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Hiking Trail Conditions

PLEASE BE ADVISED THE BEECH RIVER TRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. CALL 705-766-9033

All other 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

Sherborne Lake Road remains closed, and is expected to open for the May 24th weekend. Please contact the trails office for up to date reports on the road opening, as well as the condition of the road. Trail staff will investigate the condition of the road and how it was affected by the flooding and heavy rain experienced recently, as soon as it is possible to do so.

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 

Contact Information

Trails Office (Haliburton Highlands Water Trails)
20130 Highway # 35 North
Phone: 705-766-9033
Fax: 705-766-2402
Email: trails@algonquinhighlands.ca

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 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.