Don’t put your hiking on hold until the kids are older. Children are capable of becoming hikers as soon as they can walk around the block. Given the opportunity and encouragement, most children will quickly discover the wonders of time on the trail. Join Julia for a fun family‐oriented “Learn to Hike” adventure. This will be an exploration hike with plenty of time to investigate things along the way. We will cover aspects of the Safe Hiker, Adventure Smart, Bear Wise, and Hug‐a‐Tree to Survive programs. By the time we reach trail end, your kids will have the tools and knowledge to enjoy hiking safely. There couldn’t be a better time than now to introduce your family to adventures on the trail. *Please dress your child in layers that they can take off if they become hot. All hikers must wear sturdy‐soled, closed toe shoes such as running shoes or hiking boots. Kids should carry a small pack with a healthy snack, a kid‐sized water bottle and a lightweight jacket or fleece coat. All young hikers must be accompanied by a responsible guardian for the duration of our trek. Suitable for families. No dogs please.
HIKE #: 95
DATE: Sunday, September 22
START TIME: 10:00 am
DURATION: 2 hours, 2km
LOCATION Kinark Outdoor Centre, 1766 Queens Line Rd.
MAXIMUM # 15
AMENITIES: Parking, washroom, water/beverages, shelter
LEADER: Julia Wolst Belleghem
LEADERS BIO: Julia is an environmental educator with a passion for connecting families to the outdoors. Julia holds multiple Hike Leadership certifications, and is an instructor with the Adventure Smart program. She an Early Literacy Specialist with a local Public Library (Orillia) and leads Storytime programs and runs a weekly Family Mad Science program.
DIRECTIONS: From Minden travel north on Hwy 35 to Carnarvon for 15km. Turn west onto Hwy 118 and proceed 7km to the Queens Line. Turn south on the Queens Line and proceed 1.5km to the entrance for the Centre (first Rd. on your left). From Haliburton travel Hwy 118 to Queen’s Line as described above. Travel distance from Haliburton is 32km. GPS coordinates: N 45.1591, W 78.8448
- Families on Foot
Sunday, September 22, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Kinark Outdoor Centre