Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sleigh Rdes & Cross Country Skiing in Bruce County

What a great way to spend time outdoors over the holidays with family and friends! This holiday season while you are out and about in Grey Bruce, why not see some of our back country, or tour the Festival of Northern Lights in Owen Sound! A great way to check out the lights is by Horse and Carriage, I did it last Friday night with some friends and we had a great time, listening to the sounds of horses on ash fault and the bells ringing made the tour that much more memorable. Contact Gord at Windsong Farm to book your tour.

Check out our site for events and things to do over the holidays!

Here is the list of local Stables:
Richies Clydesdales (Carriage rides) 1-519-385-2548
Purple Valley Riding Stables 1-519-534-0598
Glen Catto - Catto Farms Sleigh Rides 1-519-376-9027
Glendale Farms 1-519-376-9027

Another way to enjoy the great outdoors is to go dog sledding Singing Dogs is the way to go! Or maybe you want to do some cross country skiing or snowshoeing, check out Suntrail Source for Adventure in Hepworth or Thorncrest Outfitters in Southampton for all your gear needs and trail info.

From our place to yours, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year, all the best in 2010!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Olympic Torch Relay


If you are in Grey Bruce over the holidays visiting family and friends and are looking for something to do, once the presents have all been opened, and you have had your fill of turkey, veggies and sweets here is a great way to spend sometime outdoors with family and friends! The Olympic Torch is coming through Grey Bruce on the 28th & 29th! Here is a list of towns you can get together with locals and visitors to cheer the torch on it's way to the 2010 Olympic Games in BC!

On the 28th: Durham, Hanover, Walkerton, Kincardine, Tiverton, Port Elgin, Southampton, Saugeen, & ending its day in Owen Sound.
On the 29th: Meaford, Thornbury, Blue Mountain, Collingwood and it will keep on going through Wasaga Beach on its way to Barrie.

So check out their interactive map so you can find out more info and follow it's path http://www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/olympic-torch-relay/olympic-torch-relay-interactive-map/

Friday, November 06, 2009

ONTARIO Winter Camping Package

Winter camping has been a popular activity at MacGregor Point Provincial Park for a number of years.

This year, in addition to yurt camping, MacGregor Point Provincial Park is offering a new camping experience. Leave your trailer on your very own electrical campsite from November 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 and enjoy winter camping. Families will love the 400 metre outdoor skating loop and ski enthusiasts will appreciate the 7 kilometre set track cross-country ski loop. As well, 20 kilometres of unplowed trails, roads and shoreline await adventurous explorers.

Roads and campsites are plowed regularly throughout the winter season and park staff maintain a heated washroom/shower building. Campfire wood and up-to-date weather and road conditions are available. A volunteer campground host is on location all winter.


For a basic fee of $200.00 to park for the “winter” and a minimum commitment of 20 nights at the applicable camping fee, you can enjoy New Year’s at MacGregor Point, Family Day gatherings and many more memorable experiences in this winter wonderland. Hurry and book your site - only 15 spots are available.

MacGregor Point Provincial Park is located on Lake Huron 5 kilometres south of Port Elgin. It is two hours north of London and 3.5 hours from Toronto.

For further information contact the park at:
1-519-389-9056.

http://www.ontarioparks.com/English/macg.html

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hiking on the Bruce Peninsula - Jones Bluff, Oct 2009

With a weekend predicting overcast, rain and potential flurries, it was important to take advantage of the mild temperatures and sun. A last minute hike in the late afternoon was an adventure and race against nightfall.

Quiet roads, relaxed atmosphere and easily located- Jones Bluff is an amazing hike of natural woodland landscape and scenic vistas over Georgian Bay.

The high expectation of fall colour was surpassed when completing the 7 km Bruce Trail loop in just 2 ½ hours. With a moderate pace along uneven ground, we stopped at every opening along the trail to take in the scenic views of the Niagara Escarpment.

The Bruce Trail twists and turns, across crevasses and lively ferns with the first view of white limestone escarpment jutting in the air, and a sea of colour in the valley below, offering an abundance of, neon yellow, burnt orange and greens, with the arrival of vibrant reds in the distance.

