Family Winter Fun: Lunch and Ice Skating at Fern Resort!

Family Winter Fun: Lunch and Ice Skating at Fern Resort!
12 Feb 2018

Spending quality family time is important to us, whether it is camping in the summer, or doing some fun activities in the winter.

ice skating fern resort main building

On our recent trip to Ontario’s Lake Country, we stopped in at Fern Resort for the day, to have lunch and try out the new 1.5km ice skating trail.

ice skating fern resort dining room


The dining room at Fern Resort is warm and welcoming. It makes you feel like you are home, and not in a restaurant. The menus are filled with family favourites, and there is a lunch buffet and dessert table as well.

ice skating fern resort our table

What we ate

Our awesome server started us off with some of Fern Resort’s famous rolls and honey…

Lauren ate pasta from the lunch buffet…

ice skating fern resort pasta

Rachel ordered the mac and cheese…

ice skating fern resort mac and cheese

Wendy ordered a minestrone soup to start…

ice skating fern resort soup

and had chicken breast with fries and beans for her main…

ice skating fern resort chicken and fries

I ordered steak frites…

ice skating fern resort steak frites

And we all had ice cream sundaes for dessert…

ice skating fern resort ice cream sundaes

Our lunch was amazing, and our server was awesome. So awesome, that he was able to get us some of Fern’s famous rolls to go!

Ice Skating

The 1.5km ice trail is fairly new to Fern Resort. It winds it’s way through the forest, and is quite smooth.

Your skating experience starts at Mary Lou’s Ski Shop, where you pick up your skates, unless you have your own.

ice skating fern resort walking to skating trail

Once you have your skates, you head over to the heated skate hut, put on your skates, and then walk out of the other side of the hut right onto the skating trail. Rachel did really well for her first time skating outdoors.

The trail is very scenic, and well groomed. Lauren had a lot of fun, even though she spent a to of time falling!

Along the way, there is a fire pit where you can stop and warm up…

Wendy and the girls had an amazing time ice skating on the trail at Fern Resort!

ice skating fern resort wendy and lauren

Our short visit was a lot of fun, and has us wanting to go back for a full weekend to experience more of Fern Resort in the winter.

ice skating fern resort girls falling

Winter Day Packages at Fern Resort

Fern Resort has a wonderful Sun and Skate package available on Sundays, which includes a full breakfast at 10:00am or 11:00am, and access to their resort facilities including: 1.5km skating trail, 5.6km cross country ski trails, fun curling on the lake, snowshoeing, skating on the lake, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. Call Fern Resort at 1-800-567-3376 for more pricing and details.

There is also a Torchlit at Twilight Dining and Ice Skating experience on Wednesday evenings, which includes a 4-course dinner at 6:00pm, and night tiki torchlit skating and bonfire until 10:00pm. Call Fern Resort at 1-800-567-3376 for more pricing and details for both of these packages.

ice skating fern resort ball hockey

Other Winter Activities at Fern Resort

There are many things to do at Fern Resort in the winter.

ice skating fern resort wendy and lauren skating

Ice skating was all we had time to do on this trip, but there is also Nordic cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, dog sledding (extra cost), ice fishing, ball hockey, large skating rink, and curling.

Holidays at Fern Resort

Nothing to do and nowhere to go for Family Day? March Break? Look no further than Fern Resort.

Both of these weekends are popular at Fern Resort. Enjoy 3 delicious meals a day, interactive kids activities, nightly entertainment in Bergwen’s Theatre, horse-drawn hayrides, private horse-and-cutter rides, 1.5km ice skating trail, maple syrup collecting (March Break only), dogsledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, play village and kids activity programs. Call Fern Resort at 1-800-567-3376 for more details and to reserve your stay.


Fern Resort is located at 4432 Fern Resort Road in Ramara (just over an hour north of Toronto).
Main: (705) 325-2256
Reservations: 1-800-567-3376

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Disclaimer: Our ice skating experience and meal at Fern Resort was covered and organized by Ontario Lake Country. All opinions are my own.

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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