Outside the town of Deep River on the upper Ottawa River, Silver Spoon offers plenty of trails to Nordic ski and Snowshoe.
The local club is active in maintaining this location and a few others in the area. At Silver Spoon you will find 30 km of trail with 20 km of it groomed with tracks set.
For Skate skiers try 10 km of trail labelled M, S and H on the map, which are groomed for both classic and ski skating disciplines.
Sloping up from the Ottawa River the terrain gets more hillly as you head inland. The other side of Balmer Rd. (south where the chalet is) gets hilly at the back end and is rated Difficult. If you want even more of a challenge, try the ungroomed 10 km back country Perimeter loop.
Kennedy Creek runs through this area to add some interest, bridges, lookouts and small ponds. Everyone should ski down to the Ottawa River to see the view across of the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec.
Snowshoe tracks at Silver Spoon criss-cross everywhere on their own paths. With 17 km in total, there is more than a days worth here. One track takes you out on to the Ottawa River, but only when the ice is thick enough.
The chalet is open every day as a place to warm up during the ski season from about 11 a.m. to dusk.
If you stay longer in the area the club lists two other ski locations you could try. The Cabin Trails are 50 km of wilderness trail loops from the road west of town out to a cabin near Algonquin Park.
And the Forestry Trails in the Petawawa Research Forest have another 19 km of groomed paths for you to enjoy.
As a 2 & a 1/2 hour drive from Ottawa it is sure to have snow and could be a day trip, or there is enough trail here for a weekend for sure.
With a longer season the community in Deep River enjoys winter sport and you can too. If you do make it out to this remote corner of Ontario, with nearby lodging and dining, it looks promising as a one to two day trip.
Note: I have yet to visit this location and am posting these details to inform and not as a full review. The club has supplied me with some information and images. I invite you to check them out and then leave your own review below.