South Georgian Bay - A Winter Wonderland
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
In the winter, South Georgian Bay turns into a winter wonderland. The local ski hills and endless trails in the area are perfect for those looking for an outdoor adventure.
Here are some incredible places to check out this winter:
Note: As the conditions change throughout the winter, be sure to check online or call before you leave. Conditions may impact the operating hours of these businesses and/or certain services.
Located on the Niagara Escarpment, Highlands Nordic provides amazing views of Georgian Bay and its bountiful nature. Enjoy 25 km of ski trails, 7km of snowshoe trails, and an 8,000 square foot lodge complete with cafeteria, meeting rooms, pro-shop, rentals and more. Weather-permitting, they even have a tobogganing park!
To check current conditions, please visit their website here.
Whether you prefer to ski, snowboard, Hike N Tube, experience the Ridge Runner, or snowshoe, there is a whole lot of fun to be had at Blue Mountain Resort. Afterwards you can partake in Apres Ski or take a stroll through the Village and explore all it has to offer!
To check what attractions are currently open, please visit their website here.
Enjoy the 27 km trail network by cross country ski, or hike by snowshoe on 10 km of trails at Scenic Caves. Looking for a stunning view of Georgian Bay? Snowshoe over the Suspension Bridge, where you will be suspended high above the snowy forest floor with an incredible 360 view. On a clear day, you can see to the far side of Georgian Bay and beyond!
To check the current conditions at Scenic Caves, click here.
There are four different snowshoe loops that can be accessed directly from the Clubhouse, ranging in length from 1 to 1.5 km. This includes the Waterfall Trail, The Maze, Escarpment Loop and the epic Horizon Hike, featuring a spectacular view of South Georgian Bay. Plus guests can get access to the incredible network of Upper Trails located on top of the escarpment and connect with the Highlands Nordic network. In total Duntroon Highlands gives access to more than 15 kms of managed snowshoe trails.
Please visit their website here.
Free Spirit Tours will take you on a memorable adventure in South Georgian Bay. Snowshoe through the woods before exploring the caves at Metcalfe Rock.
Tours typically start in December and run daily, with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Please visit their website to book a tour.
With Eagle Adventures, you can book a customized snowshoe tour! Snowshoe through the woods and take in the beauty of the forest, river, rocky landscape and more. They even offer tours under the stars!
To plan your customized snowshoe experience, please contact Eagle Adventures.
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Wasaga Beach offers some amazing terrain for skiing in Central Ontario with over 30 km of groomed trials. Experienced skiers can challenge themselves on the High Dunes Trail, while beginner skiers can enjoy the Blueberry Trail. The Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre, typically open from December – March, offers equipment rentals, light refreshments and shelter to take a break and warm up.
To check trail conditions and when the Centre will officially open for the season, please visit the Ontario Parks website here.