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Education Centre Trails

Hiking Trail Skiing Snowshoe Trail

Location 100 College Drive, North Bay
Trailhead UTM 615871 mE x 5133445 mN
Ownership Nipissing University / Canadore College
Management Nipissing University / Canadore College
Length full system: 11.6 km / 7.2 mi
cross-country ski: 3.5 km / 2.2 mi
Difficulty all levels
Activities hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing
Amenities washrooms, paid parking, rest area, picnic area
Surface various terrain, compacted soil

Safety Considerations

  • the upper (northern) bridge is in a state of disrepair and trail managers have signs posted instructing users to stay off of that particular crossing
  • rock surfaces alongside Duchesnay Falls are slippery at all times during the year
  • the trail running along either side of the Falls is suitable for foot traffic only


These trails will take hikers and cross-country skiers through scenic wooded areas, over creeks on rustic wooden bridges, and past a rolling waterfall. Located in a beautiful forest behind Nipissing University and Canadore College, and owned by the Education Centre, the hiking trails wind up and down the escarpment. Trail users can check out glacial remnants and tiny fossils. Logged by lumber baron J. R. Booth back at the turn of the century, the area still has some large pines and a variety of coniferous and deciduous species. And there’s always a good chance you’ll see some wildlife on the trails.


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head northwest on HWY 17. Turn right at Gormanville Road and left at College Drive. Turn left towards to Education Centre.


Courtesy of, last updated September 2014:


2009/2010 Ski Trails

Voyageur Cycling Route

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