Snowshoe at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

While this destination may attract thousands in the summer, it’s become a well-known destination for winter activities as well. With 30 km of trails, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park offers some of the most exciting snowshoeing terrain in central Ontario. The park’s trails are groomed and cut for various levels of snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Experts can be challenged on the High Dunes trail, though if you’re looking for a more leisurely jaunt, try the Blueberry Trail. Not only are the sand dunes and pine-oak forests a beautiful sight at Wasaga, but the wildlife is also quite abundant during the winter months. If you hit the trails more quietly, you may be rewarded with sightings of birds and white-tailed deer.

Amenities: Snowshoe rentals are available. Just off the Blueberry Trail, the Nordic Centre is equipped with washrooms, a snack bar and a fireplace.

How to get there: From Toronto, head north on ON-400. Take the Ontario 89 exit toward Cookstown/Alliston/Simcoe Rd 89, then turn right onto County Rd 89. Turn left onto 10 Sideroad, followed by another left onto Innisfil Beach Rd/County Road 21. Merge onto ON-400 N via the ramp to Barrie. Take exit 98 for ON-26 W/Bayfield Street toward Wasaga Beach/Stayner. Turn left onto Bayfield St/ON-26 W. Turn left onto ON-26 W, followed by a right-hand turn onto County Rd 10. Turn left onto Mosley St./County Road 92, then right onto 46 St N. The entrance to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park will be on your right.

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