There are many trails in and around Bracebridge which can be used for all manner of activities all year round.
Bracebridge has many kilometers of trails for you to take advantage of during your stay. There are some great local businesses who rent everything from bicycles to snowshoes, so don't despair if you didn't bring your own equipment.
Even in the cold winter season, there are kilometers of cross country skiing routes at many different locations. There are also places where you can snowshoe although the list on the website does not show them (Hey, there has to be some adventure!).
For more information regarding snowshoeing, your best bet is to stop into one of our local outfitting stores, like Muskoka Outfitters on Manitoba Street, and ask their qualified staff where the best spots are.
By mid-January the lakes are usually frozen over enough that you can enjoy a nice walk beside the local snowmobile trails as they criss-cross our waterways. Check ice conditions before going out, and always steer well clear of the 'bubblers' which surround dock and boathouse structures. Enjoy our trails in all seasons.
Bracebridge Resource Management Centre
Located on the east side of Highway #11, just north of #117 exit, there is 8 km of groomed cross country ski trails, or hiking trails in the summer months. Features attractive wooded areas, nature viewing and scenic vistas along Muskoka River. Ample parking is available.
A multi-purpose facility (see Parks) that offers hiking in the summer months and cross-country skiing in the winter. Trail leads to bird-watching lagoon.
Camping and par three golf in summer, ski trails in winter. 17 km of track-set, groomed cross-country trails amidst 700 acres of pine trees, meadows, water and rocks. Located between Gravenhurst and Bracebridge off Gravenhurst Parkway at Reay Road. (east side of Hwy 11)
South Monck Trail
A 7.5-km hiking and mountain biking trail. Rated at a moderate level of difficulty with some steep hills. Enter from behind Zellers and follow the Trans Canada Pipeline.
Strawberry Bay Point
Opened in 1998, this 5 km return trail through country lanes and wooded area offers a panoramic view of Lake Muskoka from a lookoff point. Trail leads to the lake where you can relax for a picnic and a swim. Take Beaumont Drive, left on Stephen's Bay Road, 1.1 km to Strawberry Bay Road.
The Bracebridge section of the Trans Canada Trail is 26 km long. The 5 sections of the trail are described in the Muskoka Trails Guide. www.muskokatrails.com
This hiking trail follows the north branch of the Muskoka River to Wilson's Falls. Biking is not recommended. Access at one of three points: Rogers Road, Taylor and River roads (follow Wilson Fall Road), or at Macaulay Public School. A bridge joins both 2 km return trips.
For a complete list and descriptions of all trails visit www.muskokatrailscouncil.com, or drop into the Visitor Information Centre for a Muskoka Trails brochure.