In today’s post, Protected Areas Intern Katelyn Vardy highlights a few of the projects that staff have completed to improve and maintain the ecological integrity in southeastern parks.
When you’re standing in a favourite nature spot or within a park, it’s easy to embrace the beauty and calmness that surrounds you.
While campers and day trippers enjoy all that parks have to offer, behind the scenes are teams of staff working incredibly hard. Their work helps to protect these areas so that they can be enjoyed for years to come.
Here’s a look at some of the projects that we have completed to support the ecological integrity of southeastern parks.
Continue reading Ecological integrity in southeastern parks
Parks in southeastern Ontario are favourites for many, offering a variety of landscapes, bodies of water, and fun activities.
But they can be very busy, especially on weekends with campers and day-trippers alike.
Had a hard time snagging a weekend site at your favourite park? Consider a midweek camping trip!
Avoid the weekend crowds and book a relaxing trip to one of these gems:
Continue reading 4 southeast parks for your midweek getaway
Just because snowflakes are flying doesn’t mean you have to wait ’til spring to explore our parks again!
These southeastern parks provide plenty of wonderful close-to-home winter activities.
Continue reading Winter fun in southeastern Ontario
Camping doesn’t always have to involve driving a far distance to pitch a tent.
RVing allows you to experience the beauty of Ontario’s fall colours with more of the comforts of home.
In southeastern Ontario, there are many great RVing opportunities nearby. You can find your adventure by RV at several different parks close to city centres and along major travel routes.
Continue reading Fall RVing in southeastern Ontario
Today’s post comes from the Wandering Wagars, an adventure-loving family travelling the globe.
A great attraction can transport you into another world.
But the staff at Murphys Point Provincial Park took things in a different direction, and ended up taking us back in time.
Continue reading Step back in time at the Silver Queen Mine open house
Family with young kids? This is the park for you!
We have large private campsites, activities to keep the wee ones entertained for hours, and large towns are just a short drive away.
Continue reading 5 reasons to stay at Emily Provincial Park
Paddleboarding popularity has exploded over the last few years. And Ontario Parks’ rental teams are onboard with the trend.
No matter what your age, paddleboarding is a wonderful way to explore, observe nature and spend time outside.
Continue reading SUP southeast!
Ontario’s wilderness is a lot closer than you think.
Did you know you can leave downtown Toronto and be paddling out to your campsite in less than 3 hours?
These five southeastern parks are perfect for finding backcountry solitude close to home:
Continue reading 5 backcountry gems of southeastern Ontario
Ready to set out on the water, but not sure of the best boating locales?
Check out these five water access points in southeastern Ontario that could be your gateway to exploring new waterways.
Continue reading Best parks to launch your boat in southeastern Ontario
Welcome to the September installment of “IBAs in provincial parks,” brought to you by Ontario IBA Coordinator Amanda Bichel of Bird Studies Canada.
Break out the champagne! We don’t often add new IBAs to the Canadian family of sites, so when we do, it’s a special occasion.
The all-new Frontenac Forests Important Bird and Biodiversity Area encompasses Frontenac Provincial Park and Queens University Biological Station (QUBS), and is designated for one of the most beautiful warblers around – the Cerulean Warbler.
Continue reading IBAs of Ontario Parks: the Frontenac Forests IBA