Taste of the Trail Date: Saturday, August 27 from 11 am to 3 pm

Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park (Rouge Park), 7277 14th Ave, Markham, Ontario

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Dz55XtTdtXD2 Join us for Taste of the Trail this Saturday, August 27! Walk, taste and learn more about the park and its diverse past, present and future through food. A stroll amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Discovery Trail will lead you to stations where Parks Canada staff, and our community and First Nations partners will share the tastes and tales of their connections with the Rouge. What an appetizing way to explore Canada’s first national urban park! Taste of the Trail is a free drop-in event open to visitors of all ages. The event is stroller friendly and there’s plenty for the kids to do, including Club Parka activities. Make an afternoon of it and bring your lunch, along with plenty of water. Don’t forget to dress for the weather. Visitors are asked to carpool, if possible, as on-site parking is limited. No RSVP is needed.

Highlights: ·        Discover how sweet corn is grown in the Rouge by Sweet Ridge Farms and enjoy some farm-fresh corn on the cob.

  •    Try wild rice with berries and maple syrup served by Lori Loucks of the Hiawatha First Nation and learn more about the importance of wild rice to Indigenous Peoples.
  •    Sample local maple syrup on apple slices and find out more about the long history of this sweet tree sap from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area.
  •    Savour some tasty apple butter and learn more about the rich cultural heritage, early agricultural traditions and pioneer settler families of the Rouge from the Rouge Valley Mennonite Church.
  •    Learn more about the importance of pollinators while sampling local bread and honey, and discover the native plants and pollinator species throughout the park that Parks Canada is working to protect.
  •    And much, much more!