Come on out for a Day of Family Fun and Healthy Hike in Berwick June 26!

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South Nation Conservation (SNC) in partnership with Chalmers United Church, is inviting families to come to Berwick on June 26 for a fun filled day of family fun!

The day will start with a hike and geocaching tutorial at Warwick Forest at 10:30 a.m., followed by a free lunch with music and children’s games at McIntosh Park Conservation Area from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Warwick Forest and McIntosh Park Conservation Areas are located in Berwick, North Stormont. Warwick Forest is located on Berwick Rd, approximately 6 km east of Berwick, and McIntosh Park is located at 6 Cockburn Rd, in Berwick.

Warwick Forest with its 4 km interpretive trail provides a great opportunity to explore the serene natural surroundings and to learn about geocaching. The hike is part of Conservation Ontario Healthy Hikes initiative to promote health and wellness that runs from May 2 to October 31, 2016.

Conservation Authorities and Healthy Hikes partners host events throughout Ontario. For more information on the Healthy Hike challenge, please visit

Following the Healthy Hike, everyone is invited to drive to McIntosh Park for a complimentary lunch, live music and children’s games.

“The park is a natural gathering spot,” said SNC’s Saxon Ireland, Property and Approvals Assistant. “Families can enjoy a picnic, a stroll along the walking trail, and the scenic gazebo… a monument to the pioneers and founding families of the area.”

Promoted by retired Berwick farmer Floyd Dingwall, SNC past Chair and committee member, the park began to take shape after the MacLeod Family donated about four acres of land just south of now the Township of North Stormont.

The McIntosh Park Committee, composed of community volunteers and SNC staff, has been instrumental in assisting with care and maintenance of the park.

“McIntosh Park is a great example of how a community can come together and create something wonderful and lasting,” Ireland observed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Saxon Ireland, SNC, 877-984-2948, ext. 296.