Murphys Point

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Night-time Flyers June 24, 2017 June 24, 2017 Rideau Comfort Station

Mark has added over 300 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30 and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll 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!

Silver Queen Mine Tour June 28, 2017 June 28, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour June 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Music Concert: The History Buffs July 1, 2017 July 1, 2017 8pm at the Amphitheatre

Join us at the amphitheatre for an evening of folk music and stories by this trio of musicians. Fiddle, voice, guitar and other instruments will have you tapping your toes and singing along. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 2, 2017 July 2, 2017 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 5, 2017 July 5, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017 8:30p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Grace, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 9, 2017 July 9, 2017 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 12, 2017 July 12, 2017 8:30p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Crystal, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 14, 2017 July 14, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 16, 2017 July 16, 2017 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 8:30p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Crystal, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.

BIOBLITZ - Silver Queen Mine Tour July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

As a nod to our BioBlitz day, this special edition of the mine tour will focus on the biodiversity along the trail. What flowers are in bloom? What birds are calling? What’s growing in the mine? How many species can we name along the trail? This LIMITED CAPACITY tour begins at 10am so please pre-register by calling the park directly (613-267-5060).

BIOBLITZ - Underwater Diversity Prowl July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017 Main Beach

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with us at the Main Beach for 12 noon to help us in our search using nets and minnow traps.

BIOBLITZ - Reptile and Amphibian March July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017 Main Beach

Meet us at 2pm at the Main Beach and we'll go for a short walk to see what reptiles and amphibians we can find.

BIOBLITZ - Night-time Flyers July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017 Rideau Comfort Station

Ever wondered what's flying around the campground at night? We'll be setting up moth lights, moth traps, and bringing out our bat detectors to find out some answers. Drop in anytime between 8:30 and 10pm.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 23, 2017 July 23, 2017 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 26, 2017 July 26, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 28, 2017 July 28, 2017 8:30p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Emily, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 30, 2017 July 30, 2017 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 2, 2017 August 2, 2017 8:30p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Crystal, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 4, 2017 August 4, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Raptor Night with Wild Ontario August 5, 2017 August 5, 2017 Ampihitheatre

Come meet some amazing captive raptors, as you've never seen before! Uncover their personal stories and discover how their wild relatives survive in the great outdoors. Oh, don't forget to also have your photo taken with your favorite bird. Show time is 7:00pm. No dogs, other than service animals, are permitted at this show.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 6, 2017 August 6, 2017 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 9, 2017 August 9, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 11, 2017 August 11, 2017 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Kelsey, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 13, 2017 August 13, 2017 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 16, 2017 August 16, 2017 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Grace, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 18, 2017 August 18, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 20, 2017 August 20, 2017 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 23, 2017 August 23, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 25, 2017 August 25, 2017 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Emily, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 27, 2017 August 27, 2017 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 30, 2017 August 30, 2017 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Crystal, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Tour September 1, 2017 September 1, 2017 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.