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Join us for the 19th Annual Hike for Health on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Participants are provided with a continental breakfast courtesy of the Nipigon Rotary Club with a complimentary lunch following the hike. Registration is $25 for adults, $10 for children.
Organized by a volunteer committee and supported by the Land of the Nipigon Waterways Development Association, this event raises money for local charity and encourages everyone to get out and experience nature! Participants can choose from a 20km trail run, 10km hike, or a short hike for those who have difficulty with stairs and distance. With support from our major sponsors: The Township of Nipigon, Ontario Power Generation, Physicians of Nipigon & Red Rock, Hydro One, and Iron Range Bus Lines, participants have the opportunity to win prizes, including a school participation prize for the school with the highest percentage of participants.
For more information, you can find us on Facebook (Hike For Health), Twitter (NipRockHikeForHealth), check out our website to register or print forms at www.hikeforhealth.net, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This annual event, held on the last Saturday of September is a run/hike along the scenic Nipigon River Recreation Trail which was Lake Superior Magazine’s “Best of the Lake 2012, best place to hike”. This scenic trail connects the neighbouring towns of Nipigon and Red Rock on Lake Superior’s north shore. The 10 km rugged trail features spectacular views from three lookouts over Nipigon Bay on Lake Superior near the start of the hike from Red Rock. Later, hikers face a challenge of a flight of stairs leading to a more relaxed trek on the leisurely portion of the trail beside the Nipigon River and its wetlands before heading to the finish at the Nipigon Marina. The trail is part of both the Trans Canada Trail as well as the Voyageur Trail systems and is one of the top scenic trails in Northwestern Ontario.
Hikers from as young as three to over eighty years old have taken part in the hike. Dogs are also welcome to join the fun but cannot ride the busses and must be on a leash. Sturdy footwear recommended. And don’t forget to bring your camera!