Enjoy the crisp winter air by going on a drive to a park or conservation area! Last weekend I went to Sibbald Point Provincial Park, located on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe. This park is about an 1 hour drive from Toronto. The fee for the park in the winter is $4.00 for 2 hours.
Sibbald Point used to be the home of the Sibbald family 130 years before it became a park. You can visit the beautiful old church and graveyard, or just spend your time staring at the lake. It can be extremenly cold, so dress warm! When we went it was -14. There were lots of ducks swimming around in the lake, and a family of swans!
There were also huge chunks of ice floating in the water. This lake usually freezes over in January. It’s possible to drive a car onto the lake, I know people that have done it and lived to tell the tale! (I don’t recommend you do this!)
In the summertime, you can camp out or go hiking. The park has some beautiful views and is a wonderful place to take in the sunset.