The City of Morden offers a short trail of groomed cross-country ski trails and parallel snowshoe and hiking trails in the winter months, as weather permits.
From Morden Park, the trail through the frozen Dead Horse Creek offers a unique view of the city, and unique opportunities for wildlife spotting. The trail continues south toward Lake Minnewasta before looping back toward Morden Park.
The trail is maintained by the City of Morden’s Parks Department
Shannondale is located a mile north of Thornhill which is 5 miles west of Morden. Situated in a valley, these trails wind through the forest providing magnificent scenery. Dave Lumgair, the proprietor, builder, and maintainer of these trails encourages skiers of all levels to come and enjoy. The trails offer a range of technical difficulty from easy (Yellow or Green trails) to very challenging (Orange skate trail). The Blue trail is a fantastic midlevel classic run that is a favourite among many. The two chalets, one at the trail head and one in the valley are normally kept warm on the weekends. Trail upkeep is supported by donations which can be left in the donation box at the trailhead.
Burwalde Woods is the main facility used by the Boundary Trails Nordic Club. There are trails for both classic and skate skiing. Club membership fees support the operation and maintenance of these trails. Burwalde Trails is located between Morden and Winkler, three miles north of Hwy 14 or nine miles south of Hwy 23. The main trailhead is accessed from the Froese’s yard (home of Burwalde Woods Honey). There is limited parking space; please park tightly so there will be room for others. A donation box is located at the trailhead for non-members to contribute.
Please Note: Burwalde trails are only open for cross-country skiing. NO DOGS and NO HIKERS are permitted on or beside groomed trails.
This 16km single-track trail is intended for multi-use by hikers and avid mountain bikers. The trail boasts a variety of challenging terrain with rewarding scenic views of Lake Minnewasta. The trail is maintained by volunteers, and is open year-round.
Open to the Public of all ages (children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult) starting October to March at the Access Event Centre. The Public Skating Series is FREE thanks to community business and group sponsors!
Skate rentals are not available at this time.