Tuesday, February 19th

NO SNOW MOON HIKE AT ELLENWOOD TONIGHT! There is too much ice underfoot hiding under a thin layer of snow and the walking is treacherous. We regret having to cancel this event due to safety concerns. It’s just not worth a broken arm or a chipped tooth. **If you do head out to the park, please use extra caution and expect icy conditions.

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Valentine’s Day Special!

Mother Nature sent all of you cross-country ski lovers out there a sweet treat just in time for Valentine’s Day! The skiing’s GREAT at Ellenwood, but it may not last long. So grab your sweetie and make it a date! The trails are groomed and the tracks are set. Have fun:-)

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Not enough snow fell overnight to improve the conditions for skiing today. Exposed gravel and asphalt patches pose a hazard for skiers and their skis. The cabin will not be open for equipment loans today. Folks determined to bring in their own skis are advised to use extra caution. The walking’s GREAT though! So get out there and enjoy the fresh air:-)

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

It’s a bright, sunny Groundhog Day and the first thing that Shubenacadie Sam saw this morning when he left his burrow was his shadow! There may not be a lot of snow on the ground today, but Sam is promising more winter weekends to come. Good news for all you skiers and snowshoers out there! So check back here for updates. If it’s skiable, we’ll be at the cabin! Equipment loans are still free, but donations are always welcome;-)

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VETERANS’ APPRECIATION DAY at Ellenwood…

                                                                             Tomorrow… Friday, January 25, 2019        From 12:00 – 3:00 pm                                                               

For veterans, medically releasing military members, and their families.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 155, Wedgeport is hosting a free winter recreation activity day at beautiful Ellenwood Provincial Park to kick off the New Year!

Take an easy hike around the Park, enjoy a roaring bonfire or cozy up by the wood stove in the ski cabin.  An information talk will follow from the Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre’s Veteran Family Program Coordinator.

For more information or to register:                                                                               email Todd Muise at  tmuise222@gmail.com                                                                                  or Andre Boudreau at   av.boudreau@gmail.com

Beautiful winter scenery!
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Super Blood Wolf Moon Hike

CANCELLED due to weather. We’ll keep trying!
Join the Friends of Ellenwood Park on Sunday, January 20th for a special hike under the full moon! Meet your hike leaders from Yarmouth Recreation at the Park gate at 7:00 p.m. for a leisurely 2 hour hike. Warm up with a hot chocolate at the ski cabin (until 9:00 p.m.) Enthusiasts may want to stick around for the total lunar eclipse, which will start at 11:30 p.m. and end around 2:00 a.m. on the 21st. Dress for the weather and check back here for last minute updates before heading out.

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Sunday, January 13th, 2019

The cabin will be open from 1:00 – 4:00 this afternoon for limited skiing.  The snow is skiable, but thin enough that skis bottom out on asphalt and gravel surfaces. Folks skiing in from the parking lot are advised to walk down instead and to avoid the 2 campsite loops entirely for that reason. There’s plenty of good surface along the lakefront! It’s COLD out there – so dress for the weather. Thick, warm socks and gloves or mitts are a MUST.

Ellenwood trail map.

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Dec. 21st Winter Solstice Bonfire & Hike

The showers we had hoped for were supposed to be METEORS not the wet kind!  Oh well…   This event will, regretfully, have to be cancelled, but it gives me the perfect opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very happy and memorable holiday with those you hold most dear.  No matter how you celebrate, may to it be joyful, and may the New Year ahead bring health and prosperity your way.

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Another full moon hike!

Never tried a night hike before?  Well now’s the perfect opportunity!

Tonight, November 23rd there will be a full moon shining down on Ellenwood Park.   The Friends of Ellenwood Park will meet everyone at the Mood Road gate at 7:00 pm for an easy 6 km hike around the Park (’til about 9:00pm).  It’s a great chance to practise your night photography skills or just to enjoy the moonlight.  Parents are encouraged to bring the kids, but be mindful of the demand on little legs.  Stop in and warm up at the ski cabin before heading back to your car. PLEASE SIGN IN AT THE PARK GATE UPON ARRIVAL.

Ellenwood trail map

Warm clothing and proper footwear are important for a good experience and you can bring a flashlight along – just in case.  

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Wednesday, October 24th update…

TONIGHT’S FULL MOON HIKE…

will go ahead as planned for all of you optimists out there. We might not see as much of the moon as we’d like, but we’ll hope for the best! See you at 7:00!

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