The Friends of Laurier Woods, a non-profit charitable organization, is offering themed interpretive hikes throughout the summer and autumn at the Laurier Woods Conservation Area.
The Saturday, September 7 walk will be guided by David Merleauwho will lead you, using your smartphone, on a unique trail experience of storytelling, science and environmental education.
David Merleau is the media artist, performance storyteller and audio documentary producer who created the Forest Talk ‘app’, while Fred Pinto, the organization's president and internationally recognized forester, was the inspiration.
The two-hour outing will start at 10 a.m. from the parking lot at the end of Brule Street. The hikes are offered at no charge and open to young and old alike. Hikers are reminded to bring their smartphone, earphones & to wear appropriate footwear.
Laurier Woods Conservation Area, within the heart of the City of North Bay and adjacent to Home Depot, features a 12-kilometre trail network through significant wetlands and upland forest.