Get out and enjoy a Cross-country Ski Vacation in the Almaguin Highlands north of Muskoka Ontario Canada.
Cross-country skiing in the north has become a very popular sport for locals and tourists. Snow conditions in this area are always fantastic. We have short trails from 1km to full days. In the Mattawa area you can enjoy skiing at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. Loxton Beaver Trail originally built and maintained for winter use as a ski trail is now also opened for the summer as a hiking trail. This trail will take you past Loxton and Beaver Lake, both of which are visible from the trail. Moose Mountain Trail offers the hiker a spectacular view of neighbouring Loxton Lake from the top of what is locally known as Moose Mountain. Tower Trail wanders through a majestic hardwood forest and offers a breathtaking lookout over the Almaguin Highlands. You can enjoy a 1km hike eventually linking with Tower Trail or a 2km hike on the Muskoka Trail that follows along part of the original Muskoka Road in Machar Township. Dam Trail, which is around 2km in the Village of Magnetawan. Follow the Dam Trail signs around the island and take in vistas of waterfalls, granite outcroppings, the old lighthouse on scenic Lake Cecebe, and Centennial Park. Ahmic Lake Golf Club Trails is a 5km loop skirting the Magnetawan River to Braodmeadow Wildlife Area. Old Green House Trail is a 5km loop just past Ahmic Harbour. Return to a small museum, pasta house and licensed lounge in a century home to complete your outing. Woodland Trail is a 2km loop east of the Magnetawan River. This trail is excellent for cross-country skiing and hiking. The Park-to-Park Trail and the Seguin Trail is also used for cross-country skiing in the Almaguin Highlands.
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MUSKOKA CROSS COUNTRY SKI EXPERIENCE
Learn from square one or polish your classic or Skating technique with a Ski For Life Outing On the forested trails of KOA Nordic Centre
(1083 Reay Rd. just off Gravenhurst Parkway)
To view photos of KOA Nordic Centre trails go to www.skiforlife.net Click on KOA Nordic, Gravenhurst. Contact Danette at www.sandlake.on.ca for accommodations. Specials available for a three night reservation.
After having a relaxing weekend up north most people head south to return home. Most checkouts for any type of accommodation up north are around 10am. Why not spend a half-day skiing from 11am to 2pm. Meet us at KOA Nordic trails as they head south on Hwy. 11,just a few kms off the highway. Just 5 km from Gravenhurst -- Just 8 km from Bracebridge.
Skiing at KOA in Gravenhurst north of Toronto on weekends
Take a 3-hour or full day Instructional session by Dan Mahony, CANSI level 1 instructor at KOA in Gravenhurst. Some packages include equipment and food. See Ski For LIfe for more details.
Skiing at Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville on Saturdays
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
If you're interested in skiing on Saturdays we may have a few openings for a full day of instruction as well as equipment provision by Ski For Life. Plus you would get to ski at Arrowhead Provincial Park starting around 9:30am with a lunch break then head to Arrowhead Park after lunch. Contact Ski For Life for more information at www.skiforlife.net
Discovery Routes celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Blue Sky Region with all-season land and water based trails that follow historic voyageur trade routes, wind through colonization ghost towns, and dissect rugged rocky gorges with panoramic views. These unique trails of discovery for hiking, biking, canoeing, inline skating, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, equestrian, ATVing, snowmobiling, and other trail-related activities form a trail network stretching from Mattawa through North Bay to the French River, north to Marten River and south to Highway 518.
701 Oak Street East North Bay, ON P1B 9T1
Tel: 705-474-5420 Fax: 705-474-9793