Arrowhead Provincial Park is located in the heart of Muskoka near Huntsville. It is open year-round and offers a variety of activities depending on the season. To hiking, swimming and paddling in the summer to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating in the winter.
We’ve been to Arrowhead twice:
There are 15km of hiking trails at Arrowhead, some of which are used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Below are some of the trails that we’ve hiked.
(1) Arrowhead Lake Trail (5.1km loop, rated easy) circles the shore of Arrowhead Lake. The trail is relatively flat and mostly meanders through the forest.
(2) Mayflower Lake Trail (2km loop, rated moderate) winds through the forest and follows along the shore of Mayflower Lake.
(3) Stubbs Falls (2km loop, rated easy) meanders along the river and features a nice viewpoint of the falls. There are a series of wooden steps down into the gorge and a bridge to cross over the river.
Other Activities and Attractions
Arrowhead also offers a variety of other activities and facilities, including:
- Three sandy beaches that can be used for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding
- Big Bend overlook, which is reputed to be one of the best places in Ontario to view the inside of a glacial delta
In the winter Arrowhead transforms into a winter wonderland. It offers a variety of winter activities, including:
- 1.3 km ice skating trail that loops through the forest. Every Friday and Saturday night, depending on weather conditions, the park holds Fire and Ice Nights where the park stays open later than usual and the skating trail is lined with tiki torches.
- 28 km of classic cross-country ski trails
- Over 8 km of snowshoeing trails
Arrowhead has three campgrounds, each with multiple sections and access to a nearby beach area. Arrowhead also offers ten heated camp cabins that are open year round for those that want a more luxurious camping experience.