For a change of scenery, Moosewoods offers Nordic skiers a few loops in cottage country. Well run by a local club this location is a favourite easy ski with rolling hills on wide trails.
Skate skiing is popular here as there are few steep climbs and the paths are wide for doing your thing.
As for track set classic nordic skiing…well that depends on the snow base and efforts of the club maintenance crew. Check their Twitter feed to be certain.
The layout is basically two 5 km loops joined together with two additional shortcuts. The closer yellow trail being the most hilly (for that extra burn). The scenery is all mixed forest with no outstanding features.
Trails are two-way, so stick to the right side everyone! I found that tricky with fast skate skiers coming at me around bends.
There are no snowshoe trails anymore and please no walking or dogs on the loops.
You will find two old rustic, charming warming cabins to use for changing and eating your lunch. The first just beyond the turn after the maintenance/ office buildings at the gate. The other by the Roly Poly trail junction.
There is an outhouse and a large parking lot across the highway from the gate and that’s it for services. So bring whatever food, water you need as Haliburton is the closest town with amenities, 8 km away.
This is a typical pleasant ski in the woods of Ontario. It should make for a good outing, though check if they are open. When I dropped by to ski and shoot these photos they were closed due to it being too cold at – 20C .