What we're about

Trail hikers and walkers with friendly, trained dogs, let's meet up on beautiful forested trails, starting with Lakeshore Park in Novi. I'm interested in meeting dog-loving outdoor enthusiasts and soaking up the benefits of unpaved greenways in metropolitan Detroit. Maybe we can motivate each other as we hike. It would be great to converse with fellow explorers about organic, green living, sustainable practices, creative pursuits, solution-oriented community involvement, whatever's on your mind. Hiking is a great way to get to know other active people who love nature. Bring your active mind and your pup along.

Every time I'm on forested trails, I experience what the Japanese call "forest bathing," or Shinrin-yoku. It means "taking in the forest atmosphere," but has a lot to do with the chemical effects of being among the trees. Getting out of the concrete jungle and into the quiet rejuvenates and restores mind and body. I'm on the trail for exercise, but I'm apt to stop and take in the surroundings now and then. I don't know about you, but walking with dogs is how I survive this crazy technology-overdosed life.

Upcoming events (5+)

One-hour Lakeshore Park Easy Hike

Lakeshore Park

This will be an easy hike! Lakeshore Park is next to Walled Lake. In off season, park in the front lot and meet by the gate. On season, drive to the back of the park. Look for me by the covered sign at the trailhead with Ruby. Bring water for you and your pup. Bring a bag to pick up after your pooch. Please bring a harness if your dog pulls. Trails have muddy spots here and there, so dress accordingly. RSVP to let us know you're coming! We'll start out by 9:35.

One-hour Lakeshore Park Easy Hike

Lakeshore Park

This will be an easy hike! Lakeshore Park is next to Walled Lake. In off season, park in the front lot and meet by the gate. On season, drive to the back of the park. Look for me by the covered sign at the trailhead with Ruby. Bring water for you and your pup. Bring a bag to pick up after your pooch. Please bring a harness if your dog pulls. Trails have muddy spots here and there, so dress accordingly. RSVP to let us know you're coming! We'll start out by 9:35.

One-hour Lakeshore Park Easy Hike

Lakeshore Park

This will be an easy hike! Lakeshore Park is next to Walled Lake. In off season, park in the front lot and meet by the gate. On season, drive to the back of the park. Look for me by the covered sign at the trailhead with Ruby. Bring water for you and your pup. Bring a bag to pick up after your pooch. Please bring a harness if your dog pulls. Trails have muddy spots here and there, so dress accordingly. RSVP to let us know you're coming! We'll start out by 9:35.

One-hour Lakeshore Park Easy Hike

Lakeshore Park

This will be an easy hike! Lakeshore Park is next to Walled Lake. In off season, park in the front lot and meet by the gate. On season, drive to the back of the park. Look for me by the covered sign at the trailhead with Ruby. Bring water for you and your pup. Bring a bag to pick up after your pooch. Please bring a harness if your dog pulls. Trails have muddy spots here and there, so dress accordingly. RSVP to let us know you're coming! We'll start out by 9:35.

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One-hour Lakeshore Park Easy Hike

Lakeshore Park

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