Hiking Trail Conditions
All hiking trails are currently OPEN. Do note that the bridge that crosses Oxbow Creek at the halfway point on the Beetle Lake trail has been removed and is pending replacement - hikers will not be able to cross the creek and must return via the same route to the beginning.
Watch for logging operations on the Crests of Kennisis Trail - follow signage.
The Acclimatization Trail on the Frost Centre Hiking Trails is closed to the south of the western junction with the Fire Tower Trail. This means that the Fire Tower Trail can no longer be done as a loop and hikers using the Acclimatization Trail must finish the 4km loop by following the Fire Tower Trail. Please obey posted signage and respect private property.
Lake Conditions: Ice is out in most areas, some small iscolated lakes and bays may have a little ice pack remaining. Be advised water temperatures are still very cold, and there may be winter debris/logs etc., in the water. Also take special care around fast moving water from spring melt. Water levels remain high, making some portages difficult to traverse; please use caution.
Forest Access Road Conditions
Forest Access Roads are closed. Call the Algonquin Highlands Trails Office at 705-766-9033 for the most up to date condition report.
Forest Access roads are the responsibility of MNRF (705-286-1521). Roads are to be used at own risk and are not inspected daily. Tow truck operators will often refuse to enter such roads to provide assistance. It is the trippers responsibility to check on road conditions when planning their trip.
Ski Trail Conditions
Can now be found at www.skithefrost.ca
Trails Office (Haliburton Highlands Water Trails)
20130 Highway # 35 North
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 and 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)
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.