Ontario Snowshoeing

The Highway 400 & Highway 11 corridor is the major access route into Ontario’s snowshoe country. An array of Ontario snowshoe trails awaits the most avid snowshoe or the novice.

The history of the snowshoe evolved out of necessity. Without a reliable means of winter transportation, arctic tribesman would be limited to short treks around their camps. The advent of the snowshoe allowed for effective Winter hunting and transportation.

The snowshoe effectively distributes the hiker’s mass across a larger area of snow, thus allowing him/her to float on the surface of the snow. The new light weight snowshoes are perfect for the aging baby boomers. Check the 400Eleven snowshoeing tips to make your Ontario outdoors winter experience one of the best ever.

This Winter snowshoe through the many spectacular scenery’s in Ontario’s natural playground. From the first time snowshoe adventurer wanting a basic lesson, to a family outdoor outing can be as close as a getaway to Scenic Caves Nordic Centre in Collingwood. For the more adventurous the drive to Couples Resort in Whitney for a truly rewarding experience. Wye Marsh in Midland will lead you on a 3-hr. eco tour.

Ski clubs such as the High Park Ski Club in Toronto, Ontario offer special packages throughout the province, and provide transportation for the drive north into Ontario’s Snowshoe Country.

Whatever the skill level, there’s a getaway package and trail for every family member in Ontario’s Winter Wonderland.

Adventure Lodge Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

Adventure Lodge

COUPLES & PETS

Algonquin Park, Authentic Log Cottages & Cabins.

Couples Escape to Connect & Discover!

Carbon Neutral*, All-Inclusive, Exclusive Rustic Lodge.

Breakfast & Dinner (simple and gluten free) All-Inclusive Daily!!

3 Authentic Log Cabins with Real Wood Fireplace.

6 Log Jacuzzi Cottages with Real Wood Fireplace.

FREE Algonquin Park Pass for the Hiking trails and Museums.

Nestled among the tall, whispering pines and majestic, cascading waters of the Madawaska River lays the Adventure Lodge.  A Hideaway to connect with and discover Algonquin Park nature while connecting and discovering each other.  Pet Friendly.  Created and Built in 2003 as a rustic and very simple and quiet Algonquin Couples Retreat.  

Summer free Canoes and Kayaks

Winter free Snowshoes

Located on an abandoned railway line on the Madawaska River, which is perfect for walking or biking.  Nearby Horseback riding, and endless Algonquin Hiking trails.  Winter endless Cross Country ski trails.

Spring Summer Fall Winter

Address:

250 Nipissing Road
Algonquin Park, ON  K0J 2M0

Toll Free:

1-888-327-3403

www.AdventureLodge.com

info@adventurelodge.com

VIEW FULL DETAILS Check Availability Visit Website

Algonquin Highlands Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

Frost Centre Ski & Snowshoe

Frost Centre Snowshoe Trails
38 kms of Snowshoe Trails, Snowshoe rentals available

Spend the day exploring exhilarating, winter backcountry trails along scenic St. Nora Lake. Quietly snowshoe through a fresh blanket of snow to view spectacular ice falls along towering granite cliff faces. Trek to breathtaking panoramic lake views. Meander through towering mature pines and stop to wonder at the serenity of a secluded forest bog.  Once off the trails, sit and talk about all of the wildlife you have seen as you rest by the crackling fire of the woodstove in the historic Towerman’s Cabin. These trails are incredibly beautiful and offer something for all levels of ability.

Spring Summer Fall Winter

Address:

20130 Hwy 35
12km south of the Town of Dorset
, ON  

Telephone:

(705) 766-9033

www.algonquinhighlands.ca

trails@algonquinhighlands.ca

VIEW FULL DETAILS Visit Website

Couples Resort Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

Runaway to Romance and Adventure!

1st Class Gourmet Dining. 5 Course Dinners Awarded a Top 10 Dining Experience by North American Inns.  Dinner and Breakfast Included in Prices.

Wine Spectator Awarded Wine Cellar. $0 Corkage Fee.

Leading Spas of Canada approved Organic Algonquin Spa.

Horseback riding at Algonquin Park and FREE Algonquin  Park Daily Pass.

Winter in Algonquin Park is a one of a kind experience, from walking to skiing, from Horseback to Dogsledding, from snowmobiling to ice skating

48 Intimate lakefront accommodations, from 600 to 1500 sq ft each Jr. Suite or Cabin has a very large double Jacuzzi in front of the Wood Burning Fireplace, all with Private Decks overlooking the Lake.

All accommodations exceed 5 Diamond rating standards.  Many are Opulent and furnished by The Art Shoppe of Toronto having their own Outdoor Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Bath, Double Walk-in Shower with 4 Shower Heads and 50” Plasma TV.

