Murphys Point

Murphys Point

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Silver Queen Mine Tour June 26, 2019 June 26, 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. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10 AM. 

Silver Queen Mine Tour June 28, 2019 June 28, 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. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10 AM. 

Night-Time Flyers (Moths, Bats, & More) June 28, 2019 June 28, 2019 8:30 PM - 10 PM - Rideau Comfort Station

Mark has added over 650 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him and Peter at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30 and 10:00pm to go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. They will also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... They'll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!

Evening Program: Canoe Believe It? June 29, 2019 June 29, 2019 8 PM - Amphitheatre

O Canoe-da! Join Grace and Rachel for a night filled with stories and songs celebrating this Canadian symbol.

Kids Program: Underwater Discovery Prowl June 29, 2019 June 29, 2019 11 AM - Main Beach

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

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.

Silver Queen Mine Open House June 30, 2019 June 30, 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.

Canada Day Celebrations July 1, 2019 July 1, 2019 Main Beach

10:30 - 2:00 p.m. Rope Bridge - can you make it across the rope bridge on the beach? An activity by the friends of Murphys Point Park.

11:30 – 1:30 p.m. (or until supplies last) Main Beach: Friends BBQ – bring cash and support the good work of the Friends of Murphys Point Park. Stay for the Canada Day CAKE at 1 p.m.

Discovery Drop-In: Feathered Friends July 3, 2019 July 3, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario's birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity - the amazing variety of life around us. Join Peter and Rachel to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 3, 2019 July 3, 2019 8:30 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. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 PM.

Night-Time Flyers (Moths, Bats, & More) July 5, 2019 July 5, 2019 8:30 PM - 10 PM - Rideau Comfort Station

Mark has added over 650 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him and Trevor at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30 and 10:00pm to go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. They will also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... They'll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!

The Mystery of the Silver Queen Mine July 5, 2019 July 5, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Calling detectives of all ages - we need your help to solve the mystery of the missing miner!  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. 

The investigation starts at 10 AM - Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!

Evening Program: Murphys Point Mythbusters July 6, 2019 July 6, 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.

Discovery Drop In: Undercover Critters July 6, 2019 July 6, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach

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

Algonquin Wigwas Tchiman July 6, 2019 July 19, 2019 10 AM - 3 PM - Main Beach Picnic Shelter

Birchbark Canoe Build with Chuck Commanda, 10 AM - 3 PM Daily

Chuck Commanda comes from a long line of Algonquin canoe builders. As a young boy, growing up in Kitigan-Zibi, Chuck helped his grandparents make birchbark canoes. Now, years later, Chuck enjoys sharing his knowledge and showcasing his skills to the public. Meet him anytime between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily at the main beach picnic shelter. He will build a birchbark canoe (Wigwas Tchiman) in 14 days, using birch, spruce, ash and cedar materials harvested in the park and surrounding area. The finished canoe will be launched on July 19th!

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 7, 2019 July 7, 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.

Monthly Hike with the Rideau Trail Association July 10, 2019 July 10, 2019 Meet at the Park Store for a 9:30 departure.

New for 2019! - The Rideau Trail Association and Murphys Point Provincial Park are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes at Murphys Point. Primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, the series will loosely focus on the geology of the area. Individual hikes will investigate how the bedrock of the park has impacted not only the landscape but also the natural and cultural history of the area. Although themed, we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way as each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

July 10th - McParlan House Loop

This 6km easy walk will look at how the geology of the park determines the types of animals that live here. Setting out from the park store, we will take the old cart trail to the McParlan House, before following Black Creek out to Black Ance Point Road. We will then take this for a short while before looping back to the store via the Rideau Trail and Loon Lake Loop. Meet 9:30am. For those travelling from Perth, carpooling is available from Conlon Farm, leaving at 9am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 10, 2019 July 10, 2019 8:30 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. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 PM.

Night-Time Flyers (Moths, Bats, & More) July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019 8:30 PM - 10 PM - Rideau Comfort Station

Mark has added over 650 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him and Trevor at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30 and 10:00pm to go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. They will also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... They'll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!

The Mystery of the Silver Queen Mine July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Calling detectives of all ages - we need your help to solve the mystery of the missing miner!  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. 

The investigation starts at 10 AM - Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!

Evening Program: Canoe Believe It? July 13, 2019 July 13, 2019 8 PM - Amphitheatre

O Canoe-da! Join Grace and Rachel for a night filled with stories and songs celebrating this Canadian symbol.

Discovery Drop-In: Amazing Amphibians July 13, 2019 July 13, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Main Beach

Frogs, toads, and salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means 'double life', as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water. Stop by the Discovery Drop-In, where Peter and Grace will get you set up to discover the amazing amphibian species that call Murphy's Point home.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 14, 2019 July 14, 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 July 17, 2019 July 17, 2019 8:30 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. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 PM.

Night-Time Flyers (Moths, Bats, & More) July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 8:30 PM - 10 PM - Rideau Comfort Station

Mark has added over 650 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him and Emma at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30 and 10:00pm to go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. They will also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... They'll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!

The Mystery of the Silver Queen Mine July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Calling detectives of all ages - we need your help to solve the mystery of the missing miner!  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. 

The investigation starts at 10 AM - Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!

Evening Program: The Bachelors of Murphys Point July 20, 2019 July 20, 2019 8 PM - Amphitheatre

Will you accept this trillium?  Join Grace and Peter as they explore the bizarre mating behaviours of the animals of Murphys Point in this family friendly program.  

Discovery Drop-In: Incredible Insects July 20, 2019 July 20, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere - which makes them easy to discover!  Join Emma and Trevor to pick up some tips and tools for investigating insects in Murphy's Point.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 21, 2019 July 21, 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.

