Murphys Point

Murphys Point

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Monthly Hike in association with the Rideau Trail Association May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 Meet at the start the Point Trail (main boat launch) for 9:30am

New for 2019! - The Rideau Trail Association and Murphys Point Provincial Park are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes at Murphys Point. Primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, the series 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, we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way as each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

May 15th - Point and Sylvan Trails

This 8km moderate walk will set the scene 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.

Friends of Murphys Point Park Annual Bird Count May 18, 2019 May 18, 2019 Visitor Centre at 6am or the Lally Homestead at 8am

Join us bright and early for the Friends of Murphys Point Park Annual Bird Count! We will meet at the visitor centre for 6am, where we will split into teams before heading out to discover a world of newly-arrived spring migrants. If 6am is a bit too early, we will be regrouping at 8am 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 June 12, 2019 June 12, 2019 Meet 9:30am at the Park Store

New for 2019! - The Rideau Trail Association and Murphys Point Provincial Park are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes at Murphys Point. Primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, the series 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, we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way as each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

June 12th - 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 26, 2019 June 26, 2019 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 28, 2019 June 28, 2019 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.

Gray Ratsnake Presentation June 29, 2019 August 31, 2019 Visitor Centre - 2pm daily

Meet up with our discovery rangers at the Visitor Centre daily from 1-4pm. As well as traditional displays including live fish and our 2 Gray Ratsnakes, they will also have interactive prop tables to spark a deeper interest in the cultural and natural history of the park.

At 2pm, they will bring out one of our 2 Gray Ratsnakes for a presentation in front of the visitor centre.

Silver Queen Mine Open House June 30, 2019 June 30, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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 Open House July 7, 2019 July 7, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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 Open House July 14, 2019 July 14, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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 Open House July 21, 2019 July 21, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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 Open House July 28, 2019 July 28, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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 Open House August 4, 2019 August 4, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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 Open House August 11, 2019 August 11, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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 Open House August 18, 2019 August 18, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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 Open House August 25, 2019 August 25, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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 Open House September 1, 2019 September 1, 2019 Silver Queen Mine Trail (park at the Lally Homestead)

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.