Spring has Sprung!

THIS ISSUE: We announce the Lambton Shores Nature Trails' presentation of 'A Journey on the Appalachian Trail' as well as the Urban Polling 'Speak UP' Webinar with guest speaker Dr. Sarah J. Lord, PH.D. Also included is news on the upcoming 'Go Wild, Grow Wild' 0218 Expo, the Trailhead North Algoma Trails Symposium, and information about just a few of our future training courses.

As always, stay happy and healthy in the great outdoors, hikers. We wish you Happy Trails!


Join the Lambton Shores Nature Trails at the Kineto Theatre in Forest for 'A Journey on the Appalachian Trail'

Date: Saturday, March 24
Showtime: 1:00 PM

Also featured:

• A short video of 'Our Local LSNT Hiking Trails'

• A draw for 'Artwork' by Native Artist Red Dog & 'Hiking Staves' by Craftsman Ross Atkinson

For more information, please go to lsntblazers.com


Speak UP with Sarah Lord

Webinar with guest speaker Dr. Sarah J. Lord, Ph.D.

After the death of my mom at 62 from breast cancer, separation from my husband, childless at almost 40 and surviving an abusive online dating experience it was safe to say I was depressed and content to become a permanent part of the flooring. Instead I decided to get up off the floor, call the mobile crisis line and get out of the house. I joined an Outdoor Enthusiast group and signed up for a trip of a lifetime- a Charity Challenge Trek to Machu Picchu for the Arthritis Society. Forget couch to 5k! Try floor to 5 day trek in the mountains of Peru dedicated to my mom and other special people in my life.

Date: Wednesday, March 28
Time: 12 pm EST, 1 pm AT (1 hour)
Cost: Free

To register for this event please click HERE.


'Go Wild, Grow Wild' 2018 Expo

Saturday, April 7

Come join Hike Ontario and celebrate all that is extraordinary in Canada’s Deep South! Check out the largest gathering of region’s businesses, experts, organizations, and groups to inspire your next adventure! 'Go Wild Grow Wild' Expo will showcase what to do, where to go, and how to protect Carolinian Canada through interactive workshops, live demonstrations, booths and so much more!!

Admission: $5
Children under 12 – FREE!

Learn more at: gowildgrowwild.ca/expo


Trailhead North Algoma

April 26th & 27th, 2018

Trailhead North Algoma is a northern Trails Symposium hosted by the Ontario Trails Council in Sault Ste. Marie bringing together a broad range of stakeholders from both public and private sectors including tourism, regional organizations, public health, trails user groups and clubs, universities, colleges, municipalities, and First Nations. Engaged trail advocates and professionals, local and from further afield, will meet in Algoma to discuss topics such as cycling trails, urban trails, winter activities and other common trail topics. The venue for this event is the Water Tower Inn.

The agenda for this one-of-a-kind Northern Ontario event includes training workshops, information sessions, and innovative problem-solving sessions, a range of keynote speakers as well as numerous opportunities for networking including a trade show of product and service providers related to trails in and around Algoma.

To register for this great event, please visit: trailheadnorth.com


Upcoming Training Course

Did you know you can view all of Hike Ontario’s public training courses on our online Course Calendar? Whether you’re interested in the introductory ‘Safe Hiker Program’, aspire to guide others as a ‘Certified Hike Leader’, or wish to expand your skills to ‘Wilderness Hike Leader’ – we have you covered.

Here are just a few of our upcoming training courses:

Safe Hiker Program (Mar 31, Oakville)
Certified Hike Leader (May 27, Hamilton)

To see all the future training courses that will be offered in the following months, be sure to check out our COURSE CALENDAR.