Minnesing Wilderness Ski Trail Cross Country Skiing

Close to Huntsville, the Minnesing Wilderness Ski Trail (28km) is named for the historic Minnesing Road, part of which is followed by the return section of the ski trail. The road ran from the Highland Inn on Cache Lake to Minnesing Lodge on Burnt Island Lake. Visitors to this luxury wilderness lodge (operated by the Grand Trunk Railway from 1913 to 1923) came by rail to Cache Lake, and then travelled 16 km over the bumpy road by horse-drawn wagon to Burnt Island lake. In later years, Camp Minnesing became a religious retreat - before ultimately being torn down in the 1950s.

The Minnesing Wilderness Ski Trail is not a groomed ski trail. It is however, one of the finest wilderness cross-country ski trails within Ontario Parks, complete with warm-up huts! As an ungroomed trail, wide backcoutry skis are needed.

The trailhead is located about 23 km east of the west park entrance on Route 60. The trails start from the Canisbay Campground parking lot on the north side of the road.

Minnesing Wilderness Ski Trail Cross Country Skiing Map

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Local Contact(s):  APP (705) 633-5572; Ontario Visitors Bureau (800) 668-2746; Road Conditions (416) 235-1110; Ontario Ski Council (416) 426-7262.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Algonquin Nordic Wilderness Lodge, Harcourt (705) 745-9497; Crooked Chute Cabin (705) 633-5572

Luxury Loding:  Killarney Lodge (705) 633-5551; Sir Sam s Inn (800) 361-2188; Domain of Killien (705) 457-1100

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/

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Date Updated:  7/21/2016

Minnesing Wilderness Ski Trail Cross Country Skiing Map

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