No matter what city you grew up in, chances are you traversed more than one hill over and over again in order to hop on your sled, and whizz down the hill. You distinctly recall going home exhausted with wet snow pants, soggy socks, rosy cheeks and a smile on your face.
Tobogganing is a quintessential wintertime activity everyone in the family can enjoy. Thankfully living among the varied terrain in and around the Oak Ridges Morraine, there are lots of nearby hills to access.
Tips for winter fun outdoors:
Eyes on the Almanac
Check out the weather conditions before heading outside.
Dress for the day
Dress in layers, wear proper mittens or gloves (as long as they’re warm enough and they can make good snowballs). A good hat is essential. Ski masks are also great to keep extra toasty for windy days. Thick socks are also important to keep feet warm.
Kids will look forward to a snack and hot drink after an afternoon outdoors. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate with you to enjoy on the hill; visit your favourite coffee shop on the way home or head to your kitchen and make a batch of hot drinks for the family. Pour it into your favourite mugs, add some mix-ins (Bailey’s for you, whipped cream or marshmallows for the kids), put on the fireplace and relax.