2013 March Break events at Ontario Parks

Every March, the sap flows from trees and birds begin their journey north making pit stops at parks along the lower Great Lakes.  The weather is milder allowing for more outdoor play. Special March Break events for 2013 are planned in many Ontario Parks including a maple syrup festival, a fun cross-country ski touring event and two big birding festivals. Guided hikes and natural heritage activities are planned for March weekends in select Ontario Parks across the province. Continue reading 2013 March Break events at Ontario Parks

Winter Camping Opportunities

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of camping. It simply marks the beginning of the next spectacular season in Ontario Parks. The attraction of freshly fallen snow is just around the corner and the rental of a cozy yurt for a winter weekend of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, is the perfect way to connect with family and friends. Continue reading Winter Camping Opportunities

Rotary Way Trail At MacGregor Point Provincial Park

A large crowd recently turned out for the official opening of an extended Rail Trail which now connects MacGregor Point Provincial Park with Saugeen Shores and the Saugeen Rail Trail. The park’s Deer Run Bike Trail, the Rotary Way Trail, and the Gore Drain trail all connect the park to the Saugeen Rail Trail.

Through the cooperation of municipal and provincial governments, there are now over 40 km of trails, with a continuous trail from MacGregor Point Provincial Park right through to Southampton.

A Day in the Life of… A Park Superintendent

Ontario Parks is introducing a short new feature to the blog site highlighting some of the jobs in the Ontario parks system. We have been visiting Ontario Parks, and interviewing staff for their insight and stories about their job.

We hope you enjoy our first article, which tells you all about a day in the life of a Park Superintendent! Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Park Superintendent