Snowshoe romance in the Carp Hills

CARP – Strap on the snowshoes and bring your sweetie to the Carp Hills Feb. 15.

The Friends of the Carp Hills (FCH) are hosting a just past Valentine’s Day evening snowshoe/hike in the Carp Hills Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 7:30 p.m.

“Our popular winter evening snowshoe/hike is back,” the FCH released in a statement yesterday (Jan. 20). “Join us on Valentine’s and Family Day weekend at 110 Donald B. Munro starting at 7:30 p.m. for a guided hike in to the beauty of the Carp Hills in winter. 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.”

The FCH advises that 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 children 10 and older.

A nominal charge of $10 per adult is payable on arrival.  Kids 16 and under are free.

“Our organization’s largest expense is our insurance, which we must have in order to offer events like these,” the FCH said.

For details about the event – parking, assembly point, downloadable waiver form, what to wear and bring, cancellation conditions click here.