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 mountain biking, hiking, ski and snowshoe 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.

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

Welcome, and enjoy the trails!

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


for mountain biking and hiking.



of cross-country ski paradise.



of snowshoeing powder.

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

Latest News

  • Paddling at GNOAC – Parry Sound 50 – Registration now open

    Registration for the Parry Sound 50 Paddling Race (brought to you by GNOAC) is now open. The event will take place on Saturday July 13, 2024 The 50 km event will start at 10 am and the 17 km and 5 km will start at 12 pm Location: Nine Mile Lake Beach Park , Hwy…

  • Trails Open For Multi-use

    **Update: Partridge Trail has been packed for skate skiing! GNOAC continues to encourage members and guests to get outside and be active despite an abbreviated winter ski season. GNOAC trails are open for multi-use. Hikers, dog-walkers, skiers, and cyclists are welcome to use the trails. Try to leave the Partridge Trail to the late-season, die-hard…

  • 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…