Microadventure – Thanksgiving Day Hike in Seguin Township

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians! What an amazing time of year. My mind is always blown with the vibrant colours of autumn, and that it’s all Mother Nature’s brilliant work!

Rousseau River in Muskoka.

It feels like such a long time since I’ve been hiking on a trail. I hate to admit it, but since I’ve been back at school full time and working part time, I haven’t been out as much as I would like. Breaking a sweat came pretty easy to me on this trail, which I was disappointed about because the 320 km canoe trip I did in August really whipped me into shape. How on earth do you keep up with paddling and portaging (double carry) 26km/day to keep the momentum up when you return from a trip?! I’ve decided to try and stick with doing a 3km trail at least 3 times a week and something longer when my husband is with me. Walking in town just isn’t doing it for me anymore. I think I’d like a forest scene better and I know Banjo would love that too.

On Thanksgiving Monday my husband, Banjo and I went for a hike at Humphrey Barn & Nature Trails for the first time. In total, I believe there are over 10 kms of hiking trails. A Thanksgiving tradition is just getting outside as much as we can, just like you. Normally we would be on a canoe trip, but this year I had to work most of the weekend.

Trail head in Humphrey, Seguin Township.

The trails are well maintained and marked, and there are interpretive signs all along the trails. Great job, Seguin Township! The difficulty of the trails, from the ones we hiked, were all pretty easy.

It was pretty mucky along sections of the trails and I know Banjo especially loves that. You can’t keep a retriever out of water, even especially (thanks for the suggestion, Shawn James (My Self Reliance, LOL) if it’s swampy !

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I guess Christmas came a little early on this trail!

Here are a few other shots from the trails.

We decided to have our Thanksgiving dinner on Monday. My husband made a vegan lentil/nut loaf, sweet potato squash, brussels sprouts, fresh yellow corn, and homemade cranberry sauce.

And for dessert we had Oh She Glows raw, vegan, gluten-free pumpkin pie with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup. The whole dinner was vegan and frickin’ delicious! It always feels good to respect my body and feed it nutritious whole foods. I deserve that, we all do.

The BEST pumpkin pie I’ve ever had.

Thanks for visiting and reading about my Thanksgiving day adventure. I truly just love to write and make photographs to share with you. I know we’re all enjoying as much as we can of the autumn colours and beautiful weather. We have to make the most of it! I hope you had an amazing weekend!

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  1. well, that meal looked pretty tasty, Cobi. I’m sure you guys finished the whole plate…lol. And the dessert made my mouth water a bit! I agree that walking the trails is a much better route to get your exercise. It’s much nicer looking at trees rocks and water then buildings cars and pavement… That’s where you have been happiest your whole life. Loved the tour. Thanks! xox………….ME


  2. What a great write-up. Fall is our favourite time to get out as well. And you’re bang on, a hike in the woods even if it is only a short one is far better than a walk around town. Love your photographs; they capture the moment so perfectly. Banjo doesn’t seem excited at all. lol That is one tasty looking meal I must say! Thanks for posting and hope things are going well in school for you.


  3. Sounds like it was a great microadventure. And that meal looks yummy! I hear you about the lack of hiking. During our trip to Newfoundland this summer, we easily averaged 10 kilometres, often more on some very hilly and rocky terraine. On the way back, we kept saying that we should keep it up, at least in part. But then work, school, extracurriculars started and there was little time for daily walks. We are trying to stick to our Saturday hikes and I am now trying to squeeze in a walk on the way to work. Here is to more exciting microadventures this fall!


    • It’s frustrating isn’t it?! How on Earth can we keep that up after allowing ourselves so much time on our trips. But it’s a great time of year now for hiking and I know your family likes winter adventures too. I’ve thought about planning an outdoor adventure during Christmas break that would require some training. Then I could start towards it now.


  4. Cobi …I love your pictures…the one of the Rousseau River is stunning. ..and your story so well written. I admire your back to the basics way and your love of the outdoors. That dinner and especially the pumpkin pie looked killer!! Frances


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