Winter Hiking in Merritt, Experience Nicola Valley
Hiking in the winter around Merritt BC.
Not only is the scenery beautiful, it’s also very healthy.
Winter Hiking in Merritt BC, is truly a beautiful experience. Not only is the scenery beautiful, it’s healthy for you. People of all ages and abilities can enjoy higher levels of health and wellness when they have access to nature in Canada. As a result there are health benefits including lowering risk of heart disease, obesity, stress, depression and strokes. Hiking in the winter with or without snow is my true pleasure while living in Merritt BC Canada.
Due to “Mother Nature” many outdoor activities in the Winter can be enjoyed in Merritt BC.
Accordingly “Nature” inspires a lifestyle of personal well-being while respecting and learning to live in harmony with as little impact or damage to your surroundings. Being encouraged to practice habits that will promote a healthy environment in the “now” as well as in the future. Respecting all living things, animals, trees, vegetation, local biodiversity, water, while we enjoy and Experience Nicola Valley.
Getting the “blues” during the darker months in Merritt BC?
In addition to lowering levels of winter depression while staying healthy and practising social distancing due to Covid19. Getting out and enjoying nature can reduce stress providing better coping skills for every-day life events. Physical activities while practising physical distancing involving nature can help promote personal healthy connections. Moreover while benefiting your health while helping the winter months go quick. Remember to respect your ecological environment and the impact we may have on it.
Never Fear Trails are Near.
Behind the Bench in Merritt BC you will find a network of trails. Just starting? No worries, there are many low impact trails that allow you to choose how far and how long you go. As you progress you can climb higher with trails based on your ability. Hiking these trails in the winter are extraordinary. It feels like your out in the middle of no-where, but literally still within distance of the City. For more information go to Trailforks.
As demonstrated I love to “Hike” the trails behind my house on the Bench in the Winter. Winter Hiking in Merritt BC. Tania Stewart.
Amid the Beauty of the Forest.
Truly what is great about spending a winter day outdoors, you can warm up to a fire and not worry about fire restrictions. This being said, make sure to put out your fire when done.
Alongside is my family.
At the same time your family pet will love it.
Merritt has many outdoor parks, a dog park, numerous walking trails, and skate board/ bike park. Participating in outdoor activities provides a personal health wellness that has numerous health benefits. It provides energy, vitality and a greater respect for our natural resources’ and how we can ensure its protection for our children and generations to access and enjoy its splendor. Additionally taking your dog out can be a safety measure.
Windy Canyon Merritt BC.
Across from old Tolko site there is a narrow canyon ascending to the south from the old Middlesbourgh town site at Merritt. Merrittonian Kevin Griffiths states that this is a historical site that once was home to an industrial coal operation before the 1st World War. Within 15min of hiking you will be transformed into a secret place. True to its name, you will feel and hear the wind as you explore this unique hidden Canyon. Ideally a great place to hike in to during winter months.
Turn technology off for a day. Have one on hand for emergencies. Get out doors with your family. Exercise take a 20min walk around the block or a 2hr hike in the hills.
Furthermore Hiking In the Nicola Valley.
Experiencing The Nicola Valley and all it has to offer including breathtaking beauty, and numerous outdoor activities is why we are lucky to live here. As well as all of the public parks which are easily accessible. Not to mention the mountain trails which are literally in our back yard. But being aware of the limits to our natural resources still has a place. Think of yourself as an Ambassador of Merritt, you are representing your community
In proximity to Merritt BC is Monck Park.
Monck Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located at Nicola Lake. There is a 5 km self-guided interpretive hiking trail that loops around the park. There is a 1.3 km trail to the east of the existing upper trails best accessed from the upper end. Sections of this trail are steep and require caution. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. No short-cutting! Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit.
In the distance there is Kentucky Lake.
A 4 km hiking trail navigates the outer perimeter of Kentucky Lake, and it takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. The trail has minimal elevation and provides different vantage points of the beautiful lake as you walk around it. The hike is kid-friendly and is a great hike for families. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit.
As indicated “Nature” inspires a lifestyle of personal well-being.
Altogether winter hiking in Merritt BC, is truly a beautiful experience. Get out and take on Merritt’s River Walk’s as stated by Tom Reynolds. Accessed from Voght Street across from Claybanks RV Park. Or use the entrance on Main Street at Canford Ave. Not only is the scenery beautiful, it’s healthy for you. Physical activities which involve nature will promote personal healthy connections that benefits both your health while you and your kids will have a good sleep! Experience Nicola Valley.
Experience Nicola Valley hiking our winter trails in Merritt BC Canada
Winter Hiking in Merritt BC, is truly a beautiful experience. Not only is the scenery beautiful, it’s healthy for you. People of all ages and abilities can enjoy higher levels of health and wellness when they have access to nature in Canada. Along with self distancing due to Covid19 there are health benefits including lowering risk of heart disease, obesity, stress, depression and strokes. Hiking in the winter with or without snow is my true pleasure while living in Merritt BC Canada.