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October 06 - October 12
  • 06
    October 6, 2019

    The Dingle Loop in Caledon - Bruce Trail South of Glen Haffy

    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/06/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking: Drive south from Mono Mills (Hwy #9 and Airport Rd) for 3Km. Turn east on to Coolihans SR. and travel 1.1Km. At this point the Bruce Trail crosses Coolihans SR. (there are signs on both sides of the road). Park at the side of the road (Coolihans SR.). Meet in this road side parking.
    Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5km

    Description

    Loop hike exploring the Dingle, Trout Ponds and ORTA Trailhead, south of Glen Haffey CA.

    Bruce Trail Day Exploratory Hike at Metcalfe Rock

    10:00 AM
    10/06/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Metcalfe Rock parking lot, 10th Line.
    Hike Leader(s): Judy Galloway Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: Approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours km

    Description

    Celebrate Bruce Trail Day with an exploratory hike in the Metcalfe Rock area.  This is an imposing piece of escarpment which you’ll see from below and above.  Watch rock climbers tackle the heights, see the fall colours across the landscape.  There may be an opportunity to do a bit of scrambling yourself if the group feels energetic.

    BRUCE TRAIL DAY - Event

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    10/06/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Niagara College, Greenhouses, Niagara-on-the-Lake campus, 135 Taylor Road.
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    A trail-wide celebration of hiking & conservation. Bring family & friends to learn more about the Bruce Trail. Hike at 2pm

    Bruce Trail Day: Kemble Rock & Wetlands Hike

    1:30 PM
    10/06/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the corner of Cole’s Sideroad & Taylor Sideroad. Taylor Sideroad is the first road north of Kemble off of Kemble Rock Rd..
    N 44.733240 W 80.958269
    Hike Leader(s): Frank Schoenhoeffer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less, Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

    Description

    Come out and celebrate Bruce Trail Day by enjoying a hike on this beautiful Bruce Trail property.

    Further details are posted on sydenhambrucetrail.ca  on the Events page.

    George Nicholson Memorial Trail

    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    10/06/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Leisurely
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Happy Rolfs parking lot. 650 Read Rd.
    Hike Leader(s): Audrey Lopez Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

  • 07
    October 7, 2019

    Forks of the Credit

    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    10/07/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Map 14 & 15 ED 29 Marker 8.8
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 k km

    Description

    We will start at the parking area and hike to Belfountain. We will then follow River Rd to Shaw Rd to Cataract Trail to Quarryman’s Trail and back to the car

    RSVP by email wlr8362@gmail.com
    Cancellations the morning of the hike call my cell 289-456-3498
    Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellent and no dogs please
    There will be a refreshment stop afterwards
    I will advise the responders if there will be a meet place in Milton for carpooling to the hike site

  • 08
    October 8, 2019

    Sydenham - Walters Falls

    9:00 AM
    10/08/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on 2nd Concession S. to carpool to the start of the hike on St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline. Map 29
    Hike Leader(s): Mike Arkless Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 7 km

    Description

    The hike will go through the Walters Falls Management Area and we will walk along both sides of the river taking in Walters Falls itself.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.

    Petun Conservation Area/Osler Bluffs Loop

    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    10/08/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location: Blue Mountain Section, Map 23. Meet at Superburger, intersection of Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose. We will car pool to the hike.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7.7 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of Main Trail and John Haigh Side Trail.

    Scotsdale Farm

    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/08/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm Parking lot. Take Hwy 401 west to Trafalgar Rd. (exit 328). Follow Trafalgar Road north to Hwy 7, turn left (West) on Hwy 7 and drive about 4 km to Trafalgar Road. Follow Trafalgar North about 2 km to Scotsdale Farm on the right side of the road.
    Hike Leader(s): Tessa Shelvey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Pretty loop hike incorporating a mixture of main and side trails. Some rocky footing.

  • 09
    October 9, 2019

    Speyside

    9:00 AM-2:30 PM
    10/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Map 12 ED 29 near marker 13.9
    Take highway 25, north of the 401 to 17 sideroad and turn right. The meeting place is at the end of 17
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: approximatley 16 k km

    Description

    We will start with the Vanderleck side trail and the Canada Goose side trail to Limehouse and then the main trail back to the cars

    RSVP by email wlr8362@gmail.com
    Cancellations the morning of the hike call my cell 289-456-3498
    Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellent and no dogs please

    Eugenia Falls - Beaver Valley

    9:00 AM
    10/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Allison Thomas Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the parking lot at Eugenia Falls, km 56.2 in
    the Beaver Valley section. Our hike will be south from there to
    Hogg’s Falls Km 63.3, passing through mainly forested areas
    with some open country. We will take time to view the waterfalls at each end of the hike.
    Bring water and a snack.

    Port Dalhousie Carousel

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    10/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Lakeside Park near carousel, in St. Catharines
    Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Good Companions - Dundas Valley CA/Sanctuary Park. Map 8

    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Sanctuary Park, Dundas. Meet at parking lot at end of Sanctuary Drive (off Pleasant Ave.)
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Parr Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will walk along Spring Creek Trail to the trail centre and return via Sulphur Creek.

    Leader: Stella Parr. 905-628-6436 or scparr@yahoo.ca

  • 10
    October 10, 2019

    Kolapore Uplands to Metcalfe Rock - extended version

    9:00 AM
    10/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Metcalfe Rock parking lot on 10th Line, near km 27.9 Map 25 We will carpool to 12th Sideroad.
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 9.1 km

    Description

    This hike will pass the historic Old Mail Road which was used from the 1830’s until the 1850’s.  We then continue until the culmination of the hike at the spectacular Metcalfe Rock, where a bit of scrambling will be optional!

