Winter Activities

Snow, slush, ice…? Nothing stops Daffodilians from having fun!

OUTDOOR WINTER FUN

Put on your snowsuits and join the outdoor fun during the winter months in Daffodil Township. The first big snow always brings an informal snowperson competition. “Although no prizes are awarded,” explained Acting Mayor Smith, “Daffodilians consider everyone a winner in the Snowperson Competition. Anytime family and friends work together it is a reason to celebrate!”

Sledding on Daffodil Hill (c. 1985)

Sledding on Daffodil Hill, Intermediate-level saucer run (c. 1985)

Snowfall brings sledding, snow volleyball, and snow dancing to Daffodil Township.

“No one can call themselves a true Daffodilian unless they have mastered the Daffodil Hill saucer run,” said Barry Wright, current owner of Lottawata Campgrounds. “It’s sort of a right-of-passage around here.”

“Half the fun of The Hill is wiping out, though,” added Josh Wright, publisher of The Daffodil Gazette. “The snow is soft – I mean, it’s snow, right? And wiping out is kind of awesome. Plus all those wipeouts make your success on The Hill that much sweeter when you finally accomplish it.” 

INDOOR WINTER FUN

Crank up the heat or stoke the fire…indoor fun abounds in Daffodil Township. One favorite indoor winter activity can be found in the lively discussions and debates at a Daffodil Township Book Club meeting. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss novels, non-fiction, or collections of short stories. Books are selected quarterly and any member can nominate a book for the group to read. The group also hosts the annual Coffee & Clues weekend in which participants are only given a limited number of pages to read at a time and they come together for coffee tasting and brainstorming session to try to figure out “whodunit.” Coffee & Clues is held the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Another indoor activity that some Daffodilians enjoy is the critiques of original writing at the Daffodil Township Writers Group. While visitors are usually welcome, it is best to check with a member of the organization to make sure the meeting is open. “Feedback is an essential part of the writing process,” states Tanner Smith, Chair of DTWG. “It is only through feedback that writers learn if our readers and audience understands our intentions.”