Winter at the Sculpture Forest
Discover the magic of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest in the wintertime. Our trails are packed with snow, perfect for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing! Please follow our COVID-19 protocols.
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Snowshoeing and Nordic Skiing
Snowshoeing or walking are free on the colour-coded paths (see the map). These take you through the Sculpture Forest as well as on the kilometres of marked snowshoe on the trails north of the museum. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the museum for free! (Check the museum hours or call ahead)
Depending on the weather, the conditions may vary. At times the pathways can be very icy. Please use caution. We recommend using walking poles and grippers on your boots.
Please note that the trail loop in the Sculpture Forest is a shared by walkers, skiers and snowshoers. Please move to the side of the rail to allow skiers to pass. See the Snowshoe Trail Map.
The main trails of the Sculpture Forest and Glebe Park will be groomed and
ready for Nordic Skiing as soon as there is enough snow to do so. (See the Ski Haliburton website for updates on the trails.) The Nordic ski trails at Glebe Park have consistently been top-rated ski trails in the province for classic and skate skiing. Explore all Glebe Park has to offer on the 13.5 km of ski trails during the day. Enjoy skiing in the Sculpture Forest in the evenings until nine on the lit loop trail. Please note that the upper trails in Glebe Park are quite hilly and are considered "very challenging." The trails in the Sculpture Forest are recommended for novice skiers.
If you would like to use the trails for cross-county skiing, please buy a trail pass in advance or you can pay. See the Ski Haliburton website for pricing and updates. Day passes (self-registration) are available at the trail heads. Please bring cash, or you can e-transfer to email@example.com
The Haliburton Highlands offer an abundance of activities and sights to see in the winter!
Visit the Ontario Highlands website to discover more.
Nordic Skiing (Cross-Country)