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New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip 2019
January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
It’s time you took a better New Year’s photo.
The best, most interesting, and only truly Canadian New Year’s event in Muskoka is the Huntsville Polar Bear Dip, and it’s back for the eighth year.
At noon on Jan. 1, the region’s bravest will jump into the icy waters of Peninsula Lake both for their own glory and to support the work of Community Living Huntsville.
Community Living Huntsville provides supports and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities. They work so that each individual may grow to be the decision makers in their own lives at home, school, work and within the communities of North Muskoka.
Following the dip, to help warm everyone up, there will be a bonfire near the dock and free hot chocolate for all, sponsored by Hidden Valley Resort.
Interested dippers only need to attend just before noon on Jan. 1 at Huntsville’s Hidden Valley Resort beach at 1755 Hidden Valley Road.