Discovery Drop-In: Amazing Amphibians July 23, 2019 July 23, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

Frogs, toads, and salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means 'double life', as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water. Stop by the Discovery Drop-In, where Peter and Trevor will get you set up to discover the amazing amphibian species that call Murphy's Point home.

Discovery Drop-In: Feathered Friends July 24, 2019 July 24, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario's birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity - the amazing variety of life around us. Join Peter and Rachel to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 24, 2019 July 24, 2019 8:30 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. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 PM.

The Mystery of the Silver Queen Mine July 26, 2019 July 26, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Calling detectives of all ages - we need your help to solve the mystery of the missing miner!  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. 

The investigation starts at 10 AM - Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!

Evening Program: Murphys Point Mythbusters July 27, 2019 July 27, 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 July 27, 2019 July 27, 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!

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 28, 2019 July 28, 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 July 31, 2019 July 31, 2019 8:30 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. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 PM.

The Mystery of the Silver Queen Mine August 2, 2019 August 2, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Calling detectives of all ages - we need your help to solve the mystery of the missing miner!  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. 

The investigation starts at 10 AM - 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: Incredible Insects August 2, 2019 August 2, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere - which makes them easy to discover!  Join Emma and Trevor to pick up some tips and tools for investigating insects in Murphy's Point.

Evening Program: The Bachelors of Murphys Point August 3, 2019 August 3, 2019 8 PM - Amphitheatre

Will you accept this trillium?  Join Grace and Peter as they explore the bizarre mating behaviours of the animals of Murphys Point in this family friendly program. 

Discovery Drop-In: Amazing Amphibians August 3, 2019 August 3, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

Frogs, toads, and salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means 'double life', as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water. Stop by the Discovery Drop-In, where Peter and Trevor will get you set up to discover the amazing amphibian species that call Murphy's Point home.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 4, 2019 August 4, 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.

Kids Program: Underwater Discovery Prowl August 5, 2019 August 5, 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!

Discovery Drop-In: Feathered Friends August 7, 2019 August 7, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario's birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity - the amazing variety of life around us. Join Peter and Emma to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 7, 2019 August 7, 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. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 PM.

The Mystery of the Silver Queen Mine August 9, 2019 August 9, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Calling detectives of all ages - we need your help to solve the mystery of the missing miner!  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. 

The investigation starts at 10 AM - Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!

Evening Program: Canoe Believe It? August 10, 2019 August 10, 2019 8 PM - Amphitheatre

O Canoe-da! Join Grace and Peter for a night filled with stories and songs celebrating this Canadian symbol.

Discovery Drop In: Undercover Critters August 10, 2019 August 10, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach

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

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 11, 2019 August 11, 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 August 13, 2019 August 13, 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. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10 AM. 

Monthly Hike with the Rideau Trail Association August 14, 2019 August 14, 2019 Lally Homestead Parking Lot for a 9:30 departure.

New for 2019! - The Rideau Trail Association and Murphys Point Provincial Park are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes at Murphys Point. Primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, the series will loosely focus on the geology of the area. Individual hikes will investigate how the bedrock of the park has impacted not only the landscape but also the natural and cultural history of the area. Although themed, we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way as each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

August 14th - Silver Queen Mine and Lally Homestead

This 5km easy/moderate walk will look at how the geology of the park has affected the lives of the people living off the land. We will begin with a quick private tour of the Silver Queen Mine before following the Rideau Trail out towards our group camp area on Round Lake. A short trek along Lally Road will bring us back to the Lally Homestead where we will visit 'sheep rock' and take a peak inside the old homestead. Meet 9:30am. For those travelling from Perth, carpooling is available from Conlon Farm, leaving at 9am.

Discovery Drop-In: Incredible Insects August 14, 2019 August 14, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere - which makes them easy to discover!  Join Emma and Peter to pick up some tips and tools for investigating insects in Murphy's Point.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 15, 2019 August 15, 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. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10 AM. 

BIOBLITZ SPECIAL: Night-Time Flyers (Moths, Bats, & More) August 16, 2019 August 16, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Rideau Comfort Station

Mark has added over 650 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:00 and 9:30pm to go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He will also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He'll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!

Evening Program: The Bachelors of Murphys Point August 17, 2019 August 17, 2019 8 PM - Amphitheatre

Will you accept this trillium?  Join Grace and Peter as they explore the bizarre mating behaviours of the animals of Murphys Point in this family friendly program. 

3rd Annual BioBlitz August 17, 2019 August 17, 2019 Main Beach

We are proud to be hosting our 3rd annual BioBlitz at Murphys Point Provincial Park. Last year's event (although damp) once again increased our park list by a good number of new species. This year we are again aiming high and have a series of public events originating from the 'outdoor lab', based at the Main Beach, that will cater to all tastes. Want to go birding? We've got it! Butterflies? Got that too. Flowers, fish, fungi - all covered. We'll even set out to find some of our reptiles and amphibians.

Check back closer to the date for a detailed schedule and/or pick up a flyer in the park.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 18, 2019 August 18, 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 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. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 PM.

The Mystery of the Silver Queen Mine August 23, 2019 August 23, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Calling detectives of all ages - we need your help to solve the mystery of the missing miner!  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. 

The investigation starts at 10 AM - 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!

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.

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. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 PM.

The Mystery of the Silver Queen Mine August 30, 2019 August 30, 2019 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Calling detectives of all ages - we need your help to solve the mystery of the missing miner!  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. 

The investigation starts at 10 AM - 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: Amazing Amphibians August 31, 2019 August 31, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach

Frogs, toads, and salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means 'double life', as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water. Stop by the Discovery Drop-In, where Peter and Grace will get you set up to discover the amazing amphibian species that call Murphy's Point home.

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.