Many thanks to our recently retired head groomer, Dave Reesor. Dave has spent countless hours volunteering to keep the trails in great shape through our increasingly challenging winters.
Unfortunately, warming temperatures and rain have made the parking lots, roads and trails very icy and hazardous. The Park staff decided earlier this week to wrap up the 2019-2020 winter season at the park. On behalf of the park staff, thank you for all your work, time and contributions that make our winter program aContinue reading “Murphy’s Point Closed for the Season”
It’s a little know fact that jackrabbits love eating maple taffy on snow. If you don’t believe us, check out the photo below. Last Sunday, a photographer in Murphy’s Point Provincial Park caught a whole nest of jackrabbits nibbling contently on the sweet stuff. If you didn’t know, Jackrabbits is the name of our club’sContinue reading “Jackrabbits eat Taffy”
It looks like we may have a few weather challenges in the next couple of days. Warm temperatures and wet snow are not ideal for grooming. On Thursday, the cold will return (temporarily) and the grooming team will groom all of the trails internal to the park. They will not be going to Lally. MoreContinue reading “Weather!”
Club groomers were out today. The classic tracks were rock solid and would require multiple circuits in order to redo them, however, once that was done they would set overnight and probably be the same tomorrow. The tracks are deep, well defined and icy. As things warm up they will be softer and less challenging.Continue reading “Grooming update”
Thanks to all the skiers who signed up and showed up in the freezing cold to compete in the 43rd Tay Valley Loppet. With beautiful fresh snow and sunshine, conditions were perfect for this year’s race. It was a great success. Many thanks to Robert and Nancy for organizing, to the groomers for the excellentContinue reading “Another Great Loppet”
Sunday, February 9th is the annual Tay Valley Loppet! With new snow on the ground and in the forecast, things are looking good for excellent conditions. The weather forecast looks terrific, too.
Thanks to recent snow and the hard work of our grooming crew, all classic and skate trails are open. Check our Trails page for info and Facebook page for updates.
The Tay Valley Loppet is open for registration! Register through ZONE4 by clicking HERE! Note that if you enter your entire family in one transaction, there is a slight savings due to the $1 per transaction fee. For a complete description of the race distances, styles, deadlines, and fees, please visit our Loppet page. AContinue reading “Tay Valley Loppet”
Click here to read Ontario Parks article on Trail Sharing. Photos from our very own Mursphy’s Point were used to illustrate the article. We’re famous! For a full description click on the link but here, in a nutshell, are the five key rules of trail sharing etiquette: Read the signs Don’t hike or snowshoe onContinue reading “Trail Etiquette”