Since we only have a few weeks left of winter, we have to make the most of it. Enjoying outdoor, snowy activities is a great start and one of the best places to do it is in Eastern Ontario. We suggest exploring the wonderful village of Cumberland, just outside of Ottawa.

An all-season-worthy adventure, Cumberland Village is a historic place founded by United Empire Loyalists in the early 1800s, according to Ottawa Tourism.

“Today it’s home to a vibrant arts and crafts scene of quilters and weavers,” shares the site.

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This small community is not only an artsy and tasty destination with local bakeries and restaurants, but it’s also home to trails perfect for the winter.

According to the Cumberland Village website, the Wilsondale Trails are a must-try – perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It is a stunning area if you’re itching to get views of the Ottawa River Valley.

Make sure to check out the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. They have a collection of historic buildings that recreates a rural Ontario village in the 1920s and 1930s.

They also have “immersive exhibitions that tell the story of country life as new technologies, transportation, and cultural trends were emerging,” according to the Ottawa Tourism site.

And what’s an Ottawa region trip without a visit to Mer Bleue Bog, just minutes away from the village?

It’s over 7,000 years old and is the second-largest bog in southern Ontario, home to over 20 km of trails, according to Ottawa Tourism. Here you can also partake in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on two of its trails.

If you go in February, recharge at Proulx Maple and Berry Farm with a sugarbush brunch. They host an annual Maple Fest from mid-February to the end of April.

It sounds to us like you’ve found your next winter adventures!