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Welcome to Ferris Park

hat have you been missing? If you've never been to Ferris  Provincial Park, the answer is easy - lots!!

Located just outside of Campbellford Ontario, Ferris Provincial  Park opened in June 1974 and has been described as camping the way you remember it. The Park has 163  large spacious and leafy sites, unspoiled acres of woods and  river banks to be explore
d. Trails open summer and winter. Local  townspeople who make your stay one you'll want to repeat.

Come and see why Ferris should be on your destination list this year! Improvements at the park include 40 electrical sites and improved trails!

Experience the gentle sway of the Ranney Gorge Suspension  bridge, Ontario's first 300 foot-long suspension bridge and  over 30 feet high above the Ranney Gorge and located on the
Trans Canada Trail.
Visit the suspension bridge!! >>


We are now accessible - rent our DeBug
All-Terrain Wheelchair
and travel the trails!
More info>>


Upcoming Meeting - Everyone welcome
  Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018 @ 6 pm
  Campbellford Legion - Vimy room

  Call Barb 632 0894 for more information. Join us!
  Our recent newsletter - click here


Memories of Ferris Park
We are requesting submissions, from residents and visitors alike, describing stories or special events that have taken place in our Park.
To learn more about this ambitious project, click here


Weekly walking group - rain or shine!
Meet in the park, have a Ferris Guide escort you on our weekly walks May to December!
We're walking!! Are you? Join us! More info>>


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        Ferris Park entrance
  2018
Calendar of Events
hosted by
The Friends of Ferris

Pack up a picnic, bring your BBQ!
Our events and trails will have you loving Ferris Provincial Park!

Contact Barb 705.632.0894 for Friends of Ferris info.

Contact Ontario Parks-Ferris for reservations at
705.653.3575.

Join our weekly Walking Group!

More info>>

Coming to Ferris? Download our trailmap


Sun. May 27/18
Kite Day      10 am to 4 pm

Bring your own kite or assemble one supplied by Friends of Ferris! Suitable for all ages! Join us for our fundraising BBQ. Lots of parking and FREE entry. Donations greatly appreciated.
Contact Barb 705.632.0894 for more information or to volunteer or email us at info@friendsofferris.ca

June 16/18 at 9 am
Bird Watching
June is the height of the nesting season for birds in the park and they are all singing their hearts out. Join naturalist David Bree for a leisurely walk to see and hear our nesting feathered friends and why all the noise!
$5 per person includes Peameal on a bun, coffee and walk. Regular park day use fees apply.
This is a registered event with limited numbers.
Please contact Barb Hogan at 705-632-0894 or info@friendsofferris.ca to register.

July 28/18 at 1 pm
Turtle Day
Learn about turtles and their environments! Meet some of Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre's turtles while participating in fun family activities and discover how we can protect turtles!
Regular park day use fees apply.
Information Barb 705-632-0894 or info@friendsofferris.ca

August 25 & 26/18
Stone Wall Restoratio/Demo   
9 am to 4 pm each day

2018 will be the 10th Anniversary of the Dry Stone Wall Demonstration/Restoration Workshop in Ferris Provincial Park. This beginner’s course will cover important walling elements such as hearting, batter, through-stones, cheek ends, and various types of coping. Participants will learn the basic techniques of dry laid construction including stiles and various structural solutions to carry out sympathetic repair of historic stone walls.
Click here for more info and watch the 2017 video



September 29/18 at 1 pm
Bat Day    
The Friends of Ferris are pleased to welcome Dr. Christina Davy September 29th 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in Ferris Park at the Picnic Shelter. Christina is a Species At Risk Research Scientist with MNRF. She has worked with bats for over 10 years. She is going to come and to tell us all about these amazing creatures. Come out to learn about what species we have in Ontario and how to identify them. She will also talk to us about the work she is doing looking into white nose syndrome, its effects on our bats and what we can do to help. Specifically she will show us examples of Bat boxes and what we need to know if we are installing them at our homes.
Contact Barb Hogan 705-632-0894 or info@friendsofferris.ca

Don't just take our word for it!
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Want to be involved?
Become a Friend of Ferris!


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 us for more information
or download the Friends information/membership brochure.


 
Activities : Contact Ferris : Directions : Reservations : Gallery : Trail Maps : Suspension Bridge
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October to May phone (705) 653-1566
Friends of Ferris
474 County Road 8
Campbellford ON
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Thank you to Michel Proulx and Al Graham for some of the photographs on this site.