Snowshoe Rentals at ABCA
The South Huron Trail represents a beautiful vista in the southern end of Huron County that provides hikers with options.
Many tree-lined, barrier-free nature trails surround the Morrison Reservoir. Morrison Lake is a human-made reservoir created by the construction of Morrison Dam in 1959 to provide a consistent water supply to a former canning factory in the town of Exeter. The area is now a conservation area with exceptional recreational trails.
Explore Morrison Dam Conservation Area’s four kilometres of recreational trail, including two kilometres of wide, accessible trails with an optional excursion down an additional two kilometres of more rugged trails.
This a great place to try your hand (or feet) at snowshoeing. Families can rent snowshoes directly from the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Administrative Centre at 71108 Morrison Line, Exeter, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Snowshoes are designed to increase the surface area of your weight distribution on top of the snow and have been used for thousands of years to help us travel on snow. The modern equipment available at ABCA is safe, reliable and easier to use than you think!
Here are the basics for your first time snowshoeing:
- Get snowshoes that are right for your weight (ABCA has several types and sizes available).
- Wear warm, waterproof boots and wool or synthetic socks that wick sweat are a must - carry an extra pair in case yours get soaked.
- Dress in layers with clothing that can handle cold, wet conditions.
- If you wish to use poles, you will need to bring your own, as ABCA does not have these available to rent.
The Conservation Authority has some helpful hints on how to put snowshoes on and how to walk in them, including how to get up after falling down. To download these helpful hints, or for more information on the rentals and the trails available, visit the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority’s website at www.abca.ca