Trail running has grown tremendously in popularity over the past few years. Many runners are taking to the trails to enjoy benefits similar to hiking, such as being in nature, fresh air, solitude and amazing views. Trail running typically allows you to travel lighter and faster than hiking which makes it an attractive activity for some.
Ontario’s Provincial Parks feature some of the best trails to run on in the country, and Frontenac Provincial Park is a trail running paradise with over 100 kilometers of backcountry running bliss.
Who knew that Frontenac Provincial Park is one of the hottest spots for viewing some of the most beautiful and endangered species of birds in all of Ontario? Some 12 bird species at risk, including the rarely seen cerulean warbler, Louisiana waterthrush, and golden-winged warbler, call Frontenac Provincial Park and the surrounding area their home.
If you visit this southeastern Ontario park, situated in the middle of the Frontenac Arch (the billion-year-old foundation of eastern North America and a unique ridge of ancient granite that joins the Adirondack Mountains to the iconic Canadian Shield in southeastern Ontario), you’ll be treated to “a vital habitat corridor for migration and a critical nursery for many of Ontario’s disappearing flora and fauna,” says Dan Derbyshire, head of Frontenac Bird Studies (FBS) at the Migration Research Foundation.
With bass fishing season just around the corner, we put out a call to Ontario Parks’ staff to give us their opinions on where the best bass fishing is to be found. Here is what they had to say: Continue reading You can bet your bass!
Howl for coyotes, ski under a full moon, skate through the woods, build an igloo, or challenge yourself to a ski loppet. There’s always something to do at Ontario Parks in winter.. Here are a few highlights: Continue reading Event-ful winter at Ontario Parks
A couple of weeks ago, Ontario Parks posted winter camping opportunities. This week, we look at park activities to get you outside and energized. For more ideas, you can search Ontario Parks by services, activities and seasons here. Continue reading Ontario Parks for outdoor lovers