Sawmill Lake Classic Tour Quetico Provincial Park

The tour is reminiscent of old traditional skiing and is not intended as a race.

Tour is January 26th 2019 - 

In January when the lakes and rivers of Quetico Park have frozen over and the paddling season has taken a hiatus skiers will venture out into the pristine wilderness of the frozen snow covered paddling mecca

Hosted by The Beaten Path Nordic Trails and Quetico Park staff, The Sawmill Lake Classic Tour is an old time traditional ski tour within Quetico Provincial Park. The narrow twisty trails will have skiers meandering through mixed forests along side the Pickerel River over creeks and through lowland bogs to a half way point at Sawmill Lake. The tour is not a race and if you carry your lunch and drinks on your back, you can enjoy them around an open fire before the last half of the loop back. Once past Sawmill Lake the tour follows what was once an old logging road and now a narrow trail with longer flat sections and gradual hills. There is a final warm up fire before the last stretch back. Refreshing beverages and a fire will be waiting at the Heritage Pavilion (Visitor Centre).

12km and 24 km options

 Other links on this site

 Winter in Quetico

Cross Quetico Lakes Tour

Quetico Ski report

Quetico Trails Map


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Latitude: 48.667131 Longitude: -91.127175 Elevation: 1371 ft
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Event Dates

1/26/2019 – 1/26/2019

Admission Fee (if any)

$20 covers registration and Quetico Park fees

Tour is 10 am to 4pm

You can register an hour before the event but please inform Tour Coordinator that you are coming in advance.

Participation Requirements (if any)

Carry your own lunch and drinks for the tour.

Accessibility Notes

Tour starts and finishes at The Heritage Pavilion (Visitor Centre) - Dawson Trail Campgrounds - Quetico Provincial Park

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