People from all around the Truro area are enjoying the benefits of travelling through a winter wonderland on snowshoes.
© Lynn Curwin
Daisy Roberts, wearing the Hub Cycle jacket, leads a group of 36 out to snowshoe on Saturday morning. People can join her for a one-and-a-half hour trek every Saturday morning as long as there is snow.
Between 35 and 40 people, both beginners and experienced showshoers, usually meet Daisy Roberts in the parking lot of Truro Junior High on Saturday mornings so that she can lead them from the school and through Victoria Park.
“People tell their friends how much fun it is and then more join us,” said Roberts. “We don’t go through groomed trails and we’re out for about an hour and a half so it’s good exercise but it’s low stress on the body.”
People can bring their own showshoes, rent a pair from the Village of Bible Hill or Municipality of Colchester County, or rent them from her for $5. Adults, and children eight or over, who are physically and mentally prepared for the trek are welcome to take part.
Roberts has been snowshoeing for about seven years and enjoys introducing people to the activity.
“We go every Saturday as long as there’s snow,” she added. “We go through the woods and some people become one with nature.
“I want people to get active and have fun. It’s so awesome when I see people fall in love with winter.”