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Cross-Country Skiing

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A mecca for cross-country skiing!
A mecca for cross-country skiing!

Bruce County's various ski clubs offer multi-level trail networks, many of which are groomed. Town rail trails are also available for ski use with well-marked routes for backcountry exploration.

Gear rental

To rent local gear, head to Suntrail Source for Adventure in Hepworth or Thorncrest Outfitters in Southampton.

Now available for download, the Trails Map is the perfect companion piece when you're planning your trip or looking for more ways to explore!

Port Elgin is the place for outdoor adventure!
Port Elgin is the place for outdoor adventure!

The single track-set Deer Run Trail eight kilometre at MacGregor Point Provincial Park suits both (novice and family-level) cross-country skiers. This trail network gently winds through upland hardwood forest and wetland areas. 

Bring your ice skates as well to skate the ice pad and 400-metre ice trail!

Kincardine offers Lake Huron vistas!
Kincardine offers Lake Huron vistas!

Stoney Island Conservation

The Kincardine Cross Country Ski Club maintains ten kilometres of skating and classic cross-country ski trails at the Stoney Island Conservation Area. Skiers with racing and sport skiing ambitions as well as touring skiers or wilderness lovers will find trails suited to their abilities. Anticipate paths through sheltering cedars to scenic Lake Huron vistas. Access is free for members of the kincardine Ski Club, for visitors, a small fee. Contributes to the on going upkeep cost.

Hepworth offers night skiing!
Hepworth offers night skiing!

Sawmill Ski Trails in Hepworth is a popular and progressive site, where racers train and events are hosted. It offers groomed trails for both classic and skate-skiing, loops for beginners and experts, and even a lit loop for night laps.

Wiarton offers the rugged experience!
Wiarton offers the rugged experience!

Colpoys Ski Trail follows the Bruce Trail in part, up on the Niagara Escarpment with dramatic views across Colpoys Bay. The groomed loop is gently rolling through sheltered woods and open fields.

Sauble Beach, skiing and apple cider!
Sauble Beach, skiing and apple cider!

Sauble Beach

The Sauble Beach Cross-Country Ski Trails offer an 18-kilometre network that’s well-groomed, well-marked, and delightfully hilly. Trails offer loops of various lengths and difficulties - choose your own adventure according to your skill level! On weekends you can finish your tour at the on-site chalet where free hot cider awaits.

Looking for some skiing companions? Group Skiing is available on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 am starting from the Chalet.

Have you tried showshoeing? Try the Biener Trail or the Sauble Beach Trails.