September is one of the best times of the year to get out into nature and hike!
Most of the month of September is still technically summer. While usually cooler on average than August, it’s still warm and often without the humidity. Not to mention, bugs are just a distant memory!
The Sudbury region is rich with opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature as summer winds down.
Eight provincial parks within an hour’s drive of Sudbury, six of which are open after the September long weekend. Each one has its own character and set of recreational opportunities.
Here is a selection of parks and trails to consider if you live, are staying in town, or camping in the Sudbury area this September:
Continue reading Sudbury rocks for fall hiking!
Today’s post comes to us from Discovery Program Specialist Dave Sproule.
Around the middle of August, Ontario’s landscape starts to change colour. A bit of gold here, swaths of white there, and even a touch of purple in places. No, it’s not fall yet, although the odd maple tree may think so. It’s actually the “second flowering of summer,” and it lasts well into the autumn.
While many of the flowering plants in the landscape have quit for the season, the asters and goldenrods are just getting going.
Continue reading It’s aster season!
Halfway Lake Provincial Park features over 4,000 ha of rugged, forested Canadian Shield, dotted with sparkling blue lakes.
Less than an hour north of Sudbury on Highway 144, the park boasts an oasis of swimming, paddling, and hiking with a full service campground.
Here are five reasons we think Halfway Lake will delight family campers and explorers alike:
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Halfway Lake Provincial Park
Appreciate the rocky Canadian Shield and spot sparkling blue lakes.
Halfway Lake is a hiker’s paradise!
Decorate your devices with this month’s FREE digital download featuring Halfway Lake Provincial Park.
Go on, read this blog to take a closer look at this wonderful park!
Throughout 2022, we’re sharing a free downloadable graphic for you to use as wallpaper for your favourite devices. We’ve specially sized these images for your computers, tablets, smartphones, and Facebook covers.
Continue reading August’s digital download
We’re into the last few official days of summer. Make the most of it and head outdoors!
Plenty of electrical and RV-friendly sites are still available (including a waterfront site)!
Scout out your ideal campsite on our reservation service (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon on September 16, 2021):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: September 17-19
Humanity’s fascination with the celestial bodies dates back millennia.
And times haven’t changed.
Star parties and night sky events are held in our parks every summer, especially in northern Ontario, where there’s less light pollution.
Continue reading Summer star parties 2019
Nothing beats a cool dip on a hot summer day so we asked park staff where they think the best swimming is in Ontario: Continue reading Where to swim at Ontario Parks
Today’s post comes from Megan and Cora, two of Halfway Lake Provincial Park‘s discovery guides.
As discovery guides, part of our job is inspiring, encouraging, and motivating visitor to explore and discover nature everywhere!
Continue reading Hiking through Halfway Lake, discovery-style
To celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day, all provincial parks are offering free day-use this Friday! If you choose to stay the night, here are some awesome campsites available all weekend (available as of 12:00 pm on July 19, 2018).
Or, scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!).
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 20-22