Hit the Snowshoe Trails To Explore the Winter Woods

Please note: Our new ‘Great Canadian Wilderness’ website has replaced the old one that ran under our company name, Explorers’ Edge. From time to time in an older post, you may see references to Explorers’ Edge.

Snowshoeing is quite possibly the best way to enjoy winter in this rural destination, as donning a pair of “shoes” lets you explore in winter like never before. Check out all the places to discover in the great Canadian wilderness just north of Toronto! Here is just a partial list, including where to rent and guided tours:

Algonquin Park

The Interpretive Walking Trails inside Algonquin Park are open year round, but are not maintained by Ontario Parks in the winter months. As the snow accumulates, plowing of the parking lots is completed as staff time allows (please do not attempt to park your vehicle along roadways or in unplowed lots). Find more details on plowed and unplowed areas here.

Algonquin Logging Museum Trail km 54.5
Barron Canyon Trail km 29.0
Bat Lake Trail km 30.0

Beaver Pond Trail km 45.2
Berm Lake Trail Achray Campground
Big Pines Trail km 40.3

Booth’s Rock Trail km 40.3
Brent Crater Trail Brent Road
Centennial Ridges Trail km 37.6
Fire Tower Trail Algonquin Visitors Centre km 43.0
Hardwood Lookout Trail km 13.8
Hemlock Bluff Trail km 27.2
The Jack Pine Trail Achray Campground

Lookout Trail km 39.7
Mizzy Lake Trail km 15.4
Peck Lake Trail km 19.2
Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail km 42.5
Track & Tower Trail km 25.0
Two Rivers Trail km 31.0
Whiskey Rapids Trail km 7.2

Almaguin Highlands

Almaguin Community Trails South River
Animosh Trail Kearney
Bare Rock Trail Kearney
Cornelia Levering Broadmeadows Trail Magnetawan
Craig Lake Dam Trail South River
Dam Trail Magnetawan
Horseshoe Trail Kearney
Lion’s Park Boardwalk Kearney
Loxton Beaver Trail South River
Moose Mountain Trail South River
Old Muskoka Trail South River
One-a-Day Trail South River
Sprucedale Recreation Trail Sprucedale
Tom Thomson Trail South River
White’s Farm Trail Kearney

Loring-Restoule

Loring Deer Yard Port Loring

Muskoka

Arrowhead Provincial Park Huntsville
Bracebridge Resource Management Centre Trails Bracebridge
Brydon’s Bay Trail Gravenhurst
Chamberlain Trail Gravenhurst
Cooper’s Falls Trail Gravenhurst
Devil’s Gap Trail Gravenhurst
Fairy Vista Trail Huntsville
Frost Centre Trails Dorset
Gravenhurst Nordic Trails Gravenhurst
Hardy Lake Trail Torrance
Hazlewood Trail Port Carling
Hahne Farm Trail Gravenhurst
Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail Bracebridge
Kahshe Barrens Trail Gravenhurst
Leo Heritage Trail Gravenhurst
Limberlost Forest & Wildlife Reserve Huntsville
Milford Manor Golf Course Trails Milford Bay
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery Bala
Old Stone Trail Gravenhurst
Skeleton Lake Fish Hatchery Trail Utterson

Parry Sound & Area

Nesbitt Trail Ardbeg
Northshore Rugged Trail Parry Sound
Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre McDougall
Humphrey Nature Trails Seguin
Killbear Provincial Park Nobel
North Shore Rugged Hiking Trail Parry Sound
Rotary and Algonquin Regiment Waterfront Fitness Trail Parry Sound
Whitestone Lake Recreational Trail Dunchurch

South Algonquin

Bear Mountain Trail Madawaska
Kluke Lookout Loop Madawaska
Old Railway Trail Whitney
Spectacle Lake/Burnetts Mountain Trail Madawaska

Rentals

Algonquin Outfitters Bracebridge, Huntsville or Oxtongue Lake
Camp Bongopix
Whitney
Frost Centre Rentals Algonquin Highlands *onsite use only
Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre McDougall *onsite use only
Gravenhurst Nordic Trails Gravenhurst *onsite use only
Liv Outside Bracebridge
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery Bala *onsite use only
Muskoka Stay n’ Play Tours Mactier
White Squall Outdoor Store Parry Sound

Guided Tours

Algonquin Adventure Tours Algonquin Park
Camp Bongopix Whitney
Find Your Wild – Snowshoe Safari Huntsville
Liv Outside Bracebridge
Northern Edge Algonquin – Fire & Ice Winter Getaway Algonquin Park
Voyageur Quest – Snowshoe Adventure Algonquin Park

Accommodations with Trails and/or Equipment on Site

Blue Spruce Resort Dwight
Bondi Cottage Resort Dwight
Cedar Grove Lodge Huntsville
Deerhurst Resort Huntsville
Fern Glen Inn B&B Emsdale
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa Minett
Missing Link Adventure Tours Burk’s Falls
Muskoka Bay Resort Gravenhurst
Sherwood Inn Port Carling
Taboo Muskoka Gravenhurst
Trillium Resort & Spa Port Sydney

To plan your stay this winter in the great Canadian wilderness just north of Toronto click here.