Whilst my little one isn't walking yet that doesn't mean I still can't enjoy a nice walk and fresh air with her! It's so much fun to explore the great outdoors, and it makes for a lovely weekend date with the family (puppies included where possible!). Here some of our favourite walking trails and tracks:
Warburton Rail Trail
This trail technically starts behind the Lilydale train station, however you can start out at various alternate points along the trail (such as Mount Evelyn, Wandin, Seville, Killara). The trail runs all the way through to Warburton. Parts of the trail are a breeze with the pram (such as Seville to Killara), but do note there are sections that are not pram-friendly. It is also best to pack supplies, as not all sections of the trail have toilets or cafes close-by. There are great playgrounds at Mount Evelyn and Yarra Junction for your little ones to enjoy.
Warrandyte River Walking Track
This is one of our favourite walking tracks for sure! Even before we had our little one we spent many weekends at Warrandyte with our dogs. This beautiful walking track along the Yarra River is very popular with families, and gets super busy in the warmer months. Keep an eye out for the Warrandyte Community Market, which runs from 9am - 1pm on the first Saturday of each month.
Lilydale Lake Walking Track
Lilydale Lake offers an easy quick walk along the trail looping around the lake. The pram handles the track with ease, so you can enjoy this track even with a newborn. There are BBQ shelters and public toilets at the beginning/end of the trail. The best feature is the massive playground for your little ones to run wild!
Sherbrooke Forest Walk, Belgrave
This is a longer walk, but so worth it! The walk begins near Old Monbulk Road in Belgrave, treks through the stunning Sherbrooke Forest and loops back around to Belgrave. The walk can take up to 3 hours to complete. This one is best for the baby carrier, as tracks are not pram-friendly at all.
Jells Park Walk, Wheelers Hill
This is a beautiful, scenic walk where your little ones can enjoy spotting birds in the wetlands and watching the ducks play in the lake. There are also fun playgrounds for adventure seekers. The walk can take up to an hour, and the trail is pram-friendly. If the weather is nice, why not stop by one of the parks many BBQ areas and enjoy a bite to eat?!
Blind Creek Trail, Ferntree Gully
This walking trail is perfect for those with prams. The trail starts off at Tim Neville Arboretum Park/playground in Ferntree Gully, and ends at Blind Creek Trail near Scoresby Road in Knox. It can take up to an hour to complete if walking at a slower pace (or longer if your little ones stop to play at the playgrounds along the trail!).