Trekkers just love to be active and social outdoors – hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing or kayaking – in the company of like-minded folks. Here’s a little background of how this club came to be.
The Trekkers began as an informal group of Monday morning snowshoers. As numbers steadily grew, the Trekkers became part of the Haliburton County Community Cooperative to provide a formal structure to the organization.
Activities expanded to include other seasonal outings. The Trekkers became established as a Club with the aim of “providing an opportunity for persons to take part in recreational outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, hiking, and canoeing in the company of like-minded individuals” – quote from the Mission Statement. The Club’s Draft Constitution was approved by the Membership at its General Meeting on October 22, 2013.
A lot of early work went into establishing risk management practices and drafting a landowner agreement that would allow Club access to private lands. Hikes and snowshoe outings are split between visits to private and public lands. Visits to municipal and provincial parks and trails expand awareness of these public assets. Visits by invitation to privately owned forests and wetlands are special treats. Guided outings to Land Trust properties heighten appreciation of this type of natural heritage preservation. Canoe/kayak outings utilize traditional routes. Each Trekker outing benefits from advance scouting and planning by one or more individuals who will lead the group and ensure the route can be followed smoothly. The Club depends on the efforts of these enthusiasts.