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 Winter Hiking Day at Hersey Lake Conservation Area on February 19, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Join us for one of the following activities:

  • Snow Yoga (on snowshoes) 9:30 a.m. departure – approximately 1 hour
  • Winter Bird Watching 10:30 a.m. departure – approximately 1 hour
  • Forest Education (snowshoeing)  10:30 a.m. departure  – approximately 1 hour (for more experienced snowshoers)
  • Natural History and Ecology 10:30 a.m. departure – approximately 1.5 hours (no registration required for this hike)

Timmins Porcupine Search and Rescue will be hosting a demonstration from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Timmins Fur Council will be hosting a presentation from 10:00-10:20 a.m.

Register via email: [email protected] or by calling the MRCA office at 705-360-2660.

Carpooling is recommended where possible.


Wintergreen partners with the MRCA and various other organizations to provide water education programs such as the Yellow Fish Road™ program and the Timmins Children’s Water Festival to our youth. Please contact us to see how you can become involved.

2022 Fall Hiking Day at High Falls

The Fall hike to High Falls on the Grassy River offered information from guides with expertise in canoeing, plant identification and the history of the area. Financial support for bus transportation was generously provided by Interfor.

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.