The Walking Village promotes & enhances walking in Grey Highlands and area.
Founded in 2008 as an initiative of the former Flesherton & District Chamber of Commerce, the Walking Village seeks to enhance and promote walking through, for example, street and trail improvements, benches, bridges, signs, blazes and maps, and through marketing and promotions. Our aim is to improve local access and also to encourage visitors who will likely also eat and shop while they are in the area. Walking is the #1 recreational activity in North America.
Each year the Walking Village holds several free, guided and themed walks in the area. For instance, the first weekend in May each year, we participate in Jane’s Walk with a free guided two hour walk. These have included nature walks, such as wildflowers and ferns and also historical walks, such as Priceville Heritage.
Additionally, the Walking Village works with the Grey Highlands S.S. Environmental Studies Program, in support of trail maintenance and bridge building, in the Flesherton Hills and with Grey Sauble Conservation, for example, to re-blaze the Flesherton Forest looped trail.
In 2011, the Walking Village undertook, with tools from ICanWalk, a Walking Assessment of the Village of Flesherton and presented our report to Municipality of Grey Highlands Council. This information assisted in several improvements to walking on Village streets.
The Walking Village became a registered non-profit organization in 2015. Meet our board here.
We have produced a promotional brochure, Come for a Walk, which includes a guide to trails and descriptions of walking areas. You can see it and/or download it here.