By 1808Delaware

The picturesque winter landscapes in the Preservation Parks of Delaware County offer an array of group hiking experiences, tailored for enthusiasts of all ages and interests. As the seasons change, so do the opportunities for adventure, from serene winter walks to yoga hikes.

Rejuvenate with Yoga and Hike Series

Set against the tranquil backdrop of Deer Haven Park, the Yoga & Hike Series commences on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 9:00 AM. This program merges the physical and mental tranquility of yoga with the invigorating experience of a winter hike. Open to participants aged 15 and above, it’s an ideal start for beginners and yoga aficionados alike. The session includes a 40-minute hike led by an experienced naturalist, providing a perfect blend of exercise and nature exploration. Interested individuals are encouraged to register by Jan. 31 to secure their spot, which can be done here.

Embrace the Cold with Chilly Trek

The Chilly Trek series invites all ages to embrace the crisp winter air on Fridays at 9:00 AM. Scheduled at different parks, including Blues Creek Park (Jan. 12), Gallant Woods Park (Jan. 19), and Char-Mar Ridge Park (Jan. 26), these hikes offer a refreshing way to start the day. Participants will journey alongside a naturalist, discovering the park’s unique cold-weather inhabitants and enjoying the serene beauty of the winter landscape.

Illuminate the Night with the Snow Moon Luminary Hike

On Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Shale Hollow Park becomes the stage for the enchanting Snow Moon Luminary Hike. This family-friendly event features a self-guided stroll illuminated by the soft glow of luminaries under the February Snow Moon. The magical evening concludes with cozy cocoa and cookies by a warm fire, creating a memorable experience for hikers of all ages.

Maximizing the Hiking Experience

Participation in these hiking events offers numerous benefits, including physical exercise, mental relaxation, and a deepened connection with nature. Moreover, these group hikes provide a platform for community building and shared learning, as guided by knowledgeable naturalists. Whether seeking a vigorous start to the weekend or a peaceful evening walk, Delaware County’s Preservation Parks cater to a wide range of preferences and fitness levels.

To stay updated on the latest hikes and registration details, visit the Preservation Parks website regularly at the link below. Embrace the beauty of nature and join the community in exploring the great outdoors through these carefully curated hiking adventures.

Source: Preservation Parks of Delaware County

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