Another full moon is on the way…

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

On Friday, 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.  Like all of our events, this is weather dependent so check back here or on our Facebook page for last minute changes or updates before heading out. 

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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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Hike Under the Full Moon…

On Wednesday, October 24th there will be a full moon shining down on Ellenwood Park – just the perfect time for a fall hike!  The Friends of Ellenwood Park will meet everyone at the Mood Road gate at 7:00 pm for an easy 5 km hike around the Park (’til about 9:00pm).        It’s a great opportunity 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.

Ellenwood trail map

Warm clothing and proper footwear are important for a good experience and you can bring a flashlight along – just in case.  Like all of our events, this is weather dependent so check back here or on our Facebook page for last minute changes or updates before heading out.

 

 

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Last Marshmallow Roast of the Season!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2018 from 2-4 pm

The Friends of Ellenwood Park final CAMPFIRE and MARSHMALLOW ROAST of the season.

…due to high winds and rain.  But don’t worry!  We have plans for the Winter Solstice on December 21st.  A full moon, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury clustered closely in the sky, and the arrival of winter… Who could ask for a better night for a fire and a hike?  Stay tuned for more details;-)

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Second campfire and marshmallow roast!

SATURDAY, OCT. 6th, 2018 from 2-4 pm

Join the Friends of Ellenwood Park for our second CAMPFIRE and MARSHMALLOW ROAST of the season. Come and experience a classic Canadian outdoor tradition beside our beautiful lake!  It’s a wonderful way to begin the Thanksgiving weekend together with the kids or grandkids. The fire pit is right across from the ski cabin and children’s playscape and the Park gate will be open. Newcomers to the area are most welcome. Marshmallows (halal) and toasting sticks will be provided. Bring a story to share and be sure to bring the whole family! 

Everybody yell, “MARSHMALLOW!”

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Coming soon to a sky near you…

There’s a full moon on the rise at the end of April! Although the Friends of Ellenwood will not be hosting a night hike into the Park on the 29th, we encourage all you enthusiasts to come out and enjoy the view! Our hike at the end of March provided some spectacular photo ops. For those unfamiliar with Ellenwood’s various trails, download and print a trail map from our website or use Snap Chat on your cell phone to help navigate while you walk. Be safe, walk with others and have fun!

Ellenwood trail map

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Happy Easter!

The Friends of Ellenwood Park would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you who are celebrating Easter this weekend a very happy time together with your family.

All our friends are invited to join us for a hike under the blue moon on Saturday night. It’s a magical few hours of easy communion with Nature (and other like-minded folks) who enjoy the quiet of the woods and the beauty of the night sky.  Come along and bring the kids.  We’ll meet you at the entrance gate at 8:00 pm. Bring your night ears and eyes – and a flashlight.

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Saturday, March 24th update…

There’s still a possibility of reasonable skiing as long as you stick to the two campground loops. Otherwise, it’s soft and slushy and rapidly deteriorating.  Bare patches abound, so be extra cautious if you’re going downhill! Expect icy patches, exposed asphalt and slushy spots which you’ll have to step around.  Have fun, but be safe!
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Blue Moon Hike

The Friends of Ellenwood Park will be hiking under the full moon again on Saturday, March 31st.  We’ll be meeting everyone in the parking lot off of Mood Road at 8:00 pm.  Dress for the weather, bring a flashlight and be sure to bring the kids!  All our events are weather dependent so check back here before heading out.

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It’s the last weekend of February!

Where did the month go, eh?  Time sure flies when you’re not cross-country skiing – or snow shoeing for that matter.  The ski cabin will be closed for loans this weekend, obviously, but this is a great time to remind you about our hike under the full moon at Ellenwood next Friday night, March 31st!  We’ll meet everyone at 8:00 pm in the parking lot off of Mood Road.  Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. We’re hoping for clear skies, but you never can tell! So check here for updates before heading out to the Park.

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