Animosh Trail



Animosh is an Ojibway word meaning“dog”. Members of the Kearney Dog Sled Races Committee, who created this trail and provide maintenance, suggested the name. The Kearney Dog Sled Races are held on the 2nd weekend in February. This is an event drawing participants, visitors and attention from around the globe annually. Animosh Trail is used by the mushers during the races. Walking from the Main Street access point, you will pass through a flat area with poplars to either side as well as a fenceline to the right. As you enter more dense and diverse woodland you walk up the Widowmaker hill. The trail ends near a sandy area. Turn left along the old laneway to Patton Road.

This four season, non-motorized trail is perfect for walkers, bikers, bird watchers, photographers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

Moose, deer and black bears visit the area.

Note: Part of Patton Road is not maintained in the winter.

Ownership Town of Kearney
Management Town of Kearney
Length 1 km
Activities Hiking, Snowshoeing
Difficulty Easy

For More Information

Town of Kearney 
(705) 636-7752

The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.