Not ready to say goodbye to Frontenac’s 100 km trail network? This winter, trade your hiking boots for a pair of snowshoes or skis!
Nature-lovers come from around the globe to explore Frontenac Provincial Park‘s trails. Perched on the southern arm of the Canadian Shield, this park features granite outcrops, vast wetlands, scenic lakes and mixed forests.
The trail network boasts short loops for beginners, as well as 20 km+ routes for the seasoned adventurer.
Located just 30 minutes north of Kingston, Frontenac is a terrific day-trip destination. Families can pack a lunch and spend the whole day outdoors. Washrooms (and an indoor warm-up spot) available at the Visitors Centre.
More the rugged adventuring type? Turn your day-trip into a winter camping excursion. Frontenac’s backcountry sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the Park Office to check availability: 613-376-3489.
No snowshoes? No problem
Frontenac staff is standing by in the Park Office with rentals!
Snowshoes and poles are available (first-come, first-served) and sizes are available for kids and adults.
Feel the need for (snowy) speed?
Sign up for the Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race (January 14, 2017)! Featuring a rugged wide and single track trail that includes rolling terrain on a combination of potentially deep snow and packed trail sections, you’ll find a little bit of everything on this beautiful backcountry course.
The Park Office will be open for registration, washrooms, awards ceremony and to stay warm when not racing. Register for the race by January 1 to claim the earlybird rate!
Prefer cross-country skiing?
While some of Frontenac’s trails are track-set, many areas have a rugged ambiance we like to call “backcountry skiing.” Breathe in the crisp air and revel in the natural solitude as you ski through a silent winter forest!
Time to warm up?
End your trip (or take a washroom break) at the Frontenac Visitor Centre. Peruse the exhibits or recharge by the fireplace.
Many weekends, the Friends of Frontenac even serve hot chocolate!