Trail conditions

2019-May-14
The Orange Trail is well-drained presently. In some areas, several of the other trails are not.

Here is our suggestion of an itinerary to enjoy spring blooms:
Walk through the maple grove by taking the Orange Trail counter-clockwise towards Blossom Corner where you will find a great selection of flowering tree and shrub cultivars. Continue on the Orange Trail or take the Canada 150 Trail northward. As you approach Maple Corner after walking along the Branchery Field, turn left to take the yellow trail and follow the signage southward as you go through a diverse mature forest and close the loop. (If you don’t already have a copy of our free flyer describing the spring flower of the sugar grove understory, ask for one at the Gatehouse.)

2019-April-04
On the walking trails, wear waterproof boots and expect to sink up to your ankles in certain spots.

2019-March-22 Updated
Some water over an icy surface on Centre Road (orange), wear cleats. No ice today on the red, yellow and black trails.

2019-March-19
The Centre Road (orange) is icy, wear cleats. The yellow trail is in good condition for walking with occasional icy patches.

2019-March-18
The Centre Road (orange) is icy, wear cleats. The other trails are flooded in places.

2019-March-12 Updated
The ski trails were groomed this morning and the conditions are very good. The conditions are good for walking on the Centre Road (orange) except for a few icy stretches, notably at the beginning of the trail. The yellow and black trails are presently excellent for walking .

2019-March-06
The ski trails are in very good condition. Good conditions for walking on the Centre Road (orange), yellow and black trails.

2019-March-01
The skate ski trail is in good condition.

2019-February-26 Updated
The ski trails have been groomed and the conditions are fair -the snow is particularly granular. Centre Road (orange trail) is icy -wear cleats. The yellow trail offers good walking conditions.

2019-February-23
Excellent trail conditions this morning. A crunchy layer of snow has covered most of the icy patches on the Orange Trail.

2019-February-22
The ski trails have been groomed again this morning and offer excellent conditions. For the conditions on Centre Road (orange trail), see yesterday's report.

2019-February-21 Updated
The ski trails have been groomed this morning: excellent conditions! The Centre Road (orange trail) has been plowed for walking but a thin layer of snow remains in places.

2019-February-19 Updated
The ski trails are in very good conditions. On the snowshoe trail, the snow is dense but not icy. Small sections at the beginning of the Centre Road (orange trail) are icy -on the west side of the Conservation Centre. On the rest of the trail, the friction is fair for walking. Cleats are recommended.

2019-February-16
The ski trails have been groomed this morning and the conditions are very good. On the snowshoe trail, the snow is dense but not too icy. The Centre Road (orange trail) is open for walking - cleats are recommended.

2019-February-13 Updated
The ski trails have been groomed this morning. The Centre Road (orange trail) has been plowed but is still snowy in places.

2019-February-08 Updated
Following the strong winds of the last 24hrs, twigs and branches have fell on the ski trails. The Centre Road is icy but passable if you stay on the edges where a thin coat of snow offers traction -cleats are recommended.

2019-February-06
Wear cleats on Centre Road (orange trail).

2019-February-05 Updated
Rough ice, granular snow and wet slippery patches.

2019-February-04
The snow cover is rough and crusty. Good conditions on the trails.

2019-January-30 Updated
The ski trails have been groomed this morning and the Centre Road (orange trail) is open for walking.
On all of the trails and on the slidding hill, the conditions are excellent!

2019-January-25 Updated
The trails for classic and skate skiing have been groomed and the conditions are excellent -fast track but still good grip- with the occasional wet spot which can be skiied around.
The Centre Road (orange trail) is open for walking. The surface has grip and the few icy patches can easily be avoided. The hill in mid-way is the only section that has not been plowed yet.

2019-January-23
All of the trails are in fantastic conditions!

2019-January-22
All of the trails are in excellent conditions.

2019-January-21
The Centre Road (orange trail) was cleared of snow yesterday and is plowed again today. The operation should end by 1 pm. The ski trails are presently being groomed.

2019-January-16
Thanks to a thin coat of fresh snow this morning, the conditions are excellent on all trails.

2019-January-15
All of the trails are in good conditions.

2019-January-09
The ski trails have been groomed and the conditions are excellent. Don't miss the chance!

2019-January-07
The conditions are good for snowshoeing and fair for walking. We need more snow to groom and enjoy the ski trail.

2019-January-04
The conditions are good for snowshoers. We recommend wearing cleats to walk. Status quo for skiing.

2019-January-03
Good snow cover today but the ice is not far underneath. We have not groomed yet but some skiers have been out. The flat sections are decent but on the downhills, the ice is showing through the snow making the conditions dicey. The forecast calls for a storm early next week, touch wood!

2018-December-19
The trails are fairly icy. We recommend wearing cleats to walk.

2018-November-21
An early accumulation of snow has stirred the enthusiasm of avid skiers. Note that we will need more of a base to pack over surfacing roots and rocks in order to start grooming. Stay tuned.

2018-October-20
Rainy fall: some wet spots on the yellow and red trails.

2018-June-04
Walking trails are in good conditions. To avoid mosquito bites, choose to visit on a dry windy day and stay on the Centre Road (orange trail). This trail is also a good choice to enjoy nature while staying away from tick habitat.