Mount Carleton Provincial Park is a special place anytime of the year but the winter months are unique.
As it is mountain country, the weather is unpredictable. The sun can be shining in the morning on any given day and next thing you know, you are in the middle of a snowstorm.
The park is closed during the winter months. The gate will remain open and the road plowed in as far Nictau Lake to enable the ice fishermen access to Nictau Lake, as long as the ice remains in the lake.
Snowmobiling is available as long as the snow conditions are favourable.
Cross country ski and snowshoe trails are not groomed at this time.
Spring is a time for renewed life at the park. Waterfowl and other bird species have returned to nest. Moose, deer, and other mammals are giving birth to their young.
Hear the loons calling in the evening and after dark.
The brooks, streams, and rivers are filled to capacity from snow melting in the surrounding mountains.
The sounds made by the spring peepers in the pond next to the beach at Nictau Lake are so loud that you cannot even hear yourself think. Spring is an invigorating period at the park.
The summer months at the park are busy as many campers come to enjoy the picturesque scenery and tranquility.
Campers have five campgrounds to choose from. There are lots of opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, and birdwatching.
The fall season is also one of the busiest seasons for hikers at the park.
As the park is mostly covered by forest, fall colors are spectacular, especially from the summit of the mountain peaks.
Fall is traditionally the period for the annual Fiddles on Sagamook where young and old climb to the summit of Mount Sagamook to play their fiddles. All are invited to participate in this event.