February Winter Retreat 2019

Join us on our cross-country ski and snowshoe trip!

Join the Freewheelers and enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and possibly skating on the lake. If you are craving the white stuff – there is snow up there! So far, 22 Freewheelers will be attending! There is still space so if you have been sitting on the fence, it’s time to get off and make a decision. Check out the types of accommodations at the Blue Spruce Resort near Dwight, between the west gate of Algonquin Park and Huntsville.

Itinerary:
Arrive Monday, February 4 and depart Thursday, February 7, 2019. That’s three nights (4, 5, 6) and 4 days of activities.

Location:
Blue Spruce Resort, 1214 Oxtongue Lake Road, Huntsville, Ontario P0A 1H0 www.bluespruce.ca near Dwight, between the west gate of Algonquin Park and Huntsville.

Accommodations:
The resort offers everything from motel rooms to cottages with 1 to 3 bedrooms, and is top-rated on Trip Advisor. Motel rooms are $138 without fireplace, $158 with, and could be shared by 2 singles; a 2-bedroom cottage is $234; and a 3-bedroom cottage is $279 and up. Every unit has a full kitchen, even the motel rooms. Room & Cottage Rates for the Freewheelers are now reduced by 10% due to the large number attending. Everyone will have to book their own accommodations. Because I do not know who might choose to share a cottage or motel room, and who might prefer to have their own unit, I cannot block rooms. If you would like to share accommodations, please let me know and I will pass the word along to the group.

Activities:
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing will be the focus, and if the weather cooperates, skating on the lake at the resort or in Arrowhead is a possibility for those so inclined. It is possible that we might have different groups doing different activities at the same time. The resort’s games room worked wonderfully last year to get together for evening beverages, table tennis, pool, and storytelling.  We will work to get in at least one group dinner at a local restaurant this year.

Next Steps:
Please let me know if you are interested and I will provide you with the booking details, and assist where I can on the sharing of accommodations.

Thank you,

John Swart (905-892-4213 or 905-980-4213 or jswart7@cogeco.ca)