With over 60km of snowshoe trails in the Gatineau Park, it’s no wonder Wakefield is located only steps away from some of the best snowshoe trails the region has to offer.
Visitors often come to Wakefield during the winter and ask where is the best place to go snowshoeing. Here are our favourite snowshoe trails around Wakefield:
Trail #72: Access the trailhead from the P17 parking lot. Follow the trail through the field and make your way up into the trees and up the hill. You will presented with a challenging climb but it will all be worthwhile once you hit the cabin at Brown Lake. The cabin is closed when it is not being rented, but you can still start a fire in the firepit outside. Warm up by the fire and make your way back to Wakefield. Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Level of difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate.
Wakefield Trails behind the MacLaren Cemetery- For a shorter snowshoe adventure, make your way up to the MacLaren Cemetery, behind the Wakefield Mill. When you are looking at the cemetery, take the trailhead to the left and follow it up to the summit. You will be greeted with a spectacular view of Wakefield and the Gatineau River. Continue along the trails to make your way back down to the cemetery. Duration: Approximately 30 minutes. Level of difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate.
If you don’t have your own, snowshoes are available for rent at Expéditions Wakefield.
Enjoy the snow!