Georgian Nordic

8 Nine Mile Lake Rd., near Parry Sound
Posted on January 2, 2018 / 2716
Georgian Nordic
Location : Northern Ontario
X-Ski km : 30
Skate km : 19
Snowshoe km : 4.5
Skill Level : Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : small hills, gentle hills, open fields, flat sections
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 –  30 km

Cross Country track set   –  30 km
Skate Skiing  groomed  – 19  km
Snowshoe  trail –  4.5 km

Skill – all levels

Terrain –  flat sections, few hills, thinly forested, open vistas

Hours – 9am – 4pm daily

Fee – adult $20, youth $10, family $50, snowshoe $8, also half day rates

Trail Map – markers and maps posted

Facilities –  parking, chalet, snacks, rentals of skis, lessons

Highlights – scenic, open Canadian Shield landscape

Phone – 705 746-5067

Website –   Georgian Ski Club,  Facebook

Similar Trails WasagaWalden, Kawartha

Local Clubs – Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club, Five Winds Backcountry Ski Club

Access – parking lot is West side of Hwy 124, across the train track.

Georgian Nordic Ski Centre serves the Parry Sound area with a good selection of trails for all Nordic enthusiasts.

The groomed trails have an equal amount of easy to advanced loops that are never crowded, in a very scenic and not too hilly area.

This area of Ontario is open, bare Canadian Shield rock with trees, marshy patches and lakes. In the winter most of this is frozen and covered in snow.

This makes for very scenic trails with some forested treed spots and other open areas where you can see the rolling mounds of stone are snow covered.

Trails take you around and over this terrain which add plenty of variety to the loops.

The local club is very active with grooming, races and lessons. The chalet (Burrow) is warm and has the comforts needed after a long ski.

I noted prices got bumped up quickly but the skiing is still good. In warmer weather, the trails are at risk of getting soggy in the low areas.

The region can get a lot of snow blowing off Georgian Bay, so there is never a shortage.  Take care in driving as the conditions can change quickly.

Snowshoeing can be done on a 4.5 km loop and beyond as there is plenty of open area.

Opening Hours
  • Monday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday :9 am - 4 pm

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