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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.