The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their hamsters. Get back to nature with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a snowshoe outing for two at The Lakeside at Thorburn in Clarenville (a $50 total value), which includes the following:
- Four-hour snowshoe rental for two (a $40 value)
- Two one-day activity passes (a $5 value per person)<p>
The Lakeside at Thorburn, a year-round resort perched on the edge of Thorburn Lake, invites explorers into a winter wonderland surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of serene, white wilderness. Equipped with rented snowshoes, visitors tramp for four hours about the wooded trails or over the frozen lake, all the while searching the horizon for wild caribou. Couples should make reservations ahead of time, as only six pairs of snowshoes are available at a time.
Meanwhile, one-day activity passes grant access to The Lakeside’s park, where guests can lace up their own skates and glide along the groomed ice rink or fly down thrilling inclines on a sled, toboggan, or cast-iron wok. Hungry trout nibble at fishing lines dropped through holes within the lake’s coves or within a warm, rented hut (not included with this Groupon), and cold hands can thaw over the cook house’s crackling fire while roasting marshmallows with which to make s’mores or insulate a tattered jacket.