Hello Nature Lovers,
Are you up for an enjoyable morning walk in the Rouge Valley? This is a chance for the Toronto Nature Lovers to get together and have some fun, meet new members and enjoy nature together! Everyone of our outings has created take your breath away moments, lots of smiles and laughs and great conversation! Check out our pictures from previous outings!
I hope you can join us for a guided 2 1/2 hour nature walk in the Rouge Valley on Saturday July 6, 2013. Rouge Park is known as Canada's premier urban wilderness park and the Canadian Government announced last year that Rouge Park will become Canada's first urban National Park.
It is truly an amazing example of the bio-diversity right in our backyard. Over 700 plants, 225 species of birds, 55 fish species, 27 mammals and 19 reptile and amphibian species can be found in the Rouge Valley!
But it's also a nice place to enjoy a late spring walk. With any walk in the woods you never know what surprise awaits you around the next corner. Could it be a deer or an Eastern Bluebird or maybe a beautiful flower or tree! Or it maybe it is just the amazement of being in the city in such a wilderness delight?
We are going to be led on our walk by the Rouge Park Trail Coordinator Diana Smyth. Diana is an experiened naturalist and is a certified Widerness Day Hike Leader who has helped develop the Rouge Park Trail System. We will also have a second experienced guide from Rouge Park helping. Any question you have to ask, our guides will have the answer! Be it, plant, tree, bird or butterfly!
We will meet you at the Glen Rouge Campground main parking lot. We will be hiking the Mast trail. Please use these details for the meeting point:
Meeting Point for Mast Trail:
Glen Rouge Campground Parking Area, 7450 Kingston Road between Sheppard Ave. East and Altona Road
TTC: Bus 85 from Don Mills Subway or Rouge Hill GO Station. Get off at Port
Union Road/Sheppard Av. E. for Kingston Road north side and walk east to the campground on Kingston Road Road. Parking is free.
A Few Other Things:
Activity Level is Moderate
There are some steep hills to climb but it's mostly pretty easy hiking. Most of the paths are fairly wide, so it makes for a great group walking event.
Depending on weather, it can be slippery when wet. So please wear appropiate footwear the day of the hike.
Dogs are allowed on the walk, but must be kept on a leash and any litter picked up.
Please bring some water to keep yourself hydrated and snacks if you like.
Don't forget your camera and binoculars. If you don't have any binoculars, our members are always willing to share!
There is a port-o-potty available at the beginning and end of the hike.
So I hope you can join us for this wilderness walk right in the city!