Snowshoeing

Bigfoot

For snowshoe enthusiasts, untracked trails, winter-accessible parks and frozen lakes beckon in Bruce County. Follow the Bruce Trail to caves, potholes, icefalls and lookouts. Traipse along the Lake Huron or Georgian Bay shorelines. Explore Bruce Peninsula National Park and other great white recreational spaces.

No need to come equipped. Snowshoe rentals are available from our year-round outfitters including Suntrail in Hepworth, and Thorncrest in Southampton and Tobermory.

We've got Snowshoe Day Trips already planned out for you.

Terrific Treks

  • MacGregor Point Provincial Park – On Lake Huron near Port Elgin, MacGregor has a 7-km-long shoreline with series of coves plus forest and wetland habitat all laced with easy trails. Here too, a dozen rental yurts offer a cozy winter lodging option. 
  • Brant Tract – This multi-use trail park offers 30 km of well-marked and mapped trails that roam different pockets of forest and traverse down slopes to stream crossings.  Fun and easy for snowshoeing, the trails are tight and bendy without any steep ups or downs. Located 8 km south of Paisley on Concession 12, east of Bruce Rd 3.
  • Headquarters Conservation Area – At this park near Hanover, you can wander alongside a sulphur spring that never freezes and see fish in clear ponds. Snowshoe rentals are available on weekends from 1 to 4:30pm. Located 6 km north of Neustadt off County Rd 10.
  • Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area – Situated on the banks of the Saugeen River, this park has trails in a mature maple forest and a lovely lookout over the river. Located 8 km north of Paisley off County Rd 3.
  • Devil’s Monument – On the Bruce Trail near Cape Chin North, Devil’s Monument is a 14-m-high flowerpot formation with a staircase leading down the Niagara Escarpment to the edge of Georgian Bay. (Guidebook Edition 24, Map 38, Reference #119.1)
  • Jack Poste Side Trail – On the Bruce Trail near Hope Bay, this blue blazed side trail meanders amongst massive boulders and large glacial potholes in a mature maple forest. (Guidebook Edition 24, Map 35, Reference #49.7)
  • Cyprus Lake – In winter, the extremely popular stretch of trail in Bruce Peninsula National Park – from Cyprus Lake to Indian Head Cove and the Grotto – is a trek you can have all to your own. (Guidebook Edition 24, Map 40, Reference #156.5)

Trails Website

Together with Grey County, our neighbours to the east, we’ve compiled a comprehensive database of all our trails – Bruce Grey Trail Network. Click on “Trails”, and then find “Snowshoeing” in the column on the left (under “Hit The Trail!”) for a listing of nearly three dozen snowshoe-friendly trails – along with all the details you need to know to go.

Have you picked up our new Trails Brochure? Download the Trails Brochure pdf

Yurts

Rental Huts

Yurts are available year-round at MacGregor Point Provincial Park. Fancier than a tent but more rustic than a cabin, these Mongolian-style huts are round with a peaked roof, equipped with electric heat and bunk beds that sleep up to six people. Warm in winter, the cozy abodes are insulated. Each comes with an outdoor barbecue and an indoor table and chairs. Missing is running water and toilets, but a nearby heated comfort station is open 24 hours a day with hot showers, toilets, drinking water and laundry facilities.

To book a yurt, visit www.ontarioparks.com or call 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275).


Biener's Bush Ski Trails

Biener's Bush Ski Trails

519-483-2321

Concession 10

Port Elgin

Brant Tract

Brant Tract

519-534-2092

1300 Concession 12

Paisley

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park

519-596-2233

407 Cyprus Lake Rd

Tobermory

Bruce Tours

Kayak Indian Cove

519-270-9476

135 Huron Drive

Tobermory

Bruce's Caves Conservation Area

Bruce's Caves Conservation Area

519-376-3076

Grey County Road 26

Wiarton

Carrick Tract

Carrick Tract

519-534-5344

732 Huron Bruce Rd

Mildmay

Explorers Tread

Business Photo

519-270-8461

Northern Bruce Peninsula

Lindsay Tract

Lindsay Tract

519-534-5344

4025 Hwy 6

Miller Lake

Sauble Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails

Sauble Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails

931 Sauble Falls Parkway

Sauble Beach

Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area

Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area

519-367-3040

132 Saugeen Bluffs Rd

Paisley

Saugeen Rail Trail Association

Saugeen Rail Trail Association

519-832-9193

Box 2313

Port Elgin

Spirit Rock Conservation Area

Spirit Rock Conservation Area

519-376-3076

Hwy 6

Wiarton

Stoney Island Conservation Area Trails

Stoney Island Conservation Area Trails

519-364-1255

County Rd. #23

Kincardine

Suntrail Source for Adventure

Suntrail Source for Adventure

877-882-2958

100 Spencer Street on Hwy 6

Hepworth

Thorncrest Outfitters

Thorncrest Outfitters

888-345-2925

193 High St

Southampton