Just because we can’t travel or get out and explore right now, doesn’t mean we can’t treat ourselves to an isolation-staycation! Check out our Local Nature Love guide below and follow our blog series as we highlight activities and things you can do from your living room or that are safe to do outside that help support our local businesses, musicians, artists, museums and more.
Follow the trail networks and weave your way through St. Thomas!
For a more rustic experience, head over to Dalewood Conservation Area and try out their reservoir loop trail.
Or why not step onto The Great Trail and cross over the St. Thomas Elevated Park for some spectacular views?
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority Guide to Hiking during Covid-19
Follow along with TimberNook Elgin as they youthfully explore our regional forests.
TimberNook is an outdoor enrichment program that integrates free play, imagination and nature for all children.
Even though their programs are on hold, you can follow along with some fun videos!
Ever heard of Forest Bathing?
Forest bathing is not just for the wilderness-lover; anyone can participate! The idea is that when humans spend time in a natural setting, especially under the canopy of a forest, they experience rejuvenating benefits to the mind, body and spirit.
So how do you do it? Follow a trail into the forest. Once you are completely surrounded by nature stop, close your eyes, and engage your senses. Notice the smell of the earth, the sound of the birds, and the air moving across your skin. As little as 5 minutes is all it takes to feel rejuvenated!
Read more about Forest Bathing from Ontario Parks here.
All activities ideas are suggestions you can do while staying safe during Covid-19. Please practice physical distancing of 2 metres and use common sense when out and about. If you are feeling unwell please stay home.