Local GRCA Parks Are Now Open For Winter Fun And Activities

By: Kw Now - Local News
| Published 01/19/2015

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GRCA Parks Are Now Open ... Get Out And Enjoy Nature

It Only Comes Once A Year...Get Out And Enjoy The Winter

Welcome to Canada's frigid months. Yes, it’s cold outside. But why not enjoy the winter weather at Grand River Conservation Authority parks.

Four parks will be open this weekend for winter sports, though not yet for the full slate of activities.

In addition to the regular winter activities at these parks, two other GRCA facilities will have special Family Day events on Feb. 16. (See details below.)

Here’s the status of each park for the weekend:

· Laurel Creek Park, 625 Westmount Rd., Waterloo: Snowshoeing. Rental equipment is available. Not enough snow yet for skiing.

· Pinehurst Lake Park, 468 Pinehurst Rd. north of Paris: Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. A new 2-km loop trail has been developed for walkers. The ice is still too thin for fishing.

· Shade’s Mills Park, 450 Avenue Rd., Cambridge: Ice fishing and snowshoeing are available. Ice huts and snowshoeing equipment available for rent on the weekend; call ahead for ice huts. Not enough snow yet for skiing.

· Belwood Lake Park, 8282 Wellington County Road 18 near Fergus: Ice fishing; minnows on sale.

For information on hours, admission and rental fees, go to the “Winter Activities” section of the GRCA website at at the link below.

In addition to the regular winter activities at these parks, two other GRCA facilities will have special Family Day events on Feb. 16.

“The Big Chill” will take place at Guelph Lake Nature Centre, 7677 Conservation Road, Guelph and Rockwood Park, 161 Falls St., Rockwood.

Both locations will offer skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog-sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing and more. For more information go to GRCA Events at the link below.