If you can't kayak - hiking or cross country skiing are great second options. When the sun is blazing you tend to forget about the cold temperatures and the bitter wind coming off the atlantic. The recent addition to the East Coast Trail running out of Quidi Vidi is a great hike and quickly accessible. But we needed a little extra caution at this time of year. There were many hidden icy patches under cover of soft blowing snow and we found some sections of the trail are not as easy to find and a misplaced step, may be a land you in what in the spring or summer is bog.