We persevere, watching our foot placement along the path of padded leaves. At a rock over hang the wind whips across the bluff and in the distance Georgian Bay is as calm as glass. We sat beneath a large maple tree to take in the view, a great photo opportunity of untouched escarpment along Georgian Bay.

The Bruce Trail meanders north providing a panoramic view of large inlets, rural community, islands, and the white base of escarpment covered in autumn colours.

The combination of water, escarpment, and colour encompasses the perfect fall hike along the Georgian Bay shoreline on the Bruce Peninsula.

Does anyone have any stories or questions about the Bruce Trail? Please let me know, I am very interested in your experiences!

Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/explorethebruce .

To do this hike, we recommend getting a Bruce Trail Conservancy book as there is a lot of details to know for safety precautions. Check here for the latest version: https://brucetrail.org/store


Friday, August 07, 2009

Ontario Top Family Vacation Spot - Bruce County



http://explorethebruce.com/friendsandfamily/
Use the link above to email everyone you know to help them get out and enjoy the sights of Bruce County!

It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other, and we think there is no better time than now to get together. We want you to be our guests so we can hang out and Explore this amazing place we live in.

Local Insider "Must Do" Activities With Your Friends and Family –

* Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport

* Hike or Boat Cruise Bruce Peninsula National Park

* Climb a Bruce Coast Lighthouse

* Paddle the Saugeen River

* See Dinosaurs

* Get Ontario’s Best Butter Tarts and Cheeses in Mildmay

* March with the Mass Pipe Band In Kincardine Every Saturday Night

* Experience the Keady Market Phenomenon

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tobermory, Flowerpot Island Lighthouse Story

Bruce County is well known for it’s many lighthouses that dot the shoreline of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. http://www.brucecoastlighthouses.com These beacons have lots of history and stories to tell, and long gone are the keepers who would echo these stories in journals and logs....

Flowerpot Island is one of my favorites. It’s picturesque setting off the shores of Tobermory is only accessible by boat. Last year on summer solstice weekend, myself and five other friends committed to being the lighthouse keepers for 4 days. The “Friends of Fathom Fivehttp://www.castlebluff.com who look after the lightstation, have a program in place where you pay to stay, and while there you run the Museum, Souvenir Shop, housecleaning duties, groundskeepers, and generally act as a tour guide to greet the visitors who choose to get off the tour boats and explore this magnificent island.

This year was our 2nd annual summer solstice weekend, and our group grew in numbers. I brought my sister along with us who resides in Burlington, Ontario…a true city girl. For the two weeks leading up to our departure, she would call each evening and ask what she should pack, as you have to hike all of your belongings, including clothes, food, drinks, etc, 25 minutes by trail to the lightstation. Believe me, you really question how necessary each item is when you have to pack it.

The morning arrived and we all met at the Blue Heron Co boat rides http://www.blueheronco.com dock to board the zodiac that would shuttle us to our weekend destination. It was great to see everyone whom we had not seen since last year, and to meet the “newbies” to our group.


After arriving and getting settled in, we all pitched in and greeted our visitors with enthusiasm. The required chores were executed, and before we knew it the day was over.

There are six campsites on Flowerpot Island. These sites have to be reserved through the Bruce Peninsula National Park. When the last tour boat leaves the island at 5:00 p.m., the island becomes your own oasis. It is hard to describe the feeling of calmness as you sit in a rocker on the covered porch of the original house built in 1901 and watch some of the best sunsets over the horizon. There are no telephones, no cell phone service, no television, no radio, just the sounds of the water as it laps against the rocky shore. Each evening we as a group would record in the lightkeepers journal the events of the day. We as friends would catch up on news, tell stories, and of course take many photographs of the spectacular sunsets.


This year one of my goals was to hike the loop trail to the Marl Beds. This is the inland
trail that takes you back to Beachy Cove and the Blue Heron Boats. We found this trail to be very different then the shore trail with it’s many elevations, large mossy rocks, stairways to climb, and diverse flora.


Being a photographer, another longtime goal of mine has been to capture a sunrise over the large flowerpot. Myself and two other “keeners” were up at 5:00 a.m. to hike 15 minutes in the dark to the exact spot. It was truly an amazing experience to sit on the cliffs, in the serenity of the early morning in anticipation, waiting for the sun to come up. It was well worth the effort as we captured some great photos.


