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Hit the Ontario Snowmobile Trails This Winter

Hit the Ontario Snowmobile Trails This Winter

Snowmobiling is one of the quintessential ways to experience Canadian winter, and Ontario snowmobile trails offer some of the finest sledding in the world.

Known as a winter wonderland well worth exploring, Haliburton Forest has been ranked one of the top 10 snowmobiling destinations in North America. The Forest also comes highly recommended by the pros, and is an all-inclusive destination equipped with cozy accommodations and amenities. Consider your next winter getaway planned!

Ontario Snowmobile Trails: What You Need to Know

Whether you’re bringing your own sled or require a rental, put Haliburton Forest on your list of Ontario snowmobile trails to try. But as any astute snowmobiler knows, preparation is key.

You Need a Snowmobile Pass: All riders need a pass to explore Haliburton Forest’s 300 km of quality trails. Both single-day and seasonal passes are available, including family options for season packages. Please note that the number of daily riders is limited in order to maintain the pristine sledding experience for all visitors.

Reserve your space by booking ahead!


Safety First: All snowmobile operators are required to have a valid driver’s licence; a snowmobile licence or G1 is accepted for youth ages 12 and up. Make sure you’re dressed appropriately (water-resistant outerwear, layers, proper footwear, etc.), and that you have the proper safety equipment! Haliburton Forest has gear available for rent on site should you need any.

Plan Your Route in Advance: With hundreds of route options both through the trees and over frozen lakes, you’ll be hard pressed to ride the same trail twice. Check out our Interactive Trail Maps to plan your journey ahead of time. You can also check out trail conditions before your visit to monitor grooming and visibility.

Now, you’re ready to start planning your snowmobiling trip. Riding with a large group? Contact our team or take a look at this form to start customizing your visit to the Forest. Groups of 12 or more can take advantage of special, tailored activities, such as private guided experiences, snowshoeing adventures, and private tours in facilities such as the Wolf Centre.

Turn Your Snowmobiling Trip Into an All-Inclusive Winter Experience

With plenty of winter-friendly (even pet-friendly!) accommodation available, plus amenities on site, Haliburton Forest is more than just an awesome sledding spot. It’s a wilderness winter wonderland perfect for epic getaways with family, friends, or even coworkers.

Alternative off-site accommodations are also an option for winter getaways. Haliburton Forest’s cabins can fill up quickly during the snowmobile season, but there’s plenty of places to stay close-by.

Explore off-sled activities such as ice fishing, dog sledding or paying a visit to Haliburton Forest’s Wolf Centre. Have fun in the snow by day, and enjoy a local meal at The Cookhouse restaurant by night. You can also take advantage of additional winter activities in the surrounding Haliburton Highlands.

Need help planning out your extended stay? Download our FREE e-book on How to Plan the Perfect Group Adventure for a handy review of all the winter fun Haliburton Forest has in store.

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