Roses are red, violets are blue, Stephen’s been grooming the trails for you! For those of you who LOVE cross-country skiing as much as we do, it will warm your hearts to know that the conditions are good at Ellenwood for mid-week skiing. If you just can’t wait ’til the weekend (…and we don’t blame you) call Yarmouth Recreation 902-742-8868 and ask Misty how you and your loved ones can borrow everything you need today! XOXO
A pair of men’s neoprene ski gloves were left at the ski cabin over the weekend. If they are yours or you know who they belong to, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know… or message us on our Facebook page.
Conditions at Ellenwood couldn’t be better today! All our trails are groomed and ski tracks have been set throughout the Park. It’s the perfect time to give cross-country skiing a try. Go to our website www.friendsofellenwoodpark.ca and click on the ‘SKIING AT THE PARK’ tab for more details or visit our cabin staff at Ellenwood this afternoon and ski what all the fuss is about!
A bend in the trail.
It looks like skiing is back in the forecast for fun this weekend! The ski tracks are set and the groomer has groomed. All that’s missing is YOU! The cabin will be open from noon until 4:00 both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Ski ya soon!
It’s a nice day for a walk in the Park, but not enough snow for skiing unfortunately. Nevertheless… the ski cabin will be open from 12:00 ’til 4:00 today (not tomorrow) for any folks who feel like dropping by for a visit. If you’ve been curious about what goes on in the cabin, what our ski equipment looks like, who’s on staff, how fresh the coffee is, or all of the above, TODAY is a perfect day to check it out! Tomorrow is another matter.
Rain is on the way for Sunday so make tracks to Ellenwood today while the sun shines! Bring a friend, bring your questions, bring your camera… It sure looks pretty out there!
Well… Shubenacadie Sam did not see his shadow this morning, which means an early spring for Nova Scotia. He clearly isn’t into cross-country skiing. But after all, he’s just a rodent.
Will the groundhog see its shadow or not tomorrow? Will we have an early spring or six more weeks of winter? Will we have snow enough for skiing this weekend? It’s a lot to ask from any rodent.
What do the Friends of Ellenwood Park see? We see lots of walkers out enjoying the sunshine and mild temperatures at the Park and many of them are bringing their four-footed friends along, and why not? It’s a great idea! We’ve also been seeing lots of leashes and doggie-doo bags in use, which is why a big “Thank You” is coming your way! All Park visitors appreciate the beauty of Ellenwood, its undisturbed wildness and clean pathways. Each and every effort to keep it that way deserves to be recognized and acknowledged. So THANKS, everyone. Keep up the good work!
Once again no snow means no skiing at the Park and the cabin will be closed. That having been said, we must consider ourselves fortunate to have escaped the ice storm which hit New Brunswick earlier this week. Winter weather is indeed unpredictable, but the snow ‘will’ fly eventually. In the mean time, the Friends of Ellenwood Park wish our families, friends and neighbours in New Brunswick a quick and, above all, ‘safe’ clean up as they recover from the devastation. Our thoughts are with you.
Have you read this week’s edition of The Tri-County Vanguard? You should! Carla Allen has written a great little article all about the Friends of Ellenwood Park. You can’t miss it! It’s true, we’re ready for snow… and just as soon as Mother Nature decides to cooperate we’ll have the cabin open and the ski tracks set. All we need is YOU and some snow, of course.
You don’t have to be a member, but it sure helps us out! Just click on the little tab that says Be A Friend on our home page and find out how. While you’re at it, take a tour around our website for pictures (past and present) and for interesting news and tips.
Thank you, Vanguard!
It’s only Friday, but I’m comfortable making a prediction about this weekend’s weather all the same. Skiing and snowshoeing are NOT in the forecast, I’m afraid. But it looks like GREAT walking weather over the next few days! The ski cabin won’t be open, but the trails are high and dry.
Speaking of dry… If you’re heading out to the Park to walk (or ski or snowshoe) you might want to think about drinking a glass of water before you leave, and then some more during and after your activity. “What’s this all about?” you ask.
It’s about staying hydrated. Working all those big muscle groups of yours during a brisk walk or ski will cause you to sweat; even if it’s cold outside. Of course if you wear too many clothes you’ll sweat even more.
On top of that, add the water you lose when you breathe. Think of how you can “see” your breath when it’s cold outside! That’s moisture leaving your body.
One last thing; don’t wait to be thirsty before you reach for that glass of water. We humans can get dehydrated before we feel thirsty!