All to soon our tenure as lightkeepers came to an end, and new “keepers” would be arriving to take our post.

It is sad to have to pack up and say goodbye to Flowerpot for another year. As we begin our trek over the trail to Beachy Cove, our packs noticeably lighter then upon arrival, the feeling of sadness was evident on everyone’s face. For my sister, the whole experience was the best medicine any doctor could have ordered. Over the weekend she shed all thoughts of her hectic city life. Feeling totally relaxed and stress free she talked about “next year” and how this place relaxed her more then she ever imagined.

For me, I am lucky that it is in my own backyard and I can visit anytime throughout the summer. It is amazing how many guests we greeted on Flowerpot that have traveled across the world to this unique destination. Have a look at our lighthouse tours. Does anyone have any light house stories in their family heritage? Please let me know, I'd love to hear it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Motorcycle RoadTrip Plan for the Bruce Peninsula

Welcome Riders. Flowing roads, great scenery and fun stops are the components of a Bruce County motorcycle tour. Municipal roads are well-surfaced, quiet, tight and twisty. They skim the shoreline, wind up the Niagara Escarpment and careen through river valleys. Use the “Ride Grey Bruce Motorcycle Tour Map” to link the dots of beaches, lighthouses, lookouts and waterfalls. Make a treasure hunt of it, finding best butter tarts, best Thai Food, most creative desserts, outdoor markets and more.

Ontario motorcycle tour: www.ridegreybruce.com

Search our site for all the cool things there are to see and do in the region. Make sure to check out our road map for cool eateries, motorcycle friendly accommodators, and bike shops for all your bike needs. Order your motorcycle touring kit today or download and print the one to the right here through the link. Be ready to hit the road!



Contact us directly if you have any questions:
Toll Free: 1-800-268-3838

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ontario Mountain Biking Park on Bruce Peninsula

Visit an Ontario Mountain Biking Mecca!

Bruce County has a mission to become the number one off-road riding destination in Ontario. Already, three forest tracts have been transformed into rollicking, singletrack trail parks – and there’s more to come. The star of the show is Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park, which presents an array of technical trail features including roller coaster-like boardwalks, suspended bridges and rock ladders, all scattered amidst forested loops.

Share with us what you would like to see built in the coming years. Come check out the best mountain bike park in Ontario!




Friday, July 10, 2009

Ontario, Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tours for the family!

Come experience the Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour which is a world-class marine heritage experience right here in Ontario. Climb a 150 year-old Imperial Tower, become an assistant Keeper at Cabot Head or Flowerpot Lightstation, tour the Marine Gallery at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, and take a glass-bottom boat cruise to see real shipwrecks. The Bruce Coast is 854 kilometres long and is home to Fathom Five National Marine Park, the first Underwater Park in Canada. ONTARIO FAMILY LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spring is Here


You know one of the first signs of spring is to see groundhogs, well Wiarton Willie is out and about, awakened from his long winter slumber, he is out and about diggin in the dirt and showing off for all his adoring fans!

When you are out and about exploring the Bruce, why not drop by and say "HI" to Willie he may be inside his house or outside his house depending on the weather... You know he loves to hang out in his outside pen and bake in the sun!

For those of you who have not been to Willie's house before, it is located on Brown St in Wiarton across from Bluewater Park, on the front lawn of the Bruce County Library, you can't miss it!

Check out the Willie Cam to see what he is up to while he hangs out inside his house.


Friday, May 01, 2009

5th Annual Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport Contest

WOW not sure where the first quarter of the year went, can you believe it is May 1st already. If you are a fan of our annual contest you know by now that today is the day you have been waiting for all year...The Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport Contest starts today and runs till December 5th, 2009... 

Check out our NEW Adventure Passport website for all kinds of clues, tips, tour ideas, and to order a copy of your adventure passport so you can get out there and experience what over 28,000 people have done over the past 4 years.  

If this is your first time doing the contest you are in for a great adventure, if you have done it before or maybe are a seasoned vetran, then you know what kind of fun you are about to take part in.

If you are a facebook user, we are looking for you!  Join our group and share your journey with other fellow adventurers, but remember don't give away all the secrets... Share your photos, videos, stories and more.

This year the first 1,000 entries will receive a FREE Explore the Bruce T-Shirt...wear it proud!

