Looking for a cross-country ski destination in eastern Ontario?
In partnership with a wonderful local ski club, Murphys Point Provincial Park (only 1.25 hours from either Ottawa or Kingston) offers an ideal environment for winter adventure.
The Tay Valley Cross-Country Ski Club — in cooperation with the authorities at the park — grooms and track sets the 21 km network for classic and skate ski trails
While all trails are groomed, ongoing favourites are the Hardwood and Fallows Loops, followed by the Hogg Bay Loop. Two warm-up huts allow skiers to take a break between runs.
If you’re not a club member or Ontario Parks season’s pass holder, don’t forget to purchase a Day Use Permit at the reception kiosk in the winter parking lot or Lally Homestead.
Founded in 1972, the Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit community organization. We’ve been celebrating our shared love of winter with the club for decades.
“The club is a passionate group who I’ve worked with directly for three years now,” says Josie Grenier, former Assistant Superintendent at Murphys Point. “They are fun, easy to work with, and very knowledgeable on the sport of skiing.”
Clinics and events
Introducing a friend or family member to skiing? The club offers regular Jack Rabbit programs for youths, and Adult Clinics for newbie skiers.
However, please be aware that due to evolving COVID restrictions, events and clinics may be cancelled.