The wintertime can leave many of us house-bound and wishing for better weather. But that doesn’t have to be the case. The winter is a wonderful time to experience new adventures and see places in a new way. Here on the north shore of Lake Superior, there are many events that can allow you to appreciate the winter, get active, and bring you closer to Lake Superior. Try something new, break a sweat, and cultivate an appreciation for the winter and the lake.
Fatbiking in Thunder Bay
Maybe biking is your thing. You cycle in the summer and enjoy ripping through the roads or trails. You’re getting tired of your trainer and counting down the days till you can cycle outside again. Fortunately, cycling doesn’t need to only be a fair-weather activity. You can still conquer the trails or roads. Sign up for a fat-biking race or rent one from one of the local bike shops in town. Sign-up for the sleeping giant fat-bike loppet to bring you close to Lake Superior. You don’t need a race to get out on the bike. Rent a bike and take it out on one of the numerous trails that surround the beautiful lake. Or if the ice is safe, go for a ride on the lake, but remember to practice ice safety.
Skating on Lake Superior
Maybe you’re looking for something a bit more relaxed. Bring your skates and head to Red Rock for Parks Canada’s free event: Fire & Ice – Skate on the Lake. Enjoy your afternoon skating on the 700m skating trail on the Lake. Finish off your afternoon with a mug of hot chocolate by the campfire. You could also attend the evening session and enjoy the trail lit by fire. Bring the whole family and experience Lake Superior. Afternoon sessions run from 12-4 pm and are (Monday, Feb 17th, Saturday, Feb 29th and Saturday, Mar 21st). The evening session is 5-9 pm on Saturday, March 7th.
Skiing at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Maybe you’ve been skiing for years or wanting to get into the sport. The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a wonderful event for people of every skill level. Distances are 8km, 20km, 35km, 50km. And are offered in classic or skate still. Enjoy warm juice and cookies on the trails or push your limits and compete. The trails wind around the Sibley Peninsula located on Lake Superior to give you a new appreciation for the lake. The loppet is on March 7th, 2020 and is located in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the shore of Lake Superior. The trails are open outside of the loppet to enjoy and explore the beautiful north shore.
Bust out of your winter funk and get out and enjoy the wonderful winter on Lake Superior.