Your Adventure Starts Now...Good Luck!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Maple Syrup Festivals


Well isn't it nice to see the sunshine and watch the snow melt away! The crocus's are blooming in my garden and the tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth are about 6 inches high! I hope by the time Easter arrives my garden will be full of colour and giving off a wonderful fragrance! I am sitting at a friend’s house, watching the Sydenham River flow by, the swans, assorted ducks and Canadian geese are all a flurry, and there are so many types of birds at the feeders I am having to look them up in the bird book!! The land critters are a happy to be digging and munching away..

Spring is defiantly in the air and that means warm sunny days and cool night, which you know makes the sap run!! That’s right it is Maple Syrup time and all that that in tales...
So over the next few weekends if you are looking for something to do outdoors in our region, you won’t be disappointed! By mid April if you have not had your fill of pancakes, maple syrup and spending time with family and friends in the country, you'll be sorry you missed out.

Here is a list of some Maple Syrup Festivals happening in the Bruce and beyond:
March 28-29th
Old Tyme Maple Syrup Festival at Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area
8 km North of Paisley off Bruce Rd 3)
April 4th
Grey Roots Museum & Archives annual Maple Syrup Festival
(Grey Rd 18, S of Owen Sound)
April 9th and 11th
42nd Annual Belmore Maple Syrup Festival at the Community Centre
April 11th
Purple Valley Maple Syrup Festival – Community Centre



Hope to see you at one of them!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Lighthouse Tours on the Bruce Peninsula


Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a great love of Ontario lighthouses. This love developed at a very, very young age. Our family would spend each summer at our cottage on the shores of Lake Huron on the Bruce Peninsula. Every summer our neighbour - "Uncle Art" would take my sister and I for a hike to the "lighthouse". This was quite a hike for a pre-schooler, but we would pack a picnic, and off we would go. Uncle Art is long gone, and those treks to the lighthouse stopped with his passing, but it has always remained as a special place in my heart.

My own father passed away this winter, and somethings can never be recaptured. But it has made me realize that some things will remain just memories, and some memories can be relived, or re-visited.

As many people groan and complain about a long winter, my friends and I were thrilled that we could get another Sunday afternoon Ontario Snowshoe Adventure in. Chris and Beth had only heard about this lighthouse from stories that I have told them over the years, but as it is only accessible by boat, or a hike through the bush, it was a great opportunity to introduce them to this special place.

It was a walk through time as I retraced those same steps taken decades ago. I was amazed to find the same trails as I forged ahead leading the group. Small things along the way would spark a memory as I reminisced in my own thoughts amongst the solitude of the woods.

As we rounded the point and I got my first glimpse at this icon in my life, I stopped and took it all in as I waited for my friends to catch up. I was finally back at this familiar place, a place that holds a special part of my history.

The lighthouse looks exactly as I remembered it, except now is operated by solar panels. I could not resist climbing the tower as if I were five years old again.

I can't tell you how many times people have called our office at Bruce County Tourism and tell me that they vacationed in our area with their families growing up years ago and want to return to rekindle those memories, or visit those special places that held such fond memories for them.

It was great to be able to share this special place with my friends, and as we sat on the deck at my Sauble Beach Cottage afterwards soaking up the sunshine, we starting planning our next adventure. Stay tuned....

P.S. For anyone who would like to know where this "secret" lighthouse is, call us at 1-800-268-3838.


Monday, March 02, 2009

Snowshoeing on the Bruce Peninsula


It was another absolutely beautiful day on the Bruce Peninsula. Each Sunday afternoon I get together with a couple of good friends to go Ontario snowshoeing. Each week we discover different places. Places that have a totally different look and feel then in the warmer temperatures, and the wildlife awakes, or life gets so busy trying to fit everything in that you don't get to stop and smell the roses. We here in Bruce County embrace winter.

Since I have moved here 15 years ago from the big city, I have come to make the most of each season, and jump in with both feet. Today I hosted my friends on my 200 acres on the Bruce Peninsula. It is fun identifying the different trees and animal tracks that we see throughout the bush. Last Sunday we tried Bruce Trail snowshoeing at Lion's Head where we discovered the 10,000 year old potholes carved in the limestone. We stood on the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Isthmus Bay located along the shores of Georgian Bay, and all of it's glory in a snow squall. Next week we hope to trek the shores of Lake Huron Cottages while it is still frozen to a place.......well you will just have to wait and see. Stay tuned.

