There are plenty of opportunities to snowshoe throughout town.

The Petawawa Library has free snowshoe, binoculars and GPS rentals available but supply is limited. Jubilee Lodge has inexpensive snowshoe rentals as well as groomed trails right outside the doors.

The Petawawa Terrace trails are compact groomed and are available for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

You can also head west on highway 17 and search and explore the trails at the Petawawa Research Forest, or change directions and head east to Forest Lea Trails where snowshoe trails are available.

Weather and temperatures can make drastic changes in the middle of winter so always make sure to take all the necessary precautions to stay safe. Hats, gloves scarves and other accessories help to keep your extremities warm and avoid frostbite. Dress in layers to prevent sweating and overheating as well as to add additional insulation when needed.

Make sure to let others know where you are going and when you plan to return as that snowshoe trail can quickly disappear with a heavy snowfall.