Current restrictions have seen the rise of people venturing outdoors and going for a daily stroll to counteract the fact many of us are spending much more time inside. Winter may be cooler and wetter than its predecessors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t venture out for a day walk, a quick stroll around the block or a walk with your beloved pet!

Mentone has some picturesque and historical walking trails to add to your to do lists this winter!

Here are our top picks for walking locations around Mentone to get you out and about exercising, and exploring your neighbourhood:

Mentone Historical Walking Trail

Discover Mentone’s rich history, charming architecture and character, as this 4km walk leads you to this area’s poignant features and historical landmarks. The one hour and ten-minute walk will guide you through a geographical time warp and highlight some of the town’s most important landmarks. The City of Kingston have developed a pocket guide to provide all the historical information you need to complement your adventure. You can download your copy here.

Mentone Beach North Walk

Starting from Mentone Beach and stretching northwards along the foreshore to the high red cliffs of Beaumaris, this stunning coastal track is one of the best in the state. This 2km trail offers stunning and serene beach views, with native flora and fauna at your perusal. The well-maintained trail offers built in seating for those moments you want to rest or simply take in the picturesque scenery. Enjoy spectacular cliff top views, and cosy niche’s hosting picnic areas should you wish to stop for a bite to eat.

This is a walk for the whole family  – dogs included!

Black Rock to Rickett’s Point Marine Sanctuary

For a coastal adventure exploring crystal clear shallow waters, sandstone reefs, sea caves and rockpools, Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary is still a great place to visit in winter. Although swimming is off the cards in winter, there is so much to explore here as Rickett’s Point is home to unique animals and plants that call these rockpools home.

Make a day of it by starting your walk from Black Rock Gardens, following the sealed pathways accessible from the ramp and take the Bay Trail along Beach Road. The easy walk is just under 3km and well worth the views! For more information about Rickett’s Point Marine Sanctuary visit the Parks Victoria website here.

Don’t forget to grab all of your winter essentials from Thrift Park this season. For our guide to keeping entertained this winter, don’t forget to check out our blog post here.