Nestled in the centre of the East Duffins Headwaters and Durham Forests network of trails, Trail Hub is a community hub for mountain bikers, hikers, nature lovers, snowshoers and cross country skiers to access over 240 kilometres of local trails. From special lifetime events to everyday casual meals with friends and family, the grand post and beam chalet is the perfect place to enjoy delicious local cuisine, inspired by its surroundings, plus an incredible view.

The journey started several years ago when two families connected over their love of the outdoors and the endless opportunities it provided through activities such as hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Falling for the magic that exists throughout the interconnected trail system and the beauty of building sustainable trails with their own hands, Trail Hub presented an opportunity for John, Lee, Rick and Cindy to create a hub that shares their love of the forest with the community. From the former Skyloft, a long beloved ski hill, the new Batty/Fisher team came together with the vision of Trail Hub.

It would now be a community hub for bikers, hikers, nature enthusiasts and all guests to discover themselves through sport, recreation, nature and art while enjoying the comforts within the chalet walls and the spectacular views outside. Trail Hub will be an inclusive place where people come to enjoy special lifetime events, meetings and every day socials.  Since 2021, employees, volunteers & owners have worked with a common vision to open “access to nature for all” from the convenient location in the centre of the East Duffins Headwaters and Durham Forest trail network. Today, the team continues to be entranced with the view, across the forests, the farm fields, the cityscape and to dream of ways to share their passion with those around them!

Trail Hub is your access to nature. The view is magical. The trails are epic. The food is delicious. Your adventure awaits.

Learn more at

About the Author

Bryen writes about local Durham community news, including regional events, municipality updates, entertainment, lifestyle, and the great outdoors. Email him directly if you want your business profiled or know a community member that deserves recognition -