Spring Summer Fall Winter

Address:

139 Galeairy Lake Rd.
Algonquin Park
Whitney, ON  K0J 2M0

Telephone:

(613) 637-1179

Toll Free:

1-866-202-1179

www.couplesresort.ca

info@couplesresort.ca

VIEW FULL DETAILS Check Availability Visit Website

KKR Cottages Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

KKR Cottages

KKR Cottages is located just east of Huntsville in the resort community of Oxtongue Lake. We are only minutes from Algonquin Park which offers a variety of walking and biking trails, a Visitor Centre, Logging Museum, and Art Centre.

KKR Cottages is a spacious 2 acre property with our own private sand beach, ideal for young children. Older kids and adults will enjoy canoeing, kayaking and of course our water trampoline.

We have two cottages which are well suited for larger, extended families looking to enjoy a vacation together or even just for a weekend getaway. The Lakeview Cottage is a large open concept 2 bedroom cottage. Our Log House is a 2 bedroom rustic log cabin with lots of Muskoka charm. Each cottage has a propane barbeque and equipped with everything you will need for an enjoyable stay.

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre Snowshoeing

Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures – snowshoeing

Explore 10 km of pristine snowshoe trails winding through a 200 year old forest of magnificent 100 foot tall maple beech and oak trees on 370 acres of the Niagara escarpment.  Snowshoe across Southern Ontario’s Longest Suspension Footbridge providing spectacular 10,000 sq. km. views. Perched high atop the mountain, the unique geographic location provides an excellent elevation for snow conditions and consistent temperatures. Warm up by a roaring fire in the rustic chalet serving delicious hot foods. Reserve a spot on guided night snowshoe hikes.  Rent the newest technology in snowshoe equipment by leading manufacturers.  Open 7 days per week from December to March, including holidays.
Visit the website for details:  www.sceniccaves.com

Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures 2018

Wed. Dec 27, 2017, Sat. Dec 30, 2017, Sun. Dec 31  (New Year’s Eve)
Wed. Jan 3, 2018, Sat Jan 6, Sat. Jan 13, Sat. Jan 20, Sat. Jan 27
Sat. Feb 3, 2018, Sat. Feb 10, Sat. Feb 17  (Family Day Weekend), Sun. Feb 18  (Family Day Weekend), Sat. Feb 24
Sat. Mar 3, 2018, Sat. Mar 10, Wed. Mar 16, Sat. Mar 17

Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. No experience is required and the pace is moderate. Recommended for ages 8-10 and older.  Night snowshoe hikes are scheduled for most Saturday nights and run weather-permitting. If there is no snow, guests will be advised to wear hiking boots instead.  Cost: $40.

Spring Summer Fall Winter

Address:

260/280 Scenic Caves Road
Blue Mountains, ON  L9Y 0P2

Telephone:

(705) 446-0256

www.sceniccaves.com

info@sceniccaves.com

VIEW FULL DETAILS Visit Website

Cedar Grove Lodge Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold

Cedar Grove Lodge offers individual lakeside cottages on beautiful Peninsula Lake. We are located in Muskoka, 10 minutes East of Huntsville and 15 minutes West of Algonquin Park.

Many of our cottages are log and all offer a wood burning fieldstone fireplace, we supply all of the wood and firelogs free of charge. Visit our website for photos and panoramic photos of our cabins.

Bring your appetite to the lodge because included in the rates are 3 meals per day.

Winter brings skating on the lake, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and relaxing by the fire in your own lakeside cabin.

An Eco friendly resort rated 4 green leaves by the Audubon Eco rating program.

Please view our website for over 100 photos, rates and more information.

“A Muskoka Tradition” for over 80 years.

 

 

Spring Summer Fall Winter

Address:

P.O. Box 5104
Huntsville, ON  P1H 2K5

Telephone:

(705) 789-4036

Toll Free:

1-800-461-4269

www.cedargrove.on.ca

info@cedargrove.on.ca

Check Availability Visit Website

Wye Marsh Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre Snowshoeing

Wye Marsh Ski Trails are rapidly becoming the “not so…best kept secret” of the area. This winter ski 25 km of groomed & track-set ski trails through beautifully diverse terrain which meanders through picturesque areas of hardwood forests and cedar groves.  There are an additional 10 km of hiking and snowshoe trails that take you through our interpretative trails and boardwalk.

Spring Summer Fall Winter

Address:

16160 Hwy 12
Midland, ON  L4R 4K6

Telephone:

(705) 526-7809

www.wyemarsh.com

info@wyemarsh.com

Visit Website