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Hike, swim and explore some of Georgian Bay’s most stunning beaches at Awenda Provincial Park
170 km from toronto
2 hours 15 minutes
THIS TRIP IS ORGANIZED BY ACTIVEDAYS COMMUNITY. SEE ALL ACTIVEDAYS TRIPS AND JOIN US VIA OUR FACEBOOK GROUP!
Active Days is heading up to Georgian Bay to swim and hike along some beautiful coastline. Awenda Provincial Park is just two hours from Toronto and yet it feels like a different time zone. With four unique natural beaches and over thirty one kilometers of trail, Awenda is the perfect place to get away.
We will starting the day exploring the park on foot with a 2-3 hour hike through some some beautiful forest that will be beginning to change colour. Nothing is more beautiful than the forest in the fall. We will then descend to the water for an afternoon of swimming and exploring Awenda’s four beautiful beaches. We will depart Awenda in the late afternoon and be back in the city for dinner. Bring your bathing suit, hiking shoes, camera and adventurous attitude and come explore the shores and waters of Lake Huron.
8:30 am & 8:45am departures. 7:30pm and 7:45pm return.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can hike, swim and explore by yourself or in a group. We will have a variety of groups walking at different paces. We’re not geological experts — but we’ll share all we know about the forest and landscape. Come with us and walk in silence, play 20 questions or just get to know some new people.
ActiveDays is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and stretch our legs.
We will also be providing everyone a map, information on some of the geology of the region and a scavenger hunt.
- Lunch (nut free please!)
- Good walking shoes
- Water (2 liters)
- Rain Coat
- Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail :)
YOUR HIKE LEADER: WALKER KITCHENS
Walker Kitchens is ActiveDays Program Coordinator, and he loves learning outdoors. Childhood summers spent outside in Ontario and Newfoundland fostered a deep curiosity within him that continues to grow. This desire to explore led him abroad. After two years of working as a facilitator in Cambodia and India, Walker has returned home to Toronto keen to venture back into the Canadian environment. Knowledge sharing and community building energize him and he is excited to help build a community that is eager to share ideas, stories and skills in a collaborative way. When you see him, ask him to tell you a story and make sure to share with him a passion, skill or story of your own.
Pickup Locations In Toronto
30 Carlton Street
The pick up location is in front of Holiday Inn/Starbucks, on the north side of Carlton Street. TTC College Subway station is located less than 100m away.
1126 Bloor Street West
The pick up location is on the north side of Bloor to the East of Dufferin (1126 Bloor St West) - TTC subway station Dufferin.