Hike Ellenwood Park!

Picture of crowd assembled before the hike

Over 120 people came out to Ellenwood Park Saturday to hike with their family!

Thank you to all who came out to our Family Hike at Ellenwood Park on October 7th! If you missed it, you can still get out and enjoy this trail year round. Ellenwood Park is closed for the camping season but that doesn’t mean you cannot walk in and enjoy the fall colours.

 

 

Looking for a great place to walk/hike/bike with the kids? While Ellenwood Park is officially closed for the season, everyone is still welcome to use the park. The Friends of Ellenwood Park operate programs throughout the fall and winter and when there is snow, open a ski cabin for everyone to enjoy!

There is so much to do along the trail! Did you know that the more your child spends time in nature, the better they will do in school? Research has shown many benefits to healthy child development as a result of nature-based play.

  • Heading out on the Trail
    Heading out on the Trail
    The Leon Williams Memorial Trail can be accessed near the end parking lot closest to the guarded beach.
  • Hiking is for everyone!
    Hiking is for everyone!
    Hike through a traditional "Acadian Forest" of spruce, fir, pine,maple, birch, and hemlock. The 1.5 km trail is accessible to all ages. There are a few wet spots so wear appropriate footwear and strollers should be for trail use.
  • Was this the squirrel buffet table?
    Was this the squirrel buffet table?
    You will see squirrels playing and chirping, birds singing, woodpeckers knocking and if you are very stealthy, you might glimpse a deer, grouse or groundhog.
  • What do you hear?
    What do you hear?
    Wear a sleep mask or just close your eyes and listen. How many sounds in nature can you name? The longer you do this the more you will hear! Have a contest to see how many you get to!
  • Touchy-Feely Scavenger Hunt
    Touchy-Feely Scavenger Hunt
    Label an ice cube tray or egg carton compartments with words like soft, prickly, furry, sticky, etc. Try to find matching items and fill your tray.
  • Explore and Question!
    Explore and Question!
    Take time to stop and look closely at nature. A fallen log provides a whole world of exploration. Bring small mirrors to look underneath and in small spaces and magnifying glasses to get even closer.

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