Do you want to take a nature walk, exercise a little, mountain bike or enjoy a picnic within a green and tranquil environment? Then may be Lane Cove suburb will help you do that. Lane Cove suburb has nestled within itself the beautiful Lane Cove National Park and the Lane Cove River. There are a range of bushwalks from easy to ardous that can be undertaken through the National Park and River areas. With many picnic areas, playgrounds and other attractions this might be just the best getaway for an adventurous day, yet close to the city.
Lane Cove's bushland is diverse in native flora and fauna and contains a number of bushland types – wet and dry forest, heathland, mangroves and tidal flats. A range of local Aboriginal sites provide tangible evidence of Aboriginal occupation, their use of the natural resources and their cultural life.
Lane Cove National Park has a large number of walking tracks, although due to its small size most of them are relatively short. The main track is the section of the Great North Walk that runs from the Fullers Rd bridge all the way to the top of the park up near Pennant Hills. Other short walks exist in the lower section of the park. The park office supplies maps to the various walks and also organizes guided bushwalks. Information for some upcoming walks are listed here. Some of the popular bushwalks guided and self-guided include the Lane Cove Heritage Walk, Harbour bridge to Great North Walk, Blue Gum Reserve walking track, Mowbray Park Walking Trail.
So if you missed the recent 7 Bridges walk and want to make up for the exercise, or if you want to feel closer to nature, yet not too far from the city then head to one of the bushwalks and walking trails in Lane Cove and enjoy an adventurous day.