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19 Jan
Full Moons in Canada 2023 & 2024

A graphic and note identifying the date, name and time for each of the full moons in Canada for 2023 and 2024. Also includes common names for each of the full moons along with a brief note of other names used over span of human history.
4 May
Social Media Channels

Facebook and YouTube channels have been added as information sources about SLBM Trails. These channels are under the "MT Group / SLBM Trails" name.
18 Feb
Seasonal Trail Use Maps

A set of maps indicating permitted trail-by-trail activity use by season has been prepared. The designated trail use activity is designed to conform with the land-use guidelines set out by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The permitted activity use is identified by symbols next to each individual trail.

The "Spring to Fall Use" and "Winter Use" trail maps are accessed on the Trails and Maps pages of this website.

28 Sep
Gems (Ancillary Information)

Added: Why Do Leaves Change Colour In The Autumn? ~ Autumn is a time for leaves to turn dramatic bright colours. A briefing note (PDF) has been prepared on the science behind the chemical reactions that cause various species of leaves to change to a spectrum hues of colour. The briefing note also includes a graphic depicting timeline for leaf colour change in Algonquin Park and Upper Madawaska Basin.

29 May
Virtual Hike

Updated map to reflect recent minor amendments to a number of trail routings and viewpoint locations. Added photos from 2017 & 2018.

18 May
Gems (Ancillary Information)

Added: Black-flies – All You Wanted to Know...and More ~ Black-fly season (May – mid-June) is the bane of many who participate in activities outdoors, especially outside of urban centres. A briefing note (PDF) has been prepared that outlines the life-cycle of the black fly, it's activites during adult stage and how to fend off the biting insect.

12 Apr
Gems (Ancillary Information)

Added: Climate Normals – Madawaska Region ~ Are you curious as to the climate trends for the Madawaska Region, Ontario? What has been the monthly preciptration and daily average temperature norms over thirty year period 1961-2010? For the trivia buffs, what is record maximum precipitation (rainfall and snowfall) by month, maximum snow depth by month, and maximum and low temperature by month? The answers are compiled in easy to read graphic format.

3 Apr
Gems (Ancillary Information)

Added quick guide on Calendar of Natural Events – Algonquin Region.

23 Jan
Gems (Ancillary Information)

Added briefing note on the historic Wilno Tavern & Restaurant.

31 May

Added page featuring testimonials and comments from users of the 50 km SLBM Trails network.

9 Apr
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Updated with answers to additional questions.

25 Mar

Added charts on Canadian climate normals for Madawaska region — precipitation and temperature norms — derived from data for period 1981 to 2010.

19 Mar
Gems (Ancillary Information)

Added briefing note on proposed international A2A Trail being coordinated through the Algonquin to Adirondack Collaborative organization.

30 Oct
Virtual Hike

Updated with photos from autumn 2016.

24 Oct
Photo Gallery

Updated with extensive collection of autumn 2016 photos.

15 Sep
Spectacle Lake & Plexman Mines

Notes on the abandoned Spectacle Lake and Plexman mines posted under Gems.

2 Sep
Virtual Hike facility launched.

Wondering what awaits you on the 50 kilometre trail network centered around Spectacle Lakes / Bear & Burnetts Mountains?

Take a self-directed virtual hike on the trails from the comfort your armchair!

The Virtual Hike complements the quick Virtual Tour slideshow.

The Virtual Hike is a useful tool to plan your next hike on the SLBM Trails.


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