The Birtle cross country ski trail meanders along the Birdtail River valley through mature stands of aspen, oak, maple, and birch.
The trail starts in Birtle Park and has different loops ranging in length between 500 metres and 12 kilometres. The Birtle Miniota CDC says that it is well maintained. There is a warm up cabin, outhouse, and fire pit with seating area located on the trail at the end of the Katimavik Loop. The trail is not patrolled so always follow normal winter safety rules, and please use extra caution on slopes and hills.
From Elise Watchorn on Wednesday afternoon:
15km of very pretty trails. They’re quite sheltered, rolling trails, nestled into the woody Birdtail valley, with frequent glimpses of pretty vistas, and a warmup cabin midway along.
The trails have obviously been regularly groomed this winter. Unfortunately, the groomers had not been out between M…[Read more]