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Please Note: The entrance into the Silver Queen Mine main pit and restored miner’s bunkhouse is only available during scheduled tours and open houses. Visitors are able to walk the trail at any time and purchase a $1 trail guide that corresponds to numbered posts along the trail. Visitors require a camping permit or a day-use permit displayed on their dashboard ($14.50/$11.50/$7.25 Regular/Seniors/Disabled). Please note: The mine is not wheelchair accessible. Dogs are not permitted in the mine or bunkhouse.
Silver Queen Mine Tours: Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times. Please pre-register at the registration gatehouse or call ahead for this 1-1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine.
Silver Queen Mine Open Houses: Sunday mornings, 10 a.m. – Noon from July 2 to Aug. 27. Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner’s bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail.
Canada Day (July 1, 2017): 11am-1pm Canada Day BBQ and Cake – Join the Friends of Murphys Point for a BBQ at the Main Beach from 11am to 1pm. At 1pm they will also be celebrating with cake! 2pm Kids Program – “Family Fishing Fun” – Come help Emily and Grace at the Main Beach as they drag their seine net through the shallows looking for minnows and more. They’ll also have some pond-dipping nets available too, so bring your swimming costume and expect to get wet! 8pm Canada Day Evening Concert – The History Buffs – Come to the Amphitheatre for an evening of folk music and stories by this trio of musicians. Fiddle, voice, guitar and other instruments will have you tapping your toes and singing along. Sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park.
Saturday, Oct. 14 – Third Annual Murphys Mica Fun Run. Stay tuned for details!