Spring Renewal at Rural Rootz

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06/15/2023 13:00 PM

Spring Renewal at Rural Rootz

  • PaceTypes Leisurely
  • TerrainTypes Easy
  • PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): Rural Rootz Nature Reserve is located on Bruce County Road 13, 2 km west of Wiarton at 645 Northacres Road. Please continue up the hill through the gated entrance to the private residence. Carpool if possible.

Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: ~1-3 km


Almost 50 years ago, Tom and Dee Ashman had a dream to create a sanctuary for all who are seeking healing. That dream became a reality and is called – Rural Rootz!

This is the only section of the Bruce Trail that is not connected to the main trail. This beautiful and unique property includes the meandering and rugged Bruce Trail Rural Rocks Side Trail and Obese Side Trails. These side trails feature cathedral like rock formations, a peaceful pond and beautiful mixed forests. This will be an easy hike and therefore we will not be hiking the difficult side trail sections.  Instead, we will join Tom and Dee to learn more about this land at their home and gardens situated here at Rural Rootz Nature Reserve.  You will be introduced to the labyrinths, the spirit walk, sound garden, and participate in a “Sniff and Taste” walk. We will finish the visit of Dee’s workspace and learn how things are made for this sanctuary. This lovely experience will be about 2 hours in duration. Bring water, snack, insect repellent.