Because of the 5 month booking window at Ontario Parks, to reserve a specific (and popular) campsite for the August Civic long weekend, reserve now. Over 40% of reservations made by the end of March are for the most popular parks. Park staff suggests these provincial parks as alternatives to Ontario’s busiest five.
Birds of prey migrate by the thousands past Ontario Parks along the north shore of Lake Erie every fall.
Mornings are best to view this fall phenomenon – just after dawn until mid-morning and especially after a cold front has rolled through. That’s when park visitors gather on park beaches or in beach parking lots to watch the fall migration. Some days, the birds pass by at tree-top level. Other days, they are high in the sky. On a good day and with a pair of binoculars, you’ll see birds everywhere.
Guest blogger: David Bree
Sr. Natural Heritage Education Leader
Presqu’ile Provincial Park
Migration is a miracle of nature that has fascinated humans since… well since forever. Where do these creatures come from? Where do they go? How do they know when to leave? Many of those questions have been answered over the years but there are still many mysteries to uncover. September is the height of fall migration, and with great weather, smaller crowds, and many parks still open it’s a great time to do some migrating of your own and go out to witness this phenomenon. Continue reading Witness the phenomenon of fall migration in Ontario Parks