Murphys Point

Murphys Point

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Friends of Murphys Point Park Annual Bird Count May 16, 2020 May 16, 2020 Discovery Centre at 6 a.m. or Lally Homestead at 8 a.m.

Join us bright and early for the Friends of Murphys Point Park Annual Bird Count! We will meet at the Discovery Centre for 6 a.m., where we will split into teams before heading out to discover a world of newly-arrived spring migrants. If 6 a.m. is a bit too early, we will be regrouping at 8 a.m. at the Lally Homestead for a quick break before continuing in different habitats. New birders are welcome to join us (a few pairs of binoculars will be available at both locations) but please note this is not designed as a 'beginner's workshop'. We will likely finish mid-to-late morning.

Monthly Hike in association with the Rideau Trail Association May 20, 2020 May 20, 2020 Meet at the Point Trail (Main Boat Launch) for a 9:30 a.m. departure.

In partnership with the Rideau Trail Association, we are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes that will loosely focus on the geology of the area. Individual hikes will investigate how the bedrock of the park has impacted not only the landscape but also the natural and cultural history of the area. Although themed, this series is primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, and we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way. Each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

Point and Sylvan Trails

This 8km moderate walk will set the theme for the series by taking in some of the most beautiful rock formations in the park. Meet at 9:30am at the main boat launch. For those travelling from Perth, carpooling is available from Conlon Farm, leaving at 9am.

Monthly Hike in association with the Rideau Trail Association June 17, 2020 June 17, 2020 Meet at the Park Store for a 9:30 a.m. departure.

In partnership with the Rideau Trail Association, we are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes that will loosely focus on the geology of the area. Individual hikes will investigate how the bedrock of the park has impacted not only the landscape but also the natural and cultural history of the area. Although themed, this series is primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, and we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way. Each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

Campground Loop

This 6km easy/moderate walk will look at how the geology of the park determines the types of natural vegetation that grow here. Setting out from the park store, we will follow the day use road/ski trail before hooking up with the Sylvan Trail and then looping back via the main beach. Meet 9:30am. For those travelling from Perth, carpooling is available from Conlon Farm, leaving at 9am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour June 24, 2020 August 29, 2020 Lally Homestead Parking Lot (various times)

Limited capacity. Offered three times per week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times or scroll down this events page for further details. Please pre-register at the gatehouse or call ahead for this 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour June 24, 2020 June 24, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!

Silver Queen Mine Tour June 26, 2020 June 26, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!

Gray Ratsnake Presentation June 27, 2020 August 29, 2020 Discovery Centre - 2 p.m. Daily

Meet up with our rangers at the Discovery Centre daily from 1-4 p.m. In addition to our traditional displays and two Gray Ratsnakes, they will also have interactive prop tables to spark a deeper interest in the cultural and natural history of the park.

At 2 p.m., they will bring out one of our 2 Gray Ratsnakes for a presentation in front of the building.

Silver Queen Mine Open House June 28, 2020 June 28, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead).

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour June 29, 2020 June 29, 2020 2 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 3, 2020 July 3, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

The Friends of Murphys Point Park presents Algonquin Wigwas Tchiman July 4, 2020 July 17, 2020 Main Beach Picnic Shelter 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

Birchbark Canoe Build with Chuck Commanda

Chuck Commanda comes from a long line of Algonquin canoe builders. As a young boy, growing up in Kitigan-Zibi, Chuck helped his grandparents make birchbark canoes. Now, years later, Chuck enjoys sharing his knowledge and showcasing his skills to the public. Meet him anytime between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily at the main beach picnic shelter. He will build a birchbark canoe (Wigwas Tchiman) in 14 days, using birch, spruce, ash and cedar materials harvested in the park and surrounding area. The finished canoe will be launched on July 17th! You will also have the opportunity to own this functional work of art - just pick up a raffle ticket at the event, store, gate, or main office.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 5, 2020 July 5, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead)

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 6, 2020 July 6, 2020 2 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 8, 2020 July 8, 2020 8:30 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special night-time nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE (OR CALL 613-267-5060). Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 12, 2020 July 12, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead).

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 13, 2020 July 13, 2020 2 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 15, 2020 July 15, 2020 8:30 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special night-time nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE (OR CALL 613-267-5060). Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Monthly Hike in association with the Rideau Trail Association July 15, 2020 July 15, 2020 Meet at the Park Store for a 9:30 a.m. departure.

