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Five Reasons To Visit An Ontario Park This Spring

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Five Reasons To Visit An Ontario Park This Spring

Longing for those hot days of July so you can get outside and do something fun? Why wait? Exciting events await you at Ontario Parks this spring.

Go Moose Watching

Visit Algonquin Provincial Park and see a moose up close. This is the time of year moose come to the side of the road because they are attracted to the salt left after the winter.

See 100 Species Of Birds

Travel to Presqu'ile Provincial Park, a bird sanctuary that hosts Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend (May 22 and 23) and offers guided walks to find and identify migrating birds. It's possible you'll see more than 100 species.

See Trilliums In Bloom

Visit the Trillium Trail in Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Famous for its trilliums and other spring wildflowers, the peak bloom time is usually between April 23 and May 23.

Count Loons

Join park staff at Killarney Provincial Park on June 5 for the early summer loon count. Park staff will be doing an inventory of the loon population. Call the park at 705-287-2900 after May 15 for more details.

Take A Boat Cruise

Tour Mazinaw Lake in Bon Echo Provincial Park and access the cliff-top trail where you can hike to the top of Mazinaw Rock, 100 metres above the lake. These boat tours begin May 22 and run weekends through June and daily during the summer.

Ontario has 329 provincial parks, covering an area larger than the province of Nova Scotia. About one-third of those parks are staffed and have organized campgrounds and other facilities and services, attracting almost 9.5 million visitors annually.

For more information about other events at Ontario Parks, visit www.OntarioParks.com and look under Visiting Parks.

Get in gear - park yourself in an Ontario Park!

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