Not ready to say goodbye to Frontenac’s 100+ km trail network? This winter, trade your hiking boots for a pair of snowshoes or skis!
Nature-lovers come from around the globe to explore Frontenac Provincial Park‘s trails. Perched on the southern arm of the Canadian Shield, this park features granite outcrops, vast wetlands, scenic lakes and mixed forests.
Continue reading Make tracks to Frontenac this winter!
In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares her favourite hot chocolate recipe along with 10 BEST ways to kick it up a notch!
What’s more welcoming than a hot mug of cocoa after a day’s hiking or a nature walk through a frosty forest?
In addition to our recipe for a rich tasting, velvety smooth hot chocolate mix, we’ve given you 10 fun and creative ways to make your hot chocolate experience the best one ever.
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The summer student workforce is the life-blood of the Ontario Parks summer operating season. Our provincial parks simply could not operate without our student workers.
Last week, park staff, corporate partners and students gathered in Peterborough to award the 2017 Ontario Parks Partners Bursaries.
Continue reading Congratulations to our 2017 Ontario Parks Partners Bursary recipients!
Wrap up the year with something to remember by trying these great December daytripping ideas!
On the first day or Parksmas, my true love gave to me…
Expect some serious howling this December 31 — the howling hikes return for their 17th year!
This Bronte Creek Provincial Park tradition is a particular favourite for park staff as it combines winter fun, night hiking, howling, and enthusiastic families.
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Today’s post comes from year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com.
There’s a certain magic about any day spent on the water.
For me, this is especially true when I set out on Lake Ontario. It is without a doubt one of my favourite bodies of water to fish.
It’s vast, beautiful, deep, and fun to figure out. Best of all? It grows some massive fish. What’s not to love?
Due to its size, the wind can pick up quickly on Lake O. Lake Ontario deserves our respect, and I appreciate any opportunity to get out there exploring.
Continue reading Why Lake Ontario is the land of fishy dreams
Our gift to you this December is this beautiful image of a Gray Jay.
You never know what you’ll see in pristine winter forests. Birds are often easier to spot because of the leafless trees and serene quiet.
All you need is a set of binoculars, a pair of snowshoes, and some warm clothing.
Continue reading December’s digital download
Are you a regular victim of post-holiday slump?
We’ve got the secret to starting 2018 on the right foot.
Continue reading Hit the trails for a First Day Hike
Welcome to the Ontario Parks “Eyes on the Skies” series. This will cover a wide range of astronomy topics with a focus on what can be seen from the pristine skies found in our provincial parks.
December brings some of the darkest skies of the year.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to go out into our parks. Breathe in the peace and solitude of December days and the bounty of the starlit skies.
Here are our astronomical highlights for December, 2017:
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It’s always a fantastic day on the trails at Windy Lake Provincial Park!
Windy Lake is a cool Ontario winter recreation destination located only 45 minutes from Sudbury.
Experience the sound of crisp, fresh snow squeaking under your snowshoes, while cross-country skiers glide by on nearby trails.
Continue reading Cool winter trails at Windy Lake Provincial Park