Pinhey’s Point star-gazing snowshoe trips are back

PINHEY’S POINT – Strap on the snowshoes and view the stars in the absolute darkness of Pinhey’s Point starting in February.

The Pinhey’s Point Historic Site’s Snowshoeing Under the Start event is back for another season.

“Explore beautiful Pinhey’s Point on a guided snowshoe hike under the starry night sky,” Pinhey’s Point staff released in a statement. “Learn about the history of the Pinhey family and how they, and other early settlers, survived winters in March Township. Warm up with some delicious hot cocoa served by an open fire. Snowshoes are provided.”

Organizers advise you please check the forecast and dress for weather conditions. This activity is appropriate for all skill levels. This program will be delivered in English with bilingual (English/French) staff available to assist.

The first one is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and continues every Saturday after that for the next four.

The cost is $11 and the age requirement is 15 and up.

Registration is required.

“A minimum of five registered participants is required for a session to run,” organizers said. “Registration deadlines are one week before the event. Please use the corresponding barcode to register for your preferred session using Service Ottawa’s online system:”

All registered participants will be contacted by email in advance of their session to confirm snowshoe size, etc.

February 1
1507466 (deadline: Jan. 24)

February 8
1507473 (deadline: Jan. 31)

February 15
1507479 (deadline: Feb. 7)

February 22
1507483 (deadline: Feb. 14)

February 29
1507488 (deadline: Feb. 21)