride. Check out the Powder Turns....

"Does anybody have a carrot or some lettuce? That Nytro pulls so hard it makes me hungry."

Wilie says the trails have never been better. Fresh Powder (as white as his fur) each night means that there is some great riding to be had. Check out for trail conditons.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wiarton Willie Festival 2009, Feb 2nd!

Winter has been long for us this year, since it started snowing way back in November and this is the first time in years that all of Canada had a WHITE Christmas!

If you are getting the January blues, don't fret... Bundle up the family invite your friends and come on out for the 53rd Annual Wiarton Willie Festival, it all takes place in Wiarton January 29th through the weekend till Monday February 2nd, which is our actual Groundhog Day!

Will he or Won't he see his shadow, that is the BIG ?... Be there on prediction morning to see if we will have an early spring or 6 more weeks of winter!!! Enjoy a great pancake breakfast right there at the Propeller Club (Meeting Place)!

There are all kinds of great events going on all weekend and there is a parade down Main St (Berford St) on Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm!!! Get there early to make sure you get a good spot along the St, watch for our Explore the Bruce Toyota Tundra, wave Hello to Jamie & Kathy!!

With all this snow it is a great time to take in a few other outdoor winter activities on the Bruce, like snowmobiling, Ontario cross country skiing, Ontario snowshoeing, skating, tobogganing, and just plain fun!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snowmobiling in Grey Bruce

If you like snowmobiling and spending time in the great outdoors in the winter riding over open fields or through tree lined trails, then District 9 is the place for you and Grey Bruce offers some of the best riding in Ontario!

Dirtict 9 is home to 3,600 km or 2,250 miles of groomed trails to ride. You won't be disappointed! For up-to-date trail conditions, accommodation, gas stations, where you can buy a permit, riding routes, and so much more, check out our RideGreyBruce site, or call 1.800.387.7669 for details.

Here are a number of winter snowmobile friendly events in Grey Bruce, Winterama in Hepworth, one in Sauble Beach, Poker Runs and don’t forget that World Famous critter, the Wiarton Willie Festival!! On March 1st at Family Funland Go Kart Track located on the outskirts of Kincardine you can take in the Vintage Snowmobile Race!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Winter Fun at MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Ok if you are looking for a way to spend time outdoors this winter, MacGregor Point has all the right stuff!

They have built the coolest 400-metre skating loop through a summer camping section of the park and the best thing is, it is lit at night! So bundle up, bring your friends and family and head on over to McGregor Point for a night skate, or you can take in a day skate too $8.90 per vehicle! It is $4.00 for 2 hours per car.

They also have some of the best-groomed cross-country ski trails in the region, or head off and break trail to do some snowshoeing! Believe me you won't be disappointed. It is one of the prettiest Provincial Parks in the Province.

MacGregor Point also has a great waterfront area, so you could watch the waves crash over the ice or take in a sunset along the shores of Lake Huron. Or, look up and see the stars at night, they're awesome!

Camping in Winter, the ultimate winter outdoor adventure. Twelve yurts provide roofed accommodation; or bring your tent or trailer for a more rustic experience. A heated Comfort Station with showers and flush toilets is open. Reservations are required for the yurts and recommended for campsites. It is suggested you contact the park before leaving home for weather and snow conditions. Reservations for the yurts are a must please call 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275). You can call the park for more information at 1-519-389-9056.