Snow has two positive uses: it can be used to build snow-jurors when neighbors don't show up to serve in a non-binding apartment court, and you can ski on it. Utilize the pillowy stuff in one way or another with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an Intro to Snowshoeing and Guided High Park Adventure (a $50 value) from Toronto Adventures, meeting in High Park. Adventures are usually scheduled (weather permitting) Saturdays and Sundays during December, January, and February at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Toronto Adventures leads jolly journeyers into the picturesque snow globe of High Park for a two-hour guided snowshoeing adventure. The tour begins with a simple 30-minute snowshoeing lesson to get all hikers up to speed on the ins and outs of the fabled foot rackets. Once laced up, participants are led through scenic trails that wind their way through forests and fields, past wildlife and politicians rarely observed in the city. This intro course is suitable for beginners of all ages and shoe sizes, and presents an easy way to learn snowshoeing basics without leaving the city. Toronto Adventures suggests that all participants, like chilly onions, dress in warm, waterproof layers and flat-bottomed boots.
Though many comment on its kayaking tours, reviewers on Toronto Adventures’ self-maintained meetup.com page leave glowing testimonials:
Toronto Adventures Inc.
The team at Toronto Adventures Inc. create winter, summer, spring, or fall fun adventures by taking urbanites out of their condos and A-frames and into the area's nearby-yet-faraway outdoor streams, trails, and forests. In winter, the guides lead groups snowshoeing in the Humber Valley and Copeland Forest, and in warmer months, they glide teams over two rivers for kayaking and canoeing adventures. Paddlers cast gentle ripples over waters that harbour salmon and turtles while admiring shores that shelter deer, foxes, and blue heron.
Summer enthusiasts can also bask in the warm weather by sailing on Lake Ontario in keelboats, staring directly into the sun, or standing astride a paddleboard at Sunnyside Beach. For land lovers, guided hikes explore the Humber and Rouge valleys as well as the Bruce Trail. Toronto Adventures also offers adventure bus trips, dogsledding, stand up paddleboarding, hiking, and sailing.