By Erika Morton
I think I lived in Stinson for about two years before, with the encouragement of a neighbour, I convinced myself to explore the Rail Trail. As soon as I strolled up along Wentworth St S, turning east onto the pathway, I was pleased to have discovered such a gem in my very own neighbourhood. I had found a new outlet for my enjoyment of the out- doors just outside the door of my building!
Nowadays, the Rail Trail is a regular part of my walking and wellbeing routine, season to season, which has more rmly rooted my sense of com- munity in Stinson. Most recently, I have initiated a group that meets up regularly to walk the Rail Trail together, which I have appreciated the chance to
meet some new faces. By fostering relationships with neighbours and partaking in an activity in
my community I have further deepened my con- nection with my neighbourhood. I have even been motivated to climb the Wentworth stairs, which was met with high ves (and jiggling thighs) when we descended back down to the trail!
I look forward to spending time on the trail while catching up with the group, especially as we head into more warm and sunny weather.
The Stinson Rail Trail Walking Group is welcome to all and inclusive to anyone keen on walking along the Rail Trail. We walk on Sundays at 10:00 from Central Memorial Recreation Centre. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.