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

Outdoor Rinks:

As of January 6, 2021 at 3:22pm

Stanhope Gardens: OPEN

Dorset Ice Palace: OPEN

COVID Regulations:

- Provincially regulated outdoor group size maximums and social distancing must be adhered to. 

- Change rooms at the Dorset Ice Palace will be closed. 

- No gameplay is permitted. This includes hockey and shinny. 

- No sports equipment is permitted, with the exception of helmets. 

We appreciate these rink restrictions are frustrating, however we continue to work towards public safety. Contraventions of the above noted restrictions may result in the closure of these rinks. 

Updates on rink status can be found here throughout the winter. 

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 trippers responsibility to check on road conditions when planning their trip.

Ski Trail Conditions:

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

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. 

Mailing Address:

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

Hours of Operation

Victoria 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

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


Contact Information

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