Trails | Overview | Township of Algonquin Highlands


Welcome to the Township of Algonquin Highlands Parks, Recreation & Trails Department. The Haliburton Highlands is home to many of the best water trails and hiking trails in Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Region. Here you can find countless opportunities to canoe, camp, hike, snowshoe, ski, snowmobile, ATV, fish, hunt, cottage or just relax and take in the scenery.

The Township of Algonquin Highlands manages over 38 km of hiking trails, 26 km of nordic ski trails, hundreds of campsites, portages, area lakes and canoe routes. Since 2002 we’ve been successfully working to preserve, protect and promote our outdoor and natural recreational opportunities through a proactive, sustainable management approach.

The Township works in partnership with all stakeholders including the Townships of Lake of Bays, Minden Hills, the County of Haliburton and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.


What do we know?

Here at you can view information about:

  • Local trail conditions
  • The Haliburton Highlands Water Trails - Frost Centre and Poker Lakes Areas
  • Hiking trails
  • Ski and snowshoe trails
  • Camping fees and reservations
  • Equipment rentals, and
  • Maps of the area.

Many other trails are within Algonquin Highlands and we recommend you visit the following websites for specific information:

Cycling/Mountain Biking Trails

Algonquin Provincial Park

Access points for the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails, Algonquin Highlands Hiking Trails and the Frost Centre Ski and Snowshoe Trails.

View Algonquin Highlands Access Points in a larger map

 Snowmobile Trails                                                 

ATV Trails

Other Trail and Tourism Links 

Contact Information

Trails Office (Haliburton Highlands Water Trails)

  • 20130 Highway # 35 North
  • Phone: 705-766-9033
  • Fax: 705-766-2402
  • Mailing Address:
  • Township of Algonquin Highlands 
  • 1123 North Shore Road
  • Algonquin Highlands, ON
  • K0M 1J1

Hours of Operation

May to August

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Sunday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

September to October

  • Open 7 days a week
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

November to April

  • Open 7 days a week (except public holidays)
  • 10:00am to 3:00pm