The Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club is a partnership between the Friends of Pinery Park, Ontario Parks, the Grand Bend Community Health Center and the Lambton Heritage Museum.
Each week on Wednesday mornings the Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club walk / hike a different trail in Pinery Provincial Park. Participants will meet one of our Volunteer Coordinators at the Lambton Heritage Museum South side parking lot at 9:20 am, where the participants will be led in a short warm up and stretching routine before car pooling with others in the group to the walking trail-head. Fast walkers are welcome to do the trail 2 or 3 times to get their steps in. All Welcome!!
Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club – Coordinator Schedule
Meet punctually at Lambton Heritage Museum South side Parking Lot at 9:20 am
|Wed. Oct 18||Nipissing Trail (2 km) up hills and stairs harder lookout platform||Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme|
|Wed. Oct 25||Wilderness Trail (3 km) stair to beach easy||Molly Russell|
|Wed. Nov 1||Pine Trail & Beach Walk (1 to 4 km – easy)||Sharon Rivard|
|Wed. Nov 8||Bittersweet Trail (1.5 km). and Hickory Trail (1 km) easy||Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme|
|Wed. Nov 15||Riverside Trail (1 km) Easy||Nette Phalarz|
|Wed. Nov 22||Heritage Trail (2.3 to 5 km – easy)||Sybil Tinker|
|Wed. Nov 29||Cedar Trail (2.3 to 5 km – easy) Hilly terrain, viewing platform at beach and river, stairs||Molly Russell|
|Wed. Dec 6||Riverside Camp Ground (2 km) easy||Sharon Rivard|
|Wed. Dec 13||Sassafras (Lookout) Trail &/or Bike Trail (1 km- difficult, stairs if you want) / (several km – easy) Followed by Xmas Pot Luck||Molly Russell|
|Wed. Dec 20||Cedar Trail (2.3 to 5 km – easy) Hilly terrain, viewing platform at beach and river, stairs||Nette Pharalz|
|Wed. Dec 27||Pine Trail & Beach Walk (1 to 4 km – easy)||Sybil Tinker|
|Wed. Jan 3||Riverside Camp Ground (2 km) easy||Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme|
Reminders to Volunteer Coordinators:
– Arrange for alternate if need be
– Meet punctually at Lambton Heritage Museum at 9:20AM (8:50AM July and August)
– Arrange car-pool to Pinery Provincial Park
– Do stretch exercises at Trailhead in Pinery Provincial Park
– Advise Strollers to return to Trailhead no later than 10:45AM (10:15AM July and August)
– Take along Safety Pack and accompany ‘Slowest Walkers’ – Encourage ‘Buddy system’
– Allow participants to walk/snow-shoe at own pace
– Update Attendance Log
In case of an emergency or difficulties call 911 or the Friends Nature Store at 519-243-1521
We are currently looking for volunteer coordinators for the walking club. Coordinators will be responsible for the passes on the day of the walk and distributing them to other walking club participants as needed and other responsibilities as outlined under “Reminders to Volunteer Coordinators”.
If you are interested in attending or becoming a Volunteer Coordinator please call us at 519-243-1521 or email Lindsey for more information.