Hardwood Ski and Bike is a full service cross country ski and mountain bike center. The facility features award winning trails for every age and every level of ability. Hardwood has over 80 km of one way trails on 7 different loops along with a pump track, trails area and other fun features including an 9 hole disc golf course. In the winter Hardwood has 40 km of cross country ski trails and over 20 km of snowshoe trails. Also in the winter Hardwood allows fat tire or winter bikes on the trails during the week and has a small number of rentals available for guests. Ski, snowshoe and bike rentals are available plus the retail and service shops can help you with your cross country or mountain biking needs. Facilities include a great café, free parking, first-aid, free WiFi and other amenities. Hardwood offers ski/bike lessons and programs. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Another new activity that will be featured summer 2017 is the new ebike boards, these are 3-wheel electric scooters, another great way to experience the great trails at Hardwood! For more information on these great scooters, visit http://bit.ly/2sSZ3Qu!
Horseshoe Resort is the place to go for outdoor attractions that are fun for the whole family, all year round! In the winter months, feel the rush with 28 ski runs, 304 feet of vertical rise, 5 lifts, Ontario’s longest beginner’s carpet and a new and improved Terrain Park. Horseshoe will deliver all the excitement you can handle! While you’re here, come and try cross country skiing. With 30kms of double track set machine groomed trails, we offer some of the best cross country skiing in Canada. If skiing isn’t your thing, strap on some snowshoes, jump on a fat bike or create everlasting memories on Ontario’s longest snow tubing hill. There are so many fun winter activities for everyone to enjoy. In the summer months, you can help your kids develop new skills and brave new heights through activities such as rock climbing, biking, obstacle courses, treetop trekking, mini putt, golf and so much more! Summer 2017 saw the addition of Lake Horseshoe, a man-made lake featuring a sandy beach with fun waterfront activities for the entire family. Lake Horseshoe also provides more water for snowmaking operations in the winter! Let Freestyle Ontario Water Ramp Camps take your skiing […]
This 15km trail is a system of paved and gravel trails serving the City of Orillia. The paved portion, known as the Millennium Trail, is part of the Trans Canada Trail System and connects with the Uhthoff Trail in Severn Township.
Discover the best roads and trails in all of Ontario right here in Simcoe County! Cycle Simcoe is your hub for news and information about cycling routes and trails and development in Simcoe County including Ontario’s Lake Country, Orillia and surrounding area. With plenty of route options for everyone and some great cycle friendly packages available, now is the time to visit Ontario’s Lake Country. Come and check out the Centurian Routes through the rolling hills of Oro-Medonte, or the meandering road routes through Severn Township that including Big Chute Marine Railway and the villages of Coldwater or Washago. Bring your family and enjoy the paved trails including the Oro-Medonte/Lake Country Rail Trail or the Waterfront Trail in Orillia, connecting you to the beaches and Downtown Orillia. Ontario’s Lake Country is becoming a mountain bikers dream with the Pan Am Trail at Hardwood Ski & Bike and Ontario Cup routes at Horseshoe Resort to the beautiful Copeland Forest and the Simcoe County Forest maintained by the Simcoe County Mountain biking club we have it all right here in our backyard. Ontario’s Lake Country has something for all cyclists, check out the beautiful and unique trails and routes throughout the region.
The Coldwater course is perfect for those riders looking for rolling terrain, challenging climbs, with plenty of stops along the way. Ride beside Bass Lake and enjoy the view of the water before passing through Marchmont on route to Coldwater. Stop for a bite to eat in Coldwater or learn about Coldwater’s History at the Heritage Museum or Historic Mill before setting out to return to the Fairgrounds.
Starting in the Town of Washago, Carlyon Loop offers rolling terrain for the intermediate and advanced rider. Follow the route through rural agricultural land and back to the beautiful Washago Centennial Park, where you can swim, play or picnic, with a boat launch and access to Lake Couchiching. On your way out of town, be sure to stop in the Town of Washago for a delicious treat.
The trail starts in the south at the historic fish weirs that were built by the Mnjikaning First Nation people. “Mnjikaning” is an Ojibway word meaning “the place of the fish fence”. The trail follows the abandoned CN rail line through pastoral countryside, crossing the Rama Road/Monck Road intersection, along Monck Road to the trail sign and extending to Mara-Rama Boundary Road. If you are coming from the City of Orillia, stop off at Casino Rama for some fun and excitement. If you are already staying at the Casino, be sure to take the trail in to Orillia and explore the beautiful downtown.
Starting on Bass Lake Side Road and continuing on the 8th Line, it’s no surprise where the name “Canopy Cruising” came from. Taking you through the canopied section of Bass Lake Sideroad, enjoy the scenic, windy roads and test yourself with the 5k grind up the 2nd Line on this tour of central Oro-Medonte!
This fun, and scenic route is great for cyclists of all abilities. Enjoy one of the most scenic routes in the entire County! Riders start on the tree canopied Bass Lake Side Road and are faced with a couple challenging climbs, such as the first right turn on to the 8th Line and rolling terrain on the 4th Line heading back towards Horseshoe. The Canopy Cruising route is perfect for cyclists looking for challenging climbs with beautiful scenery along the way.