There are plenty of opportunities to snowshoe within the Town and in the Greater Petawawa Community. We do ask all users of these trails to respect the rules and regulations posted by each of the clubs or organizations that manage and maintain these trail networks. It is also important to stay on the trails and not create your own paths.
The Petawawa Library has free snowshoes, binoculars and GPS rentals available but supply is limited. You will need your Library card to rent these items.
Jubilee Lodge, located on Garrison Petawawa, offers snowshoe rentals as well as groomed trails right outside their doors. If you select the highlighted link, it will bring up information about their trails and rental fees.
The Petawawa Terrace, located adjacent the the Fish Hatchery Park at 9 Sunset Crescent, offers compact, groomed trails for snowshoeing. The Petawawa Terrace is a provincial park and as such is used under the direction and administration of Ontario Parks oversight.
West on Highway 17, the Petawawa Research Forest has a series of trails great for any day outing. Or, if you wish to head East, you will find the Forest Lea Trails where an abundance of trail options 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.