Winter in Ontario’s Highlands means plenty of snow – and when there’s snow, adventure awaits! All that you need to explore our expansive network of trails are some cross-country skis or snowshoes. Bring your own, or stop by one of our outfitters to get you all set up for your excursion. You’ll be sure to have fun whether you opt for the quiet solitude of your own company, bring along your friends or family for a great day trip, or join an excursion to meet some new faces. The winter forest is full of wildlife, so don’t be surprised if you run into birds, rabbits, and deer as you wander.
Here are five ways you can explore winter trails in Ontario’s Highlands.
- Tap in to your “True North” pride while exploring the breathtaking Haliburton Highlands on a Ski Like a Canadian adventure with Yours Outdoors.
- Find quiet (and maybe a moose or two) while exploring the snow-covered trails of the eco-friendly Pinecone Forest, where you can also spend the night in a cozy chalet.
- Take the covered surface lift all the way to the top at Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride and snowshoe along the beautiful three-kilometer trail that offer panoramic views of Eagle Lake and Moose Lake.
- Go for a winter hike or snowshoe on the Manitou Trails that surround the ski mountain at Calabogie Peaks Resort on thousands of acres of virgin Crown land, ready for you to make your mark.
- Find your perfect winter trail by visiting the Ontario Trails Council and Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance websites.
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