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Embrace the magic of winter in Nova Scotia

Head into Halifax for a few laps on the Emera Oval.

Head into Halifax for a few laps on the Emera Oval.

Part of living in Nova Scotia, especially in a community such as Forest Lakes Country Club, means that you can take in all that each season has to offer – and winter is no exception.

There’s so much to do you won’t even think about spring until it’s sprung!

Here are just some of the activities and outings that make winter so magical here in Nova Scotia:

Lace up your skates–  Cochran Lake at Forest Lakes Country Club is the perfect spot for an impromptu ice skating party – then sit fireside in the community Boathouse with steamy hot chocolate to warm up afterwards. Or check out the Emera Oval in near-by Halifax, with its new Oval Pavillion, with indoor washrooms, skate and helmet rental and indoor warming room. The largest outdoor, artificially-refrigerated ice surface east of Quebec City, the Oval can accommodate up to 1500 skaters at a time!

Embrace the snow– Snowshoeing is becoming an increasingly popular activity. Many of the outdoor spaces we enjoy in the warmer months are great snowshoe spots in the winter. Forest Lakes Country Club has miles of multi purpose trails that are perfect for a wintery snow tramp, and the local West Hants Trails Association offers free guided snowshoe hikes throughout the season in the nearby Avondale trail system – with snowshoe rentals available at the Hants Community Centre.

Ski Martock– Located just minutes away from Forest Lakes Country Club, Martock has seven trails including a terrain park, half pipe, riglet park, beginner bowl, chairlift, two T-bar lifts and a Magic Carpet – and all downhill trails including the terrain park and half pipe are lit for night skiing and snowboarding enjoyment. Rent your equipment and take lessons or strap on your own and take flight!

Winter in Wine Country– The Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival is a must for any wine lover. The Festival offers a diverse selection of White, Red, Icewines and Sparkling wines from more than seven different local wineries. Located in the same area of the province as Forest Lakes Country Club, each of the wineries pours a selection of their wines along with a food pairing from a local chef or restaurant. The fun includes tastings and food pairings, a pig roast, bonfire, a ghost walk around historic Domaine de Grand Pre, snowshoe hikes and a good ol’ fashioned Nova Scotian kitchen party with live music. Sláinte!

Hit the slopes at Ski Martock in Windsor, just a short drive from Forest Lakes.

From sleigh rides at Hatfield Farms to cross country skiing in your own backyard, from the Savour Food and Wine Festival to brunch at Sugar Moon Maple Syrup Farm, winter is a time of activity and flavours in Nova Scotia – all ready to be enjoyed near your Forest Lakes Country Club home.



Article Source: The Chronicle Herold

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