15 February – Conditions Update – Snowshoes are needed. The trails are in excellent condition with deep snow.
Join us on Valentine’s and Family Day weekend, 15 February, at 110 Donald B. Munro starting at 7:30pm for a guided ❤️ the Hills Evening Snowshoe in the winter beauty of the Carp Hills. This private property has one of the highest points in the Hills and scenic views over the Carp River valley. Following our exertions, we’ll gather at the outdoor bonfire for bonhomie and alcohol-free beverages.
Some degree of physical fitness is required. There are steep climbs that will be slippery and challenging. You will need to sign a waiver before participating. This event is suitable for active kids 10 and older.
A nominal charge of $10 per adult is payable on arrival. Children 16 and under are free. Our organization’s largest expense is our insurance, which we must have in order to offer events like these.
Waiver (PDF) – Please download, print, and bring this with you. Families or couples can use one waiver. All adults must sign it.
Parking and Gathering Place
Park across the road at 211 Donald B. Munro Drive (the Gambit Music Academy). Overflow parking is on the shoulder of Donald B. Munro. Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes before 7:30pm.
Take care parking and crossing the road to the entrance. We will meet you at the bottom of the hill by the gate where you will register. Bring your waiver and participation fee. Then don your snowshoes and follow the trail up the hill to a large open area where we will gather by the bonfire.
There are no washrooms on the site.
What to Expect
We will have groomed trails available for self-guided snowshoeing. Guides will be on-site to help people orient themselves. The trails are wide and easy to navigate on your own. You must stay on the trail; no off-trail exploration is permitted.
Return to our gathering place around the bonfire for refreshments.
Snowshoes are required. Skis are not suitable for this site. We love dogs, but please leave your dog at home.
What to Bring
- Your wavier and participation fee.
- Your snowshoes.
- Appropriate clothing for staying warm and exercising.
- Optional: a drinking container suitable for a hot beverage (helps to reduce garbage).
- If you have a head lamp, bring it. We would like to run the snowshoe under ambient light, but a head lamp will be helpful before and after the hike for getting around in the dark.
The landowners have generously opened their property to the public for this event. Please respect the land and follow instructions. Participants must stay on the trail; no off-trail exploration is permitted.