Almaguin Community Trails
|Location||Almaguin Highlands Secondary School|
|Trailhead UTM||17T 626456m E 5075177m N|
|Ownership||Near North District School Board|
|Management||Almaguin Community Trails Volunteers|
|Activities||hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing|
The Almaguin Community Trails project is a community effort carried out entirely by volunteers. The group has a Facebook page devoted to the trails with regular updates on the trail status, and can be found here: Almaguin Community Ski Trails
The aim is to provide the community with a centre for cross-country skiing (both competition and leisure) as well as other forms of recreation including cross-country running and hiking. As of 2016, the trails network is comprised of 2km of regulation cross-country ski trails and 3km of narrower ski trails. An additional 3km of snowshoe and hiking trails are also open for use by the public. The group was able to purchase a groomer, a container to house the groomer, a track setter, and grooming aids. The next step will be to extend the regulation size ski trail to 7km and develop another 12km of trail.
The volunteer group has joined the Discovery Routes trail system. Through the partnership, a legal agreement has been signed with the Near North District School Board.