Cross country skiing close to Acadia

Winter can be a time when we cocoon at home.  Perhaps we dust off an old indoor hobby like knitting or woodworking, or just catch up on some Netflix series.  But it’s also a good idea to get outside for some fresh are to combat that cabin fever.  Also, if being more active, or losing some excess weight was a New Year Resolution of yours, then your indoor hobby just might not cut it.

Last weekend, my wife and I went cross country skiing.  It’s closer than you think, and likely cheaper than you think!  We headed to our Neighbourhood to the west, Haysboro, for skis.  Rapid Rent has cross country ski packages priced at $20 for adults, and just $15 for kids.  That includes skis, boots & poles.  If you rent them on a Friday night, they aren’t due back until Sunday at noon.

After loading up the SUV, we headed down to our neighbours to the south, Maple Ridge.  Maple Ridge golf course is a city owned course.  In the winter there are about 5km of groomed cross country ski trails (by Foothills Nordic volunteers).  The best part is the entry fee: FREE!

We had a wonderful time on the skis!  It’s easy to forgot that you’re in the middle of a city of over a million people.  We’ll definitely be out again to enjoy this gem that’s so close to Acadia.


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