#ygkChallenge: Take a Hike

helping handWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Go on a hike. Just because the kids have returned to the classroom doesn’t mean that summer is totally over. In fact, there’s just over two weeks of summer remaining, and considering today’s gorgeous weather we should all be aiming to make the most of the days to come before things get colourful, cooler and then…  What better time than now to head outdoors and soak it all up with a walk, run or nature hike through one of the city’s great trails.  Pack yourself a lunch, take your camera to capture special moments, silence that smartphone and enjoy an afternoon reprieve from your daily hassles.  If you’re like me and wish that you’d spent a bit more time outdoors in July and August, now’s the time to take advantage of the conditions before they turn.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Photo credit to Naila Jinnah.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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