Saturday, August 3

Xplorers: Land Management

What are reforestation, wetland rehabilitation, controlled burns? Learn about land stewardship and what part our youngest hikers can play for our--and their--futures.

  • Leaders: Marilyn, Colleen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood 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


Ontario's Provincial Tree

Join Stephen for a hike through the woods and get to know Ontario's Provincial Tree: The White Pine.

  • Leaders: Stephen, Larry
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 5 km - 8 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Sunday, August 4

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: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Spiders 101

Join walk leader Richard in search of spiders & webs. Learn about the role of spiders in the park's ecology.

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


Wednesday, August 7

Family Fitness

Hiking is a fun & healthy way to spend family time together. Join walk leader Kathy for a fun Rouge outing!

  • Leaders: Kathy, Peter V
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Thursday, August 8

Xplorers (Kids 6 -12)

Bring the kids and join walk leader Michael to venture through the woods completing tasks and activities.

  • Leaders: Michael T, Michael S
  • 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: No



Saturday, August 10

RNUP – It’s worth the walk

Come out and enjoy walking in the Rouge – see things you’ve never seen and take in the fresh air!

  • Leaders: Conchita, Sarah
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • 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!

  • Leaders: Susan, Anne M
  • 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, August 11

Meadow Ecosystems

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

  • Leaders: Rick, Geri
  • 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Wednesday, August 14

Rouge Watershed

Join Katharina as we learn why maintaining our local nature is so important in our daily lives.

  • Leader: Katharina
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Thursday, August 15

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: Patricia, Judy
  • 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, August 17

Rouge in Bloom

Rouge flowers are a remarkable sight! Join Marie and appreciate all the flowers in bloom this time of year.

  • Leaders: Marie, Chantelle
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tallgrass Trek
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


RNUP Then and Now

Join Michael and a walk in Canada's First National Urban park and learn about some of the history in Rouge National Urban Park

  • Leaders: Michael T, Donna
  • Time: 11:30 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: Moderate
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Agriculture Past and Present

Rich in agricultural heritage, farms still operate in the Rouge today. Join Judy for a walk about farming past & present.

  • Leaders: Judy, Robin
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood 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



Sunday, August 18

Tick Prevention in the Rouge

Join Larry for a walk and learn about ticks; identification, removal, bite treatment, symptoms & prevention.

  • Leaders: Larry, Rick
  • 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: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Come and Enjoy the Rouge!

Join me to discover nature at its finest in the beautiful Rouge Valley, Canada’s first Urban National Park.

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



Wednesday, August 21

The Park is listening to you!

Come enjoy a trail within the Rouge National Urban Park that winds past farmlands, through maple beech and cedar forests. While enjoying the walk we will discuss how and what animals/insects hear and how they might react.

  • Leaders: Michael S, Denise
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Thursday, August 22

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: 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, August 24

Woodland Trail History

Hike the Woodland Trail with Moaz and hear many interesting stories about the history of the park.

  • Leaders: Moaz, Doug
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Hot Hiking

Learn how plants and animals adapt to hotter temperatures, as you walk today. How do you adapt? Can we learn from nature as we bask in summer's glow?

  • Leader: Katharina
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • 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



Sunday, August 25

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: Glen, Peter Mc
  • 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


Field to Forest Succession

Join Shawn in exploring some of the park's many examples of ecological succession, and consider how the park's forests may change in the future.

  • Leader: Shawn
  • 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: No



Wednesday, August 28

Nature Walk

Come out and explore Rouge National Urban Park and see what nature mysteries we can solve!

  • Leaders: Fergus, Carolyn
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood 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



Saturday, August 31

Silent Walk in the Park

Unplug! And join walk leader CK for a silent and slow walk in the Rouge Park enjoying/experiencing the tranquility that the park Rouge offers.

  • Leaders: C.K.
  • 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: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Bees, Bats and Butterflies

Join walk leader Larry to find out what bees, bats & butterflies have in common & why you should care!

  • Leader: Larry
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 5 km - 6 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes