Cross-Country Ski Trails in the
Peterborough Area


Trails on this page:  [Devil's Elbow Ski Resort] [Ganaraska Forest]  [Jackson Creek Kiwanis Trail]
                                   [Kawartha Nordic Ski Trail]  [Ken Reid Conservation Area]
                                   [Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park] [Northumberland County Forest]
                                   [Rotary Greenway Trail] [Selwyn Conservation Area] [Silent Lake Provincial Park]
                                   [Promise Rock Nature Area] [Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Area]
                                   [Warsaw Caves Conservation Area]



Name of Trail: Devil's Elbow Ski Resort

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  Cross-country ski trail

Fee: 10.00$

Hours of Operation: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Session of Use:  Open from December to March everyday except Christmas day

Location/TownshipBethany

Access Points:  Off of hwy 7A

Map Available:  yes

Type of Terrain:

Trail Length:  8.5km of groomed trails

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:  rental equipment available

Maintenance Responsibility:

Trail Contact (Organization):

Phone:  (705) 277-2012

Address:

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:


Name of Trail: Ganaraska Forest Ski Trail

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  Cross-country skiing

Fee:  individual day pass - $8
          seasonal family and individual - $70 and 40$

Hours of Operation: call for more info.

Session of Use:  Between late December and March (weather dependent); 7 days a week

Location/Township:   Kirby

Access Points:   Cold Springs Camp Road to the Forest Centre

Map Available:  yes

Type of Terrain:

Trail Length:  35km of groom and track-set trails for a variety of ability levels

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:

Maintenance Responsibility:  Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Trail Contact (Organization):  Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Phone: (905) 885-8173

AddressP.O. Box 328
                 Junct. Hwy 28 & 401
                 Port Hope, Ontario
                 L1A 3W4

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:
Trail passes through pine and hardwood forests.


Name of Trail: Jackson Creek Kiwanis Trail

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  Cross-country skiing, cycling, snowshoeing, walking

Fee: no

Hours of Operation: open all day

Season of Use:  open all year

Location/TownshipPeterborough, Ontario

Access Points: Fairburn St. (off Parkhill Road)

Map Available:  yes

Type of Terrain:  gravel

Trail Length:  4km

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:  distance and map signage

Maintenance ResponsibilityOtonabee Region Conservation Authority

Trail Contact (Organization)Otonabee Region Conservation Authority

Phone: (705) 745-5791

AddressOtonabee Conservation
                     250 Milroy Drive
            Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 7M9

 

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:
runs along an abandoned rail bed; section of the Trans-Canada Trail


Name of Trail: Kawartha Nordic Ski Trail

Website: http://www.kawarthanordic.ca/

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  Cross-country skiing

Fee: membership or donation required

Hours of Operation: open at all times

Session of Use:  December to March (weather permitting)

Location/TownshipPeterborough

Access Points: 7107 Hwy 28, Haultain

Map Available:  yes

Type of Terrain:

Trail Length: 45km (beginner to advanced) of packed and groomed trails

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:  Cabins with stoves and first aid; ski activities each month; patrolled by Canadian Ski Patrol System on weekends

Maintenance Responsibility:   Kawartha Nordic Ski Club

Trail Contact (Organization): Kawartha Nordic Ski Club

Phone: Not available

AddressP.O. Box 1371
                  Peterborough, Ontario
                  K9J 7H6

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:


Name of Trail: Ken Reid Conservation Area Ski Trail

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  Cross-country skiing, winter hiking

Fee: Seasonal ski pass - $25; daily -donation of $2

Hours of Operation7am - 6pm

Session of Use:  December to March (weather permitting)

Location/Township:  Lindsay

Access Points: Kenrei Park Road

Map Available:  yes

Type of Terrain:  groomed and trackset rails

Trail Length:  10km

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:  Picnic shelters, warm-up shelters, observation platform, marsh boardwalk and outdoor privies.

Maintenance ResponsibilityKawartha Region Conservation Authority

Trail Contact (Organization)Kawartha Region Conservation Authority

Phone: (705) 328-2271 OR 1-800-668-5722

Address:  R.R. #1 Kenrei Park Road
                  Lindsay, Ontario
                  K9V 4R1

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:


Name of Trail: Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park Trail

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  Cross-country skiing and hiking

Fee:  no

Hours of Operation:  the park is officially closed but skiers are welcome

Session of Use:  open year round

Location/TownshipPeterborough, Ontario

Access Points: Hwy 7

Map Available: yes

Type of Terrain:

Trail Length:   1.5km

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage: no facilities during the winter

Maintenance Responsibility:  Ontario Parks

Trail Contact (Organization): Emily Provincial Park / Natural Resources Information Centre

Phone: (705) 799-5170 OR (416) 314-2000

AddressEmily Provincial Park                        Natural Resources Information Centre
                  R.R. 4                                                  Macdonald Block, Room M1-73
                  Omemee, Ontario                              900 Bay St.
                  K0L 2W0                                            Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C1

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:
woodlot of the Burnham Family Estate; located within the Peterborough Drumlin Field


Name of Trail: Northumberland County Forest Trail

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing

Fee: no

Hours of Operation: open at all times

Session of Use:  December to March (weather permitting)

Location/TownshipNorthumberland County

Access Points:   Beagle Club Road

Map Available:  yes

Type of Terrain:

Trail Length: Four short trails - 1.6 - 4.0km
                          Long trails -  5.2 -15.0km

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:

Maintenance Responsibility: Tourism, Planning and Development, County of Northumberland

Trail Contact (Organization):  Tourism, Planning and Development, County of Northumberland

Phone:  (905) 372-3329 OR 1-800-354-7050

Address:  860 William Street
                  Cobourg, Ontario
                  K9A 3A9

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:


Name of Trail: Rotary Greenway Trail

Type of Trail Use (Classification): cross-country skiing, hiking, rollerblading, biking

Fee: no

Hours of Operation: open at all times

Session of Use:  open year round

Location/TownshipPeterborough

Access PointsHunter St. E. (between Mark St. and Rogers St.), London walking bridge, Parkhill bridge

Map Available: yes

Type of Terrain: pavement

Trail Length: 5.1km

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:  signage

Maintenance Responsibility:

Trail Contact (Organization):

Phone:  (705) 742-5162

Address:

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:


Name of Trail: Selwyn Conservation Area Trail

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  cross-country skiing

Fee:  no

Hours of Operation: open at all times

Session of Use:  December to March, weather permitting

Location/Township:  Selwyn

Access PointsCounty Rd. 20

Map Available: yes

Type of Terrain: snow

Trail Length: approx. 1.5km ungroomed

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:

Maintenance ResponsibilityOtonabee Region Conservation Authority

Trail Contact (Organization)Otonabee Region Conservation Authority

Phone: (705) 745-5791

Address380 Armour Road, Time Square, Suite 200
                  Peterborough, Ontario
                  K9H 7L7

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:


Name of Trail: Silent Lake Provincial Park Trail

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  cross-country skiing/ mountain biking

Fee: yes

Hours of Operation: call for hours

Session of Use:  December to March, weather permitting

Location/TownshipApsley

Access Points:  Hwy 28

Map Available: yes

Type of Terrain:

Trail Length: 40km of trails

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:  trails are groomed

Maintenance Responsibility:  Ontario Parks

Trail Contact (Organization):  Ontario Parks

Phone:  (613) 339-2807

AddressP.O. Box 500; Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:


Name of Trail: Promise Rock Trail

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  cross-country skiing, hiking

Fee:  no

Hours of Operation: open at all times

Session of Use:  open when weather permits

Location/TownshipPeterborough

Access Points:  Parking lot north of the Environmental Sciences Building, Trent University

Map Available:  yes

Type of Terrain:

Trail Length: 2.4km

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:  no

Maintenance ResponsibilityTrent University Nature Areas

Trail Contact (Organization):  Trail Studies Unit

Phone:  (705) 748-1011 ext 1419

Address:  Trail Studies Unit; Trent University; Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:
100 year old stand of white pine and hemlock


Name of Trail: Wildlife Sanctuary Trails

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  cross-country skiing, hiking

Fee:  no

Hours of Operation: open at all times

Session of Use:  open when weather permits

Location/TownshipPeterborough

Access Points:  parking lot off of University Rd. (watch because there is no sign)

Map Available:

Type of Terrain:

Trail Length:  1.9km, 2.4km and 2.9km trails

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:  some signs

Maintenance ResponsibilityTrent University Nature Areas

Trail Contact (Organization):  Trail Studies Unit

Phone:  (705) 748-1419

Address:  Trail Studies Unit; Trent University; Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:


Name of Trail: Warsaw Caves

Type of Trail Use (Classification):  cross-country skiing

Fee:  no

Hours of Operation: the area is closed but skiers are welcome

Session of Use:  open when weather permits

Location/TownshipWarsaw

Access PointsCaves Rd (off of County Rd. 4)

Map Available:  yes

Type of Terrain:

Trail Length: 13km

Trail Width:

Facilities/Restrooms/Signage:  no

Maintenance ResponsibilityOtonabee Region Conservation Authority

Trail Contact (Organization)Otonabee Region Conservation Authority

Phone:  (705) 745-5791

Address380 Armour Road, Time Square, Suite 200
                  Peterborough, Ontario
                  K9H 7L7

Historic/Culturally Significant/Outstanding Features of Trail:



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Last updated Jan 17/08