Walks & Outings

TFN offers our members over 100 Guided Walks each year, led by knowledgeable volunteers who enjoy sharing their passion for nature. Walks happen year round, all days of the week, in all areas of the city, and cater to a wide range of comfort and fitness levels. A variety of themes are represented: nature & ecology, birding, history, geology, and many others. Members are always welcome to bring guests!

We also offer some public walks which are posted on this page each month.

Next Public Walk

2 Ravines, Mount Pleasant Cemetery – Nature & Heritage – Public WalkDate: Jun 07, 2024 @ 10:00Meeting Location: Rosedale Subway Station. - Join us on Friday, June 7th at 10:00 am for a 2.5 hour, 8 km linear walk along mostly unpaved and uneven flat surfaces with some steep slopes and some stairs. 2 Ravines, Mount Pleasant Cemetery – Nature & Heritage – Public Walk Leader: Richard Longley Meeting Point: Rosedale Subway Station. Getting There: By transit, Read More

Upcoming Public Walk

High Park to Old Mill – 100th Anniversary Walk – Public Walk

Tuesday, June 18th at 10:00 AM

Leaders: Zunaid Khan and Lillian Natalizio

Meeting Spot: Northwest corner of Parkside Drive and Howard Park Avenue

Walk Details: A 2.5 to 3-hour, 8 to 10 km linear walk over mostly paved, flat surfaces with some gentle slopes. There are some stairs

Getting There: TTC: Line 2 to Keele station then walk south 800 m to the meeting spot. Or Line 1 to College station then take the 506 streetcar to the High Park loop and walk to the meeting spot.

Walk Description:  This is our final 100th anniversary walk. It is an attempt to recreate the first TFN walk, or “field trip” as it was called, which took place on April 26th, 1924 and was led by Stuart Thompson (nephew of E.T. Seton). From our starting point we walk south along the east side of High Park towards the lower ponds. We’ll then head west along the southern end of the park towards Ellis Avenue, where we will head south along the waterfront trail following the trail across the Humber bridge. Then we’ll walk  up the Humber River, following the Humber River trail towards Bloor Street, to the Old Mill. There will be points along the way for attendees to turn back or catch transit. We will enjoy what nature has to offer and discuss the connection to the TFN outings program in this area.

This is long walk, however, there are various points where attendees can turn back or access transit to leave the walk.

What to bring: Drinks, snacks, binoculars and/or camera