Group Hike at Awenda Provincial Park
beaches, Spring flowers and good times
Saturday May 25, 2019
Spring in Ontario is a beautiful thing with ephemeral flowers, creatures waking up from hibernation and in this case… beaches!
Awenda Provincial Park is just two hours from Toronto, and yet it feels like a different time zone. With four unique natural beaches and over 31 km of trails, Awenda is the perfect place to get away.
We start the day exploring the park on foot with a hike through some beautiful forest. We will then descend to the water for an afternoon of swimming and exploring Awenda’s beaches. Bring your bathing suit, hiking shoes, camera, and adventurous attitude, and come explore the shores and waters of Lake Huron.
THIS ACTIVEDAYS TRIP IS ORGANIZED BY THE ACTIVEDAYS COMMUNITY. SEE ALL ACTIVEDAYS TRIPS AND JOIN US VIA OUR FACEBOOK GROUP!
8:15am: Pick-up at 1126 Bloor Street
10:30am: Arrive and Start Hiking
12:30pm: Lunch break (Lunch is not included. Please pack a lunch and water for yourself)
2:00pm Arrive at beaches for free time on the beach
4:45pm: Depart Awenda Provincial Park
7:00pm: Return to Toronto
WHAT TO BRING
LUNCH! and snacks. Please make sure to bring something that you can eat on the side of the trail.
Water (at least 1.5L)
Hat, Bugspray, Sunscreen
Weather appropriate clothing- As we know, springtime in Canada can be all over the place. Please keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for a nice warm day or a slightly chilly rainy one, or both!
Bathing suit and Towel (optional)
Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail :)
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can take part in the hike, or wander off on your own adventure.
Active Days is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.
All ActiveDays participants are required to sign a waiver. We will bring printed copies of the waiver to sign on the bus. You can find a digital copy of a sample waiver HERE
Meet Your Guide
Carly Joynt is the Toronto Coordinator of Active Days Program. She is a passionate mentor who loves connecting people with nature through the senses! Carly's favourite Parkbus route is to see the waterfalls of the Dundas Valley and her most memorable nature moment was tracking a Great Horned owl through a cedar forest!