The Friends have a new Strategic Plan for 2015-2018. Key themes are continuing support to the Park, high quality trail and renewed emphasis on research and growing the base of Friends as members and volunteers.
Access the Plan here.
Access the Plan here.
New Park 2015 Tabloid Available below. Maps and Guides Section updated.
Slim Bay Bridge Update
Phase 1 of the restoration of the Slim Bay Bridge is now complete. All the materials were ordered and delivered over the winter. On Thursday, 4 June, Park staff, Friends volunteers and the supplier, transferred the components by water to Slim Bay and assembly took place. See pictures of the great collaboration below. Remember, Phase 2 needs resources to complete the replacement of the wooden structures. Enjoy the full of the Westdside Trail.
News and Updates
Great Summer Event Booked: The Friends are sponsoring, in partnership with Ontario Parks, these major events:
Such events are open to campers and the public with Park admission. All are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Visitors must pay Park admission - remember it is be vehicle so bring a gang! We are working on two other events - stay tuned!
Friends Store Closing: With the growth of neighboring services to Park users both from local retail outlets and the Park itself, the operation of the Friends’ Store is no longer viable. Therefore, the Board has decided to close the Store, effective this year. Some popular items such as the Friends’ “I Brake for Snakes” T-shirts will be available through Park operations at the Gate and Main Building
Top Camping Site: Charleston Lake Park has been chosen as one of the top ten camping sites in Ontario and Quebec by Explore Magazine. For more information check out the website at http://www.explore-mag.com/10_Best_Campsites_in_Ontario__Quebec.
The Friends support the efforts of the Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, to buy the land and shoreline that will protect Old Baldy, a great stone outcrop at the north end of the Lake. for more information, see the full brochure by Clicking Here or visit the website at http://www.tiwlt.ca/old-baldy.html