Wednesday Mar 02nd, 2022


Beat the winter blahs by getting out and enjoying the great outdoors!

Most people are sticking closer to home this winter, so it’s the perfect time to get out and explore some of the natural gems that our area has to offer.

Hiking is a great way to get exercise, fresh air and a healthy dose of vitamin D, all while connecting with the great outdoors and beating the winter blahs!

Another big advantage of hiking during the winter is that you don’t have to worry about getting eaten alive by mosquitoes :)

K-W has plenty of scenic trails to choose from such as the Huron Natural Area which is home to more than 250 acres of protected forest and wetland with more than 7 km of trails to explore.

You can also visit AllTrails for a listing of trails in Kitchener and Waterloo along with reviews and photos from those who’ve previously explored the different areas.

If you’re looking to get out for a day trip, there’s a guide that features some of the best trails in Ontario. You can search trails by region and activity, so whether it’s hiking, snowshoeing, geocaching or mountain biking, this guide has you covered.

Whether you’re going hiking on a local trail or heading out further afield, it’s important to be prepared. Waterproof boots and layers will keep you comfortable if the weather changes and don’t forget water and snacks.

Also, always check that the trail is open before you leave and have a look at the conditions as harsh weather can impact the safety of the trail.

Winter can sometimes drag on which is why it’s important to stay physically and mentally active while reconnecting with nature. Whether you’re a walker, hiker or jogger, there’s bound to be an exciting outdoor adventure that will put a smile on your face!

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