Visit Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
Scenic Caves Nordic Centre now OPEN
Don’t hibernate this winter! Bundle up the family and head to Scenic Caves Nordic Centre. High atop the Niagara Escarpment, set in a 200 year old forest of 100 foot tall trees rich with wildlife, this unique winter wonderland playground offers sensational cross-country skiing and snowshoeing activities.
Cross country skiing is a low-impact, total body cardio workout providing a natural endorphin high.
Slip-slide and glide along the 27 kilometers of cross-country ski trails groomed professionally each day for both skate and classic styles. The well-marked picturesque nature trails range from gentle rolling slopes to steep climbs.
Or, go dashing through the fluffy white stuff! Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing recreational activities because it is so easy to do. If you can walk, you can snowshoe – no experience is required. All you need is warm, supportive hiking boots or sturdy winter boots. There are 8 kilometers of trails to explore, one of which crosses a 420 foot Suspension Bridge with its breathtaking 10,000 km views of Georgian Bay and countryside.
Reserve a ‘guided night snowshoe hike’ and experience the magic of a winter night by moonlight. The two hour hike is led by professional staff members who share personal stories about the area and habitat. The headlamps provided for you, illuminate your path of glistening powder snow creating an enchanting world of continually changing shapes against a silhouetted backdrop.
While on the trails, watch for wildlife or identify tracks in the snow. There are a variety of animals to keep an eye out for – porcupines, deer, racoons, rabbits, as well as friendly winter birds. Pack some gorp and refreshing drinks to enjoy during rest breaks. Bathe in the beauty of nature and listen to the sweet sounds of solitude.
After an exhilarating day in the great outdoors, warm up by a roaring fire in the rustic chalet. There’s nothing like a cup of hot chocolate or bowl of soup after a rejuvenating day on the trails.
No equipment, no problem! Rentals of the newest equipment are available for all sizes and ages.
If you’re looking for some cool family fun, blaze a trail to Scenic Caves for a Nordic Adventure this winter.