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Take to the trails!

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. 

If you would rather follow a tour, check out Free Spirit Tours near Collingwood for a variety of winter activities.

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.