Top 6 Summer Activities For Families
- Scavenger hunt
- Fishing derby
- Water tubing
- Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter activities
Top 6 Winter Activities For Families
- Horse-drawn sleigh rides
- Ice fishing
- Skating on Rice Lake
There’s an extensive list of amenities and experiences included with the cost of your stay. Weekly recreation schedules are posted during the summer months and for other holidays such as March Break or Family Day.
Sports, Courts and Kids
Stay active, and get in the game with: basketball courts, volleyball and badminton nets, and tennis courts. There’s also a children’s playground, life-size chessboard, horseshoe pit, lawn bowling and Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter activities.
Elmhirst’s Resort has extensive hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails right on the property. Maps are available at the Front Desk or just take a stroll along our waterfront nature trail. There’s also onsite access to OFSC snowmobile trails, and the TransCanada Trail is nearby.
The indoor swimming pool and whirlpool are open daily from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Towels are available at the Front Desk and the change-rooms are equipped with showers. The outdoor pool is open from late May through to October. These are unsupervised areas: indoor pool, outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna and lakefront water toys.
Continue your exercise regimen in our renovated gym, which also offers free weights and treadmills. Others might prefer an aerobics class to help them tone up before hitting the sauna. Solo fitness buffs looking to execute some yoga moves or hone their buns of steel can do so with a video instructor. Whatever your exertion, a dip in the whirlpool is a perfect way to unwind afterwards.
Horse-drawn Wagon and Sleigh Rides
Albert and his team of magnificent Clydesdales offer rides year around at regularly scheduled times. Please refer to the Recreation Schedule (during Summer) or check with the front desk to find out when the next ride will take place.
On the Farm
The Resort has a range of farm activities and work to be done. Check with the front desk for what is happening today. Activities could include: meeting our animals; saddle club; feeding the chickens and collecting fresh eggs.
Join an Adventure
- Compass reading
- Early Morning Power Walks
- Garden tours
- Learn from a bush pilot
- Nature hikes
- Scavenger hunts
- Sustainability tours
- Target shooting