Wasaga Beach encompasses a vast system of wilderness trails and footpaths that wind their way through endless picturesque views and enchanted forests.
Known for hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Wasaga’s trails have easy access routes to a variety of commercial centres and only a few feet away from the lost beauty of the sand dune system and lavishly forested landscape.
With over 100 km. of trail systems in Wasaga Beach for hiking and cycling this time of year and well over 50 km. of hiking trails accessible to the Wasaga Nordic and Trail Centre (formerly) Blueberry Trails Nordic Centre, the highlight will be your journey through one of the rarest eco-systems of Canada - the pine-oak savannah. This ecosystem is globally endangered due to development and the lack of natural fires. It is characterized as an open forest of oak and pine intermixed with prairie plants. Plants such as Butterfly Weed, New Jersey Tea, Big Bluestem and Little Bluestem are all species to look for when in these special places.
Wasaga Beach has a selection of picturesque trails amid pine and oak forests, which are home to white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, snowshoe hare, porcupines and the threatened, yet harmless, Eastern Hognose snake. A pair of binoculars and a field guide may help you identify numerous species of warblers, sparrows, owls and the impressive pileated woodpecker.
And with winter in the forecast, Wasaga Beach has 30 kms. of cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing and snow mobile trails that await your arrival. The Dunes area of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park provides a spectacular 800-hectare backdrop of 30 kilometres of cross-country ski trails.
For a map of the trail system, visit – Wasaga Trail Map.
For trail conditions, call 1-800-ONTARIO or online – www.OntarioParks.com.
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