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Huntsville Will Be Changed Into A Winter Wonderland After Town Approves Plan
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Huntsville Will Be Changed Into A Winter Wonderland After Town Approves Plan

Posted: 2020-11-25 14:25:16 By: thebay

Muskoka Heritage Place will be turned into a winter wonderland, featuring an easy to navigate interactive light trail, that according to proponents, that would lead visitors on a memorable experience which would include seasonal and lunar moon phases. Muskoka Heritage place would also have Nordic ski and snowshoe groomed trails.

The installation is part of a proposal by Jesse Hamilton of the Huntsville Municipal Accommodation Tax Association (MATA) and Kelly Haywood of the Chamber of Commerce made the presentation as part of the COVID 19 Recovery, at Mondays electronic Huntsville Town council meeting.

The report outlined a proposed partnership with the MATA, the Town, The Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Huntsville BIA and the Huntsville Festival of the Arts. One of the initiatives of the report is to light up local  attractions with thousands of lights along with interactive sound and winter fun activities.

Another showpiece would also be displayed on Town hall, and Huntsville Festival of the Arts would activate River Mill park with an adventure zone which would include ice sculptures, snow forts and a maze.

The Downtown Huntsville BIA would add downtown activities such as dog sledding and horse drawn wagon rides on some weekends.  Main St and River Mill Park would also have unique lighting installations. A grant has been approved for $290,000 to help enhance these initiatives.

Kelly Haywood noted that these ideas would not just be for this year, but for many winters to come.  The Town of Huntsville agreed to support these events at a cost of $ 41,500 in cash and $ 46,656 in kind. The other stakeholders would contribute for a grand total of $739,900. 


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