Today's date: Wednesday October 17, 2018
   
column width padding column width padding

The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
40,052 Audited Circulation

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

Municipal 2018
Enhanced_728x90
column width padding column width padding

Winter returns to six Grand River parks

CAMBRIDGE - After an unseasonably mild winter last year prevented most Grand River Parks from offering traditional winter activities, six Grand River Conservation Authority parks opened on Jan. 6 for the winter.

Shade’s Mills in Cambridge, Pinehurst Lake in North Dumfries, Rockwood and Belwood Lake offer year-round access, providing limited winter maintenance for activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, where available.

Guelph Lake also provides a small parking area for limited winter activities such as hiking.

Winter operating hours are 8am to 5:30pm, seven-days a week.

For more information on winter programs visit www.grandriver.ca/winterprograms.

Ice fishing is available, when conditions allow, at Shade’s Mills, Pinehurst Lake and Belwood Lake. Ice conditions are monitored daily at these facilities. For up-to-date information on ice fishing, call the parks directly.

Ice conditions are not monitored at Guelph Lake and ice fishing is not allowed. Lakes and rivers may look frozen at this time of year, but the ice may still be very thin. Recreational users and the general public are reminded to stay off unmonitored water bodies.

Below is a list of activities that are being offered at each local park at this time:

Belwood Lake Conservation Area

- ice fishing open, minnows not for sale;

- cross-country skiing open, ungroomed trails. Rentals not available

- snowshoeing open, rentals not available; and

- walking/hiking trails open.

Rockwood Conservation Area

- cross-country skiing open, ungroomed trails. Rentals not available;

- snowshoeing open, rentals not available;

- walking/hiking trails open.

January 12, 2018

 
 

Tell Us What You Think

Login to submit a comment

Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser. Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive, unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed. You must register or log in in order to post a comment. For more information, read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines.

       

ReliableFord

Spacer

Community Guide Autumn 2018

Related Stories

  • Province supports GRCA water management plan with $903,000
  • GRCA: Stay off the ice
  • Researchers will learn more about river health through organisms
  • Grand River watershed residents can do a survey on water issues
  • Get back to nature with GRCA events
  • Grants available to farmers to protect water quality
  • Grants help property owners decommission old wells
  • GRCA removes buoys, booms
  • Fergus Lions Club receives GRCA conservation award
  • Retired Arthur teacher Barbara Kidd wins GRCA award
  • Jim Phillips growing a forest on his land in Wellington North
  • GRCA taking orders for trees to be planted in 2012
  • GRCA presents watershed awards and community conservation grants
  • Guelph appears to be epicentre of battle against invasive buckthorn
  • GRCA cracks down on illegal fill act; owner is ordered to restore property
  • $600,000 for research will help GRCA agencies learn about water quality
  • column width padding column width padding column width padding

    The Wellington Advertiser

    News

    Opinion

    Community

    Deaths

    Digital Publications

    Classifieds


    Twitter Logo

    Free Press News Network Logo