Monday, July 1

Summer Flowers

Join walk leader Doug and enjoy a walk through several different plant communities at the peak of summer growth.

  • Leader: Douglas
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, July 3

Go with the Flow

Follow along parts of the Rouge River with walk leader Geri to learn about the importance of water to the people, plants and animals of the Rouge.

  • Leaders: Geri, Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Saturday, July 6

Introduction to Hiking

Always wanted to try hiking? Join walk leader Sarah to learn about how to start, and all the great benefits that come with hiking.

  • Leader: Sarah
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tallgrass Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


The Meadoway and Rouge National Urban Park

Rouge National Urban Park, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and many other partners are working together on The Meadoway. Learn how this project will connect the East Don Trail to the Rouge, link fragmented greenspaces together, and create a transportation corridor for animals, plants, and humans!

  • Leader: Larry
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Sunday, July 7

Apples, Gold and Dinosaurs

Hike the trails with Ron and learn about the history of the Rouge, and its connection to apples, gold and dinosaurs.

  • Leaders: Ronald, Susan
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Wednesday, July 10

Grief Walk

Come to the Rouge to breathe and connect to the forest and others who have lost someone. Share your story, or just come for a nice walk.

  • Leaders: Denise, Katharina
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Rd
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Thursday, July 11

Memorial Park

This is more than a memorial to one man. It is also about what he saw as important and the volunteers who shared the vision. Come outside and see for yourself the importance of Bob Hunter and his vision.

  • Leader: Chantelle
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Saturday, July 13

Club Parka: I-Spy in the woods

Bring out the young ones (2-6) and play a big game of I-Spy in the woods.

  • Leaders: Stephen, Conchita
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Experiencing Evolution in the Rouge

Join Robin to see examples of plants and animals that resemble their ancient ancestors - and those that don't!

  • Leader: Robin
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Sunday, July 14

Wild Plants & Flowers

Join Colleen and discover the wild plants & flowers of the season!

  • Leaders: Colleen, Richard
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Monarch Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Sounds of Silence

Join Anne to enjoy the sounds of the forests without the sounds of technology.

  • Leaders: Anne M, Cathy
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Wednesday, July 17

Meadow Ecosystems

Join Rick and learn about how RNUP is protecting this flat land in RNUP, which is teeming full of life!

  • Leaders: Rick, Nancy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Monarch Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Thursday, July 18

The Meadoway and Rouge National Urban Park

Rouge National Urban Park, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and many other partners are working together on The Meadoway. Learn how this project will connect the East Don Trail to the Rouge, link fragmented greenspaces together, and create a transportation corridor for animals, plants, and humans!

  • Leaders: Marie, Patricia
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Rd
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Saturday, July 20

Flora

A diversity of plants, flowers and ferns await your discovery with walk leader Martyn!

  • Leaders: Martyn, Glen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5 km - 6 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Welcome to the Rouge

Join walk leader Judy and discover the Rouge’s panoramic views, beautiful forests, meadows and wetlands!

  • Leaders: Judy, Michael S
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5 km - 6 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Sunday, July 21

Fitness in the Forest

Join walk leader Ashley for a hike to get your heart rate up while appreciating nature in the Rouge!

  • Leaders: Ashley, Andrea
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Explore Your Senses

Join walk leader Peter and explore your senses and the natural environment of Canada's first national urban park.

  • Leaders: Peter Mc, Shawn
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5 km – 6 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, July 24

Kids and Nature

How can adults get kids to love nature and strategies to get them “hooked”.

  • Leaders: Peter V, Moaz
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Thursday, July 25

Forest Walk

Join walk leader Carolyn on the trail and discover nature at your doorstep in Rouge National Urban Park!

  • Leaders: Carolyn, Fergus
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, July 27

Welcome to RNUP

Get to know Canada's first national urban park! There's more than you expect and we never know what we'll see!

  • Leader: Emmylou
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Flora

A diversity of plants, flowers and ferns await your discovery with walk leader Martyn!

  • Leader: Martyn, C.K.
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5 km – 6 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Sunday, July 28

The Meadoway and Rouge National Urban Park

Rouge National Urban Park, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and many other partners are working together on The Meadoway. Learn how this project will connect the East Don Trail to the Rouge, link fragmented greenspaces together, and create a transportation corridor for animals, plants, and humans!

  • Leaders: Chrystal, Susan
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Hiking 101

When it comes to getting outside, nothing beats a hiking trip: Today we will talk about planning an outing, as easy as 1-2-3.

  • Leader: Michael T, Carolyn
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Monarch Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Wednesday, July 31

Plant Succession

Join walk leader Rick to learn about the plant communities going from a field to a forest

  • Leaders: Rick
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Xplorers: Bug Detective!

Hey kids ages 6-12 & their families! Join walk leader Marilyn & learn about bugs in Rouge National Urban Park!

  • Leader: Marilyn, Susan, Richard
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Rd
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes