March 2nd & 3rd

The ski cabin will be closed this weekend for equipment loans. The ski tracks are NOT safe and should be avoided. If we get a nice snowfall over the frozen base that’s already there, then skiing ‘may’ be possible on Monday… maybe. In the mean time, take care walking in and have a great weekend:-)

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Saturday, February 23rd

The ski cabin will be open for equipment loans this weekend! The conditions are good with just a few spots to look out for where gravel or asphalt is exposed, otherwise, it’s GOOD for skiers and walkers! We’ll have staff on hand from 12:00 to 4:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Please remember to stay to the left as you walk down to the cabin – away from the groomed ski tracks. **The equipment loans are free, but your donations help to keep our skidoo and groomer running and are always appreciated;-)

X-country skiing at its best.
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Thursday, February 21st

Thursday, February 21st – Stephen’s been out grooming at Ellenwood and the conditions are GOOD for skiing! The walking path has been plowed also, but is still covered in icy patches – so be cautious. PLEASE stay clear of the ski tracks and WALK ON THE LEFT! The tracks take a lot of time to set and are easily damaged by foot traffic – human and canine:-( When ski tracks are damaged it poses a safety risk for skiers who can’t always slow down in time to avoid a fall. Thank you!

Ski on the right…  Walk on the left… Skate ski in the middle…

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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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