A Wilderness Playground Waiting to Be Explored

Discover our 45 kilometres of trails winding through old-growth forest—on skis, snowshoes, on foot or by bike

Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre

Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre is a charitable organization run by a dedicated group of volunteers. We are outdoor enthusiasts who share a passion for exercise among nature. Through our chosen activities, we are lucky to experience the rugged and beautiful terrain that the Georgian Bay region provides.

With over 45 kilometres of ski, snowshoe, biking and hiking trails, there is something for everyone on our 800-acre property, made up of private and Crown land.

We are both proud of and grateful for the support provided by a regular group of over 60 community volunteers.

2024 marks our 40th anniversary as a club. We have exciting plans to improve our facilities and trails.

All day passes, membership fees and donations go toward keeping our centre open and running.

Welcome, and enjoy the trails!

World-Class Nordic Skiing

During the winter, explore our 30 kilometres of groomed trails by cross-country ski, snowshoe or fatbike. You’ll enjoy kilometre after kilometre of frozen lakes, pristine forest and granite cliffs, plus a wide range of terrain, including punchy climbs to get your heart rate up.

Nordic Skiing at Georgian Nordic
Skate skiing along the trail on a bright winter day. Photo credit: Peter Istvan
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Riding the Lynx Loop on mountain bikes. Photo credit: Peter Istvan.

Summer Is the Time for Exploring

During the summer, take in the scenery on foot or go for a twisty spin on our ever-growing network of mountain-bike trails. We’ve now got 45 kilometres of trails to explore.

Mountain Biking at Georgian Nordic

Latest News

The Burrow will be closed this week on Tuesday and Wednesday

February 27, 2024

With the impending rain and very mild temperatures, (and expected low number of users on the trails), the Burrow will not be open today, Tuesday. Februrary 27th nor Wednesday, February 28th. We plan to reopen on Thursday February 28th. Thanks for your understanding.

Lantern Social Ski this Saturday night!

February 21, 2024

Join us for a family friendly night ski by candle light on our trails this Saturday February 24th, 6-9pm. Our Burrow (chalet) will be open for a warm up and for gathering with friends. Open to GNOAC members and non-members. Passes and rentals are free of charge for all participants, however donations are encouraged! What to bring? A headlight or a flashlight, a warm drink in your thermos and your snacks and of course your friends!

The Burrow will be open this coming Monday February 19th for Family Day

February 15, 2024

The Burrow will be open Family Day, Monday February 19th, 9am-4pm for members and guests. Special 2hr day pass rates for Adults $10 and Youth (6-22yrs) $5; (pass includes ski or snowshoe rentals!) This is a great opportunity for those new to skiing or snowshoeing (and the club) who would like to give our trails a try!

Trails Closed Thursday and Friday

February 7, 2024

Trails for skiing, snowshoeing and biking closed Thursday and Friday this week (Feb 8 & 9) in an attempt to preserve the base for weekend activities including the Sounder Ski Race. Thank you for your understanding. Family Day Monday Feb 19th

  • Lantern Social Ski this Friday night!

    Join us for a family friendly night ski by candle light on our trails this Friday February 2nd 6:00-9:00pm. As well, our Burrow (chalet) will be open for a warm up and for gathering with friends Open to GNOAC members and non-members. Passes and rentals are free of charge for all participants, however donations are […] Read More

  • Sounder Ski Tour – UPDATE – New date Saturday Feb 10, 2024

    The Sounder Ski Tour has been postposed to Saturday Feb 10th. For more information about the Sounder, including how to register please visit: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=34194 Read More

  • Registration Open: Women on Skis event (Feb 4, 2024)

    Ladies, mark your calendars for Sunday, February 4, 2024 for Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre’s “Women on Skis 2024” event.  In case of bad weather or poor trail conditions, the event will take place on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Rentals available through GNOAC. Visit www.gnoac.com/rentals or email Michele at [email protected] for more info. Funds raised will be donated to GNOAC’s Future Fund and/or youth programming. To register […] Read More