A great way to see Ontario Parks this winter!
Snowshoes are made so light today that they’re easy to use and a great way to explore parks. Most Ontario Parks are accessible for snowshoeing throughout the winter.
If you are trying snowshoeing for the first time, try Algonquin’s Logging Museum Trail, at km 54.5 (hwy 60). The trail is a 1.3 km loop, with a few gradual hills.
Looking for more of a challenge, try the Hemlock Bluff trail at km 27.2, which is a 3.5 km loop taking you to a cliff, which is overlooking a lake.
If you are the technological snowshoe enthusiast, Wasaga Beach has trail keys throughout their snowshoe trail system. Each key has a QR code that allows you to download the trail map onto your phone!
Mashkinonje, one of Ontario Parks’ best kept snowshoeing secrets with 30 kilometres of looped snowshoe trails to explore.
Check out the park locator for parks that are open during the winter for other designated snowshoe trails. But don’t limit yourself. If you’re a “trail-breaker” feel free to snowshoe through parks that are closed during the winter. There will be no facilities available but you’ll see a completely different side of parks from the summer.