Follow the Silvery Road!

Join us this Wednesday evening (July 22) for an incredible lantern-lit theatrical performance on the Silver Queen Mine Trail!
Our very own Director and past Friends President, Stephanie Gray, has written a fun piece of outdoor theatre for the park and Friends staff to perform along the Silver Queen Mine Trail . Shows are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Space is limited, so please pre-register (see below).
Formerly known as our popular Spirit Walk, this Theatre Through Time event will see Dorothy (not in Kansas anymore… North Burgess, in fact) lead you down the trail to meet characters like the timid miner, mysterious gypsy, the wise old foreman and a wickedly grumpy farmer’s wife, among others. As you may have guessed, this show gives more than a couple of nods to the Wizard of Oz. First presented last year, we had such fun that we’re offering it again two nights this year (again August 19th).
Tickets are only $3 and we recommend reserving them in advance by calling the park at 613-267-5060 (dial 0). You will need a park day pass or camping pass as well. Hope to see you on the silvery road!
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Healthy Parks Healthy People!

Come out to Murphys Point this Friday, July 17 to celebrate Ontario Parks’ new “Healthy Parks Healthy People” initiative!

You can visit the park for free that day and take part in a range of awesome activities! There’s a Silver Queen Mine hike at 10 a.m. (please pre-register), followed by a barbecue at the Main Beach hosted by the Friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opening ceremonies take place at the beach at noon, and then you can take part in the Murphys Point Magnificent Race at 12:30 p.m., which is an excellent opportunity for families to have fun and explore the park over an hour or two!

Hope to see you there!

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Silver Queen Mine Open House on Sunday!

Join park staff and the Friends of Murphys Point this Sunday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a Heritage Mica Days event – an Open House at the Silver Queen Mine!

Picture this: The year is 1908 and the Silver Queen Mine is in its heyday of operation! Venture down the trail and into the mine. Meet up with characters from days gone by along the way.

Actually…you don’t need to picture it. Just come! A daily vehicle or camping permit can be purchased at the park, and parking is available at the Lally Homestead.

Hope to see you there!

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