Jon us on this free hiking adventure, as we explore this green oasis right in the heart of Toronto.
Crothers Woods is a 52-hectare mature maple-beech-oak woodland located in the Don River valley. Many trees in Crothers Woods are more than a century old, with parts of the forest remaining in much the same condition as it was before European settlement. In 1995, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) designated this site as an Environmentally Significant Area due to its diverse, mature and relatively undisturbed forest and the presence of herbaceous plants and tree species that are rare in the Toronto region. The forest includes beaked hazel, bitternut hickory, black walnut, blue beech, butternut (a Provincially endangered tree species), eastern hemlock and sugar maple trees and herbaceous species such as bloodroot, jack-in-the-pulpit, mayapple, trillium and trout lily. This unique forest also attracts diverse bird species. A recent TRCA study identifieds 26 birds that might nest and breed in the area, including eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher and red-tailed hawk.
As such, Crothers Woods offers a unique opportunity to escape into nature and is a popular destination for trail enthusiasts, with approximately 11 kilometres of natural surface trails.
This is a moderate-pace hike, and we will take several short breaks along the way for snacks, sightseeing and washroom needs. Length: 11 Km.
Beginner -- all levels welcome!
WHAT TO BRING: Water (at least 1.5 L), hiking shoes/ boots, camera, snacks and cash for personal purchases.
POST-EVENT: Drinks/ food at a local restaurant or pub, OPTIONAL (around 8:30 PM)
Event conditional on weather. In the event of harsh weather, this walk will be cancelled or rescheduled.
*** PLEASE, BE ON TIME ***
We will not wait for anyone after 5:15 PM. It is not okay to join the event or call the Organizer after the event starts at 5:15 PM.