Off Hill Winter Activities

Snowmobiling

There are many scenic lookouts in the area, as well as nearby rest stops, dining, shops and pubs to enjoy along the way. The Blue Mountains, Collingwood and surrounding South Georgian Bay region includes two Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Districts, District 9 and 8.  Ontario law requires every recreational sled entering an OFSC Prescribed Trail to have and display a valid snowmobile trail permit. ofsc.on.ca

District 8

MID ONTARIO SNOWMOBILE TRAILS (MOST) is an association of 10 snowmobile clubs located in District 8 of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs.  The 10 member clubs are: Barrie Snowmobile Club, Bonsecour Track & Trail Snowmobile Club, Blue Mountain Snowdrifters, Carden Sno Drifters, Georgian Bay Snowriders, Kawartha Lakes Snowmobile Club, Orillia District Snowmobile Club, Osprey Snowhawks, Sno Voyageurs Club, and the Wasaga Snowmobile Club. Our area is blessed with an abundance of snow due to our close proximity to Georgian Bay, and those great Northwesterly winds we receive in the winter which create snow squalls capable of dumping huge amounts of snow.

Source: most.on.ca

District 9

We are the snowmobiling destination that is right in your own back yard.  District 9 close to all major centers, and boasts some of the best trails in the province!  
 
Nicely situated between Lake Huron & Georgian Bay, District 9 is home to record breaking lake affect snowfalls, over 2900km of beautifully groomed trail, and lots of snowmobile friendly places to eat, sleep and fuel up. Combine all of that with the diversity of scenery - from the Niagara escarpment, to rolling farmland, to majestic bush trails - and you will definitely want to make District 9 part of your  riding experience!     
 
We are a short ride from all of the major centers (London, Sarnia, Hamilton, K/W, Guelph & Toronto) without the hassle of a major highway.  It's easy to come for the day, and once you do we know you will return for longer.  
 
Great snow is closer than you think - come to District 9 this season and "Ride More...Drive Less". 
 

Snowmobile Rentals

Ride on Rentals rents the best, most reliable and safest snowmobile skidoo's. Go on an exhilarating adventure tour on safe and groomed ontario snowmobile trails this Winter!

Source: rideonrentals.com 

Cross Country Skiing

Highlands Nordic

Located on the Niagara Escarpment, Highlands Nordic hosts amazing views of Georgian Bay and bountiful nature. Enjoy 25km of ski trails (perfect for running and easy biking), single track trails for racing and programs, and an 8000 square foot lodge complete with cafeteria, meeting rooms, pro-shop, rentals, and more.

Telephone: 705.444.5017

Source/Website: highlandsnordic.ca

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

The Nordic Centre is home to 27 kilometers of terrain that is groomed daily, perfect for both classic and skate skiers. Three trail designations indicate the level of difficulty and we offer something for every level of cross country skier.

Our location sets us apart. Not only are we at the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment, providing unmatched views and lookouts, our location also provides unparalleled conditions.

Telephone: 705.446.0256

Source/Website: sceniccaves.com

Wasaga Nordic Centre

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park offers some of the most exciting nordic ski terrains in Central Ontario with over 30 kilometers of groomed trails. Expert skiers can challenge themselves on the High Dunes Trail while beginner skiers can choose the more leisurely Blueberry Trail. In addition to nordic skiing, snowshoeing is also available with a recently updated 10km trail system. The Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre offers modern equipment rentals, light refreshments, with a warm-up, and outback ski shelters to warm up a lunch on a crisp winter day. Quiet skiers/snowshoers will be rewarded with wildlife viewing as white-tailed deer and winter birds are abundant.

Telephone: 705.429.0943

Source/Website: wasagabeachpark.com/cross-country-skiing

Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Ski Trails

The Kolapore Wilderness Trails Association manages a 50 km network of trails in the Kolapore Uplands (about 20 km southwest of Collingwood). The trails are maintained as wilderness ski trails in the winter. When there is snow please NO walking, snowshoeing or dogs. The trails are also maintained for hiking and mountain biking in the summer, where permitted by landowners, and as volunteer resources permit.

Source/Website: kolaporetrails.org

Eleventh Line Trails

These trails are a scenic route between Mountain Rd. and Georgian Trail with several off-road trails at the north end. A nice mini-circle route with the Tenth Line trail. The Collingwood Trails not only link the various attractions and experiences within the Collingwood community, such as shops and restaurants, but also link to the Georgian Trail.

Source/Website: ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/eleventh-line-trails

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