Kawartha

7107 Hwy 28, Woodview
Posted on January 9, 2018 / 2205
Kawartha
Location : Eastern Ontario
X-Ski km : 46
Skate km : 27
Snowshoe km : 9
Skill Level : Easy, Intermediate
Terrain : small hills, wide paths, 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, gear rentals
Trail Fee : yes

Length –  46 km

Cross Country track set   – 46 km
Skate Skiing  groomed  –  27 km
Night skiing – 2 km
Snowshoe  trail –  9 km

Skill – beginner to intermediate level

Terrain –  mainly flat with small rolling hills, few larger hills, forest canopy cover is sparse

Hours – 9am – 4pm daily

FeeAdult $18, Youth $11,  pay and display

Trail Maps – post signage, good but needs a bit of tweaking

Facilities –  parking, 4 warming huts, chalet, rentals, lessons, races

Highlights – open air skiing, easy trails, wildlife

Phone – 705 931 5672 (during ski season)

Website – Kawartha Nordic

Current Conditions

Similar Trails – Ganaraska, Mountainview, Frontenac

Local Clubs –  Kawartha Nordic

Access – hwy 28 north of 56, parking lot on east side, 100 metres in

The Kawartha Nordic Ski Club runs a very nice trail system north of Peterborough. You will find a family-friendly atmosphere with four warming cabins and lots of loops for beginners.

For the more experienced types add a few extra km’s by doing the wilderness trail on the north end.

Prices are fair and grooming is done for the weekends. Many of the trails have a wide open feel to them, letting the sun shine through.

As mentioned, this site north of Peterborough, before Apsley, in the Canadian Shield is rather flat and trees do not cover much of the trail.

The effect is more kilometres skied on less leg power, and more beautiful blue sky. The trails are patrolled on the weekends.

There is a nice family club feel to this place. Beginners might want to avoid the south Kenner trail as it has a steep section.

The Snowshoe trail follows a 9 km loop from the Woodfine chalet to the Laderach cabin and back. Give yourself plenty of time to get back.

I have seen deer on the trail and many birds at the feeders.

There are rentals, night skiing and please no dogs on the trail.

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

Kawartha ski trail map

 

Kawartha snowshoe trail map

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