8348 Longwoods Road - Mount Brydges
Date(s) - Monday, February 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Longwoods Road Conservation Area will be offering Family Day snowshoe rental, weather permitting, on Monday afternoon, February 17th! The smell of a wood fire attracts you to the heritage log cabin where inside around the woodstove, hang dozens of wood and rawhide traditional style snowshoes. Friends and family are invited to try out snowshoeing, one of the oldest forms of winter travel!
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority staff will be on hand to teach you all you will need to know to enjoy an afternoon of fun at Longwoods. Learn about the history of snowshoeing, the different styles, and most of all, enjoy a quick outdoor lesson. Wear low or no healed winter boots and dress for an hour or two of outdoor fun! We have lots of woodland trails, or explore the Ska-Nah-Doht Village!
Snowshoe rentals will be available when conditions are suitable – a base of at least 10 cm (4 inches) of snow and no ice is ideal. Check our Facebook page for last minute updates or call us Sunday mornings 519-264-2420 to check our answering message for conditions.
When you arrive at the conservation area, admission is at the Pay and Display machine at the entrance – coin or credit card only – $5 per vehicle. Alternatively, purchase a 2020 Parking Pass for $60 (available for purchase that day at the cabin). It is good for day use at all LTVCA public conservation areas. Further on in the conservation area, the cabin will be open for rentals at noon and the last rentals will go out no later than 3:30 p.m. The rental fee per pair is $8 including hst (cash, debit or credit) paid at the cabin. Staff will request to hold your driver’s license as a deposit on the snowshoes until they are returned. All snowshoes must be returned to the cabin by 4:15 p.m. and cannot leave the park. We have many different sizes of snowshoes from which to choose – little ones for youngsters around 4 years old, through to big ones for adults over 175 lbs. There is a limited number available so come early to avoid disappointment. Visitors are welcome to bring their own snowshoes as well. There is no cross-country ski rental on site.