Crazy Horse Trail a nature discovery winter wonderland

CARP – The Friends of the Carp Hills (FCH) promise there’s more than just snow to find on the Crazy Horse Trail this winter.

The volunteers of the FCH are turning the Crazy Horse Trail in to a nature discovery tour for the whole family this winter.

“It may be winter, but there is still much to discover on the Crazy Horse Trail,” the FCH released in a statement yesterday (Dec. 15). “We have created a seven-part nature discovery tour that is a great activity for families with children. You can find everything even with snow on the ground while learning about animals and plants in the Carp Hills. You even have a chance to win a prize.”

The FCH want you to find the following seven items in the Carp Hills:

  • Find a White Pine
  • Look for evidence of Red Squirrels
  • Find a Red Oak tree
  • Find animal tracks in the snow
  • Look for Beaver activity
  • Find Winterberry
  • Find birds

“Post photos of what you find on our Facebook group,” the FCH said. “Send us your child’s name when you’ve completed the Discovery Nature Tour and we’ll send a printable certificate naming your child as a Carp Hills Nature Steward.”

The name of everyone who requests a completion certificate will be entered into a draw to win an LED headlamp.  Entries must be received by March 15, 2021.  

“We’ll announce the winner at our annual general meeting,” the FCH said.

Download the Discovery Nature Tour (PDF) package.

The FCH asks you use the trails respectfully while taking the discovery nature tour:

  • Rules for Discovery – Be a Good Nature Steward!
  • Stay on the trail – You can find all of these items beside the trail. Don’t go out on to ice.
  • Don’t pick or break the plants – You can touch them, but please let them grow.