Trail guide and cellphone and water in bottles,
Flashlight just in case your hike is a dawdle,
High energy snacks secured with drawstrings,
These are a few of our essential things… (can’t you just hear Maria von Trapp’s voice?)
A walk through a pine tree forest in crunchy snow can be dreamy, however your trip through a winter wonderland can go south quickly if you’re missing important items.
Being prepared with a few essentials in your bag will help keep you safe on your adventure. Here are six items that should always be in your day pack on a winter hike:
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Lack of good snow getting you down?
Located just north of Sudbury, Windy Lake Provincial Park has some of the best cross-country ski and snowshoe trails in the region, plus cozy yurts and cabins, making it a prime winter vacation destination.
Here are our top five reasons you need to check out Windy Lake:
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Valentine’s Day can be about more than roses and champagne.
Why not surprise your loved one(s) with a trip to the great outdoors? It’s a great opportunity to get in touch with nature and spend some quality time together.
If you’re not sure where to go, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at some of the romantic activities here at Ontario Parks:
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Many Ontario Parks have well-maintained trails for winter use.
Knowing the proper etiquette and rules for use helps to keep them safe for cross-country skiers, snowshoers and hikers alike.
Continue reading 5 tips for sharing the winter trails
Not ready to say goodbye to Frontenac’s 100+ km trail network? This winter, trade your hiking boots for a pair of snowshoes or skis!
Nature-lovers come from around the globe to explore Frontenac Provincial Park‘s trails. Perched on the southern arm of the Canadian Shield, this park features granite outcrops, vast wetlands, scenic lakes and mixed forests.
Continue reading Make tracks to Frontenac this winter!
This winter, outdoor activities are a great option to keep you happy and healthy. It’s the perfect time to try something new – like snowshoeing!
For any winter activity, planning ahead and a bit of research can go a long way to make sure your day is safe and fun!
So what does a beginner snowshoer need to know?
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It’s always a fantastic day on the trails at Windy Lake Provincial Park!
Windy Lake is a cool Ontario winter recreation destination located only 45 minutes from Sudbury.
Experience the sound of crisp, fresh snow squeaking under your snowshoes, while cross-country skiers glide by on nearby trails.
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Killarney Provincial Park is 645 km2 of beautiful, unspoiled nature. Add in some incredible trails and comfy accommodations and you’ve got a total winter hot spot. It’s no wonder winter explorers flock to the park when the cold hits.
So what are you waiting for? Here’s everything you need to know to plan your own Killarney adventure this winter.
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Can’t you just picture yourself here?
December’s wallpaper features Killarney Provincial Park under a blanket of winter beauty.
Refresh the background of your computer or phone, and bring nature’s snowy splendour inside.
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It’s a winter wonderland out there!
Throughout 2018, we’re sharing a free downloadable graphic. Each month will feature a photo from our 2018 OP125 anniversary calendar! This month features snowshoeing at Windy Lake Provincial Park.
We’ve specially sized these images for your computers, tablets, smartphones and Facebook covers.
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