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Trail use is currently the Snow Season. See maps below for clear guidlines on what activties are permited on what trails.

The Tantramar Outdoor Club maintains 15 km of winter use ski trails and 10 km of snowshoe/walking trails in the rolling hills above Sackville.

Access Trails & Parking information

To access the TOC trail system, take exit 500 off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Walker Road, and turn away from Beech Hill park.

Reservoir Gate Trails

Google map of Trail Head location

Reservoir Gate has trails for skiing only during the snow season, as well as trails for snowshoeing and walking year-round. See maps below for full guidelines.

-There is a small parking area provided, otherwise please park with your vehicle facing towards town.

Quarry Road Trails

Parking location for the Quarry Road Trails. Please park facing towards town.

The Quarry road trails are for skiing only

-The trailhead for the Quarry Road is unmarked and about 3km from the reservoir gate along Walker Road, just past the power line. Please park on the side of the road facing town as pictured.

A skier stops at a sign on a snowy ski trail on a cold day with cloudy sky.
The trailhead at the Quarry Road trails begins with the Le Rond Trail loop once you enter the wooded area.

Walking/Snowshoeing

During the non-snow season, walking is permitted on The Crooked Tree and Ogden Brook Trails that start at the Reservoir gate.

During the snow season walking is only permitted on the snowshoe trails that start at the reservoir gate as The Crooked Tree Trail becomes for skiing only. Please do not walk on the ski trails during the snow season. See maps below for access to the snowshoe trails.

Walking is not permitted year-round on any of the ski trails, (except the Crooked Tree Trail in non-snow season).

Taking a rest at the warming hut along the Crooked Tree Trail.

Skiing

Skiing down a groomed trail on a delightful day!

During the snow season, the ski trails at the Reservoir gate and Quarry road are open for use and groomed regularly as weather allows.

The ski trails are a mix of easy and intermediate winter-use trails, although trail difficulty depends so much on snow conditions. In fresh, cold snow when going is slow, they are mostly beginner trails, but when conditions are icy, they transform to expert level.

Trails are track-set for classic skiing on a regular basis during the snow season.

Thanks for not walking on any of the ski trails in the snow season.

Safety

All trails are two-way trails. Skiers heading downhill have the right of way. Step off to the right to yield and be wary on hills and at corners. Be extra cautious in winter and in inclement weather. There are areas of the trail system with no phone reception.
Use all trails at your own risk.

Warming Huts

There are two warming huts – one on the Crooked Tree Trail, and one half way down the Birches on the Yellow Trail, as well as a lovely shelter at the foot of the Birches. You are welcome to use them. Covid restrictions are posted on the doors.

A snowy day at Sugar Brook Lodge, the warming hut on the Quarry Road trail system.

Trail Maps

Trail markers like this identify trails and correspond with the colour on the trail maps
Entire Ski Trail System
Quarry Road Ski Trails
  Ogden Brook Snowshoe Trails
  Reservoir Gate Snowshoe Trails

all files are PDF
usable for walking during non-snow season (all trails at Crooked Tree Trail)
usable during snow season only
trails for snowshoeing or walking
trails for skiing only

Dogs

Dexter loves the Ogden Brook trails more then he can express!

Dogs are welcome all year round on the Ogden Brook Trails, and in the non-snow season, on the Crooked Tree Trails. Please pick up after your pet. Dogs must be on a leash or otherwise under control. Everyone loves their dog but not everyone loves dogs. Thanks for being considerate of other trail users.

Note on Privately Owned Land

The Crooked Tree Trail and Ogden Brook Loop trails are on Town land, and the remainder of our trail system is on private properties whose owners generously permit skiing on their land.