What we're about

Hiking can be great exercise, but have you ever wanted just to have a hiking experience that is nothing more complicated than simply getting outdoors and being among nature?

That's what these hikes are about.

There is new research that suggests spending time with trees and soil can both heal AND strengthen us. (I've come across that research before and I'll see if I can find it again and share if the group is interested.)

For starters check this out: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/01/call-to-wild/

The plan is to have regular events lead by many leaders.

Me? I spent most of the summer on lazy Sunday afternoons walking the Ottawa Canal from Mackenzie King to Pretoria and then lallygagging in the market for a few hours. (With a nice little stop over for lunch on a patio on Elgin).

Please note due to a an injury from over exertion I've been unable to walk for the better part of the 2018 summer season. Which leads to this nugget of wisdom: Take it easy on yourself and please start slow when it comes to anything new!

I will try to remember that this is YOUR group!

I will do my best to let this group grow naturally and organically.

As a human I will also make mistakes and learn new things while doing so :)

Please feel free to express your opinions here using Meetup's Poll mechanism: https://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Hike-To-Heal/ (https://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Hike-To-Heal/polls/%C2%A0)...;

You joined the specific group for a reason and I will do my best to honour your initial intent by arranging and providing events that are either hiking and/or healing focused.

Please note: I am a NOT a Certified Hike-Ontario Leader. (Although this groups was initially started by one)

I too however am also looking to make a difference for people who just need to get out of the rat race, or the city, or even your own home for a few hours (and that includes me!).

Advice, suggestions are welcome!

Past events (113)

Walk and Talk, Ride the Rail, Mix and Mingle

Hurdman Station Place

Senate and House of Commons Free Guided Tours

Senate of Canada building

Woods hike with healing elements

Jack Pine Trail

Woods hike with healing elements

Jack Pine Trail

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