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agpies warbling at sunrise, robins chatting away in the trees. This is the beautiful soundtrack we live to in regional Victoria. But it’s one that can go unappreciated when put up against the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While 2020 has certainly been a year of ‘unprecedented’ times, it has also given us the opportunity to be reintroduced to the many wonders of the city of Horsham. With exercise being one of only four essential reasons to leave home under stage-three lockdown restrictions earlier in the year, the community relied on outdoor recreational spaces more than ever. It has inspired locals to start looking for new ways to spend their time exercising, to take a break from the influx of news updates and to instead just enjoy the fresh air. Horsham Rural City Council has ensured this is possible by highlighting many kilometres of the city’s natural beauty through wellmaintained walking trails and nature reserves. Each of the council’s recreational spaces has something unique to offer. So if you’re ready to start exploring but
not sure where to start, following are just three of many local gems.
The Wimmera River is an iconic part of Horsham and its central riverside paths are a favourite among locals. The paths take people on a journey past some of Horsham’s favourite landmarks, including Horsham Showground, Sawyer Park, Horsham War Memorial and Adventure Island, to name a few. Even if you’re only travelling through, car parking near the riverside tracks is plentiful and free of charge. Pull over and go for a walk along the river to stretch your legs. There’s several playgrounds along the way so children can burn off any excess energy, and there’s public toilet facilities. To make sure the riverside can be properly enjoyed at any time of day or night, the council has installed new overhead LED lighting between Menadue Street and Anzac Centenary Bridge as part of a ‘Safe River Linkages’ project. This has lit up more than three kilometres of the riverside trail for evening walks, runs or rides.
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Scarlett Luciani and Alyssa Steenson with Wolfie enjoy a walk along the Yanga Track. LifeStyle 2020
Read the 2020 edition of LifeStyle Wimmera online!