Glebe Park Nordic trails are one of the hardest and quickest set of ski loops in southern Ontario.
Very close to the town of Haliburton, this is a great spot for any experienced Cross Country or Skate skier.
Many of the sections are challenging in a good way. Lots of variety and options to extend or shorten your route. Trails are never busy, well-groomed and marked.
Here you will find some fine hilly tracks out in the peaceful wilderness. Be ready for 10 – 20 metre climbs and descents with quick turns and steep fast sections if the snow is fast. Because of this, trails are all one way.
For the beginner there is little here to practice on. Only one small loop that is used for night skiing. Otherwise you may be doing too many walks on those “scary” hills and where’s the fun in that?
The back end of the loops can be rather lonely so be prepared and give yourself time to ski back. (I once broke a binding here and had to ski 7 km back on one ski!)
There may still be a connecting trail to other trail systems west of this park for more skiing…right to the Pinestone Inn…check first
Snowshoeing can be done on 5 km of independent trail, with now 6 loops. The yellow trail 1 km goes around south behind Fleming College and past the Sculpture Garden which has some quirky outdoor installations.
Other Snowshoe loops start from behind the Haliburton Museum, were one can get a free set of shoes to use.
There are few amenities here but the town of Halburton is just on the other side of the lake.
The museum or club house may be open. Typically it’s an honour system to pay your trail fee.
Avid skiers will find Glebe’s challenges, fun and a good workout, having some of the largest hills in Ontario, similar to Horseshoe.