macgregorpoint ice trail

Our best-kept winter secret: the MacGregor Point ice trail

If you haven’t explored a snow-covered MacGregor Point Provincial Park, you don’t know what you’re missing! Good roads and a scenic drive gets you to the park, nestled against the shores of Lake Huron in Port Elgin.

The ice skating trail is the premier winter attraction (and best-kept secret!), but MacGregor Point also offers skiing, snowshoeing, camping and other winter fun!

Skate the trail or organize a hockey game on the ice pad!

family skating

Glide through the woods on MacGregor’s ice skating trail. The 400-metre skating trail provides an unforgettable outdoor experience. We turn on our trail lights for skating under the stars until 10:00 pm every day of the week, and that’s when things get truly magical.

putting on skatesWe also have a large ice pad for outdoor hockey enthusiasts, so as to not interfere with skating on the ice trail.

Unlace your skates in our warm-up hut after your adventure.

Go cross-country skiing on family-friendly trails!

The single track-set Deer Run Trail (8km) suits both novice and family-level cross-country skiers. This trail network gently winds through upland hardwood forest and wetland areas.

Strap on some snowshoes!

snowshoesStart the day with a refreshing tramp through the woods. Snowshoe trails are located in Nipissing Campground, as well as on all unplowed campground roads and non-track set hiking trails. Snowshoeing through the (typically) giant snow drifts along Old Shore Road Trail is worthy of a bucket list for sure! (Note: for safety reasons please stay off ice, ice formations and snow drifts on Lake Huron and all ponds within the park.)

Fees

All you pay is a daily vehicle fee to enter the park, including use of:

  • skating trail
  • ice pad
  • cross-country ski trail
  • snowshoe trails

Fees are collected in person or through the pay-and-display machine at the park office just inside the main entrance to the park. Maps are provided to help find your way to the trails.

Check trail conditions before you head out

Winter outdoor activities are always weather dependent. Check park conditions before you leave home, as some activities may not be available. Phone MacGregor Point Office at 519-389-9056 or check our online Ski Report (our ice skating conditions are also listed here).

Why not stay the night?

MacGregor yurt

Snag one of MacGregor Point’s 16 yurts, or bring your tent or trailer for a more rustic camping experience. A heated comfort station with showers and flush toilets is open. Reservations are recommended for the yurts and campsites. (Reservations for the yurts must be made by phone.)

So what are you waiting for? Time to make tracks to MacGregor Point Provincial Park!