Algonquin Park Winter
There are several groomed trails along the park's main corridor with over 80km of great skiing awaiting you. The corridor itself is usually well maintained but make sure you check with the park first if the weather is dicey.
For information on cross country ski equipment rentals for the park have a look at our Guides and Outfitters section.
There is a dedicated snow shoeing trail just off of the Minnising Trail and of course the whole park is open to possibilities. All the trails except the ski trails can be used for snowshoeing. Inquire with the park (or better still help support the Friends of Algonquin by purchasing a trail description - See the Literature section to find trails that are suitable to your skill and fitness level. Of course the rest of the park is accessible too but ensure you have the orienteering skills, map and compass before you venture off trail.
For information on snowshoe rentals for the park have a look at our Guides and Outfitters section.
A number of outfiits offer dog sledding trips in the park. This is a wonderful way to into the outdoors in winter and to see Algonquin from a totally different perspective. See our Guides and Outfitters section to get details on the tours.
have the equipment and the inclination you couldn't ask for a better location
than the Mew Lake Campground. There are three main ski areas not far from
The parks main corridor, highway 60 is open during the winter (watch those logging trucks). This provides access to the winter camping, yurts, cross country ski and snow shoeing trails. Several outfitters provide dog sledding in the park.
For information on outdoor guiding, instruction or equipment rentals for the park have a look at our Guides and Outfitters section.
For current conditions, along with definitive information on the park, contact the park authorities. For regional information check with the local chambers of commerce and tourism offices. Outdoor shops, outfitters and clubs in the vicinity of the park may be other excellent sources of information.
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