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Skating Trail One of Ontario’s Best Kept Secrets For Winter Fun

Whether you’re a winter-lover or not, it’s tough not to be enticed by the lure of a skating through the forest!

This popular route at Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville Ontario will soon be open for the season, and is said to be one of Ontario’s best kept secrets for Winter fun.

As families begin planning what to do over the holidays, they’d be crazy not to consider visiting Arrowhead at least once this winter – it looks like they’ve got it all!

  • Arrowhead grooms and maintains more than 33 km of cross-country ski trails that are designed for classic skiing or skate skiing. Each trail is rated for difficulty and ranges from beginner to expert.
  • The park offers a variety of hiking/snowshoeing trails.
  • Arrowhead boasts Ontario’s longest man-made outdoor skating ring at 1.3-kilometers long.
  • The park offers snow-tubing and even provides the tubes!
  • Warm up at one of two warm-up shelters or the open fire pit at the top of the tubing hill.

Arrowhead is open every day, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to the park is $14 per vehicle and skate rentals are available for $6.
Note, additional fees and rentals may apply for various activities – please visit their website for details.
Follow @ArroPark on Twitter for updates on opening dates or visit their website.

CTV News Reporter KC Colby visited Arrowhead Provincial Park to share share the story just a few days ago – watch/read his full report on

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