The Laurentian Escarpment Conservation Area boasts a spectacular view of the City of North Bay, Lake Nipissing and the surrounding area. Visitors can hike a number of trails which are maintained throughout the year. The trails offer multi-use experiences including hiking, biking, dog walking, wildlife viewing and snowshoeing. NBMCA has a draft Trails Master Plan for the Laurentian Escarpment that proposes to develop and maintain trails to better accommodate the multi-use nature of the trails and open the door to eco-tourism opportunities, including a pump park. Learn more about the Proposed Master Plan.
In the winter, downhill skiers can hit the slopes of Laurentian Ski Hill, independently operated by the Laurentian Ski Hill and Snowboard Club.
NBMCA maintains two key trails at this conservation area - the Fred McNutt Family Trail and the Richardson Ridge Trails. There are many other trails on the property that are not maintained by NBMCA. Be sure to use the map and follow the yellow and orange circle trail markers in order to following these two main trails.
The Fred McNutt Family Trail and Richard Ridge trails are identified on the map below.
Directions: From Hwy 11, exit onto Algonquin Avenue northbound. Turn right onto Airport Road and follow the road up the hill. From Airport Road turn right at the lights at Pearce St. Follow Pearce to Greenhill Ave., turn right. Follow Greenhill to Janey Ave., turn left on Janey Ave. Ski Hill lodge is on the right at the NBMCA office and tower.