Explore the backcountry snowshoe trails in and around The Blue Mountains and Collingwood with extraordinary views of the Niagara Escarpment and Georgian Bay.
Snowshoe Rentals and Tours at Blue Mountain Resort
Whether it’s your first time on snowshoes or you bring experience, your guide will walk you through everything from snowshoe rentals and equipment, to identifying tracks made by the assorted wildlife species who call our surrounding wilderness home.
Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
Enjoy 27 km of professionally groomed trails, classic and skate skiing high atop the Niagara Escarpment. Snowshoe 10 km of dedicated snowshoe trails, one of which crosses southern Ontario's longest Suspension Bridge. Reserve a guided night snowshoe hike. Warm-up cabin, waxing facilities, equipment rentals, lessons, and food service available.
Pretty River Valley Provincial Park
From Collingwood, go west on Mountain Road to 10th Line and turn left. Drive to Sideroad 33-34 and turn right. Drive west to Collingwood-Clearview Townline where there is a parking lot 500 meters past the Townline on the left. This picturesque forest trail is approximately 6 km.
Loree Forest Loop
The Loree Forest has 7 km un-groomed loop trail that is part of the Bruce Trail. Head up Mountain Road to the roundabout, take the Scenic Caves Road turn and follow this road to Banks. Turn right and stay on this road until you see the sign for Loree. Roadside parking is available.
The Georgian Trail
The 34 km un-groomed linear trail is the perfect place for uncomplicated cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. It follows the route of the original northern railway along the southern shore of Georgian Bay. Each kilometre throughout the trail is signed and maps are located at major access points.
At Nottawasaga Bluffs you will find a series of snowshoe trails located just east of the hamlet of Singhampton. Turn left from Highway 26 onto Milltown Road and follow the signs to this Conservation Area.
Devil's Glen Provincial Park
This non-operating park, located on County Road 124 just west of Singhampton features the highest peaks along the Escarpment, 460 meters above sea level. Snoeshow out to the lookout platform and admire the steep bedrock gorge and sweeping view of the entire valley. The highest location in Southern Ontario, reaching an elevation of approx. 546 meters above sea level, lies about 4 km to the northwest on the Singhampton moraine, looking at Edward Lake.