Written by guest blogger Denise Deby, who writes on local and global social and environmental issues.
I haven’t yet been, but the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-OV) hosts weekend hikes once a month for people to spend some quality time in Gatineau Park and the Greenbelt.
Hike locations and dates are posted on their website. The next one is on Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m.; it’s an evening snowshoe hike in Gatineau Park’s Meech Creek Valley. February’s hike is on Sun. 26th at 1:00 p.m. on one of the Greenbelt trails. February and March hikes are also by snowshoe, although organizers say most of the trails are packed enough to walk on without snowshoes, while April through November are on foot. Check the website for information on what to bring, where to meet and other important details.
CPAWS-OV says they welcome suggestions for hike locations as well as volunteers who’d like to lead the walks.
The hikes are, of course, also a chance to find out more about CPAWS-OV and their work to protect wilderness and biodiversity in the national capital region.