Mushroom & Wild Edibles Hike

Kingston, Canada

Experience hosted by Ruthie

4 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Our Mushroom Workshop takes place during a rejuvenating 4 hour nature hike on the trails of a 400 acre conservatory gem with flora ranging from old-growth forest to seasonal food plants. We will uncover new worlds of uncultivable, wild edible plants in their natural forest state when we seek Yellow, Black Trumpet and Cinnabar Chanterelles, Hedgehogs, Boletes, Oysters and my personal favorite - Lobster Mushrooms. You will learn to identify these and other seasonal edibles such as specific growth edible mushrooms, and will be introduced to spore printing. In the spirit of respect for the bio-system we will explore, you will be introduced to ethical harvesting and the selected edibles will be divided equally between each participant.
Our Mushroom Workshop takes place during a rejuvenating 4 hour nature hike on the trails of a 400 acre conservatory gem with flora ranging from old-growth forest to seasonal food plants. We will uncover new worlds of uncultivable, wild edible plants in their natural forest state when we seek Yellow, Black Trumpet and Cinnabar Chanterelles, Hedgehogs, Boletes, Oysters and my personal favorite - Lobster Mushrooms. You will learn to identify these a…

Meet your host, Ruthie

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I am a Mushroom & Wild (Indigenous) edibles expert, a Chef of 25 years and a former restaurant owner. I have been cooking with indigenous foods for over 15 years and mushroom picked on 3 continents for over 40 years. I have guest lectured for the local Horticultural Society, CRCA and Queen's University. Local and National newspapers and radio have covered my work, including https://www.thewhig.com/life/food/a-foraging-dinner-at-topsy-farms and https://www.ledevoir.com/vivre/549373/escapade-promenons-nous-dans-les-bois
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Where you'll be

The location will be supplied after receipt of payment and day before scheduled event. It is within 30 minutes driving of Kingston Ontario. It will be in my personal secret mushroom hunting location.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 144 reviews.

Angela
September 2021
Wonderful way to spend a few hours. Beautiful location, fantastic hike through amazing forest, Ruthie was so knowledgable and guided us through a wonderful few hours of foraging. Learned so much and now cooking a beautiful mushroom risotto. Thank you Ruthie. Would highly recommend!
Birthe
September 2021
This event was a terrific experience.Ruthie is extremely knowledgeable about plants and mushrooms and gerously shares jer extensive knowledge.very thoughtful of all guests and super field trip. So much to learn.would highly recommend
Emily
September 2021
This was a magical and educational experience. The 4 hours flew by. Ruthie is an incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming host. Would recommend to anyone.
Ihor
September 2021
What an awesome experience it was! Ruthie is super friendly and knowledgeable. Her secret spot for mushroom hunting is beautiful. Lots of mushrooms, which is so fun to pick! Would definitely come back again!
Natasha
September 2021
Absolutely amazing experience! We drove 3 1/2 hours and worth every minute of the drive. Would recommend to everyone who loves nature or is interested in learning about mushrooms! Ruth was super knowledgeable and Made the experience better than expected.
Braden
September 2021
Great experience, we had lots of fun. Good mix of exploring within our group but then also able to branch off and explore on our own a bit as well. Ruthie had so much to share and teach along the way, very informative yet fun the whole way through. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Sat, Oct 9
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $40 per person
  • Sun, Oct 10
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $40 per person
  • Sat, Oct 16
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $40 per person
  • Sun, Oct 17
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $40 per person
  • Sat, Oct 23
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $40 per person
  • Sun, Oct 24
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $40 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Because this is an outdoor activity, we ask guests to dress appropriately for the weather.

Tick Spray, paper bags, basket, scissors