Win­ter Fun Day a suc­cess at Mil­ford House

Annapolis Valley Register - - COMMUNITY - BY WENDY RICHARD

De­spite the lack of snow and thin­ning or no ice on the lakes, Mil­ford House and the County of An­napo­lis Win­ter Ac­tiv­ity Team hosted a free Fam­ily Win­ter Fun Day at Mil­ford House on March 3.

Folks who at­tended were met with more than just the warmth of a bustling fire and home­made treats.

In pre­vi­ous years the County of An­napo­lis has donated snow­shoes and kick sleds with vol­un­teer fa­cil­i­ta­tor-led in­struc­tions for the win­ter ac­tiv­i­ties. Without the snow, this year’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded a guided tour and hike through some of the re­sort’s four hik­ing trails.

It was a free and friendly way to get out and take in some fresh, brisk air that may have been just what the doc­tor or­dered on that cool March af­ter­noon.

Af­ter the trek through the wood­lands, the af­ter­noon came to a close with a hot cup of re­fresh­ment and a chat with Char­lie or Val, long­time em­ploy­ees and man­agers who are al­ways en­thused to share the de­tails of the prop­erty and sto­ries of yes­ter­year.

The leg­endary Mil­ford House, the long­est run­ning fam­ily-ori­ented wilder­ness re­sort, de­spite the lack of snow and rather wet, rainy fall and win­ter sea­son, has re­mained a solid desti­na­tion for the out­door en­thu­si­ast dur­ing the 2017-2018 win­ter months.

Geier Lake, just be­yond the main lodge, and Boot lake, which winds around to the right along the cabin road, to­gether the two lakes en­com­pass the 28 cab­ins, three of which are win­ter­ized. The drive­ways and main roads lead­ing to those win­ter cab­ins are main­tained for snow re­moval dur­ing the off sea­son.

A thank you for those who or­ga­nized and cre­ated sig­nage, flyer de­sign, so­cial me­dia cov­er­age, and to the al­ways boun­ti­ful sup­port from the County of An­napo­lis as well as staff and friends of Mil­ford House who came out for the day.

Be sure to check out all Mil­ford House has to of­fer year round. From hik­ing, swim­ming, fish­ing, ca­noe­ing, snow­shoe­ing, fine din­ing, re­lax­ation, re­cov­ery, rest, peace and seren­ity. A great fam­ily desti­na­tion for the young and old.

You will want to visit their web­site www.mil­ford­house.ca or check them out on Face­book.

WENDY RICHARD

A Win­ter Fun Day at Mil­ford House on High­way 8 in An­napo­lis County went ahead without snow. It was a fun out­ing that saw par­tic­i­pants ex­plore the four hik­ing trails on the prop­erty. There were hot drinks and home­made treats in­volved.

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