Murphys Point

Murphys Point

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Tay Valley Ski Club Loppet February 9, 2020 February 9, 2020 Meet at the winter parking lot (ski club membership/Ontario Parks pass required), where volunteers from the club will direct you to the starting point.

Bookmark the date for this popular annual race for skiers of all ages and abilities! Events include 20 km and 10 km classic technique loppets setting off at 11 a.m., with 2.5 km and 5 km 'cookie races' beginning at 10 a.m. Further details and event registration can be found here: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=22251.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.