Ice Trail at Arrowhead Park Weekly Report

Welcome to Ontario’s favourite winter attraction!  Opened in 2012 at Arrowhead Provincial Park just north of Huntsville, Muskoka, the Ice Trail at Arrowhead is a 1.5 km skate path set amidst towering, snow-dusted trees that winds through the East River campground.  

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Opening Date:
The Ice Trail at Arrowhead opens on for the season on January 6, 2017.

Location: 
The Ice Trail at Arrowhead is located just north of Huntsville, Muskoka in Ontario, Canada. Two hours from Toronto.

Operating Hours:
Arrowhead Provincial Park is open daily for winter activities, including cross country skiing (30km of groomed trails!), snowshoeing, tubing hill, and of course, the popular Ice Trail, from 9am-5pm. The Ice Trail itself is open from 11am-close when it is operational; this is always weather dependent. The Ice Trail is also subject to closure for flooding or maintenance.

Weekend hours of the Ice Trail vary for some Fire & Ice nights (see below). Closing hours also vary slightly depending on the light outside; usually around 5pm in January and 5:30pm in February.

Always check the Park Report for Ice Trail availability before heading to the park.

Fire & Ice Nights:
Fire & Ice Nights are run throughout the season beginning on January 6th. On these days, the Ice Trail is available during the day from 11am-3pm, closed from maintenance and flooding from 3pm-6pm, and then re-opened for the Fire & Ice skating between 6pm-9pm. During the Fire & Ice night, the trail will be lit with tiki torches to light your way as you skate through the forested trail at night! Wow! The scheduled Fire & Ice nights for 2017 are:

Monday, December 26, 2016
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Sunday, March 4, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017

The last scheduled Fire & Ice night for the season is March 9th, 2017 – weather permitting. 

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For Ice Trail Updates:
During the busy winter season, Arrowhead Provincial Park yields a high volume phone calls regarding Ice Trail availability. While you can phone the park directly if you’d prefer at 705-789-5105, it’s best to first check out the Arrowhead Twitter Page or the Ontario Parks Ski Report.

The Twitter page is regularly updated to let guests know about the availability of the Ice Trail, and the Ski Report will offer an updated look at which cross country ski trails are groomed and ready for skiing, as well as information on the availability of the Ice Trail and tubing (located at the bottom of the page in the ‘Additional Information’ box).

Cost:
Cost to enter the park is $17 per vehicle for the day use fee. This cost gives visitors access to all the parks amenities.

Skate Rental:
Skates are available to rent on site at a cost of $10 for 3 hours.

Please note: The Ice Trail at Arrowhead Provincial park is one of the most popular winter attractions in the province of Ontario. Weekends are the most popular, so visits mid-week can be optimal if you’re in a hurry or prefer fewer crowds.

For information on places to stay in the region close to the Ice Trail at Arrowhead provincial park, click here.

For additional attractions in the area, click here.

And to dine in the vicinity of the Ice Trail, click here.

 


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