CRCA Hosting Family Fun Days in Kingston and Brockville

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The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) is providing outdoor family fun on Monday, February 19 at Kingston and Brockville area locations.

Families around Kingston are invited to come to the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area from 9am to 4:00pm when CRCA staff will be on hand to help suggest great hiking routes, where to feed the chickadees and other ways to enjoy nature with family and friends of all ages.

Weather and trail conditions permitting, you can also head out on a snowshoe trek, cross-country ski on our groomed trails (rentals are available at the Outdoor Centre) or take part in our ‘eyes-only’ scavenger hunt. At 2 p.m., come gather around the fire pit to roast marshmallows and make S’mores.

Near Brockville, the CRCA and Friends of Mac Johnson Wildlife Area are hosting Family Day Fun on February 19 between 10am and 2pm at the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area.

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This is a great chance for the entire family to strap on their skates and come out to the pond and enjoy one of Canada’s great time-honoured outdoor winter recreational activities. Or you can ski or snowshoe the cross-country trails.

Youngsters can participate in a fun and educational outdoor scavenger hunt and then take a ride down the ice slide which will be open for the day. All activities are weather permitting and free.

Participants can bring their own refreshments or buy something at the barbecue hosted by the Friends of the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area.

The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located on Division Street just two kilometres north of Highway 401. Entry fees are: $5.50 per person for adults and children over 12, and $3 per person for children 12 and under, to a maximum fee of $14 per car. Annual passes are available for $80 per year.

To get to the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, take Highway 29 north from Brockville to Tincap, turn east on Debruge Road and drive for two kilometres to the main entrance.

For more information about the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, visit

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