A Danish word pronounced hue-gah or hoo-guh, hygge denotes a quality of coziness, contentment and well-being.
Whether we realize it or not, Huron County has been practicing the hygge lifestyle for years. Between hunkering down in the coziness by a fire, and getting outside to take in the magic of a fresh, fallen snow, Ontario’s West Coast is a great place to be during some of the darkest days of the year.
Explore activities, pastimes and experiences designed to enjoy and inspire while embracing your hygge in Huron this winter.
“Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people that we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down.”
– Meik Wiking,
The Little Book of Hygge
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Part of the hygge concept is to keep it relaxed and simple. In order to keep thigs simple and easy, we’ve curated collections of exceptional local items and delicacies that embody hygge for you to enjoy.
Getting outside and getting active is proven to improve mood and mental health, not to mention how fun it is. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing and skating around on an outdoor rink are all great ways to feel energized and put a smile on your face.
Mix your Danish Hygge with Japanese Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. There is lots of scientific evidence that forest bathing, being in a natural setting under trees, can have rejuvenating benefits to our mind, body and spirit.
The Huron County Library is celebrating our feathered friends this winter. Learn about and find new appreciation for the many types of birds that weather the winter months along with us. Note that we have used the humble chickadee in our Huron Hygge logo this year.
Grab your friends and pile your plates high with the most delectable brunch items Huron County has to offer. From fluffy pancakes and stuffed French toast to eggs benedict and build your own omelets. It’s what brunch dreams are made of.
Ontario’s West Coast has emerged as one of Ontario’s newest craft beer, cider, and wine regions. Many local breweries and wineries remain open on weekends throughout the winter months.