Corn Boil Fund Raiser!

Awwww shucks…  The weather may have spoiled the Paddle to the Perseids,                      but our CORN BOIL fund raiser will take place rain or shine!


Come out and show your support!  Keep our winter ski trails groomed and our events – eventful!  We can’t do it without YOU!

When?  Sunday, September 11th  from 1:00 to 3:00 PM                                            Where?  Beacon Park *Beacon Church Hall if it’s raining  Entertainment provided by the Moonlight Swing Band           Bring the kids and have some fun with our “dry land skis”

The Friends of Ellenwood Park volunteers will have hot, buttery corn and cold drinks ready and waiting.  Your donations will be GREATLY appreciated!  See you there!


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On the water at Ellenwood…

Saturday, August 13th: 8 PM

Paddle to the Perseids at Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park

Join Song of the Paddle for an unobstructed view of the Perseids Meteor Shower. Bring your own boat or rent one from Song of the Paddle. To register for this guided star hike contact    Call Deanna at 902-648-3540 for more information. Unknown

This event is weather dependent. Rain date: August 12th or 14th

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This week at Ellenwood…

Thursday, July 14th: 6 PM to 8 PM at Ellenwood

Song of the Paddle interpretive kayaking trip along the shores of Lake Ellenwood. Join Becky Cottreau and Deanna Nauss as they share a bit of local history and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Bring your own boat and equipment or borrow one of Becky’s – but register soon! Numbers of participants are limited. Call 902-648-3540 or email   for more information. This activity is suitable for ages 13 and older.

Come and celebrate Canada Parks Day on Saturday, July 16th

Scavenger Hunt and Barbecue at Ellenwood! The scavenger hunt begins at 11 AM and the barbecue starts at noon – but registration is required. Call 902-648-3540 or email for more information.


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Have you visited Ellenwood lately?

Ellenwood is beautiful at any time of year. Even our cross-country ski friends won’t be disappointed with the lack of snow! It’s the perfect time of year for biking or hiking, kayaking or canoeing, seeing the sights or enjoying Nature’s shy beauty. Pack a picnic lunch and spend a day relaxing or tossing a frisbee with the kids. Get away from it all at Ellenwood – and come back often!

Look hoo we saw at Ellenwood!

Look hoo we saw at Ellenwood!

Lady's Slipper

Lady’s Slipper

Azaleas at Ellenwood?  Wild!

Azaleas at Ellenwood? Wild!

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April showers bring May flowers!


This event has unfortunately been cancelled.  There was just not enough interest.   Sorry!

On Sunday, April 10th we’ll be keeping an eye on the weather down at the ski cabin. Save the date for your junior weather watchers to join us from 2:00 until 4:00. We will be making measuring devices to keep track of the wind and the rain. Fun for children 6 to 12 years old. Please pre register for this event by leaving a message for Chris at 902-881-2658. Rain date: Sunday, April 17th.  As always, there is no cost for this event but donations are greatly appreciated!

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Saltscapes delivers!

Be sure to have a look at the latest Spring/Summer issue of Saltscapes magazine for an inside look at Ellenwood Park!  It’s located on page 11 of the Living Healthy insert.  You’ll be sure to recognize a few familiar faces.  Our goal of motivating  folks of all ages to enjoy nature, get active and have fun has been nicely highlighted by Sandra Phinney along with a bit of our history which I hope you’ll find interesting.  Share it with a friend.  We love it when you spread the word!

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St. Patrick’s Hunt for Gold

We had wall-to-wall wee folk at the Park today! Just what we needed to help collect all those lucky gold coins left behind by those littering leprechauns.  The weather was grand and the mood was festive for young and old. So the Friends of Ellenwood Park would like to thank everyone who made the hike down to the cabin for some fun. We hope it was worth the walk and that you will do it again often!   Our ski cabin will be closed until our ‘Weather Stations’ event on April 10th, but the Park is still a great place for family time and fresh air ANYtime!

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March 5th ski conditions

Stephen says that although the road between the parking area and the ski cabin is fully snow covered, there are bare patches on all of the ski loops around the park.  This means that conditions for today are rated as only ‘fair’.  Conditions for tomorrow will depend upon traffic on the trails today and weather overnight.

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Saturday, March 5th

The ski cabin will be open from noon until 4 pm today and tomorrow. We got our wish for another visit from Old Man Winter, but perhaps not enough snow for good ski conditions. We’ll have to wait and see just how much accumulates. Stay tuned… In the mean time remember to mark next Sunday, March 13th on your calendars. If you have youngsters 10 yrs. and under, be sure to bring them out to our annual ‘St. Patrick’s Hunt for Gold’ at the cabin from 2 to 4:00. The kids can hunt for gold coins and trade them in for fun prizes to take home. This event will depend on the weather. Click on our ‘Upcoming Events’ tab at the top of our home page for all the details!

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Saturday, February 20th

The ski cabin will be open from noon until 2:00 only today due to inclement weather.  It will be open from 12:00 until 4:00 tomorrow as long as there’s no rain. Don’t despair all you cross-country ski lovers!  I have a feeling that Old Man Winter isn’t through with us yet and we’ll be out grooming the trails again in no time. Meanwhile, we’ve been cooking up a few fun activities especially for the youngsters to take part in.  Click on the ‘Upcoming Events’ tab at the top of our home page to see all the details about our St. Patrick’s Hunt for Gold next month!

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