Some of our most popular activities are Hiking Days. We have a dedicated group of volunteers who guide hikes throughout the year to local natural attractions. Some recent destinations have been Nickie’s Trail, Archie’s Rock, High Falls and Bald Rock. The galleries below show some highlights of our recent hikes.
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2023 Fall Hiking Day at Mountjoy Falls
The Wintergreen Fund for Conservation hosted their annual Fall Hike on September 30, 2023 to Mountjoy Falls on the Mountjoy River. Hikers had the opportunity to experience the vibrant fall foliage combined with a stunning waterfall view and learned to age a tree harmlessly with an increment borer. Thank you to our dedicated volunteer guides, Laurent Robichaud, Mark Joron, Mike Turgeon and Shane Lebrun, for sharing your knowledge and expertise.
2023 Spring Birdwatching Walks
2023 Spring Migration Bird Walks were held at the Gillies Lake Conservation Area and around Porcupine Lake. The group spotted several Red-winged Blackbirds, a Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrows, Common Loons, American Black Ducks and also caught a rare glimpse of a Sora. These walks are a great way to learn about the different bird species that call our community home during the spring and summer months. Thank you to Roxane Filion for sharing her knowledge with the participants.
2023 Spring Hiking Day at Potvin Chutes
The Spring Hiking Day group went to Potvin Chutes on the Tatachikapika River. Participants enjoyed fresh air adventure at this stunning location and learned about some of the unique features and ecology of the area. Our experienced guides made this hike a fun and memorable experience!
2023 Winter Hiking Day at Hersey Lake Conservation Area
Winter Hiking Day at Hersey Lake provided the opportunity to try snow yoga and bird watching, take a forestry education hike or learn about the natural history and ecology of the area. Timmins Porcupine Search and Rescue as well as Timmins Fur Council volunteers were out to share information with participants.
2022 Winter Hiking Day at Hersey Lake Conservation Area
Based on feedback received last fall, this Winter Hiking Day offered more of the educational hikes that people asked for. We hosted a Birdwatching Hike, Forest Education on Snowshoes, Forest Therapy Walk, Natural History Hike, and Talking with Trees Hike. We were also pleased to welcome back the Timmins Porcupine Search and Rescue team who shared their winter survival knowledge with participants.
2021 Fall Hiking Day at Hersey Lake Conservation Area
Hiking Day had a different look this fall. With masks and smaller groups we were able to host a variety of hike options with volunteer guides. These included a General Ecology Hike, Birdwatching Hike, Introduction to Forest Bathing and Talking to Trees with Mark.
The Wintergreen Fund for Conservation has a long history of providing guided hikes in the Timmins area for groups interested in learning about the history, ecology, geology, birds and forests around our community. Past destinations have included Archie’s Rock, Bald Rock, Camus Rapids, and High Falls along with out “in-town” destination of Hersey Lake Conservation Area.