Head outside for Visitor Appreciation Day @ Bronte Creek Provincial Park & Lowville Winterfest! It’s a weekend of fun, food trucks and more!
The Friends of Bronte Creek and park staff want to thank the park visitors and local community for their support and understanding during the recent park closure, due to damages sustained during the ice storm.
“The park has been hit hard by the ice storm, causing power outages, dangerous tree and trail situations. This combined with the extreme cold has made it challenging for the park staff to operate the park safely,” says Park Superintendent Luke Coady. “People were understanding of our situation ie: having to be closed during Homestead Christmas, New Years Eve and a busy holiday season for the Rink. We want to thank our park visitors for their patience and understanding. This Open House is our way of saying welcome back.”
Join us on Saturday, January 25, 2014 for:
Free cupcake, 10am – 9:30pm, Park Store – with voucher
“Ask the Naturalists”, 1pm – 4pm, Park Store – hands on activities and crafts
Bon Fire starting at 10am, Rink area
Draw Prizes, 10am – 9:30pm, Park Store (1st Prize Annual Pass, 2nd Prize Summer Pass, 3rd Prize Winter Pass)
Meet our Park “Friends”, 1pm – 4pm. Find out who our “Friends” are how to become a one!
Plus these regular attractions:
Day-use gates open 8am – 10pm, Day-use off Burloak Dr.
Skating Rink, 9:30am – 9:30pm
Play barn, 9am – 4pm, Kids 10yrs & younger
Children’s Farm, 9am – 4pm. Variety of farm animals
Toboggan Hill, 8am – dusk, weather permitting (snow)
Trails, 8am – dusk, with limitations
Trails in the wood areas remain closed until all hazardous trees are removed/ cleared.
Non-treed sections are open: ski, snowshoe, walk – no equipment rentals.
Leash Free area (day-use), 8am – dusk. Exercise for you and your dog!
Some areas of the park remain closed due to dangerous hanging limbs in trees or downed trees across trails. Please obey signs and roped off areas. It will take some time for the park to recover but staff are working diligently to deal with the challenges of the storm.
Areas which remain closed: Disc Golf, Wooded trails, Campground.
For more park information visit Brontecreek.org
Also happening this weekend:
Lowville Winter Games
Sunday, January 26th, 2014, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Lowville Park (Guelph Line – North of Britannia Road)
Join us for lots of family fun at Lowville Park!
Featuring exciting games and activities for everyone to enjoy including:
- Sunset Grill pancake eating contest
- Meet Olympic hockey champion, Becky Kellar (12noon to 2pm)
- Frisbee Golf
- Body Zorbs Race Track
- Human Gyroscope
- Dave Perry, rope making demonstration
- Log Sawing Competition
- Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
- Conservation Halton Birds of Prey exhibit
- Passionate about Pictures Photo Booth
- Crafts by Momstown 11am to 2pm in the School House
- *Tobogganing and skating (weather permitting)
- Food options including Lowville Church BBQ, along with Gorilla Cheese, Beaver Tails, Portobello Burger, Papa’s Greek, and SWAT food trucks
Visit our Events page to find more events and things to do this weekend.