Helpful Info

Helpful Info

Hiawatha Highlands in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is a wonderful destination for the public in the Spring, Summer, and Fall; however, in the Winter, Hiawatha Highlands is covered under land use agreements for the use of trail pass holders only.  Please respect these restrictions.  The trails are rented for paying cross country ski, snowshoe and fat bike customers from November to April, and fees collected from these customers are used to help maintain the trail systems throughout the year.  In the winter, foot traffic and dog tracks damage the groomed trails and can cause serious injuries to customers of all ages and abilities, including the elderly, recreational skiers and elite athletes. 


Are welcome to visit alternate trails such as the ones at the end of Connor Road just past the Algoma Rod and Gun club just past the yellow gate.  More suggestions would be the walking trails in the bush following the creek bed in the Wishart Park on Fourth Line.

Thank you for not trespassing and damaging the trails this winter at Hiawatha Highlands.


Hiawatha Highlands is pleased to offer trail passes and transportation of photographers and their clients to and from their desired photo location.  Designated staff will accompany groups for their photo shoots.  The staff member will help skiers safely navigate around the photo shoot. They will also advocate for the photographer and their clients during the entire process including transportation to and from their vehicles.  After a scheduled photo shoot, any required grooming or repair of the trails will take place.  Since providing this service will involve approximately 3 hours of paid staff time, specialized equipment and fuel costs, a fee will be charged.  The location fee is a $350 base fee plus $15 per person up to a maximum of $500 at the Cathedral location. Other locations may have increased fees.  Please give 14 days (minimum) in advance of desired session date.

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For inquiries regarding scheduling and fees for photography sessions please contact the Hiawatha Highlands at 705-256-7258.

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