Saturday Morning Rambles
6 Saturday mornings, 6 guided hikes.
Winter is a great season to explore Toronto’s awesome network of urban trails. The best way to beat the blues is to bundle up, do some lite trekking and reconnect with nature. All walks touch on wooded areas and/or parks in the city and begin and end at a subway station.
Get your kicks on these routes in the 6ix!
Walk 1 – Saturday February 17 – Central Ravines and Lower Don
When: 10:00 a.m.
Starting Point: Summerhill Subway station. Meet at the entrance on Shaftesbury just east of Yonge. Look for Barb, she will be wearing a green neon scarf.
End Point: Broadview Subway Station
Duration: Roughly 2 hours
Cost: $20 (online registration is required) Note: Frequent walkers: Go for two walks and get the next one free
-from Summerhill Station we walk east through the ravines
-about 45 minutes into the hike we will take a washroom break at the Evergreen Brickworks
-Continue along Bayview trail to Pottery Rd.
-south on the Don Valley trail
-cross the bridge and continue north through Riverdale Park to Broadview Station
For the most part these trails are fairly flat and easy to navigate with some stairs going up and down a couple of times along the route. There is a mildly challenging yet fun section at the beginning but nothing daunting. We walk at a moderate pace. It’s really about getting some exercise while enjoying the surroundings.
-weather appropriate clothing
-footwear with good grip
-snacks (if you think you might get hungry)
-optional: icers or traction devices are helpful if it is icy
**Note: future walks in this series will be posted here on Mondays for the following Saturday