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 9:15 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 9:15 am
|Aug 15||Cedar Trail (2.3 to 5 km – easy) Hilly terrain, viewing platform at beach and river, stairs||Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme|
|Aug 22||Carolinian Trail (1.8 km) Hilly terrain Stairs Pond||Nette Phalarz|
|Aug 29||Nipissing Trail (2 km) Hilly terrain Viewing platform
Stairs or Bittersweet Trail (1.5 km easy) and Hickory (1 km easy)
|Sept 5||Pine Trail & Beach Walk (1 to 4 km – easy)||Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme|
|Sept 12||Riverside Trail (1 km easy)||Nette Phalarz|
|Sept 19||Picnic area 9 for walk and pot luck||Molly Russell|
|Sept 26||Cedar Trail Extension Optional (2.3 to 5 km – easy) Hilly terrain, viewing platform at beach and river, stairs Walk through Dunes to Beach if want to||Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme|
|Oct 3||Nipissing Trail (2 km) Hilly terrain Viewing platform
|Oct 10||Heritage Trail (2.3 to 5 km – easy)||Molly Russell|
|Oct 17||Bittersweet Trail (1.5 km easy) and Hickory (1 km easy)||Sybil Tinker|
|Oct 24||Sassafras Trail (1km) Viewing platform
Hilly terrain Stairs plus we walk along bike path
|Oct 31||Wilderness Trail (3 km) Flat terrain Stairs to beach Viewing platform||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 Lambton Heritage Museum before we car pool over to trailhead
– 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
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 519-243-1713 or email Lindsey for more information.