Photo of Frost Centre

Ice out:

All lakes are currently completely ice covered. Ice out will be later than usual and is anticipated for May.

 

Forest Access Road Conditions:

Forest Access Roads are CLOSED.

Forest Access Roads are now CLOSED. It is advised that 4x4 vehicles with sufficient ground clearance are used to access these roads, cars and small SUV's are not reccommended. 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.

 

Outdoor Recreational Ice Rinks

Stanhope Gardens - CLOSED 

Address: 1095 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands ON

Notes: Stadium lighting is available for night skating. Lights are user activated and can be turned on using the button on the lamp post next to the rink.

Dorset Ice Palace - CLOSED

Address: 1053 Main Street, Dorset ON (beside fire hall)

Notes: Stadium lighting comes on automatically for night skating. Heated change rooms are right next to the rink, 

For inquiries or to report any issues please send correspondence to trails@algonquinhighlands.ca or call 705-766-9033. 

 

Rink Maintenance and Weather Events: When staff are flooding a rink, which is weather dependent, the rink is closed for a short time during and after the flood, typically 2 hours. This can take longer if there has been a significant snowfall which has to be cleared first, or if there is a drastic change in temperature.  Rink flooding is very weather and ice-condition dependent. In ideal conditions it typically happens on weekday mornings between 6:30am-9:30am and when the temperatures are between -1 and -10 celsius.  

If the temperatures go significantly above freezing, causing the ice to melt and/or it is raining, the rinks are closed until the ice refreezes and can be assesed for the required thickness prior to re-opening. The rinks will typically re-open the day following the weather event and when conditions are favorable. This page is always the most up to date place to check for rink conditions. 

We hope you enjoy your time on the ice!

 

 

Hiking Trail Conditions:

A RE-ROUTE THROUGH THE QUARRY SECTION OF CIRCUIT OF 5 VIEWPOINTS HAS BEEN INSTALLED AND POSTED AND MARKED, IN ORDER TO AVOID ACTIVE QUARRY ACTIVITY. FOLLOW SIGNAGE AND PLEASE STAY CLEAR OF ACTIVE QUARRY MINING AREAS.

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 follow the re-routed loop trails that return to the initial trailhead.

Watch for logging operations on the Crests of Kennisis Trail - follow signage. IT 

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.


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 4:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

September to October
Open 7 days a week
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

November to April
Open 7 days a week (except public holidays)
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact Information

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

 

 

Ski Trail Conditions

Can now be found at www.skithefrost.ca