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Forest Hike Series

ESA - Forest Hike Westminster Ponds

2019 Forest Hike Series with ReForest London

During Summer 2017, ReForest London welcomed many people to celebrate Ontario Forests with our Forest Hike Series for Ontario and Canada's 150th Birthday. Our hikes were held in the Forest City, throughout the months of May to July, many taking place in Environmentally Significant Areas. Last summer, we continued to offer hikes to the public, for Londoners keen on learning more about the natural areas London has. 

This year, we get to offer hikes for nature-loving Londoners once again! This year's Forest Hike Series dates are listed below. These hikes will be led in several of London's many ESAs as well as Harris Park to provide those with accessibility needs the opportunity to participate as well!

Did You Know?

In the City of London, 21 natural areas are currently designated as “Environmentally Significant Areas” or ESAs. These areas exist within both agricultural and urban settings and include wetlands, forests and meadows as well as river corridors and valleylands and significant wildlife habitat. 

Special thanks to MEC and the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund for funding our summer hike series!

Please NOTE that most locations do NOT have washrooms. Click on the location address to see a map showing where to meet.

Photo Credit: Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

2019 Hike Series Dates

Date Time Location Hike Theme Hike Leader
Saturday July 13, 2019 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Westminster Ponds
944 Western Counties Road
Beginner Tree ID Susan & Heather
Monday July 15, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Harris Park
531 Ridout Street N
Native Species & Local History Victoria
Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Kains Woods
1888 Riverbend Road

Enchanted Walk in the Woods 
(Suitable for young children/families; costumes allowed & encouraged!)
Heather
Monday July 22, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Killaly Meadows
868 Windermere Road
Invasive Species Heather
Wednesday July 31, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Westminster Ponds
944 Western Counties Road
Ecosystem Diversity Susan

Past 2019 Hike Series Dates

Date Time Location Hike Theme Hike Leader
Sunday July 7, 2019 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Meadowlily Woods
34 Meadowlily Road S
Forests as Habitat Victoria
Tuesday July 9, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Killaly Meadows
868 Windermere Road
Invasive Species Susan