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Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge Trails

Skiing Snowshoe Trail Hiking Trail Biking Trail Horeseback Trail

Location Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge, 574 Snake Creek Road, north of Mattawa
Trailhead UTM 667652 mE x 5140772 mN
Ownership Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge
Management Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge
Length 12 km / 7.5 mi
Difficulty various
Activities cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding
Amenities parking, washrooms, accommodations, cross-country ski rentals
Surface snowpacked, groomed and track set
User Fee passes from Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge are required for visitors not staying overnight
Number of Portages 9
Access Points there are access points from well-developed gravel roads all along the River’s south shore, and at Trout Lake

Rules for Use

  • motorized vehicles prohibited
  • winter trail passes are required (check www.naturesharmony.ca for membership rates and day-use fees)

Safety Considerations

  • users who visit this trail system do so at their own risk

Maintenance

  • as required based on weather conditions

Description

This beautiful, backcountry trail system winds through Laurentian Mountain and contains loops varying in length and difficulty. Skiers can make their way to the shores of the Ottawa River, along scenic ridge lines, and through mature hardwoods. A trail map and money drop box are located at the parking area. Equipment rentals are available.

Directions

From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, take HWY 17 east towards Ottawa. Turn left onto HWY 533 through the downtown area of Mattawa. Follow HWY 533 for 11.7 km (7.3 mi) and turn right onto Snake Creek Road (look for the large ‘No Regrets’ sign at the turn).

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