CANCELLATION

Due to poor weather, all guided walks in the park are cancelled this weekend (January 18 & 19).

 

 

Saturday, January 4


Holiday Time Outdoors

Join Doug and celebrate the gift of nature while spending time with walkers, family and friends.

  • Leaders: Douglas, Sarah
  • 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

 

Land use past and present

Learn how the land here has been used by humans from Indigenous Peoples, through early settlers and modern farming, to restoration being done by conservation groups and volunteers.

  • Leaders: Chantelle, Larry
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Trail
  • Meeting point: Reesor Day Use Area
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Sunday, January 5


Ice, Water, and Human Hands

Discover the forces that formed the landscape we see today. 15,000 years of history in 2 hours.

  • Leaders: Stephen, Cathy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 5 km - 8 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

 

Wednesday, January 8


Birding

Join walk leader Martyn as we stroll through the park on the look out for our feathered friends. Bring binoculars if you have them.

  • Leaders: Martyn, Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Cedar 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, January 11


Winter Weather – What is up there? (CANCELLED)

Join Rick to learn about Winter weather patterns and how the climate affects the land in RNUP.

  • Leaders: Rick, Moaz
  • 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: Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Rouge River Watershed (CANCELLED)

We all depend on water. Join walk leader Judy and discover how we can keep the Rouge River Watershed healthy for all.

  • Leader: Judy
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • 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

 

Sunday, January 12 


Club Parka (CANCELLED)

Calling all families with 3-6 year olds! Walk leader Markus will lead you and your youngsters on a fun adventure in Rouge National Urban Park!

  • Leaders: Markus, Jane
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Agriculture Past and Present (CANCELLED)

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

  • Leaders: Judy, Marie
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Trail
  • Meeting point: Reesor Day Use Area
  • 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, January 15


Adventures in the Rouge

From wildlife to enchanted forests, there’s much to discover in the Rouge. Join walk leader Richard on a great Rouge adventure!

  • Leaders: Richard, Susan
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Trail
  • Meeting point: Reesor Day Use Area
  • 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, January 18 


Silent Walk in the Park (CANCELLED)

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

  • Leaders: C.K., Denise
  • 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Winter in the Rouge  (CANCELLED)

Traverse the snow (or mud) and take in the beauty of Winter in the Rouge National Urban Park. Traction cleats are advised due to possibly icy conditions.

  • Leaders: Carolyn, Fergus
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard
  • 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

 

Sunday, January 19 


Xplorers: Winter Walking! (CANCELLED)

Hey kids ages 6-12 and your families! Join walk leader Nancy and search for things normally hidden using our senses!

  • Leaders: Nancy, Michael T
  • 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: No

 

10 km Challenge (CANCELLED)

Join Erik for a fast-paced walking tour of several trails through forests, hills and wetlands while keeping an eye out for wildlife.

  • Leaders: Erik, Ron
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Wednesday, January 22


Winter in the Rouge

Traverse the snow (or mud) and take in the beauty of Winter in the Rouge National Urban Park. Traction cleats are advised due to possibly icy conditions.

  • Leaders: Donna, Rick
  • 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, January 25


Nature’s Bounty of Benefits

Join Colleen and learn about the many benefits of being in nature!

  • Leaders: Colleen, Katharina
  • 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

 

Tracks tell the Tale

No wildlife in sight? Like a white canvas, tracks on winter snow tell the tales of animal activity.

  • Leaders: Peter M, 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

Sunday, January 26


Animals in Winter

Look for evidence of wildlife & learn about what animals eat in winter with walk leader Anne.

  • Leaders: Anne W, Glen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Adventures in the Rouge

From wildlife to enchanted forests, there’s much to discover in the Rouge. Join walk leader Richard on a great Rouge adventure!

  • Leaders: Richard, Michael S
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Trail
  • Meeting point: Reesor Day Use Area
  • 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, January 29


The Missing Millionaire

Join Susan to learn about the mysterious disappearance of Ambrose Small, the Rouge Valley Inn owner and operator, who went missing without a trace, exactly 100 years ago …

  • Leaders: Susan, Brian
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes