Likely the most popular Nordic ski centre in S.W. Ontario is Sawmill, outside of Hepworth. Here resides an active club that takes good care of the 11 km of Cross-Country and Skate skiing trail they offer.
There is good reason this spot is well known. At the base of the Bruce Peninsula this location is at a high point and north enough to get lots of snow and have a long ski season.
Recently, I was able to ski most of it and found the terrain enjoyable, with no surprises. A few hills were medium in height and steeper on the Black loops but nothing a seasoned skier would struggle with.
Rating a loop Difficult – Black is all relative, right? Yes, they are the hardest there; but by Ontario standards, they feel like Blue runs.
Though there is good map signage at many intersections, not all trail forks had directions, so out came my paper map. (that I printed at home)
The 5 km of Snowshoe trails have 3 loops that each take you further out. They are enjoyable and scenic if you are able. It was evident that some of these trails had steep terrain and I would rate parts of this as Difficult.
You can do night skiing on the Jackrabbit loop 1.1 km. (Please turn off the lights when you leave, but make sure no one else is still out there.)
A warm cabin is open every day, yet there are no other services. The outhouses are out by the parking lot and I hear gear rental can be had locally.
There is not a lot of trail to traverse here, but I saw many skiers there on a Sunday morning, in a snowstorm! The draw is well-maintained, wide track with good grooming that Nordic skiers like.
Though a little out of the way, Sawmill has some fine, scenic loops to please everyone who can travel there where it snows first, and all winter.