2013 March Break events at Ontario Parks

Every March, the sap flows from trees and birds begin their journey north making pit stops at parks along the lower Great Lakes.  The weather is milder allowing for more outdoor play. Special March Break events for 2013 are planned in many Ontario Parks including a maple syrup festival, a fun cross-country ski touring event and two big birding festivals. Guided hikes and natural heritage activities are planned for March weekends in select Ontario Parks across the province. Continue reading 2013 March Break events at Ontario Parks

10 reasons to explore Algonquin Provincial Park THIS winter

1.  Skiing: Algonquin’s networks were recently listed by Canadian Geographic Travel in their “10 Best Cross Country Ski Trails.”  There are two groomed and track set networks at Fen Lake (km 0) and Leaf Lake (km 54). Continue reading 10 reasons to explore Algonquin Provincial Park THIS winter

One week to the Sleeping Giant Loppet!

Weather conditions are looking ideal for next Saturday’s Sleeping Giant Loppet. Unlike past years, Peter Crooks, the chief groomer has no stress! The park trails have a deep base and have been groomed consistently all season. It’s going to be a memorable year as elite local and international skiers vie for the $1,000 grand prize in the 50 km free event. Families and students skiing the 8 km Mini-Loppet will have a chance to howl and ski along with Lakehead University’s mascot “Wolfie”. Continue reading One week to the Sleeping Giant Loppet!