Created By: Haliburton County Master Gardeners
Located in the Haliburton Highlands, straddling the Canadian Shield and "the land between", is the village of Minden. The Haliburton County Master Gardners, in collaboration with Trent University through U-Links, have researched and documented the plants and insects found along the Minden Riverwalk Trail in this multi-media walking tour.
Over the spring, summer and fall of 2022, a team of Master Gardners walked the Riverwalk Trail repeatedly to identify, inventory and document the plants found along this trail. Ranging from hardy native plants, trees, grasses, shrubs and flowers to unwelcome invasive species, the diversity of this treasured trail is remarkable.
Designed to be accessible, this tour is best enjoyed with your five senses. Stop and listen to the insects, the wind and the water and enjoy the audio tracks in this tour. Smell the intoxicating scent of flowers on various plants along the trail. Enjoy the vibrant colours throughout all of the seasons and reach out and touch petals, stems, trunks and leaves (but watch out for the busy bees and wasps!). We've even noted some edible plants, so selective tasting may be possible.
Be present and take your time to notice the smallest of details as you step into nature with the Haliburton County Master Gardeners.
We are stewards of this land for future generations and acknowledge that Haliburton County is located on Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations. The knowledge gained over thousands of years has been generously shared by First Nations peoples and has helped inform our work on native plants.
This project is supported by the Haliburton County Development Corporation, U-Links, generous community donors and the Haliburton County Master Gardeners. Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers!