Don’t you just love the first snow of winter?

It snowed overnight! Not enough to ski in – yet – but it’s on its way and The Friends of Ellenwood can hardly wait. The skis and snowshoes are in the cabin and we’re ready for the fun to begin!

It won’t be long now…
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The Friends of Ellenwood Park are proud supporters of Recreation Nova Scotia

Check out their website at https://www.recreationns.ns.ca/
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WOW! A blood moon, lunar eclipse and Taurid meteor shower all in ONE night!

Beginning in the wee small hours of Tuesday morning, November 8th, there will be a lunar eclipse to look out for. The heavenly show is set to begin shortly after 5:00 am as the moon gets darker and more red in colour. By 6:15 the eclipse will start in earnest! As long as the sky is clear we might get a good long look – at least until the sun appears at 7:00 am and upstages the moon’s performance.

And all this week the Taurid meteor shower will make an appearance in the early morning sky too! What more can you ask for? Get your telescopes set up and keep your fingers crossed for a cloudless sky. You can sleep in some other time;-)

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Wishing each and every one of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

It’s a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors – especially at Ellenwood Park where the leaves are turning colour and the lake makes a sparkling backdrop. Great for photographers, dog walkers and families too. Why not walk off that big turkey dinner at Ellenwood? Peaceful, safe and inviting… Happy Thanksgiving!

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MARCH BREAK SCAVENGER HUNT WINNERS!

We hope that everyone had fun at this year’s March Break Scavenger Hunt. We loved seeing so many young faces out there enjoying a day in the outdoors. **A special shout out to everyone who took the time and trouble to pick up trash along the way. You left Ellenwood sparkling clean and we REALLY appreciate it! 😘 Congratulations to Candy Fitzgerald, Payton Smith, Jessica Goodwin and Thomas Edmond who have each won a $25 gift certificate to one of our local eateries.

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It’s time to give winter the brush off and everyone can pitch in!

Scour the camping loops and see if you can find all 22 signs of spring cleaning. There’s no need to register for this event and you can come back as often as you like. Get ready to roll up your sleeves!

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Snow conditions for Friday, March 4th and beyond…

Stephen was out grooming today and has track set the entire park for your classic and skate skiing pleasure! As long as the temperature remains below zero, the conditions should be excellent with enough snow on the ground to last through the weekend. See? There’s Stephen in action…

And for all you walkers out there, whether two or four-footed, PLEASE respect the hard work done by our volunteers and keep well away from any groomed surfaces. Rules for ALL trail users are clearly posted at the park gate and we appreciate your efforts to keep everyone safe. Thank you!

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Snow conditions for Saturday, Feb. 26th…

Stephen has just completed his run with the groomer and all trails around the park are now groomed and track set for classic and skate style skiing. He says that the conditions are good all around the park so get out there and enjoy it before it melts! Arnie has also been out with the plow so the walking path is all clear. All that’s missing is YOU!

PLEASE RESPECT THE HARD WORK DONE BY OUR GROOMERS and follow the Rules For Trail Users posted at the gate. This is not only a courtesy, but a serious safety issue for everyone! Pets must be kept on a leash, and well away from all groomed areas.

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Snow conditions for February 15th…

Larry has just finished grooming and track setting around the park and he reports that despite a thin base, the ski conditions are good! If the temperature stays below freezing we should have good skiing for the next few days and if we get any more snow it will be great!!!

And if you don’t believe me, then get out there and ski for yourself!

PLEASE respect the hard work done by our groomer and avoid all groomed areas unless you’re on skis! This is not only a courtesy, it’s a SAFETY issue for everyone. The rules for trail users are clearly posted.

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