Check out some of the great places to go Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing across the Bruce!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

SnowTrax Television Episode Filmed in Grey Bruce

SnowTrax TV Was Here


The SnowTrax Television crew was here carving the trails around Owen Sound and Wiarton (Jan 27th – 29th) in efforts to showcase this region as the heart and sole of Ontario Snowmobiling. The Best Western Inn on The Bay was a gracious host for the shoot and pampered the crew each night. Co-host Luke Lester is now known as 'Bubbles'.

Show Co-host Taera McLean has been to Grey Bruce before and was so impressed at how the local communities embrace its favourite winter pastime. “Every time I ride here I am blown away at the hospitality, friendliness and dedication by volunteers to perfecting this massive trail system. Combine it with the unique clubhouses and the social aspects, and you’ve got a totally unique riding experience.” View Taera's Blog.....for more details on the trip.

The itinerary for the shoot focused on digging into what makes this snowmobile community tick and illustrating what makes people so passionate about the sport. One of the features will be on the VanDolder family, who have deep connections to snowmobile racing and this community.



Mchael, Jeremy VanDolder and Taera Maclean



Videographer Doug capturing Jeremy on the practice track


The entire VanDolder family

The crew also interviewed Paul MacDermid an owner of the Owen Sound Attack Junior A Hockey Club. Paul is a former NHL'r and is an avid Snowmobiler in Grey Bruce. Paul says it's the diversity of riding terrain here that makes it so appealling. Plus, the Attack hockey club is the only OHL Franchise that you can ride your sled right to the rink to take in a game. The crew spent a little time on the ice as well talking to some players who also love to ride.


Taera and Paul at the Attack Rink


Marcus Carroll, Michael McGurk, Tyler Beskorowany

A unique twist to the show was to include a winter camping feature that saw the crew ride to the Lennox Clubhouse (near Owen Sound) to learn wilderness survival skills with Dr. Gino Ferri and crew from Survival in the Bush Inc.

Videographer Doug and Survival in the Bush Expert igniting a tinder bundle


Following winter camping, the crew will head to the Wiarton Airport to shoot a riding sequence utilizing a Helicopter. Riders were filmed cruising atop the Niagara Escarpment to the scenic Skinners Bluff lookout right on the trail. The aerial footage will be used in the show to capture the scenic beauty of the area overlooking Georgian Bay.

Tarea and Chris infront of the Bruce Peninsula Helicopter Tours Chopper


The Grey Bruce Episode will air later in February. Check SnowTrax Television for times and tons of cool sled stuff.


Check out local riding information at Ride Grey Bruce. For the fantastic Yamaha Sleds used in the show see Bill at Tennysons Yamaha .

Next week we are hitting the trails with Ontario Snowmobile Magazine (OSM) for a Shore to Shore ride. Stay tuned!

As always...Grey Bruce is a proud part of GoRideOntario

Monday, February 02, 2009

Wiarton Willie Prediction 2009 Morning


Well the sun gods were shinning on us this morning! It was a great day to be in Wiarton at the Meeting Place for the 53rd Annual Wiarton Willie Prognostication, he did not disappoint if you are into snow, then congratulations we are in for 6 more weeks of it!!

Our tourism team was at the event this morning and Jamie from our office was in full Willie gear!!
















Show Shoeing on the Bruce Peninsula

Weekends on the "Bruce" are usually weather cperfect for Ontario cross country skiing! Recently, it was a day full of sunshine, and after all the snow we have been receiving it was well needed.

We can all handle winter, we live in a 4-season destination, but you got t0 have some days like yesterday, -2 and sunny. Makes you want to get outdoors and take it all in and what better way them to either head out on one of our groomed cross country trails or break in one of your own!

Even though we are in for 6 more weeks of winter, this week is looking pretty good for sunny days an milder temps, so get out there and take it all in!!


If you find yourself in Wiarton this week, drop on by our office, we will be on the front lawn from 12:00 - 2:00 pm building a cool snow sculpture, at 578 Brown St, we are right next door the LCBO and across the street from Georgian Bay!

