Instead of buying each other Christmas presents, my husband and I indulge ourselves in a post-Christmas trip to Alton, to hike all day in the snow and then eat a ridiculously tasty meal over the waterfall at Millcroft Inn. We then stay over night in one of the crofts (with real wood fire places!) and stoke up a very toasty, smokey fire for the night:) There is no heat source quite like a fire place.
This year we hiked through ‘Forks of the Credit’ provincial park. We went about a week after the massive ice storm that covered Southern Ontario this Christmas. It was -20C at noon but it was a thoroughly enjoyable 4 hour hike. To make it better, I found my pictures of the same hike from August of 2010. So here we have winter and summer shots of the same vistas: (Three years apart!)