COVID-19 INFORMATION: Can be found on the frequently asked questions page here:


Forest Access Road Conditions:

Forest Access Roads - Many forest access roads become groomed snowmobile trails in the winter and are not maintained in any way for vehicle access. 

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 tripper’s responsibility to check on road conditions when planning their trip, we recommend a 4wd vehicle for all forest access roads.

Sherborne Lake Forest Access Road: Closed and gated for spring thaw, typically the road will open the week prior to the May long weekend, based on the discretion of the MNRF, who can be contacted for information at 705-286-1521.

Cinder Lake Forest Access Road: There is a washout reported at the second water crossing where the beaver dam has let go, the road has been reported to be impassable at this location.

Margaret and Dan Lake Forest Access Roads: Soft spring conditions, please avoid soft muddy areas as much as possible to limit damage to the roads as they dry out.


Hiking/Snowshoe Trail Conditions:

Dorset Tower Trail - Closed due to COVID 19

All other hiking/snowshoe trails are open and accessed by donation at the trailhead. 

Ski Trail Conditions:

Frost Centre Ski Trails are Closed. Conditions are updated regularly at:

Mailing Address:

Township of Algonquin Highlands
1123 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J1

Hours of Operation

End of March Break to Victoria Day Weekend - Monday - Friday 10am-3pm

ictoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend - Open 7 days a week 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After Thanksgiving to Dec 31 - Monday - Friday 10am-3pm

January 1st to end of March Break - 7 days a week 10am - 3pm

Contact Information

Trails Office (Haliburton Highlands Water Trails)
20130 Highway # 35 North
Phone: 705-766-9033
Fax: 705-766-2402