Ice Fishing on the Beautiful Bruce Peninsula


There are so many things to do in the winter on the Bruce and after this morning prognostication from that famous groundhog Wiarton Willie we are in for 6 more weeks of winter!!


So bundle up, throw on a pair of snow shoes and head out on one of our many inland lakes to take in a great winter sport Ice Fishing!
Like these two sisters, what a great way to spend time with friends and family... Jamie from our office loves to share the outdoors with her sister from the city... They caught these two Rainbow Fish this past weekend.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Willie Willie Great Snowmobiling

Stop the Presses. Wiarton Willie might say..."8 More weeks of great powder and wicked riding"

Sources have it that Willie loves to ride. Local snowmobilers captured these images and video of Willie Riding a 2009 Yamaha Nytro somewhere in Grey Bruce.




Man can this groundhog ride. Check out the Powder Turns....


video



"Does anybody have a carrot or some lettuce? That Nytro pulls so hard it makes me hungry."



Wilie says the trails have never been better. Fresh Powder (as white as his fur) each night means that there is some great riding to be had. Check out http://www.ridegreybruce.com/ for trail conditons.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wiarton Willie Festival 2009, Feb 2nd!

Winter has been long for us this year, since it started snowing way back in November and this is the first time in years that all of Canada had a WHITE Christmas!

If you are getting the January blues, don't fret... Bundle up the family invite your friends and come on out for the 53rd Annual Wiarton Willie Festival, it all takes place in Wiarton January 29th through the weekend till Monday February 2nd, which is our actual Groundhog Day!

Will he or Won't he see his shadow, that is the BIG ?... Be there on prediction morning to see if we will have an early spring or 6 more weeks of winter!!! Enjoy a great pancake breakfast right there at the Propeller Club (Meeting Place)!

There are all kinds of great events going on all weekend and there is a parade down Main St (Berford St) on Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm!!! Get there early to make sure you get a good spot along the St, watch for our Explore the Bruce Toyota Tundra, wave Hello to Jamie & Kathy!!

With all this snow it is a great time to take in a few other outdoor winter activities on the Bruce, like snowmobiling, Ontario cross country skiing, Ontario snowshoeing, skating, tobogganing, and just plain fun!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snowmobiling in Grey Bruce


If you like snowmobiling and spending time in the great outdoors in the winter riding over open fields or through tree lined trails, then District 9 is the place for you and Grey Bruce offers some of the best riding in Ontario!

Dirtict 9 is home to 3,600 km or 2,250 miles of groomed trails to ride. You won't be disappointed! For up-to-date trail conditions, accommodation, gas stations, where you can buy a permit, riding routes, and so much more, check out our RideGreyBruce site, or call 1.800.387.7669 for details.

Here are a number of winter snowmobile friendly events in Grey Bruce, Winterama in Hepworth, one in Sauble Beach, Poker Runs and don’t forget that World Famous critter, the Wiarton Willie Festival!! On March 1st at Family Funland Go Kart Track located on the outskirts of Kincardine you can take in the Vintage Snowmobile Race!






Thursday, January 08, 2009

Winter Fun at MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Ok if you are looking for a way to spend time outdoors this winter, MacGregor Point has all the right stuff!

They have built the coolest 400-metre skating loop through a summer camping section of the park and the best thing is, it is lit at night! So bundle up, bring your friends and family and head on over to McGregor Point for a night skate, or you can take in a day skate too $8.90 per vehicle! It is $4.00 for 2 hours per car.

They also have some of the best-groomed cross-country ski trails in the region, or head off and break trail to do some snowshoeing! Believe me you won't be disappointed. It is one of the prettiest Provincial Parks in the Province.

MacGregor Point also has a great waterfront area, so you could watch the waves crash over the ice or take in a sunset along the shores of Lake Huron. Or, look up and see the stars at night, they're awesome!

Camping in Winter, the ultimate winter outdoor adventure. Twelve yurts provide roofed accommodation; or bring your tent or trailer for a more rustic experience. A heated Comfort Station with showers and flush toilets is open. Reservations are required for the yurts and recommended for campsites. It is suggested you contact the park before leaving home for weather and snow conditions. Reservations for the yurts are a must please call 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275). You can call the park for more information at 1-519-389-9056.