During the winter months, explore a 200-year-old forest featuring 100-foot-tall trees and panoramic views at the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment.
Scenic Caves is set in a UNESCO biosphere reserve rich with wildlife, where you can glide along 27 km of cross-country ski trails, professionally groomed daily for both classic and skate styles
Snowshoe along 10 km of pristine paths and across Southern Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge — 420 feet in length — where you can take in 10,000-square-foot views of south Georgian Bay
Guided snowshoe hikes, equipment rentals, waxing facilities, a warm-up chalet, and lessons are all available on-site.
Skiing & Snowshoeing for Families
Whether skiing or snowshoeing, the well-marked wilderness trails are rated by level of difficulty making them ideal for all levels of recreational skiers, families and experts. Equipment rentals (cross-country ski and snowshoe) are available in many sizes for all ages. A limited number of glider ski sleds are on hand for babies.
There’s more to discover at the Nordic Centre. Pick up a winter scavenger hunt map at the main cabin and hunt for clues. Colourful snowshoes mark the spots with interesting facts to read about at each location. After an exhilarating day in the great outdoors, warm up by a wood stove in the rustic chalet or roast s’mores at the outdoor fire pit. Delicious hot foods, snacks and drinks may be purchased.
An ideal day-trip destination, Scenic Caves Nordic Centre is about a two-hour drive from anywhere in south central Ontario. Open daily December–March, weather-permitting, including holidays.