Grooming at Hiawatha Highlands
Grooming is performed by Sault Cycling Club volunteers on both a snow-dog and our brand new snowmachine which was donated by the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the SSM Economic Development Corporation. These trails would not be possible without the permission from landowners (The Kinsmen Club of SSM & SSM Regional Conservation Authority) along with the Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club who manage the Hiawatha Highlands property in the winter months.
We have 9km of groomed single track trails available on the Crystal Creek trail system. The start of the single track trails can be accessed off the Hiawatha 2km ski loop and heading down the paved hill toward the pond. The trails run in the reverse condition of our summer trails in order to maintain the flow with skiers and to avoid potential collisions. Fat Biking trail markers are white with an orange border.
New for 2022
Farmer Bob’s 2.5 km Loop: This new trail is rated as easy and will offer skiing and fat biking to novice users. To access this trail, you can park in the right parking lot of the Pinder trail. Signage posted by Hiawatha Highlands should mark the trail. This area will not have our regular fat bike trail markers. All other areas of the Pinder trail system are closed to Fat Bikers in the winter.
Farmer Lake: The new Farmer Lake trail (built in the summer of 2021 by Sentiers Boreals), is now groomed! Please use caution as it may be narrow and uneven in some areas. We now have a loop that you can follow - To access, head out towards Mabel Lake and you'll see a sign on your left approx. 1km down the trail leading you to Farmer Lake. This trail is approximately 6.5 to 7 km. ** This is a multi-use trail and open to walkers as well.
Mabel Lake: Mabel Lake is open for fat biking! Keep in mind that this trail has traffic of snowshoers, walkers and skiers and dogs are allowed. Please yield appropriately to these other trail users.
Grooming has been completed for 2022. See you all next year!