Murphys Point

Murphys Point

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Silver Queen Mine Tour June 26, 2019 August 30, 2019 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times or scroll down this events page for further details. Please pre-register at the gatehouse or call ahead for this 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Gray Ratsnake Presentation June 29, 2019 August 31, 2019 Visitor Centre - 2pm daily

Meet up with our discovery rangers at the Visitor Centre daily from 1-4pm. In addition to our traditional displays and two Gray Ratsnakes, they will also have interactive prop tables to spark a deeper interest in the cultural and natural history of the park.

At 2pm, they will bring out one of our 2 Gray Ratsnakes for a presentation in front of the visitor centre.

Art In The Park: Nature Journaling August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019 11 AM - Main Beach

Discover the ‘art of seeing’ and start a nature journal of your very own.  Join Grace and Trevor to open your eyes to the natural beauty of Murphys Point through this mindfulness focused art program. 

Kids Program: Busy Beavers August 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 11 AM - Main Beach

Beavers are the architects of the park!  Join Grace and Trevor to discover the amazing adaptations that allow beavers to shape the landscape around them - and try building your own beaver dam!

Prop Table: Sssuper Snakes August 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

Slither down to the beach and join Peter as he takes a closer look at the snakes of Murphys Point.

Meet Myrtle the Turtle August 21, 2019 August 21, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach

Meet up with Emma and Myrtle to learn about the turtles found in Murphys Point and how Myrtle, a non-native species, ended up in our park.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 21, 2019 August 21, 2019 8 PM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special nighttime nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 PM.

Guided Hike: Friends and Foes of the Forest August 22, 2019 August 22, 2019 10 AM - Sylvan Trail (Park at Day Use Parking Lot)

Take a walk through the biggest neighbourhood around – the forest! Join Emma and Rachel on the Sylvan Trail to find out which plants and animals in the forest help or hinder their neighbours. This guided hike is 2.5km and will take about an hour - be sure to wear suitable footwear and bring water!

Prop Table: Canoe Build It? August 22, 2019 August 22, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

Come talk with Peter about Chuck Commanda’s latest canoe build at Murphys Point.  Discover the materials used in the canoe build, and have your questions about birchbark canoes answered!

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 23, 2019 August 23, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!

Discovery Drop In: Undercover Critters August 23, 2019 August 23, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

There is a whole world of wildlife in the park right below our feet. Join Rachel and Peter to search for snails, slugs, worms, fungi, and more.  How many different things can you find hiding undercover?

Evening Program: Murphys Point Mythbusters August 24, 2019 August 24, 2019 8 PM - Amphitheatre

Ever wondered if bats are really blind, or if snakes are actually slimy?  Join our resident Mythbusters Grace and Peter as they debunk some popular misconceptions about the animals of Murphys Point.

Kids Program: Underwater Discovery Prowl August 24, 2019 August 24, 2019 11 AM - Main Beach

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with Peter and Trevor at the Main Beach to help them in their search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!

Prop Table: Outstanding Owls August 24, 2019 August 24, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

Meet up with Rachel to challenge yourself to see how much you know about the owls of Murphys Point - it will be a hoot!

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 25, 2019 August 25, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM - Silver Queen Mine Trail (Park at Lally Homestead)

Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the 1km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miner's bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 AM and 12 PM.

Prop Table: Bump In The Night August 26, 2019 August 26, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

What did you hear outside of your tent last night?  Join Grace to discover the nocturnal creatures of Murphys Point!

Art In The Park: Nature Journaling August 27, 2019 August 27, 2019 11 AM - Main Beach

Discover the ‘art of seeing’ and start a nature journal of your very own.  Join Grace to open your eyes to the natural beauty of Murphys Point through this mindfulness focused art program. 

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 28, 2019 August 28, 2019 8 PM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special nighttime nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 PM.

Art In The Park: Cookie Canvas August 29, 2019 August 29, 2019 11 AM - Main Beach

The best souvenir you can bring home from Murphys Point is something you created yourself. Meet up with Rachel and Peter to unleash your inner artist and paint a beautiful 'tree cookie'.

Supplies are limited - first come, first served.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 30, 2019 August 30, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!

Prop Table: Powerful Pollinators August 30, 2019 August 30, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

Join Trevor to uncover the secret lives of the pollinators of Murphys Point - you will be buzzing with excitement! 

Kids Program: Busy Beavers August 31, 2019 August 31, 2019 11 AM - Main Beach

Beavers are the architects of the park!  Join Grace and Trevor to discover the amazing adaptations that allow beavers to shape the landscape around them - and try building your own beaver dam!

Silver Queen Mine Open House September 1, 2019 September 1, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM - Silver Queen Mine Trail (Park at Lally Homestead)

Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the 1km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miner's bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 AM and 12 PM.

Silver Queen Mine Tour September 8, 2019 October 13, 2019 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Every Sunday join our guided hike (1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground. Valid camping or day-use permit required.