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Winter Wonderland

Municipality of Chester

"They who sing through the summer...

must dance in the winter."

- Italian Proverb

Oh sure we're known for our seaside summers not too mention our fabulous falls.  Even our springs have been blossoming in popularity but here in the Municipality of Chester we are open year round and we're here to tell you our winters are simply wonderful.

From outdoor and indoor skating rinks, to cross country trails perfect for skiing and snowshoeing, to terrific tobaggan hills we've got plenty of ways to stay active this winter.

Charles E. Church Memorial Park Recreational Centre located in the Village of Chester is home to both hockey and curling leagues.

The Croft Road Park in Chester Basin has a playground and a basketball/street hockey court that is converted into a skating rink in the winter.

Winter is a great time to explore the community of New Ross with ample opportunity for outdoor skating, sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and plentiful snowmobiling trails, not to mention all the indoor fun they have on the go like variety shows, dance recitals, and community suppers. Be sure to see the entire list of their winter events here.

Fantastic family programming is a year round staple at Ross Farm Museum so you know they are always the place to go for interactive experiences.  Winter is no exception where you can visit the heritage buildings, meet the animals, take a nature walk along their interpretive trails and of course visit their well stocked gift shop. Weekends at Ross Farm are filled with historical hands-on happenings like rug-hooking workshops, tatting demonstrations, tobaggan and snowshoe making just to name a few.  For a complete list of their events click here.

If you're leaning towards free-wheelin' then be sure to get in on the all the fun of the annual Shore Riders ATV Club FISH AND CHIP RALLY held at the end of January. It's an action packed day of great trails and good times followed by some truly tasty business. For all the details click here.

Now realize there may be some of you who would rather enjoy the stellar sights of winter delights through the frosted window pane of a cozy room, comforting resatuarant or sweet shopping spot... we hear you and we've got those too!

The Chester Art Centre hosts their popular Family Open Studio Program every Saturday morning starting January 26th through March 16th, 2019 from 9:30am – 12noon. It’s all about kids and adults coming together and getting creative. You can play with paint, clay, wool and so much more. It’s a great time to meet, talk and share ideas. For more details on the program visit chesterartcentre.ca

Oak Island Resort has sensational array of themed weekends throughout the winter from Fitness & Wellness Retreats, to Just the Girls Gettaways, to their Winter Treasures of the Sea Concert Series and many more - for a complete list and to book your stay click here.

Inside doesn't mean you can't stay active - check out our incredible indoor option for winter workouts here.  And just for the record Forest Heights High School and Aspotogan Consolidated Schools are both home to many fitness classes through the winner and their gyms are available for rental too!

Whatever your pleasure this winter - you're sure to find it in the Muncipality of Chester.

PS - We're open ALL year - tell your friends!!!!

By the Way...

We’re on the way to these amazing annual events so if you’re headed there – be sure to swing by here! We can’t wait to see you!

 

Lobster Crawl Festival, all over the South Shore - First two weeks of February

Sip, savour, shop, stay and enjoy more than 60 amazing Lobster experiences featuring:

February 2: Groundhog Day with Lucy the Lobster

February 3: 2019 Best Lobster Roll Challenge 

February 9: Lobster Crawl Craft Beer Festival

Sample dozens of variations of the traditional Lobster Roll and lobster-infused dishes at participating restaurants • Sample Lobster Ale • Check out Locke’s Island Lobster Wool! • Discover Lobster Lore - the art, music, stories and traditions shaped by the Lobster Industry • Shop Local • Learn to create your own nautical treasures and souvenirs • Discover how the lobster industry works • Pack your bags and check-in for the Crawl! For all the details visit lobstercrawl.ca

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