Wintertime is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time outside in the snow with the whole family. And Brock Township has a wide range of fun ways to spend a cool winter day exploring nature and learning new skills!
The Beaverton Lions Winter Carnival is a full-day event on February 4, 2023, starting with a Pancake Breakfast on the second floor of the Foster Hewitt Arena in Beaverton, Ontario. The Pancake Breakfast starts at 8:00 AM, and by 9:00 AM there will be so much to do, at both the Arena and in the Beaverton Fairgrounds. You can buy a Winter Carnival Button for $2.00 at Maxine’s in Beaverton’s historic Downtown, or at the entrance to the Carnival. For more information on Beaverton Lion’s Winter Carnival, and to see the full schedule, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeavertonLions
If you want to try something a little less structured, go for a winter hike on the Beaver River Wetland Trail. The trail is 17 km of abandoned railway tracks, stretching between Blackwater and Cannington. Prepare a homemade scavenger hunt or bring your winter bird guide and see who stays home for the winter!
February 18-20, 2023 is Free Family Fishing weekend. You can get on the ice and see what you can catch – no fishing licence required! Beaverton Harbour offers a lovely pier, wonderful views, and the opportunity to see fish huts across Lake Simcoe.
February 20, 2023 is also Fairhaven’s Winter Family Day. Learn how to cross-country ski or learn how to identity wildlife on a nature hike. There is also a $5.00 per person Pancake lunch available, or you can pack your own lunch to enjoy around a campfire. https://www.fairhavens.org/events/winter-family-day-2023/
There is so much more to do in Brock Township this February – check out the Backroads of Brock Facebook page for some more inspiration – Check back here in later this month for more information on the Maple Syrup Festival.