451 Arrowhead Park Rd., Hunstville
Posted on January 6, 2018 / 6767
Location : Northern Ontario
Note : Popular
X-Ski km : 30
Skate km : 16
Snowshoe km : 9
Skill Level : Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : small hills, large hills, wide paths, steep sections, gentle hills, bridges, open fields
Facilities : parking, chalet, warming huts, toilets/outhouse, change rooms, drinking water, food close by, trailhead map, good trail signage, trails maintained, track set, pro shop, gear rentals
Trail Fee : Yes

Length – 46 km
Cross Country track set   30 km
Skate Skiing  groomed  16 km
Snowshoe  trail  9 km

Skill – All levels with an equal amount for all skill levels

Terrain –  flat sections around the lake and winding river, a few steep trails by the access road, good skate ski workout

Hours – 8:30 am – 5 pm (an hour later in March)

Fee – Adults $17.75, kids $9,  under 6 yrs free

Trail map – Well signed routes, paper map may still be available

Facilities –  Parking, 2 warming huts, snacks, rentals of skis and snowshoes, ice skating trail

Highlights – Free tubing hill, winter camping, visit Huntsville or stay overnight

Phone – 705  789-5105

Website – Ontario Parks   Park Blog

Current Conditions

Similar Trails – Kawartha,  Mountainview,  Wasaga

Local Clubs- Arrowhead Nordic Ski ClubTrakkers Cross CountryGeorgian Nordic Ski Club

Directions – from Toronto head up Hwy 11,  just north of Huntsville, past Hwy 60 to the next turn off 226, taking Muskoka Rd. 3 briefly, then left on Arrowhead Park Rd. for a few minutes. Passes at gate house then drive down hill to lake and park.

Arrowhead Provincial Park has long been a favourite to skiers willing to drive to Huntsville. You’re guaranteed snow there and great Nordic skiing.

Every level can find a trail to suit and some fresh air amongst the trees.

The main gate house at the top of the hill has all your rental and waxing needs plus snacks.

On a sunny day this is a beautiful place to cross-country ski around the lake, even when it’s chilly and the winds are low.

Grooming is adequate and track conditions never too icy. The easy course (green on the map) is among the trees on the old flood plains of the river.

Trails are not patrolled and if you head out to the back loops it gets lonely out there like on the Beaver Meadow. So be ready, and keep an eye on the time. It gets dark early.

Cross Country skis, sit-skis, snowshoes, sledge and ice skate can be rented at this park.

Snowshoers have a few nice loops to hike through. A walk by Mayflower Lake and some hills will spice things up.

Beyond this you can bushwalk the numerous closed campgrounds and beyond.

The newest addition is an Ice Skating trail loop around the campground, amongst the trees.

This has become a popular, trendy fun thing to do lately. I saw many skaters enjoying this activity.

Opening Hours
  • Monday :8:30 - 5 PM
  • Tuesday :8:30 - 5 PM
  • Wednesday :8:30 - 5 PM
  • Thursday :8:30 - 5 PM
  • Friday :8:30 - 5 PM
  • Saturday :8:30 - 5 PM
  • Sunday :8:30 - 5 PM

Arrowhead winter trail map

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