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.

    Mt Nemo - North and South Loops

    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    10/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location: Mt Nemo (main parking lot) off of Guelph Line just South of Lowville. Conservation Pass required or fee to park.
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    You won’t want to miss this hike! The leisurely pace will give ample opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the fall colours from high up on the escarpment. Please bring water, a snack and a camera!!!

    Option to lunch at Wundeba Restaurant just South of Mt Nemo on Guelph Line Rd. following hike

    Contact Info: jsmith62@cogeco.ca or (905)332-7254; hike morning use cell (905)749-0914

    Fall Colours Photography Hike

    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    10/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): Depart: 9:30 a.m. from roadside parking on 2nd Line Mono at entrance to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.
    Directions: Take Hwy 10 north to Dufferin Road 8, about 10 km north of Orangeville. Follow Road 8 to Mono Centre, then continue north on the 2nd Line to the end of the road. Please park on the east shoulder of the road.
    Hike Leader(s): Hamish Duthie Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    A scenic photo hike around the loops of the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, including McCarston`s Lake. We will have ample opportunity to photograph the fall colours, see a variety of forest types and geological features, and with excellent views from lookout points. Bring a camera and a tripod or monopod. Refreshments afterwards. Please register beforehand with Hamish so we can reschedule in case of inclement weather.

    Hilton Falls in the Fall

    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Hilton Falls never ceases to please, especially if there has been a recent rain. Come and explore the trails of this popular area. Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area for a 10:00 am. start. Hilton Falls is located on Sideroad 5 between Guelph Line and Highway 25, (also know as Campbellville Rd. or Regional Rd.9). Map 11. Bring lunch and water. Parking Fee in effect or Conservation pass. Leader: Phillip Armstrong 416 895 3937 hikingrandpa@gmail.com

    East Linton, Frank Holley & Ron Savage Side Trails

    10:00 AM
    10/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
    1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
    Hike Leader(s): Carol Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 8.2 km

    Description

    This loop hike will start at the East Linton Side Trail just north of Owen Sound and will follow the main trail, the Ron Savage Side Trail and the Frank Holley Side Trail. A variety of terrain features and vegetation will be seen. This hike will last approximately 2 to 3 hours. Bring water and snacks.  Map 33. For more information contact the hike leader at 519-374-5910.

  • 11
    October 11, 2019
    No events
  • 12
    October 12, 2019

    Kinsmen Park

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    10/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet at Kinsmen Park, Beamsville. (Map 4, km 66.9)

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Niagara End to End #2 Decew to Woodend

    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    10/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet at entrance to Woodend Conservation Area on Taylor Rd. NOTL (Map 2, km 15.2) Carpool.

    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 16 km

    Description

    Crawford Lake/Calcium Pits

    9:00 AM-3:30 AM
    10/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Calcium Pits roadside parking where the Main Trail crosses Twiss Road north of Derry Road. Map 11, Km 103.8.
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 15 kms

    Description

    Join us for a shuttle hike from Crawford Lake to the Calcium Pits on the Main Trail, the Crawford Lake Side Trail and the Leech Porter Side Trail.  Be prepared for a giant snapping turtle in Crawford Lake and turkey vultures over the Nassagaweya Canyon.  Comfy lunch at the Visitors Centre.  Bring hiking boots, 2.5L of water, lunch and sunscreen.  We will start at 9 am sharp so please arrive by 8:45 am to sign in prior.  Pre-registration required at stuarthikes@gmail.com.

    Petun Side Trail Loop

    9:00 AM
    10/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
    Hike Leader(s): Bert Beausoleil Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6.2 km

    Description

    We will carpool to km 58.1 on Grey Rd 19. We will hike along
    the Petun side trail until we come to the main trail. We will turn
    north when we reach the Second Line and follow it back to the
    cars.

    Humber Valley Heritage Trail

    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    10/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the large paved parking lot for the Humber Valley Heritage Trail, located along the Emil Kolb Parkway. This is about 2 km. west of Highway 50 and 2 km. south of Castlederg Road, in the Town of Caledon. Look for the sign for Duffy’s Lane. Use Caledon, not Kleinburg, to put in GPS coordinates.
    Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 12 km.

    Description

    We will car shuttle to begin the hike at the northern terminus of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail, then hike through a variety of terrain back to the initial meeting point.  Bring water, lunch and sturdy footwear.

    Hockley Valley Area

    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Introductory
    Location (Google Maps): Km 44.3 Trail Guide Edition 29, Map 18
    Airport Road, north of Highway 9, East on 5th Sideroad, approximately 0.5 km to parking area
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Carberry Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    This hike will explore Hockleycrest Side Trail and Harmony Side Trail and the main trail north east of Airport Road and 5 Sideroad. In the winter, some of these trails are groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. We will also pay a visit to the Dr. Philip Gosling Nature Reserve, which is located nearby.

     

    Dodds Hill Loop

    2:00 PM
    10/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location: The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
    1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
    Hike Leader(s): Carol Mullin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections.
    Distance: 4.5 km

    Description

    Map 34, start approx. 142.0 . Come and enjoy this hike along the top of the escarpment, through a fissure and a portion of the dolostone outcrop with beautiful views of the islands.