In partnership with the Rideau Trail Association, we are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes that will loosely focus on the geology of the area. Individual hikes will investigate how the bedrock of the park has impacted not only the landscape but also the natural and cultural history of the area. Although themed, this series is primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, and we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way. Each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

McParlan House LoopThis 6km easy walk will look at how the geology of the park determines the types of animals that live here. Setting out from the park store, we will take the old cart trail to the McParlan House, before following Black Creek out to Black Ance Point Road. We will then take this for a short while before looping back to the store via the Rideau Trail and Loon Lake Loop. Meet 9:30am. For those travelling from Perth, carpooling is available from Conlon Farm, leaving at 9am.

Closing Ceremony and Canoe Launch July 17, 2020 July 17, 2020 Main Beach - 1:30 p.m.

Supported by the Friends of Murphys Point Park, Chuck Commanda has spent the last 2 weeks building an Algonquin-style Wigwas Tchiman (birchbark canoe) from scratch. Join us at the Main Beach for a small-scale closing ceremony, followed by the long-anticipated launch. You can actually own this year's build so be sure to bring along some cash and pick up a raffle ticket - the proceeds of which will go towards future Indigenous programs.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 17, 2020 July 17, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

HPHP Day July 17, 2020 July 17, 2020 Several locations

Today is Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day across all Ontario Parks and that means free day use for all! Watch this space for a range of activities over the day and/or check the weekly events calendar posted around the park.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 19, 2020 July 19, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead)

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 20, 2020 July 20, 2020 2 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 22, 2020 July 22, 2020 8:30 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special night-time nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE (OR CALL 613-267-5060). Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 24, 2020 July 24, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 26, 2020 July 26, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead).

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 27, 2020 July 27, 2020 2 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 29, 2020 July 29, 2020 8:30 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special night-time nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE (OR CALL 613-267-5060). Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 31, 2020 July 31, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 2, 2020 August 2, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead).

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 4, 2020 August 4, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 6, 2020 August 6, 2020 8 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special night-time nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE (OR CALL 613-267-5060). Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 8, 2020 August 8, 2020 2 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 9, 2020 August 9, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead).

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 11, 2020 August 11, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 13, 2020 August 13, 2020 8 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special night-time nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE (OR CALL 613-267-5060). Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 15, 2020 August 15, 2020 2 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 16, 2020 August 16, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead).

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 18, 2020 August 18, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Monthly Hike in association with the Rideau Trail Association August 19, 2020 August 19, 2020 Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot for a 9:30 a.m. departure.

In partnership with the Rideau Trail Association, we are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes that will loosely focus on the geology of the area. Individual hikes will investigate how the bedrock of the park has impacted not only the landscape but also the natural and cultural history of the area. Although themed, this series is primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, and we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way. Each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

Silver Queen Mine and Lally Homestead

This 5km easy/moderate walk will look at how the geology of the park has affected the lives of the people living off the land. We will begin with a quick overview of mining in the local area before following the Rideau Trail out towards our group camp area on Round Lake. A short trek along Lally Road will bring us back to the Lally Homestead where we will visit 'sheep rock' and take a peek inside the old homestead. Meet 9:30am. For those travelling from Perth, carpooling is available from Conlon Farm, leaving at 9am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 20, 2020 August 20, 2020 8 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special night-time nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE (OR CALL 613-267-5060). Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 22, 2020 August 22, 2020 2 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 23, 2020 August 23, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead).

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 25, 2020 August 25, 2020 10 a.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 27, 2020 August 27, 2020 8 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special night-time nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER  AT THE GATEHOUSE (OR CALL 613-267-5060). Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 29, 2020 August 29, 2020 2 p.m. - Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Pre-register at the gatehouse (or call 613-267-5060) for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied! Valid camping or day-use permit required.

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 30, 2020 August 30, 2020 10 a.m. - noon. Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at Lally Homestead).

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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.

Monthly Hike in association with the Rideau Trail Association September 16, 2020 September 16, 2020 Meet at the Park Store for 9:30 a.m., from where we will carpool to the start of the trail.

In partnership with the Rideau Trail Association, we are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes that will loosely focus on the geology of the area. Individual hikes will investigate how the bedrock of the park has impacted not only the landscape but also the natural and cultural history of the area. Although themed, this series is primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, and we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way. Each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

Rideau Trail (south end of park) to Park Office/Store

This 7.3km moderate walk will look at how the landscape is used today whilst touching on some of the natural and cultural history that we encounter along the way. We will carpool from the park store to the south end of the park before following the re-routed Rideau Trail through to the McParlan House and then continuing through the campground to the store. For those travelling from Perth, carpooling is available from Conlon Farm, leaving at 9am. Day passes will be available at the park office.