Hike Ontario's 40th Anniversary Gift
We are pleased to provide a coupon for $3 off admission to this great event
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Announcing "Mood Walks"
In parnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Conservation Ontario
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Get Outside and Go Explore!
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Guide for creating a Guidebook for Trail Associations


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Greenbelt Walks - An Introduction to Hiking Trails in Ontario's Greenbelt


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Young Hikers: A Generous Gift

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Hike Ontario, the provincial voice of hikers and trail associations, is pleased to announce the celebration of its 40th Anniversary by giving 400 copies of the 374-page Young Hikers Manual to Eco-Schools across the province. Due to a generous grant from the T.D. Friends of the Environment Foundation and a deep desire to reverse "Nature Deficit Disorder" among young Ontarians, Hike Ontario will provide teachers in schools with dozens of environmentally-focused activities.

The year will continue with a "40 for 40" theme: Forty events across the province will feature hikes, talks and conclude with the Hike Ontario Summit in Guelph hosted by the Guelph Hiking Trail Club from October 31st to November 2nd. "The Summit is our yearly celebration of all of the work and joy of creating and maintaining trails and leading hikes on them - an activity that continues throughout the entire year," says Tom Friesen, Hike Ontario President. "The level of provincial expertise and commitment that is found in one place for the Hike Ontario Summit is truly inspirational."

Between the Young Hikers Program Manual gift and the late fall Summit Conference will be Guided Hikes by trained Hike Leaders open to the public. Spring Hike Day on May 4th, International Trails Day on June 7 and Ontario Hiking Week from October 1st to 7th will be special features in a year that will celebrate trails and the gift that our Volunteer-managed pedestrian trails provide to all the people of Ontario.



Tom Friesen
President, Hike Ontario