Why not try snowshoeing?


Want a new way to get some fresh air?

“Lambton Public Health has 11 sets of snowshoes available for Lambton County residents to use for free,” said Nadia Butchey, Health Promoter with Lambton Public Health in a news release. “The lending program gives residents the opportunity to beat the winter blues and be active on local trails and neighbourhood parks.”

Snowshoe sizes are based on the person’s weight. Three sizes are available to fit different weights including children.

The snowshoes can be borrowed for a maximum of four (4) days. Photo identification is required. Nordic walking poles are available and must be reserved at the same time as the snowshoes. Due to the popularity of the lending program residents are advised to book early.

Snowshoeing can be physically demanding and burn between 400-1000 calories per hour depending upon the snow depth, terrain and whether you use poles. Health officials say you should consult their doctor before reserving snowshoes.

For information about the snowshoe lending program, call 519-344-2062 ext. 2119,