Fossil Hunt in Arkona, Canada - One Day Trip

This is for information ONLY!!

Please e-mail Jim Gilfix at [masked] if you are going to join us so that he will know how many people are going. You do not need to be a Solar member to participate.

This trip was one of Solar’s popular trips a few years ago and now it’s back. This event is great for a family outing. Bring your kids, friends, and neighbors. If you don’t have any kids then bring your nieces and nephews. Or, just bring yourself like me. I’m a big kid!!

We are going to Rock Glen Conservation Area in Arkona, Canada.
8680 Rock Glen Road, Arkona, Ontario N0M 1B0, Canada

$4.00 per person entry fee.

What are we doing?

We will check out their museum, hike on nature trails, look for and find tons of fossils (please limit what you take home to just a couple), Potluck lunch (pass a dish), take a dip near a 35 foot waterfall, hike the creek, swim and generally play, laugh and RELAX.

Directions from Detroit:

It’s about a 2 hour drive from Detroit.

Cross into Canada by way of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron ($3.00 charge). Take highway 402 East. Exit at exit 44. This is 79 (Nauvoo Rd), go left (North). 79 will then make a sharp turn to the right (East). 79 will then turn left onto Arkona Rd heading into the city of Arkona. Pass through Arkona and turn right onto Rock Glen Rd and goto the Rock Glen Conservation Area.


CROSSING THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER. You will need either a U.S. Passport; Passport Card; Enhanced Driver’s License; or other to cross the border. (see link below)
“U.S. and Canadian citizen children under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious group, or other youth group) need only present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. The birth certificate can be original, photocopy, or certified copy.”

If you are bringing a child that is not yours and their guardian is not with you I would suggest that you get a permission slip from the guardian. After all you will be taking that child across the International Boarder into Canada. Just a thought.

The SOLAR Club is a Not for Profit outdoors club. The Steering Committee (members elected to run the club), most of the instructors, and the activity leaders are all volunteers. By giving their time and knowledge so that others can come together and enjoy the outdoors.

We will discuss meeting at the park and any carpooling options via meet up - Jim.

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  • Jeff

    I did take a short video of under a water fall but you'll have to go to my Face Book to see it. My last name is Enterkin.

    July 27, 2014

  • Jeff

    We had 15 to 20 min of rain and the weather the rest of the day was great. Good friends and weather what more can you ask for. Pictures speak louder then words.

    1 · July 27, 2014

  • Lee K

    Thanks Jeff and Jim. Great outing! Great potluck! I know way more planning goes into events than meets the eye, so thank you very much to the planners! Thanks for the animal balloon, Jim. Hope this is a yearly event. I'd love to add an optional camping across the street! This meetup event was cross-posted with Michigan Adventurers Club and SOLAR, so look to both meetup sites for photos.

    1 · July 27, 2014

  • Amy S.

    I'm running a little late. I'll be there in 1 hr. Looks like 11:25 am. Sorry, i don't want to miss the group since it's smaller. Hope someone sees this who is attending. Getting ready to cross the bridge soon.

    July 26, 2014

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