Self-Guided Snowshoeing on our own Adventure Trail System
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See our “HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER ADVENTURE” here.
This tour operates by individual booking. Request a date and time for your adventure anytime through the winter season. We recommend early reservations for Weekends.
COST: $19.50 per person, kids $12.50
Snowshoe with trail pass also available for a guided adventure.
FROM OUR LOCATION
Tour Muskoka by bike to one of many local trails, beaches, parks & other attractions.
Hike or mountain bike the Trans Canada Trail and other great trails here in Bracebridge.
Visit us in store or give us a call for more information about our abundance of local outdoor recreation.
I have never used Snowshoes before in my life. Can I take this trip?
Self-guided snowshoeing is designed for complete beginners. It is an ideal sport for those who want to enjoy an easy way to explore the winter backcountry. If you can hike, you can snowshoe. Some of our clients come out every year even if they have snowshoed before because they like our trails, and because we provide the best gear.
Where are you guys located?
We are located in Bracebridge, right in the heart of Muskoka. The area is well known as a cottage escape and is one of the finest all round areas for the outdoor enthusiast.
How do I get there?
Our store address is 271 Ecclestone Dr. in Bracebridge Ontario. See Map to our Location. Most of our hikes are around the Muskoka area within a 15-20 minute drive from our store. You will meet at the store and follow your guide by car to the trailhead.
What if I arrive Late?
Late arrivals will be provided with a map to the trailhead and the guide will be contacted that you are on your way. Unfortunately if you are more than a ½ hour late the group cannot wait for your arrival.
What should I do if I am lost?
Prevention is the best advice. Bring a copy of our map along with an Ontario road map or map of the area to make sure that you know exactly where you are going. You will be provided with our mobile phone # with your map if you need detailed directions.
What equipment is provided?
We provide the latest in lightweight aluminum Atlas® snowshoes and poles. For night hikes we provide you with a Petzl Headlamp.
What are we required to bring?
We recommend layered clothing that is weatherproof and breathable. Include mitts, proper headwear and decent winter footwear designed for hiking. We do not recommend heavy Sorel style boots. We also recommend snow gaiters and sunglasses on sunny days. Here is a complete list for winter travel. All clothing and equipment you may need is available at our store at a 10% discount to clients. If you would like to do some shopping please come early or shop our online store to allow enough time before we need to leave.
Are there washrooms?
Please plan for no washroom facilities available. You may want to make a pit-stop before you arrive. Your Guide will carry some TP for any call of nature.
Should I bring a lunch?
For this trip we recommend that you bring a waist or small pack with some energy snacks and at least 1L of water.
Where can we stay and where do we eat?
There are many good places to dine around Bracebridge. There is also decent accommodation close to our store. Click here for a list of accommodations and dining.
How difficult are the snowshoe routes?
Most of the routes we choose for our groups are easy to moderate in difficulty with varied terrain and rolling hills requiring and medium level of fitness. If you hike or walk for recreation you can snowshoe.
How long does the course last?
This course lasts for 2 hours.
What if I get hurt or have an injury?
While fairly uncommon during these activities our guides are trained in wilderness first aid and carry a medical kit at all times. In the event of an injury you are our first priority. Steps will be taken to ensure you are safely cared for and transported should you need further attention.
Can I get a copy of the photos the instructor took?
The photos taken by the instructors are for use in the brochure or website. Due to the high volume of requests we are not able to separate and email them to each individual. Instead we offer a CD of all the photos from the course which we will mail to you for a fee of $25.
Can I organize my own group?
Yes! We gladly accept personal and corporate groups and offer discounts for group bookings. We can offer any date that works with your schedule. Email or call us for details.
Do you have gift certificates?
Yes, we provide gift certificates for all occasions. We also have a special gift certificate for our ice courses.