Guided Nature Hike

While you’re staying at Off Grid Retreat, enjoy a discovery hike with your host (a graduate of the Master Naturalist certificate by Lakehead University and Ontario Nature) while learning interesting facts… and maybe a few less factual stories too.. about the woodland ecosystem.

Select a single theme for a specialized 1 or 2 hour hike, or combine two or three themes for a general 2 hour hike.

  • Trees – The most popular theme, discover how to identify at least 10 species of trees in ways you can remember, and later impress your friends. Great for adults and kids alike!
  • Mammals – Learn to identify mammal tracks & other signs, and hopefully see some wildlife too. You will also locate animal homes above & below ground and determine who lives/lived in them.
  • Birds – Learn to identify, by sight and sound, some of the birds large and small (both year-round residents and seasonal visitors) who inhabit the forest and its margins.
  • Plants – Explore a cross-section of forest plants including a selection of shrubs, herbs, ferns, mosses, lichens, plus maybe some fungi. (n/a in winter)

1 HOUR $35 or 2 HOURS $50 · up to 5 persons · available only to guests staying at Off-Grid Retreat.

Request in advance to confirm; short-notice requests on an as-available basis.

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