Weekend outdoor inspiration may 7, 2021

Spring wildflowers are still going strong so don’t forget your cameras!

Here is the WEEKEND OUTDOOR INSPIRATION to get out and stay out!

HIKING

Hilton Falls Trail, Hilton Falls Conservation Area
This is a 3km (round trip) trail that brings you right to the falls and the mill ruins. The ruins is an old saw mill that was destroyed by fire and abandoned in 1967. It’s an easy trail, mostly flat. It’s an out and back trail. Reservations required click here

Macdui Drive Access Trail, Bruce Trail, Stoney Creek
This is a 3km out and back trail. Access this trail at Macdui Dr (close to Dundee Dr) in Stoney Creek, take this short trail to the main Bruce Trail and turn left, take the main Bruce Trail to the Jones Rd side trail. At this point there are some logs to sit on and streams near by the kids can play in. This is the 1.5km mark (approx.) so you can turn back to make the 3km round trip or keep going if you’d like a longer hike.

EVENTS

Hamilton Conservation Area, ECOCISE @ Home
From HCA page “Time to get out in nature, do something good for the environment and get some exercise while you’re at it! This month HCA will be holding an Ecocise @ Home event that is all about removing the invasive species Garlic Mustard from your property.
To participate for your chance to win a free Day Pass please submit your photos of your bagged garlic mustard by May 15th and email them to dgora@conservationhamilton.ca The lucky winner will be announced on May 21st. Happy picking!” Follow the event page

City of Burlington
The City of Burlington has launched a new Spring Challenge, called Spring Into Health. Two week challenges (designed to get families moving) for teams of 2 households to work together to win prizes. Challenges are issued every day, running in two week segments from March 14 to May 29. Check it out here

Royal Botanical Gardens
The RBG is a great Virtual At Home learning resource. Lots of virtual learning opportunities, print outs, activities and games you can do in your own backyard. Click here for more info

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