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Address: 1182 10 South Nottawasaga Conc, Duntroon, Ontario L0M 1H0, Canada
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Great skiing (& cinnamon buns)

Definitely a high caliber of skier on these trails.... but friendly... definitely the least experienced skiers we ran into... great learning space and beautifully groomed... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Dave B
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely a high caliber of skier on these trails.... but friendly... definitely the least experienced skiers we ran into... great learning space and beautifully groomed trails.... signage was slightly confusing (as compared to scenic caves) but the loops were well thought out and beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

interesting trails. well kept. lovely back-country loops where you feel like you are the only person on the earth! a couple of challenging (for Ontario) hills. all levels of trails. great for the family! really nice cafeteria with great food options. the chili, soup and carrot cake are the best!

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Beautiful outdoors activity center for X country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. The trails are well groomed and the location is pristine. Very easy and convenient to drive in from any direction. Only a short distance to local towns for lodging or food. Quaint cafeteria with great home cooking and fun staff. Everyone working here makes sure you are... More 

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Thank P R
Toronto, Ontario
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

My wife and I did a private lesson at Highlands Nordic and had great time with our instructor Andre. He was a great teacher and made us feel very confident on the trails. They also make a mean grilled cheese and have amazing views of Georgian Bay if you do the S-Climb to the top of the escarpment.

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Woodbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We recently visited Highlands Nordic for an afternoon of cross country skiing. The trails were groomed, the snow conditions were great and with a bit of light snow, it made for an enjoyable afternoon of cross country skiing!

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Thank Moondoggie317
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Not the ideal conditions but that's hardly the centre's fault. The trails are well laid out. What stood out however: I have no idea how a rental centre can rent out ultra narrow, wax, skating skis to a novice. Would it not be safer to rent out wax less, wider skis, and reduce chance of accidents? With the fast conditions... More 

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Brockville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Highlands hosted the 2015 OFSSA X-C meet. The course was the best X-C course I have seen in years. If the course is this great in the fall the winter skiing must be the best. There are plenty of hills and flat trails.

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Thank Laker0213
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

The trail system is not vast but it is plenty for this recreational skiier. The trail conditions have always been groomed to perfection whenever I have been there. Larry's Glacier is such a fun downhill run and the climbs are just enough to make you feel you have done something. There is a really nice vibe to the place.... there... More 

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Thank Ralph S
Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Highlands Nordic is a decent resort. The XC ski trails seem to be better maintained than the snowshoe trails, though. Trail fees are inexpensive. Sections of the snowshoe trails need better signage. Try the homemade soups!

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Thank YYZBonVoyage
Collingwood, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

Highlands Nordic is our home ski club, so my bias has been declared. Friendly staff, well-groomed trails and good services. A range of trail options for beginner and advanced, pulls available for infants, sit skis for less-able bodied skiers and 15+km trails in a beautiful forest. Higher elevation means continual, great snow!

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