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A Free Family Fun Day in Perth's Great Outdoors
Although the Perth Hills are always magical, with the advent of spring they become especially attractive to visitors. As the days get longer and warmer, it's the perfect time of the year to dust off your hiking boots and head for some of the region's celebrated national parks and walking trails. Taking place on Sunday, September 21st at Lake Leschenaultia, this year's Trek the Trail festival is a great family event that will help you shake off the winter cobwebs and get into the upbeat mood that springtime epitomises.
Image courtesy of the Trek the Trail website
An annual walking and cycling event organised by the Shire of Mundaring, Trek the Trail takes place every September along a section of the picturesque Railway Reserve Heritage Trail, with the goal of uniting the wider community in a healthy, wholesome and fun way. A non-competitive and not-for-profit event, it strives to bring together people of all ages, life stages, cultural groups and fitness levels, to complete the route in their own time and way, taking in all the beauty of nature as they go. The Hills are spectacular at this time of year, and many wildflowers can be seen: an added bonus, whether you're a Perth local or visiting from elsewhere.
This year's event will be ten kilometres long, beginning and ending at beautiful Lake Leschenaultia. Cyclists will begin at 9am while walkers can start at any time from 9.30am until 11am. Trek the Trail is a wonderful day out for families with young children, and is an ideal way to introduce your little ones to the beauty of the Australian bush. If you have a youngster who is just learning to cycle, the event is a also great way for him and her to practice their moves and gain confidence in a fun yet protected environment. Tiny tots in prams will also enjoy the excitement of the walk, as well as all the sights and sounds of nature. At the end of the route there will be a wonderful community celebration, featuring family-friendly music and other entertainment.
In a nutshell, this year's Trek the Trail is gearing up to be a great day out with something that everyone will enjoy. Whether you're a young family or a senior citizen there's sure to be plenty to keep you active and entertained at this fabulous community event. An important point to keep in mind, however, is that no dogs are permitted. To find out more about this year's Trek the Trail, take a look at this website.
The wonderful adventure playground at Lake Leschenaultia